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Intelleflex CEO to Present at U.S. State Department's Global Impact Economy ForumPeter Mehring Joins Panel on Sustainable Agriculture at Event Keynoted by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (April 20, 2012)
SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/20/12 -- Intelleflex, a leading provider of on-demand data visibility solutions, today announced that Peter Mehring, Chief Executive Officer, will speak at the U.S. State Department's Global Impact Economy Forum, offering insights on technology for developing sustainable agriculture supply chains and reducing inefficiencies in the food value chain. The forum, hosted by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, is being held in Washington DC on April 26.
Mr. Mehring is featured on a panel titled "Sustainable Agriculture: Investing in Smarter Food Value Chains," where panelists will discuss how a combination of technical assistance, grants, investment and technology backed by innovative business models is required to develop sustainable agricultural supply chains and reduce inefficiencies in the food value chain. The panel will examine successful models to date and discuss how to expand upon these successes in the agricultural sector. The panel also includes industry experts from Business Fights Poverty, Equilibrium Capital, Mars, and USAID.
Capitalizing on case studies and programs at Intelleflex relating to food safety and quality, Mr. Mehring will discuss the current inefficiencies in the food value chain that result in post-harvest losses totaling up to one third of food produced annually. He will share use cases of organizations that are employing RFID technology to reduce waste and inefficiencies in their cold supply chains, thereby reducing post-harvest loss. Mehring will also address the innovative business models used to bring this technology to local farmers in Central and South America, engaging them in the global food supply chain by tracing food quality from farm to retail distributors. A single, cost-effective solution that maximizes delivered food yield -- without increasing production -- and simultaneously delivers the traceability mandated by the FSMA, creates new business dynamics that truly enable sustainable agriculture in remote regions.
Who: Peter Mehring, CEO, Intelleflex
What: Panel presentation
Topic: "Sustainable Agriculture: Investing in Smarter Food Value Chains"
Where: The Secretary's Global Impact Economy Forum, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC
When: April 26, 2012; Panel session is from 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
About Peter Mehring
As CEO of Intelleflex, Mehring has led the company's efforts in pioneering on-demand data visibility and condition monitoring solutions for the fresh produce and pharmaceutical markets. He was formerly Vice President of the Macintosh hardware group at Apple Computer, Senior Vice President of Engineering at Echelon, and founder, General Manager and Vice President of R&D at UMAX.
About Intelleflex, Inc.
Intelleflex® provides on-demand data visibility solutions for cold chain and asset management. Its industry-leading XC3 Technology RFID products enable a range of solutions for fresh produce, perishable food, and pharmaceutical temperature monitoring, asset tracking, personnel monitoring, retail, healthcare and other applications. These real-time monitoring solutions can help organizations reduce shrink or loss, more closely track and manage assets, reduce cost of operations, and increase profitability. For more information, visit www.intelleflex.com.
XC3 Technology is a trademark and Intelleflex is a registered trademark of Intelleflex Corporation. All other trademarked names in this document are the properties of their respective owners.
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