Today, the industry-leading B2B agricultural and halal digital commerce ecosystem, OneAgrix, announced the instant recruitment of Kevin Dean to the position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
Mr. Dean will join OneAgrix’s Executive Leadership Team in Toronto, Canada, where he will serve as Chief Technology Officer. With this appointment, OneAgrix is making a play for seasoned technical talent as it enters a new growth phase.
According to Diana Sabrain, “OneAgrix is in ongoing development. He also stated that the role of the CTO is remarkably crucial in creating sustainable solutions for food systems and traceability.
It also includes building technology roadmaps, establishing relationships within the external ecosystem, and engaging with all stakeholders to position OneAgrix for continued success.”
“With over 25 years of experience in supply chain technology solutions, including 17 years in standards development with GS1, I cannot think of a better leader than Kevin to become our CTO.”
Kevin Dean stated, “I am honored to be working with such a skilled and varied team at OneAgrix.”
OneAgrix is doing more than just making money. It is addressing some of the most important problems in food production and distribution. This is to empower farmers and distributors of all sizes. This is done for the solutions that improve not just their access to markets but also the quality, safety, and transparency of the food they distribute.
Experience of Kevin Dean
Before joining OneAgrix, Kevin Dean worked with GS1 Canada, a Member Organization of GS1, for 17 years. GS1 is the organization responsible for creating the most utilized collection of supply chain standards. It includes the “barcode” that is so prominently displayed on retail merchandise.
His expertise in standards and systems architecture has allowed him to design, develop, and advise on a wide variety of applications. He has been a major contributor to a number of GS1 standards, with a particular emphasis on identification and traceability.
His background also includes working with various government agencies to advance standardization and related services for the sake of regulatory harmony. It includes surety that GS1 standards are applied to businesses to protect consumer privacy.
Mr. Dean has participated in a number of special initiatives within the GS1 Architecture Group. It is responsible for the technical oversight of the GS1 system, to improve the standards’ consistency. They are also in charge of ensuring that they are applicable to the modern and future supply chain.
Mr. Dean has spent a significant portion of the last three years working for the GS1 Global Office. He has also secured standards alignment in the new GS1 Registry Platform. It contributed to the refinement of the GS1 system’s integrity at the process and management levels.
Verifiable Credential is a W3C standard for making electronic claims cryptographically secure and tamper-evident. He investigated it as a vital part of the GS1 team. He is also a co-chair of the W3C’s Verifiable Credentials Use Cases Group.
Throughout his career, Mr. Dean has served as a consultant for a wide variety of industrial, transportation, and supply chain firms. Mr. Dean has a BASc in Applied Mathematics from Queen’s University. He got his MBA from the same institution; both degrees qualify him to practice as a professional engineer in Canada. In addition to being a biker and a licensed private pilot, he is also a licensed pilot.