BeefLedger is pleased to welcome Dr Cao Shoufeng to our Export Smart Contracts (ESC) Project research and development team.

Dr Cao has taken up a position as a post doctoral research fellow embedded in our collaboration institute, Queensland University of Technology (QUT). The ESC Project is a collaboration with QUT and Food Agility.

His main responsibility is to design cross-border digital beef supply chains as well as develop and execute smart contracts to improve the transparency, traceability and efficiency of cross-border beef supply chains and facilitate cross-border payments.

Dr Cao Shoufeng reviewing live temperature data on recently shipped Australian beef

Dr Cao obtained his PhD degree from the University of Queensland, Australia. He has a background in industry and policy research specialising in the value adding through intelligent risk management and strategic collaboration across Agri-industry chains in production, digital supply chain, value chain and cold chain.

He started his post-doc research journey from Australian Institute for Business and Economics, The University of Queensland, where he liaises with industry peak bodies, government agencies and Hort Innovation to conduct production, market as well as cross-border supply chains intelligence study and identify regional development and strategic investment actions with the aim of supporting Northern Australia’s mango, avocado and lychee industries to seize affluent Asian markets for prosperous, sustainable and healthy development.

“We are very pleased that Dr Cao has joined the team. His experience and expertise in premium food supply chains in China, together with specialist knowledge in digitally driven risk mitigation opportunities will lend weight to our ongoing work to design and improve smart contracts-enabled cross border transactions,” said BeefLedger Chairman Warwick Powell.