Alessio Dantino

CEO, Forward Fooding

Speaker Bio

Alessio is the co-founder and CEO of Forward Fooding, the world’s first collaborative platform for the food & beverage industry fostering innovation via FoodTech Data Intelligence and corporate-startup collaboration. He now works with government-backed organizations, F&B companies of all sizes, and investors to support them with understanding how AgriFoodTech innovation can be used to create a more sustainable future of food. 

Alessio is an avid ecosystem builder, leads the Global Tech Advocate group (FoodTech) and has been actively involved with the London Tech Advocate for the FoodTech group since 2016. He is a tech and startup aficionado determined to make this world a better place by creating the largest community of food and FoodTech innovators in the world and fostering collaboration opportunities among its operators. Prior to Forward Fooding, he worked within the Innovation department of a Fortune 500 beverage company before deciding to join a tech startup accelerator in the Bay Area to lead their marketing and business development efforts and where he realized his lifetime mission was to identify and support the development of technology companies that bring systemic change to the world's food and agriculture ecosystem. A global citizen at heart, he has lived, studied and worked in Italy, South Korea, Australia, US, and he now spends most of his time in between the UK and Spain.

He very much enjoys connecting passionate food people when not trying new forms of food or training for his next endurance race.