Mr. Kevin Otto

Senior Director of Foodservice Industry Development and Cross-Industry Blockchain Lead, GS1 US


Kevin Otto is currently the Senior Director, Industry Development, Foodservice at GS1 US. He is responsible for driving the adoption and voluntary usage of GS1 Standards and GS1 US offerings within the Foodservice channel, managing all business development initiatives and customer relationships. Kevin has been with GS1 US since September 2013.

Prior to joining GS1 US, Kevin worked in various supply chain roles for large CPG companies. At Unilever, Kevin worked in several customer facing roles collaborating with companies like Walmart, Sam’s Club, Costco and BJs Wholesale Club to drive greater business efficiencies. At L’Oréal, Kevin led the team responsible for the global supply of all Ralph Lauren Fragrances, as well as domestic supply of several top European cosmetics and fragrances.

Kevin received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Arkansas and received his Bachelor of Science in Business Logistics from Penn State.


At XChain2, Mr. Otto will be discussing:

Making the Case for Interoperability and Developing Blockchain-Based Industry Standards

--Designing standards to represent, transmit, and access information in a blockchain and leveraging on existing standards

--Integrating and standardizing QR codes, blockchain, and web Uniform Resource Identifiers to meet growing consumer expectations

--Realizing benefits of real-time, data sharing across corporate boundaries that ensures compatibility, speed, accuracy, and efficiency

--Detailing the benefits of interoperability for scaling the value of blockchain

--Collaborating internationally to develop standards and enable interoperability