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The Seeds Of Our Future 2018: Innovating Global AgTech Conference

The Seeds Of Our Future 2018: Innovating Global AgTech Conference

Watch a recap of “Seeds of Our Future” Agtech Conference that was broadcasted LIVE on August 30th, 2018. You will learn from the following panel discussions and keynotes about agriculture and farming innovations, and how countries can work together to build towards a sustainable, scalable future for everyone.

VIDEO SCHEDULE

 

0:00 – 0:4:00  Opening Remarks

 

Denyse Cardozo, CEO of Silicon Valley Forum

0:4:00 – 0:23:19

 

Keynote

 

Karen Ross, Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture

 

Learn from Karen about the role of policy and the signal policies send to the marketplaces and the practitioners in the field

 

0:24:03-  0:43:00  Speed Talk: Blockchain and IoT in Taiwan’s Agricultural Sector

 

James Huang, OBOOK Inc.

 

Learn why use blockchain technology in farming business, at what stage the technology has been implemented so far in Taiwan, the details about putting cold-chain logistics data on-chain, user case, ie OwlChain

 

0:43:15 -1:21:51 

 

Panel Discussion: How Can NZ Agritech Feed the World

 

Panelists:

  • Peter Wren Hilton, Executive Director, Agritech New Zealand
  • Nicky Molloy, Business Innovation Adviser – Agritech, Callaghan Innovation
  • Toni Laming, CEO of Blinc Innovation
  • Tim Groser, New Zealand Ambassador to the US

 

Learn more about essential information about the current state of New Zealand agriculture industry

 

1:22:42 – 1:36:22 Speed Talk: The Future of Automated Farming Speaker: Juan Bravo, Founder and CEO, AgroBot Learn more about the market of Agricultural robots, and the AgroBot’s key technology
1:36:46 – 1:44:31 Speed Talk: Mexico’s Innovations in AgTech

 

Speaker: Luis Ramón Marin Barrera, Strategic Projects Director at the Capitalization and Investment Fund for the Rural Sector of Mexico (FOCIR)

 

Learn more about the Fund, what its portfolio, and what innovative approaches the fund uses while choosing its next portfolio company.
1:45:10 – 2:26:12 Panel Discussion: The Agricultural Landscape in Japan

 

Panelists:

– Ed Noma, Advantiv Ag
– Kenta Yasukawa, Soracom
– Nolan Paul, Driscoll’s
– Toshi Kimura, Yamaha Motor Ventures
– Mod: Karl Kerksiek, Finistere Ventures

 

Learn more how AgTech looks like in Japan from growers, manufactures, investors points of view.
2:27:53 – 2:35:15 Speed Talk:

Introduction to DroneSprout

Speaker: Sarah E. DiCicco, Vice President, DroneSprout

 

Learn more about DroneSprout – a service provider for agricultural farmers by using unmanned aerial applications (drones).
2:35:48 – 3:03:30 Keynote with Finistere Ventures: Farm 2050 Investment Research

 

Speaker: Arama Kukutai, Co-Founder Finistere Ventures

 

Learn more investment side and trends in AgTech
3:03:54 – 3:17:08 Quick Talk: Watermelon Harvesting and Labor Robotics on the Farm

 

Speaker: Danny Royer, VP of Tech, Bowles Farm Company

 

Learn more details of watermelon harvesting
3:17:13 – 3:28:03 Quick Talk: 

Tropical Corps Industry and Applications in New Technology

Speaker: Ricardo Jaramillo, Co-Founder, Agrofuturo

 

Learn why Columbia and South America play a big role in AgTech
3:30:35 – 3:48:15 Speed Talk: Innovations in the Meat Alternative Revolution

 

Speaker: Dr. Allison Berke, The Good Food Institute

 

Learn more about clean plant-based meat and sustainable food systems in general.
3:48:36 – 4:05:05 Keynote: The Blockchain of Food – Improving the Food Supply Chain

 

Speaker: Raja Ramachandran, Founder, Ripe.io

 

Learn how blockchain can improve the food supply chain
4:06:12 – 4:43:08 Panel Discussion: Agro Processing & Entrepreneurship: The Path Towards Economic Security for India’s Farmers

 

Speakers:

– Moderator: Thea Uppal, US-India Business Council
– Ambassador Venkatesan Ashok, Consul General of India, San Francisco
– Shally Shanker, AIIM Partners

 

Learn more about increased economic security for Indian farmers and how to double their income by 2020, and the partnership between US and India in terms of Ag businesses.
4:43:33 – 5:16:43 Panel Discussion, Chile: Extending Shelf Life of Agricultural Products

 

Speakers:

– Patricia Hansen, InvestChile,

– Sofia Ramirez Calvo, Liventus Global,

– Gonzalo Fuenzalida, Andes Ag

 

Learn more about Chilean agricultural companies, what are their technologies and what opportunities for collaboration.
5:17:16 – 5:41:29 Closing Keynote

 

Speaker: Prakash Iyer, SVP Trimble

 

Learn more about Trimble company, what are their technologies and solution for Agriculture and Food industry.

 

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