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Michelle Sharp

Head of IoT, Vodafone New Zealand Michelle is known to many across Canterbury for her transformational leadership role as Chief Executive of Christchurch-based social enterprise Kilmarnock, acclaimed for transitioning Kilmarnock from a charity-based model to one of New Zealand’s leading social enterprises. Driven by business excellence and social change, Michelle has spent the last year embarking on a new journey …

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Lance Bauerfeind

Senior Consultant, Company-X Augmented and Virtual Reality specialist Lance Bauerfeind is a senior consultant at multi-award-winning software specialist Company-X. Lance’s work in the new realities realm is an integral part of the Company-X mission to deliver Silicon Valley level software savvy with a Kiwi can-do attitude. Businesses are making significant investments into digital transformation and increasingly adopting Internet of Things …

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Jeremy Suisted

Innovation Consultant, Rezare Jeremy is a dynamic mix of innovation-expert and communication-specialist who delivers engaging messages designed to inform and motivate innovative change. Having led design-journeys at organisations including Gallagher, Wintec, Ballance and Hamilton City Council, Jeremy is all about providing long-lasting solutions, that allow for ongoing innovation cultures and future-proofed businesses.

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Jim Wilson

President & CEO, OAGi and CTO, AgGateway Global Network, USA Jim is based in North Carolina, USA and has served in several data-standards-development roles over the past 20 years, covering global standards for agriculture, chemical, aerospace and defence. He is dedicated to promoting and enabling the transition to digital agriculture and improve the efficiency and productivity of data across the …

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Greg Borman

CEO, Biosymm Greg has worked both throughout Australia and London and is the CEO of Biosymm, a company which delivers occupational physiotherapy to corporate clients across Australia and New Zealand. Greg is the past national chair of the Occupational Health chapter of the Australia Physiotherapy Association. Suit-X is the Ironman of today. This is a physiotherapists perspective on how technology …

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Roland Rich

Technical Lead Software Architect, Cucumber Roland is a senior architect and software engineer who leads the primary sector innovation team at Cucumber. He has been the lead architect building the Cultivar Management solution “KiwiCloud” for Plant and Food Research. Good data management is the foundation that supports knowledge-based decision-making and the adoption of new technologies. Follow Plant and Food Research …

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Brett Davis

Data Systems Analyst, Plant and Food Research Brett Davis is a Data Systems Analyst. He is part of a team creating and implementing a new data management system for Plant and Food Research’s new cultivar development programme. Good data management is the foundation that supports knowledge-based decision-making and the adoption of new technologies. Follow Plant and Food Research on our …

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David Inggs | Rocos

Chief Executive Officer David is a leader in commercialising innovation in nascent industries around the globe. He is currently leading a team of technologists in the world of cloud robotics. With a deep technical background in high-load, high-scale cloud platforms, mobile, IoT, and robotics solutions, David is excited about a world where robotics are used for good. Technologies like robotics …

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Andrew Cooke | Rezare Systems

Managing Director “Outsiders accuse the agricultural sector of being technology laggards. Yet every day I meet agritech specialists using the latest tech and research. MobileTech allows us to learn how we can all can benefit from smart technology, applied well.” Andrew has a background in applying software, data and agricultural science to solving problems and creating opportunities in agriculture. From …

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Jason Chaffey

CEO, Agersens, Australia Digital paddock technologies have the power to connect millions of farms global to bring about change locally. Agersens is leading this change through its virtual paddock technology, eShepherd. New digital systems, like eShepherd, aim to revolutionise livestock management and give farmers direct control of pastoral assets, rotation and livestock movement. Originally from rural NSW, Jason was a …

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Shaun McBride

Operations Director, Thinxtra Decisions on balancing compliance regulations and productivity improvements will increasingly be data-driven. This will require a massive increase in the number and range of remote sensors providing this data, all the way from the source to the final customer. See how the Agritech industry is now adopting IoT solutions to collect reliable data, reduce compliance costs and …

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Tim Gentle

Founder, Think Digital, Australia We had print, then radio, then TV, then computers, now we have Immersive Technologies that we can use to communicate with. There is going to be a Paradigm shift in the way we use digital content. Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are no longer gimmicky, they are powerful tools to drive productivity, increase safety …

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Craig Young

CEO, TUANZ Craig is passionate about digital technology and communications industry because of the opportunity it offers for improving business and personal lives in New Zealand. He is currently the Chief Executive of the TUANZ (the association for the users of digital technology and connectivity) which is helping New Zealand make the most of the digitally connected world. TUANZ is …

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David Downs

Task Force Lead, NZTE Hear how an ‘industry transformation’ approach is being designed to accelerate Agritech sector growth. David is a GM at NZTE, and also leading the ‘All of government taskforce’ on Agritech, defining a way that industry and government working together can accelerate the growth of the sector.

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Jamie Azzopardi

Head of The Weather Company, an IBM Business Weather can impact lives and businesses in ways that you might not have considered, and preparation is critical. Join us to hear how weather forecasting data and analytics provide agribusinesses with access to a variety of weather data feeds that inject a wealth of insights to enable smarter, faster decision-making. Jamie Azzopardi …

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Peter Wren-Hilton

Executive Director, Agritech New Zealand Peter is Executive Director of Agritech New Zealand, co-founder and member of the Australia New Zealand Agritech Council and co-founder of WNT Ventures. Peter works with stakeholders across industry, government, research & investment to connect and assist scale early-stage New Zealand agritech companies with international markets. As the compliance regulations increase, whilst still maintaining improvements …