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DigitalAG 2022 Programme

30-31 March 2022, Rotorua, New Zealand + Virtual Online
DAY ONE | Wednesday 30 March 2022
Timezone: NZDT

9.00am - 12.00pm

Pre-Event Workshop

Conference Programme
12.00pm

Conference Registrations + Lunch + Networking

12.55pm

Welcome & Introduction

Innovatek

Session 1 | Technology Trends Post-Covid

1.00pm

Innovation in a post-covid world

Microsoft NZ (TBC)

1.20pm

An essential update on NZ's agritech roadmap

Brendan O'Connell, CEO, Agritech NZ

1.40pm

The forces shaping the future of food and ag

Komal Patel, Principal Advisor, The Agthentic Group, Australia (via Video Link)

2.00pm

Session Panel Discussion - Technology Trends Post-Covid

Session 2 | Ag Data Digitisation

2.20pm

Strategic planning for scalable data transformation in the agriculture sector

Nicolas Erdody, CEO, Open Parallel

2.40pm

Digitisation and traceability of supply chains

Emma Wheeler, Head Of Strategy, Trust Codes + Paul Ryan, Director, Trust Codes

3.00pm
Afternoon Tea + Networking

3.40pm

Session Panel Discussion - Ag Data Digitisation

Session 3 | Applying Machine Vision and AI Smarts

4.00pm

Using machine vision to automate on-farm livestock monitoring and better understand the animal health

Greg Peyroux, Managing Director, Iris Data Science

4.20pm

The limits of computer vision and machine learning in precision agriculture and how we can do better

Jaco Fourie, Machine Vision Manager, Lincoln Agritech

4.40pm

Session Panel Discussion - Applying Machine Vision and AI Smarts

5.00pm

TECH Talks

Short, sharp presentations that showcase and highlight some of the best up and coming agritech innovations, products, services and collaborative opportunities.

5.30pm

Drinks + Refreshments + Networking
DAY TWO | Thursday 31 March 2022
Timezone: NZDT

8.20am

How UK's Hands Free Farm project helped drive ag robotics

Kit Franklin, Senior Lecturer, Agricultural Engineering, Harper Adams University, United Kingdom (via Video Link)

Session 4 | Rethinking Agritech Business Models

8.40am

A rethink on collaboration, integration and rationalisation between agritech companies in NZ

Gavin McEwen, CEO, Farmax Ltd & COO, FarmIQ Ltd

9.00am

Clever Simplicity - what it means and what's the impact if you don't have it

Kylie Hall, Storyteller, Hectre Orchard Management

9.20am

Different perspectives: Founder and corporate Insights on launching a hardware Agtech startup

Ian Reilly, Founder, Agersens, Australia + Mark Harris, Global Marketing Manager - Animal Management, Gallagher Group

9.40am

Session Panel Discussion - Rethinking Agritech Business Models

10.00am

Morning Tea + Networking

Session 5 | Ag Climate Technologies

10.30am

Is environmental innovation the next big thing in agritech?

Bridgit Hawkins, CSO, CropX

10.50am

Perils, pitfalls and promises of climate models in meeting the needs of mandatory climate risk reporting

Greg Bodeker, Co-Director, Kanute

11.10am

Session Panel Discussion - Ag Climate Technologies

11.30am

Conference Learnings

A summary of developments, key learnings and take-aways over the event's presentations and industry discussions.

12.00pm

Conference Concludes + Lunch + Networking
Post Event Workshop

1.00pm - 3.00pm

Post-Event Workshop


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