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08 Mar 2018

Early Preview: Ian Gray on Selecting the Right Technologies

The pace of change in the Agriculture, Forestry, and Horticulture space is dramatic. The number of technology solutions available is increasing and it can be an overwhelming blur for organisations who are looking to solve challenges or grasp opportunities. Mobiletech has an array of exciting technologies available, but it’s important to really understand your business challenge and what success looks...
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08 Mar 2018

Early Preview: Bridie Ohlsson on Blockchain in Agriculture

We have all seen the growing hype around blockchain in the context of bitcoin, the digital currency that first brought blockchain to mainstream media and investors. While bitcoin remains headline news, the applications and potential of blockchain are spreading well beyond cryptocurrencies. One of these key use cases of this technology has been identified as commodity supply chains. AgriDigital is...
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22 Feb 2018

Media Release: Young leaders to drive conversations at agritech event

New Zealand’s agritech community will be joined by some of the country’s best young leaders at MobileTECH 2018. One of the key highlights at the upcoming agritech event is the ‘Meet the future leaders’ panel. “In addition to unveiling the very latest agritech innovations, we have lined up three emerging leaders to share their visions on just where the technology...
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22 Feb 2018

Only 4 Weeks to Go

In just 4 weeks MobileTECH 2018 will, once again, bring together over 300 primary industry leaders, agritech developers and early adopters. This 2 day programme is packed full of innovative digital technologies, practical case studies and key discussions from experts and producers throughout the primary sector. There have been a number of updates to the programme and these can be...
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22 Feb 2018

10 tips to make the most out of attending

The MobileTECH 2018 quickly approaching, we have pulled together a number of tips to get the most of our attending this event. Attending an event can be an expensive investment, especially when you take into consideration the time involved, so it is always important to plan ahead and make it count. These tips will be just as relevant when attending...
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30 Jan 2018

Special Discounts for MobileTECH 2018 Ends 31 Jan 2018

We are expecting another big turnout for MobileTECH 2018. If you haven’t registration yet, but plan to, limited spaces are still available. Registrations have been flowing in from throughout the sector. It’s great to see so many taking advantage of the special early discounts on offer. MobileTECH is one of New Zealand’s largest events focusing on agritech. It’s a place...
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30 Jan 2018

The changing face of Agritech

Industries rise, fall and evolve under the constant development of new and innovative technologies. Refrigeration changed how food was supplied, the lightbulb enabled us to utilise more hours in the day, the telephone connected people and the internet distributed information far better and quicker than ever before. A new a wave of digital technologies is here. Artificial intelligence, machine learning,...
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07 Dec 2017

Engaging an agritech community innovation

New Zealand has, over the last couple of years, become a hotbed of activity for both local and international agritech companies and start-ups. The growth in digital technologies and connectivity within the primary sector has enabled grassroots innovators develop revolutionary ideas for the local industry. If we looked at farming alone, 415 apps, software and smart tools are currently listed...
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23 Nov 2017

Press Release: Agritech programme focusing on digital technologies

Artificial intelligence, machine learning and smart data are major themes at next year’s MobileTECH 2018. This is one of New Zealand’s largest agritech events and will see technology leaders from throughout the agricultural, horticultural and forestry sectors gather in Rotorua in late March. The pace of change within the primary sector is continuing to be driven by advances in new...
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12 Oct 2017

Digital technologies converging on primary sector

Every year MobileTECH brings together over 300 technology leaders, developers, early adopters and major industry operators from throughout the primary sector. Now in its 6th year, new technologies and innovations have always been the focus for this agritech event. It runs over two days and has always buzzed with activity. MobileTECH is a major cross-sector event, where technology leaders meet...
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06 Sep 2017

Call for Speakers

The MobileTECH 2018 event theme is ‘Innovation through Smart Data’. One of the key challenges the industry faces, and one that is a major focus for this event in 2018, is how to turn the increasing streams of field data into smart data that enables smart business decisions within the primary sector. We are working closely with a wide range...
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05 Sep 2017

Announcing MobileTECH 2018

Every year MobileTECH brings together over 300 technology leaders, developers, early adopters and major industry operators from throughout the primary sector. MobileTECH, which runs over 2 intense days, is always buzzing with activity and the event held earlier this year was no exception. MobileTECH continues to be the only cross-sector event of its type to bring together the technology leaders...
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04 May 2017

Why agriculture drone solutions deserve a closer look

A myriad of innovative new technologies around sensors and the collection and use of data from drones were showcased at the MobileTECH 2017 event run for primary industries in Rotorua in March of this year. Foresters and resource managers late last year at the ForestTECH event run in New Zealand and Australia were also given updates on research and trials...
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31 Mar 2017

MobileTECH 2017 Event Summary

MobileTECH 2017 was held in Rotorua, New Zealand, on the 22-23 March 2017. Well over 300 attended from throughout New Zealand and Australia – a real who’s who of primary industry and technology leaders. The theme this year was disruptive innovations and the people behind them. The general consensuses was that we are in a new era of technology within...
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20 Mar 2017

MobileTECH 2017 starts this Wednesday 22 March

We are looking forward to hosting 300+ industry representatives at MobileTECH 2017 this week. A lot is planned. Over 40 presentations, discussion panels, demos and TECH Talks. Our mission has always been to create a platform for change for people across New Zealand’s primary industries. A place where technology developers, engineers, entrepreneurs, innovators and the next generation can meet, learn,...
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20 Mar 2017

New tech will help assure NZ food stories [Media Post]

The use of new technologies to assist New Zealand’s value chain connections will be a focus at a primary industries tech conference next week The 5th annual MobileTECH conference was taking place in Rotorua, focusing on new technologies and innovations designed and developed for New Zealand’s agricultural, horticultural and forestry industries. A broad range of issues would be discussed including...
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17 Mar 2017

Are you making authentic supply chain promises? (Guest Post)

If you’re in the food business (whether that’s retail, food service, processing, farming, or supply), consumers are asking questions about your supply chain. Of course, they may not be asking you directly, and they may not be asking your retail or food service partner, but they are asking: on social media, on recommendation sites such as TripAdvisor and Yelp, even...
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17 Mar 2017

MobileTECH highlighted on a number of NZ radio shows

MobileTECH 2017 has been covered recently by a number of radio shows. Radio NZ interviewed MobileTECH’s programme manager, Ken Wilson, on the Morning Rural News Show last month. This interview highlighted the upcoming MobileTECH 2017 conference and just how far technology has come to change farming and impact the wider primary industries.  Show hosts loved the idea of an event for...
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13 Mar 2017

FINAL Week – Have you got your ticket?

We are now counting down the days until Rotorua hosts MobileTECH 2017. Close to 300 delegates will rub shoulders with technology leaders, innovative developers, industry heavyweights, early adopters and the next generation of primary sector operators. If you haven’t already registered, scan the conference programme again, review your options and register today!...
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01 Mar 2017

Key Programme Features

Over 40 Speakers on Disruptive Innovation This is one of our strongest programmes. The line-up is full of award winning technologies, innovative new platforms and exciting applications. Over 40 industry experts will be be speaking. Click here to view the updated programme. Meet the Early Adopters Panel We will hear from a passionate cross-section of early adopters and their views...
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