Mark HarrisMarketing Manager, Gallagher Group
For the past 18 years Mark has been responsible for product development and brand communications for Gallagher’s Animal Management business, the global leader in electric fencing and livestock recording equipment. Before joining Gallagher Mark worked in the steel, water and meat processing industries in New Zealand and Europe. In his spare time Mark operates a dairy and dry stock farming business in the North Waikato.
eShepherd is a GPS enabled neckband with web and mobile applications that enable farmers to fence, move and monitor cattle from the palm of their hands. eShepherd promises to help solve environmental, productivity and labour challenges faced by the sector. Join eShepherd founder, Ian Reilly, and Mark Harris from Gallagher, to learn about the eshepherd journey from startup to becoming part of the Gallagher Group.
Principal Advisor, Agthentic Group
Komal's work focuses on scaling the adoption of innovation and future-proofing the food and agriculture system so that it can be sustainable, profitable, and resilient.
Gavin's focus is on furthering the potential of New Zealand pastoral agriculture through adoption of information technology, believing that transparency and collaboration among the agricultural service industry is long overdue and is key to unlocking that potential.
Agricultural Engineering Senior Lecturer, Harper Adams University
Kit's research focuses on sustainable future farming systems, with the most notable project to date being the award-winning Hands Free Hectare
Chief of Storytelling and Other Stuff, Hectre
The fruit tech sector has become one of the most exciting spaces to be working in. As the global appetite for technology increases, the pressures of growing escalate, and the deep need for greater insights builds, the perfect storm is brewing.
Changes in the regulatory environment, and in consumer expectations, requires rapid deployment of digital technologies across New Zealand's agricultural sector. We must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures (thanks to Shakespeare).