Speaker Profiles

DigitalAg 2022
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Nicolás Erdödy

Director, Open Parallel

Nicolás founded Open Parallel in 2010 as a strategic R&D consultancy, specialised in next-gen high-tech ecosystems. A globally distributed company, Open Parallel was officially selected by NZ Government to contribute to the computing platform of the Square Kilometre Array radiotelescope project (SKA) – the largest scientific and engineering instrument in the world.

Core knowledge developed for the SKA is behind Open Parallel’s decadal project Whakarongo ki te Whenua (Listen to the Land) – a platform concept for NZ’s Agritech sector. In 2021 Nicolás was PC Member of PAISE2021 (Parallel AI & Systems for the Edge) and SC21 (SuperComputing 2021). He holds a Master of Entrepreneurship from the University of Otago and studied Hydraulics at the School of Engineering of Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay.

Presentation Details

“Strategic planning for scalable data transformation in the agriculture sector” pulls together farmers real needs, alongside regulations and requirements, towards a strategy that could guide a gradual transformation of the primary sector. We have to leverage the digital opportunity to become a data-driven industry while addressing climate change, regulations and optimising productivity in the value chain. Challenges abound, but we have to address them orderly whilst keeping our technology independence – then the rewards will be significant and long-lasting.

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Nicolás Erdödy
Nicolás Erdödy
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Nicolás Erdödy

Nicolás specialises in next-gen high-tech ecosystems and believes "we have to leverage the digital opportunity to become a data-driven industry while addressing climate change, regulations and optimising productivity in the value chain."

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