We know technology is transforming food’s future. But which technologies will be most impactful?
CityAge’s third installment of this Food’s Future Series will profile the most promising agtech solutions, and how they can solve major challenges. Geospatial tools, data, automation, fintech, and cellular agriculture are on the frontlines of addressing climate change, supply chain disruptions, and food waste. They’re helping the world drive down carbon emissions, grow the economy, and make fresh, local, and healthier food more available.
CityAge took a look at how these technologies are building the future of food, how we can invest in them, and how cities can implement them.
Anchor Welcome & Introduction
Presentation by: Ranveer Chandra, Managing Director, Research for industry, Networking Research, CTO, Agri-Food, Microsoft Research
We know automation depends on robust data that can be shared and integrated. What kinds of data-sharing and integration advances are unlocking AI solutions? Which of those solutions are most promising? What can we do to accelerate the development and commercialization of automation?
Joy Agnew, Associate VP, Applied Research, Olds College
Ben Voss, Director of Sales, North America and Australia, Raven
Presentation by: Godard, Chief Operating Officer, Verge Ag
Panel: The Agtech Building Our Future
A look at some of the other technologies, in addition to automation, currently building the future of agriculture. We’ll speak to tech developers in cellular ag, geospatial technologies, vertical farming, fintech, and the commercialization of new technologies, in a fast-paced, informative session.
Introducing the Homegrown Innovation Challenge: Future-proofing food production in Canada.
Jeffrey Coull, Head of Strategic Initiatives and Programs, Weston Family Foundation
Introducing the EarthDaily Satellite Constellation, a mission to image the entire planet every day in 22 spectral bands: a powerful new tool for the age of digital agriculture.
Wade Larson, Senior Vice President, Business Development, EarthDaily Analytics Corp.
We have many of the agtech solutions we need. But how do we get them into the market? This presentation will share what Invest Vancouver found out in their recent report on agtech investment in their city, with a look towards what other regions can learn from it.
Lejla Uzicanin, Vice President of Data, Research and Policy, Invest Vancouver
Closing comments from:
Dan Lussier, Project Manager, Agri-Food Data, EMILI
Dave Smardon, CEO, Bioenterprise