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food's digital future


Canada is a food superpower.

We need to develop and embrace digital and data innovations, and smart technologies, to keep us in the lead of the world’s food producers.

This series of events will look at North American agricultural industry and the endless opportunities of cross-border successes and collaborations, even amidst the concerns of the global pandemic. 

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episodes on
food's digital future

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FOOD'S DIGITAL FUTURE

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CONNECTED FARMS

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AI & THE FUTURE OF FOOD

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BUILDING FOOD SECURITY AMID A CHANGING CLIMATE

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DATA TO DRIVE BETTER FOOD OUTCOMES

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BUILDING AGRITECH CLUSTERS

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episode 1
April 8, 2021

Building Food Security Amid a Changing Climate

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episode 2
May 6, 2021

Data to Drive Better Food Outcomes


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episode 3
June 3, 2021

Building Agritech clusters

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SPEAKERS IN THE
SERIES INCLUDE

PAUL SAMSON

Assistant Deputy Minister,
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

CLÉLIA COTHIER

Project Manager for the Deep Space Food Challenge,
Canadian Space Agency

Impact Canada Fellow,
Privy Council Office

SETH LAURENSON

Senior Scientist
AgResearch New Zealand

JACQUELINE KEENA

Managing Director,
EMILI

DAVE SMARDON

CEO,
Bioenterprise

DAVE DINESEN

CEO,
CubicFarm Systems Corp.

Dr. John Janmaat

Associate Professor of Economics,
University of British Columbia

JANE HILDERMAN

Executive Director,
ClimateWest

ANASTASIA VOLKOVA, PHD

CEO and Co-Founder,
Regrow

DAN LUSSIER

Project Manager,
Agri-Food Data,
EMILI

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CHRISTOPHER HENRY

Associate Professor, Applied Computer Science,
University of Winnipeg

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KETAN KAUSHISH

CEO & Co-Founder,
Ukko Agro

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chris Vanthuyne

Senior Product Owner,
Farm Credit Canada

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heather McNairn

Research Scientist,
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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Kerry Wright

CEO,
CAAIN

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Kari Armbruster

 Project Manager,
Zero Hunger | Zero Waste, Kroger

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Joe Intrakamhang

 Product Manager,
Data Lead,
Google

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Gavin Dew

Chief Strategic Advisor,
Abbotsford Tech District

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Dr. Robert Newell

Associate Director,
Food and Agriculture Institute,
University of the Fraser Valley

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Hannah Tucker

Director,
Balance Point Ventures

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Dr. Evan Fraser

Director,
Arrell Food Institute, University of Guelph

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Sjaak Wolfert

Theme Ambassador Digital Innovation in Agri-Food,
Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands 

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Jason Bradley

Manager,
Strategic Partnerships,
Olds College

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Zach MacDonald

Director,
Operations & Talent,
Milk Moovement

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Stephanie Savoie

Associate,
BLG 

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Dr. Lenore Newman

Canada Research Chair,
Food Security and Environment,
School of Land Use and Environmental Change,
University of the Fraser Valley

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Kolby Nichol

Director of Capital Enablement,
EMILI

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John Longbottom

CEO,
WestGrid

Bruce Hardy

President,
Myera Group,
Function Four

KARN MaNHAS

Founder and CEO,
Terramera

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Founder and COO,
Sightline Innovation

Chris Gailus

Event MC
Journalist/Anchor,
The News Hour

Wade Barnes

CEO & Co-founder
‍Farmers Edge

Helen hambly odame

Professor,
School of Environmental Design and Rural Development,
University of Guelph

bryce eger

President,
Corteva Agriscience Canada

Ray Bouchard

President & CEO,
Enns Brothers Limited

Lynn Dargis

Founder & Director,
Farmbucks

brennan turner

CEO,
Farmlead

Will Bergmann

Farmer

Martin scanlon

Dean, Faculty of Agricultural
and Food Sciences,
University of Manitoba

Rachael VERWEY

Agronomist

Dave Lampron

Chief Information Officer,
College of New Caledonia

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insights you'll receive in the campaign
on food's digital future

■  The Digital Agriculture Revolution:  The potential digital breakthroughs in agrifoods that can put the nation at the forefront of innovations in food production and delivery. Where do we have the edge? How can smart technologies and existing computational infrastructure be applied to food starting now?

■  Lessons From the Pandemic: A look at how digital advances can protect our production, distribution and consumption of food during and after the Covid-19 outbreak.

■  Computational Ag: How super-computer and research networks can transform the future of food — from development of new genetics, safer and more reliable pest control products, superior data-based modelling tools through the growing process and uniting public and private research sectors to drive across-the-field innovation.

■  Connected Farms: New techniques for predicting consumer demand, to deliver food that consumers want at prices that are predictable and desirable for farmers, while reducing waste and environmental impact.

■  Our Food Innovators: How to be a global epicenter for startups and SMEs that are bringing innovations to the farm, supply chains and the kitchen table. How do we continue to grow this ecosystem and introduce them to the global agrifood industry?

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