Featuring a tech giant, a VC, startups & infrastructure providers to address how to commercialize your Agritech solutions faster.
The farms of tomorrow will be transformed with technology. From IoT sensors, robots, drones, to mobile apps and data insights. No matter your solution, it needs to be connected to the cloud, turned into data, and translated into insights. Wise CEOs and CTOs must be laser focused on developing their core value proposition and be adept at leveraging third-party infrastructure solutions in order to go to market with speed. Join us to learn what affordable tech resources are out there for Agritech startups to leverage.
Finding it hard to sell your standalone technology to farmers already overwhelmed with too many solutions? Hear how some startups are integrating their solutions with others to address a chain of value propositions instead.
In today’s connected world, whether you are developing integrated products, or testing compatibility and data load, a fully integrated testbed equipped with 5G, next generation networks, and communication protocols is becoming a necessity. Thankfully someone has developed such facilities, and you just need to learn about the possibilities.
On Wednesday, May 20, a tech giant, an Agritech VC firm, startups, and visionary infrastructure providers are coming together to address one question:
How can Canadian Agritech startups gain a competitive edge and commercialize your solutions faster?
Claudia Roessler leads the development of strategic partnerships around digital innovation and Agritech solutions within the agriculture ecosystem at Microsoft. She is responsible for driving innovation that helps increase productivity and sustainable practices through technology. She will discuss market dynamics, Microsoft’s investment in agriculture, global use cases, and how local companies can partner.
The keynote will be followed by a panel including:
Kirk Haney is the CEO and Managing Partner of Radicle Growth. Radicle is partnering with Agritech entrepreneurs to bring disruptive innovation to market while leveraging the platform’s global network to accelerate the development of these new technologies. He will provide the investor perspective for Agritech entrepreneurs.
Joel Bouvier is a software development manager with Farm Credit Canada. Joel has been working with Canadian farmers to implement AgExpert, a widely deployed yield management and accounting platform. Joel will discuss challenges farmers are facing with tech solutions and Agritech use cases.
Tim Warland is a program manager with Invest Ottawa. He helps entrepreneurs realize competitive advantage through access to technology resources. Tim will describe access to massive scale servers (CENGN), 5G networks (ENCQOR) and Ottawa’s unique precision agriculture testing capabilities.
Ketan Kaushish is the co-founder and CEO of Ukko Agro, an Agritech startup with a vision to help farmers move toward more sustainable farming methods. Ukko Agro equips growers with solid information for using and tracking pesticides. Ketan will highlight how access to advanced technologies helped to ensure their product was ready for upcoming rollouts.
The panel discussion and audience Q&A will be moderated by Bill McMillan. Bill is a consultant working with early stage start-ups in the Agritech sector.