Over 40 Speakers on Disruptive Innovation
This is one of our strongest programmes. The line-up is full of award winning technologies, innovative new platforms and exciting applications. Over 40 industry experts will be be speaking. Click here to view the updated programme.
Meet the Early Adopters Panel
We will hear from a passionate cross-section of early adopters and their views on the integration of technology. The panel includes; Tony Walters from Aka Aka Dairy Farm, Canterbury Farmer and Federated Farmers National Board Member, Chris Allen and Lachlan Mckay, the National Orchard Manager for T&G Pipfruit. Kevin Cooney, Head of Agri Capital at ASB will facilitate the discussion.
Meet the Future Leaders Panel
This panel was one of the major highlights at MobileTECH last year. Some of the brightest young farmers and horticulturalists will be discussing their views on technology and how they see it powering their businesses into the future. The panellists for 2017 are; Chelsea Millar, NZ Young Farmers National Board Member and Owner of Grass Roots Media, Alastair Neville, a Reporoa Farmer & former Young Farmer of the Year Grand Final convener and Andrew Hutchinson, the 2016 Young Horticulturalist of the Year. The facilitator is John Ascroft, the Chief Innovation Officer for Jade Software.
There will be up to 15 lightning talks on the best innovations and services available in NZ for the primary sector. This fast paced session format is designed to give technology companies 5 mins each to pitch their new innovations to the market.
Conference Dinner Presentation
MobileTECH industry dinners are a chance for delegates to relax and network. We like to give our guests a after-dinner speaker that gives an exciting look at upcoming technologies that will have a big impact on how we live our lives. The presentation this year is titled “Disruptive innovation – driverless vehicles are closer than you think”. Dave Verma, the Director of Australasian Driverless Vehicle Initiatives at HMI Technologies, will show us how advanced the research is and just how close we are to the real world roll-out of driverless vehicles.