27-28 March 2018, Rotorua, NEW ZEALAND


Day One | 27 March 2018

Session 1: Change is the Only Constant
Session Chairperson: Andrew Hoggard, National Vice-president, Federated Farmers NZ
10.00amWelcome and Introductions
10.10amIs it time for a mindset change within the primary sector?
Conor English, Chairperson, Agribusiness New Zealand
10.30amAccelerating a connected NZ: What does this mean for the industry?
Andrew Cushen, Deputy Chief Executive, InternetNZ
10.50amAn insight into agritech growth in Australia
Sam Trethewey, Director, Sproutx (Australia)
11.10amA European perspective on technology change within the ag sector
Paul Kenny, VP Sales Europe & Australasia, MooCall, Ireland (via video link)
11.30amForestTECH: Digital technologies growing the sector
David Herries, General Manager, Interpine
11.50amLunch + Networking
Session 2: New Technologies Making a Difference
Session Chairperson: Barry O'Neil, Director, Horticulture NZ
1.10pmArtificial Intelligence: Applications of machine learning & predictive analytics
Greg Peyroux, Managing Director, Iris Data Science
1.30pmBlockchain: How will this technology impact the primary sector?
Bridie Ohlsson, External Relations Manager, AgriDigital (Australia)
Session 3: Investment and Startups
1.50pmAn essential overview of NZ's technology investment sector
Simon Yarrow, Group Manager, Callaghan Innovation
2.10pmInsights into an agritech startup - from idea to market
Jon Sandbrook, Investment Manager, WNT Ventures
2.30pmPanel Discussion: Creating a better ecosystem and industry collaboration for a technology-led sector
Panel Lead: Simon Yarrow, Group Manager, Callaghan Innovation
- Jon Sandbrook, Investment Manager, WNT Ventures
- Sam Trethewey, Director, Sproutx (Australia)
- Patrick Cheffins, IoT Solutions Lead, Spark
2.50pmAfternoon Tea + Networking
3.20pmCase Study: Developing the right tech solution requires the right beginning
Ian Gray, Business Manager, Cucumber + Grant Stevenson, Orchard Manager, Mr Apple
3.40pmPanel: Meet the early adopters
Hear from a passionate cross-section of early adopters and their views on technology integration and the real needs within their businesses.
Panel Lead: St John Craner, Managing Director, Agrarian
- Grant Stevenson, Orchard Manager, Mr Apple
- Shane Kelly, General Manager - Dairy, Ngai Tahu Farming
- George Tatham, Owner, Matariki Terraces Limited
4.10pmAgri-Innovation: Insights from Nuffield international study tour
Mathew Hocken, Director, Grassmere Dairy
4.30pmTECH Talks
Lightning talks on the best innovations and services available in NZ for the primary sector
- Job Done
- Valocity
- Pay Sauce
- GPS-iT
- Mobile Mentor
5.00pmRefreshments & Networking Drinks
Drinks and canapes will be provided

Day Two | 28 March 2018

8.30amDay two opening comments
Session 4: The Internet of Things within Sector
Session Chairperson: Lisa McDonald, Head of Marketing, CRS Software
8.35amBuilding an integrated Internet of Things platform for industry
Kriv Naicker, Executive Director, IoT Alliance
8.45amKey learnings from a scaled rollout of IoT networks and solutions to farms
Greg Shepherd, IoT Delivery Manager, Spark
9.05amPanel Discussion: How to capitalise on the Internet of Things
Panel Lead: Kriv Naicker, Executive Director, IoT Alliance
- Greg Shepherd, IoT Delivery Manager, Spark
- Nick Hatch, IoT Sales Manager, Vodafone New Zealand
Session 5: Applications of technology Solving Sector Issues - Case Studies
9.25amCase Study: Improving irrigation systems with IoT
Bridgit Hawkins, Chief Executive Officer, ReGen + Shane Kelly, General Manager, Ngai Tahu Farming
9.45amTransforming complex business challenges through data - A case study in industry & end user collaboration
Evelyn Seewald, GM Farm Source Digital, Fonterra Co-operative Group
10.05amMorning Tea + Networking
10.30amRedefining health & safety risk through big data, machine learning and shared systems
Clint Van Marrewijk, Managing Director - Asia Pacific, Thundermaps + James Knapp, HSE Manager, OSPRI
10.50amWhats Next for Informatics in Forestry: How mixed-reality, point cloud data and other technologies are making a big impact
Bryan Graham, Forest Industry Informatics Science Leader, Scion
11.10amCreating a farm-to-plate, transparent and digital supply chain
Andrew Cooke, Director, Rezare Systems + Farmer
11.30amTECH Talks
Lightning talks on the best innovations and services available in NZ for the primary sector
- NetComm Wireless
- Cyber Security Foundry (Auckland University)
- Eagle Technology
12.00pmLunch + Networking
Session Chairperson: Andrew Cushen, Deputy Chief Executive. InternetNZ
1.00pmPanel: Meet the future leaders
The brightest young primary producers present and discuss their vision of what technologies they see powering their businesses
Panel Lead: Terry Copeland, CEO, Young Farmers NZ
- Rachael Phillips, Regional Finalist in the FMG Young Farmer of the Year in 2018
- Hamish Best, Technical Representative, PGG Wrightson and Runner-up in the FMG Young Farmer of the Year 2017
- Patrick Malley. Director, Maungatapere Berries & Dataphyll Limited. Former Young Grower and Young Horticulturalist of the Year

1.30pmApplication of science, technology and data within agri-food value chain
Harry van Enckevort, General Manager of Science & Technology, AsureQuality
1.50pmCase study: Using hyperspectral imagery systems to improve farming & environmental decisions
Mike White, Technical Development Manager, Ravensdown
2.10pmCase Study: How beekeepers are using spatial intelligence to improve business decisions
Matt Lythe, Head of Location Business Intelligence, Corelogic
2.30pmLooking to the future of agritech
Darryn Pegram, CEO, FarmIQ Systems
2.50pmEvent summary, key takeaways and closing comments
3.00pmEvent Concludes
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