3-4 April 2019, Rotorua, NEW ZEALAND


MobileTECH 2019 Programme

Pre-Conference Workshop | Tue 2 April 2019

1.00pm Aligning NZ with Global Ag Data Standards: How can AgGateway help us extend Datalinker and NZ Farm Data Standards? (1-5pm)
Chaired by Brendan O’Connell, Deputy Chair of PAANZ. Presented by Jim Wilson, President & CEO of AgGateway Global Network and Andrew Cooke, Managing Director of Rezare Systems

Day One | Wed 3 April 2019

10.00am Welcome & Introductions
Session Chairperson: Nick Hatch, IoT Sales Manager, Vodafone NZ. Vodafone is the sponsor for this session.

Session 1: Agritech - A Global Outlook

10.10am Digital is transforming the NZ economy
Russell Craig, National Technology Officer, Microsoft NZ
10.40am The state and direction of global standards in agriculture
Jim Wilson, President & CEO, AgGateway Global Network, USA
11.10am Benchmarking NZ's agritech on the world's stage - new opportunities, initiatives & what this means for the sector as a whole
Peter Wren-Hilton, Executive Director, Agritech NZ
11.40am The role of artificial intelligence in the future of food
Yasir Khokhar, CEO, Connecterra, Netherlands
12.00pm Lunch & Networking
Session Chairperson: Simon Yarrow, Agritech Group Manager, Callaghan Innovation
1.00pm Advancing the future of food through AgTech
Arama Kukutai, Co-founder & Managing Director, Finistere Ventures and co-founder of Farm 2050, USA (via video link)

Session 2: Innovation through better developer & producer collaboration

1.30pm Overcoming the ag/agtech disconnect and ensuring value for both sides
Sarah Nolet, CEO, Agthentic, Australia
2.00pm How NZ farmers take-up digital technology - adoption barriers and opportunities
Malcolm Fraser, Executive Director, The Collaborative Studio @ Massey University
2.20pm Connecting the dots: How to talk tech with farmers and other rural workers
Julia Jones, Head of Analytics, NZX
2.40pm Case Study - building a farm with data
Sharon Shannon, Director, Organic Dairy Hub Cooperative NZ
3.00pm Afternoon Tea & Networking
3.30pm Panel Discussion: Early adopters discuss their views on working with technology providers and developers
Facilitator: Simon Yarrow, Agritech Group Manager, Callaghan Innovation | Panelists: Tim Agnew, General Manager, Apatu Farms + Rob Ford, General Manager of Innovation, Environment & Technology, Pāmu Farms of New Zealand + Jonathan Dixon, Chief Technical Officer, Seeka Ltd + Mike Sutton, Forest Information and Planning Manager, Forestry Corporation NSW

Session 3: Technology is Disrupting Every Sector

4.00pm The rise of Artificial Intelligence - how the new generation of AI technologies will change the nature of work and workplaces
Ben Reid, Executive Director, AI Forum
4.20pm The next generation of human to computer interactions
Mark Billinghurst, Professor, University of Auckland
4.40pm TECH Talks: Lightning talks on the best innovations and services available in NZ for the primary sector
Rezare Systems + SAITO + vWork + Eagle Technology
5.10pm Refreshments & Networking (Drinks & canapes will be provided amongst the exhibits)

Day Two | Thu 4 April 2019

Session Chairperson: Terry Copeland, CEO, Federated Farmers
8.30am Recap & Introductions

Session 3: Technology is Disrupting Every Sector (Cont.)

8.40am Applications for exoskeletons - empowering the workforce
Dr. Homayoon Kazerooni, Co-Founder and Chief Executive, US Bionics, USA (via video link)
9.00am Advances in ag robotics & how this technology is adopted on farm
Andrew Bate, Founder, SwarmFarm Robotics, Australia
9.20am Entering a new age with wearable technologies. Harnessing the real power of mobile connected employees
Simon Thomas, Enterprise Mobility - Senior Business Development Manager, Mobile Mentor
9.40am Blockchain for the rest of us - what is it and why is it important
Paul Ryan, CEO, Matrex
10.00am Morning Tea & Networking
10.30am Mixed-reality for forestry operations - a first glimpse promising results from this region’s first forestry trial using Microsoft HoloLens.
Melissa Evans, Science Leader, Scion

Session 4: Finding the value in Agritech

10.50am A case study: Has information technology failed to deliver for NZ Agriculture?
Gavin McEwen, General Manager, Farmax Ltd
11.10am How reliable is your data? Why should AgriTech be more concerned about security?
Nicolas Erdody, CEO, Open Parallel Ltd
11.30am Changing business models in agritech – survival, profitability, and scalability in an evolving technology landscape
Jon Sandbrook, Investment Manager, WNT Ventures
11.50am A new IoT network for rural producers: Practical use cases and early adopters
Scott Pollard, Country Manager - IoT, Vodafone NZ
12.10pm Lunch & Networking
Session Chairperson: Tim Cutfield, Chief Operations Officer, GPS-it and PAANZ Representative

1.00pm Meet the Future Leaders: The brightest young farmers, horticulturalists and foresters discuss the role they play in encouraging tech adoption within the sector
Facilitator: Scott Pollard, IoT Country Manager, Vodafone | Panelists: Braydon Schroder, Consultant, Perrin Ag Consultants + Tegan Webber, Marketing Assistant, Whitelaw Weber + Joshua Gilbert, Manager, Guraabi Downs Brafords + Alfred Duval, Regional Forester, Port Blakely + Devin Westley, Plant Centre Consultant & Project Coordinator, Southern Woods

Session 5: New Technology Applications

1.30pm Developing a new system to integrate drone location and mobile mapping for forest management
Mike Sutton, Forest Information and Planning Manager, Forestry Corporation NSW, Australia
1.50pm IoT is about more than data, it’s about being scalable, productive and an interface customers can understand
Alex Cheal, Business Development Manager, The Yield, Australia
2.05pm Unlocking the value of data through the next-gen smart e-tags for livestock provenance & management
David Smith, CEO, Ceres Tag, Australia
2.20pm Human Digital Collaboration – Scion’s biosecurity app
Ian Gray, Customer Success Manager, Cucumber & Roland Rich, Tech Lead, Cucumber
2.35pm Case Study: The evolution of the drone as a service - its all about the data and computing
John Bampfylde, Director and Co-owner, DroneMate
2.50pm Better food chains through blockchain
Pam Whitfield, Assurance Marks Manager, AsureQuality
3.05pm Case Study: Capturing payroll and logistics data across the horticulture sector's supply chain
Patrick Malley, Business Development & Sales, Dataphyll
3.20pm Final wrap-up and sector comments
Tim Cutfield, Chief Operations Officer, GPS-it and PAANZ Representative
3.35pm Conference Concludes
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