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Young leaders announced for MobileTECH 2016

Young leaders in New Zealand’s primary industries are essential for increasing the future prosperity of the sector. One of the key highlights at the upcoming MobileTECH 2016 event is the ‘Meet the future leaders’ panel. This session focuses on the next generation of farmers, orchardists and foresters and what their views and big ideas are for the future. “While we …

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Technologies shaping how we operate our business in 2016

One of the most significant drivers of change – across all industries – at the moment is the changing nature of work itself. As new technologies make “anytime, anywhere” work possible, companies are breaking up tasks in new ways, leading to a fragmentation of jobs across many industries. These effects are further compounded by the rise of mobile internet and …

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Early Bird Ending Tomorrow

There has been a lot of buzz this year about the upcoming MobileTECH 2016. Well over 150 industry representatives have already registered to attend this event. Remember, to attract as many developers and early adopters of new technology into Rotorua, a special half price super early-bird rate is open until Friday 29 January – yes, ENDS TOMORROW. Those registering before …

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Rural Technology Partnerships Key Theme for MobileTECH

MobileTECH has established itself as a major technology event for New Zealand’s primary industries. Since the inaugural event ran back in 2013, the goal has always been to showcase and promote, direct to the user, the latest mobile technologies designed to enhance the productivity of local farms, crops, orchards and plantations. “While the event has now seen hundreds of innovations …

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Save up to 50% on registrations – ends 29 January

This is a friendly reminder that MobileTECH 2016’s special early bird deals are closing in under two weeks. Attendees can save up to 50% on normal prices by registering by 29 January 2016. MobileTECH 2016 is quickly approaching and registrations have been flowing in to take advantage of the early bird savings. With two months to go MobileTECH 2016 is …

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Big Early Bird Discounts & Toughpad Prize Draw

We are pleased with the number of early registrations coming in for MobileTECH 2016 and it’s looking like another fantastic industry turnout. We opened with some big discounts for early registrations and recommend to others to take the opportunity now and avoid missing out. Our last event saw well over 170 industry representatives attend the two days of packed presentations, …

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Meet the Keynote Presenters

MobileTECH is a cross sector event focusing on the how agriculture, horticulture and forestry companies are adopting mobile technologies into their operations. The landscape is changing. Exciting innovations are being integrated in every sector. Meet some of the key presenters at MobileTECH 2016: Yasir Khokhar Founder, Connecterra (Netherlands)Connecterra’s ‘Fitbit for Cows” won 2015 startup of the year one of Europe’s …

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Silicon Valley a boost for NZ Agritechnology

Farming has been going through a technological revolution for years. The older, more traditional and smaller farming operations have progressively been replaced with corporate farms. Technologies to manage these farms like remote sensors, satellite mapping and cloud-based management systems are now commonplace. Next we are seeing the adoption of robotic milking stations, driverless tractors and real-time big data decision-making to …

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Connectivity a key factor for rural businesses

Companies which have high internet usage are currently 4 years ahead of an average firm. They’re also 6% more productive and generate 20% more revenue than companies that are slower to pick up and integrate new technology into their business. It’s forecasted next year that over 3.75 million New Zealanders will be using mobile internet. These are just a couple …

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NZ to learn from Europe’s leading agricultural innovators

Like New Zealand, innovation is seen as a major driving force in the future growth of Europe’s agricultural sector. Agritechnica, one of the largest agricultural machinery shows in the world, has just finished in Germany and attracted over 450,000 visitors and 2,907 exhibitors. Agriculture 4.0 was front-and-centre of this event, with precision farming, sensor-based data collection, remote and automated systems …

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New MobileTECH 2016 programme is out now

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new programme for MobileTECH 2016. This event is running on 30-31 March 2016 in Rotorua, New Zealand. MobileTECH 2016 is a major primary industry event covering communication networks, cloud computing, wireless monitoring, data management, satellite imagery, mobile computing, UAVs, robotics, remote sensors, Internet of things, big data and automation. Innovation through …

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Rural connectivity and new technologies focus of MobileTECH 2016

The fourth MobileTECH conference on mobile technologies for New Zealand’s primary industries will bring together, under one roof, the technology leaders from right across New Zealand’s agriculture, horticulture and forestry sectors. This independent technology event showcases the very latest in productivity tools for the rural sector. MobileTECH 2016 will be held in Rotorua, New Zealand on 30-31 March 2016. Innovative …

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MobileTECH 2016 – Expressions of Interest

Since MobileTECH first event ran in 2013, this series has firmly established itself as a major industry event for showcasing new technologies designed to increase the productivity of our primary food and fibre industries. The speed of development within the industry is driving a wave of new productivity tools powered by connectivity. In three years MobileTECH has showcased hundreds of …

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MobileTECH 2015 Post Event Summary

Now in its third year, MobileTECH has become a major technology event for the primary sector. This event series has attracted over 1000 industry representatives from throughout Australia and New Zealand over the last couple of years. MobileTECH has provided a unique opportunity for companies from across the horticultural, dairy, meat, wool, grain, fisheries and forestry industries to meet and …