MobileTECH 2016 Programme

Wednesday 30 March 2016
Session 1: Primary Industries 4.0
Morning Chairperson: Andrew Cooke, CEO, Rezare Systems
10.00amWelcome
10.10amHow new technologies will define the primary sector
Graham Smith, CEO, Federated Farmers
10.40amWhat are the key mobility trends impacting global business
David Walker, AgriBusiness Manager, Spark Digital
11.10amThe connectivity scorecard - how well connected are we
Craig Young, CEO, TUANZ
Session 2: A showcase for rural industry tech
11.40amTECH Talks
Lightning talks on the best innovations and services available for the primary sector.
- Connecterra
- AgAlytics
- OnSide
12.10pmLunch + Networking
Afternoon Chairperson: Craig Young, CEO, TUANZ
1.30pmTECH Talks
Lightning talks on the best innovations and services available for the primary sector.
- Sprout
- Agrimap
- Poutama
2.00pmPanel: Meet the future leaders
The brightest young farmers, horticulturalists and foresters present and discuss their vision of what technologies they see powering their businesses
Facilitator: Julia Jones, Specialist, KPMG Farm Enterprise, KPMG
Panellists:
- Matt Bell, NZ Young Farmer of the Year 2015
- Hamish Gates, Young Grower of the Year 2015
- Sarah O’Connell, Former Chairperson, Royal Agricultural Society Youth Council
- Goetz Roth, Callaghan Forestry Innovation Scholarship 2015
- Hinga Marsh, Maori Business and Innovation Manager, Tuhono Whenua Horticulture
Session 3: The realities of working with tech
2.45pmNAIT: The lessons, challenges and opportunities in driving technology change within the rural industry
Kayo Sakey, GM - Strategy and Innovation, OSPRI
3.15pmAfternoon Tea + Networking
3.45pmFrom the USA to NZ and back again: How a new tech startup started counting sheep
Joshua Miller, Director, FarmShots (USA - via video conferencing)
4.15pmThe networked farm - what a farmer really wants
Andrew Hoggard, Director & Farmer, Hoggard Holdings
4.45pmMaking business sense from sensor data: Helping farmers increase productivity
Yasir Khokhar, Founder, Connecterra (Netherlands)
5.15pmNetworking Drinks
6.30pmIndustry Dinner
After Dinner Presentation: Diversifying – From forestry to high priced freshwater crayfish
John Hollows, Aquaculture Manager, Ernslaw One
Thursday 31 March 2016
Morning Chairperson: Ian Yule, Professor in Precision Agriculture, Massey University
8.30amAn insight into how digital technologies are transforming European's agricultural production
Dr Ulrich Adam, Secretary General, CEMA - European Association of Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers (Belgium - via video conferencing)
9.00amNext generation solutions need next gen thinking
Nigel Sharplin, Managing Director, inFact
Session 4: The big technologies impacting on the sector
9.30amCloud technologies are a game changer and third-party integrations and partnerships are key
Sophie Stanley, Head of Rural, Figured
10.00amMorning Tea + Networking
10.30amHow to maximise the value of big data to your operations and external partners
Evelyn Seewald, GM Operations and Farmer Services, Fonterra
11.00amInternet of things - using data to drive the operation and power new connections with the consumers
Collier Isaacs, Chief Executive, FarmIQ
11.30amTECH Talks
Lightning talks on the best innovations and services available for the primary sector.
- Rezare Systems
- Honeywell
- TracMap
- AgRecord
12.00pmLunch + Networking
Afternoon Chairperson: Graham Smith, CEO, Federated Farmers
12.50pmTECH Talks
Lightning talks on the best innovations and services available for the primary sector.
- Sierra Wireless (it-iQ)
- Eagle Technology (Esri)
- TrackIt
- Aeronavics
1.20pmIntelligent machines - M2M innovations driving new automation and optimisation in the field
Malcolm Frick, Solution Specialist: Agronomic Implementation, John Deere (Australia)
1.40pmNew age communications, a connected forest and intelligent wood flow
Matt Ludbrook, GM, Trimble Forestry Logistics
2.00pmNext generation sensors: Hyper-spectral sensor technologies open the gates to better land management
Ian Yule, Professor in Precision Agriculture, Massey University
Session 5: The major issues going forward
2.20pmOverlook data portability at your peril - why standardising data is the future
Andrew Cooke, CEO, Rezare Systems
2.50pmA recap, review and challenges for the industry
Graham Smith, CEO, Federated Farmers
3.00pmConference concludes

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