MobileTECH 2017 Programme

Wednesday 22 March 2017
Session 1: The age of disruptive innovation
Session 1 kindly sponsored by Jade Software
Chairperson: John Ascroft, Chief Innovation Officer, Jade Software
10.10amTransformative technologies - megatrends that are reshaping how we do business
Andrew Gibbs, Partner & Head of NZ Primary Industries, Deloitte New Zealand
10.30amDeveloping an agri tech startup community in NZ
Marcel van den Assum, Chairman, Angel Association NZ
10.50amInsights into Europe's agri tech industry and infrastructure – an Ireland case study
Hannah Fraser, Senior Market Advisor - Agribusiness, Enterprise Ireland
11.10amHow Silicon Valley is disrupting the future of food and fibre
Zach Gentry, CEO, FarmX, USA (via video conferencing)
11.30amTECH Talks
Lightning talks on the best innovations and services available in NZ for the primary sector.
- Jade Software
- Rezare
- AgriMap
- Cucumber
- GPS-it

12.10pmLunch + Networking
1.10pm  Silex UAV outdoor demo (weather dependant)
Session 2: Disruptive ideas to impact the sector
Chairperson: Andrew Cushen, Deputy Chief Executive, InternetNZ
1.30pmPanel: Meet the early adopters
Hear from a passionate cross-section of early adopters and their views on the integration of technology
Facilitator: Kevin Cooney, Head of Agri Capital, ASB
- Tony Walters, Aka Aka Dairy Farmer
- Chris Allen, Farmer
- Lachlan Mckay, National Orchard Manager, T&G Pipfruit
2.00pmThe future of farming is the Internet of Things
Patrick Verryt, Head of IOT at Spark Ventures
2.20pmEarly rural adopters using 'Low Power Wide Area Networks' for the Internet of Things
Vikram Kumar, Chief Executive, KotahiNet
2.40pmNZ's first ever satellite launch and what this means for the primary sector
Greg Bodeker, Centre for Space Science Technology
3.00pmAfternoon Tea + Networking
3.30pmTECH Talks
Lightning talks on the best innovations and services available in NZ for the primary sector.
- Konect
- Netvalue
- Simply Payroll
- Silex UAV
4.00pmMobile connectivity - how it’s transforming the supply chain
Scott Pollard, New Zealand IoT Manager, Vodafone New Zealand
4.20pmPositive Disruptive Innovation – Digitising NZ’s livestock trading market
Jason Roebuck, Managing Director, StockX
4.40pmMaking sensors wearable
Felix Lun, R&D Manager, Stretchsense
5.00pmNetworking Drinks
6.30pmIndustry Dinner
Dinner Speaker: Disruptive innovation - driverless vehicles are closer than you think
Dave Verma, Director of Australasian Driverless Vehicle Initiatives, HMI Technologies
Thursday 23 March 2017
Chairperson: Craig Young, CEO, TUANZ
8.30amThe real impact of new technologies on the horticultural sector
Mike Chapman, Chief Executive, Horticulture New Zealand
9.00amEmerging Technologies for Hands-on Biosecurity
Barry Sullivan – Project Leader / Manager (National Banana Top Virus Program), Horticulture Innovations Australia
Session 3: Disruptive Innovations in robotics and automation
9.20amPractical Uses for Microsoft's HoloLens and augmented reality
Stuart Ralston, Mixed Reality Engineering Manager, Trimble
9.40amReal-world use of UAVs for rural businesses
John Bampfylde, Marketing Director, DroneMate + Greg Emerick, Executive Vice President & Co Founder, Sentera Solutions, USA (via conferencing)
10.00amMorning Tea + Networking
Session 4: Disruptive Innovations in Data and the Supply Chain
10.30amHow to make data and data capture central to your business
David Edwards, CEO & Founder, automed, Australia
10.50amCloud computing is driving disruptive technologies - how to choose the right cloud provider
Bruno Lago, GM - Cloud Computing, Catalyst IT
11.10amWhat do consumers know about your supply chain?
Andrew Cooke, Director, Rezare Systems
11.30amTECH Talks
Lightning talks on the best innovations and services available in NZ for the primary sector.
- TrackIt
- Eagle Technology
- Logic Wireless
12.00pmLunch + Networking
Chairperson: Andrew Cooke, Managing Director, Rezare Systems
1.00pmDeveloping an app to aggregate and simplify data across the business
Tim Cutfield, Farmer Innovations Manager, Fonterra Co-operative Group
1.30pmPanel: Meet the future leaders
The brightest young farmers, horticulturalists and foresters present and discuss their views on technology and how they see young people vision of what technologies they see powering their businesses.
Facilitator: John Ascroft, Chief Innovation Officer, Jade Software
- Chelsea Millar, National Board Member, NZ Young Farmers
- Alastair Neville, Reporoa Farmer & former Young Farmer of the Year Grand Final convener
- Andrew Hutchinson, Young Horticulturalist of the Year 2016
Session 5: Disruptive Innovations in Applications
2.00pmStatus and future perspectives of smart tools and apps in New Zealand agriculture
Eva Schröer-Merker, Team leader of the ‘Farm Tools’ project, Agri One
2.20pmMoving from early adopter to an award winning app developer - a farmer’s point of view
Nigel Taylor, Farmer and Founder, Job Done
Session 6: Future Disruptive Innovations
2.40pmConference Summary
2.50pmConference Concludes

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