San Jose, California
The program kicks off with an AgTech Summit which will focus on building a dialogue amongst participants, hearing from industry experts, exploring next generation solutions from Silicon Valley startups, and prepping for the adventure ahead.
Depart from Hyatt Place, San Jose to Emma Prusch Farm (Multicultural Building, 647 King Rd., San Jose, CA 95116)
NICK SRAMEK, Director of International Relations, Silicon Valley Forum
Meet & greet plus interactive table discussions surrounding current AgTech challenges and solutions from the United States and around the world:
What are the major impediments? How can technology help solve the big issues we are facing?
Power Talk and Q&A: AARON MAGENHEIM, Founder of AgTech Insight
While new technologies are being developed in Silicon Valley to address agriculture challenges, what are the emerging trends globally?
Power Talk and Q&A: OMER DAVIDI, Founder & CEO of BeeHero
BeeHero helps farmers give every flower a fighting chance using the power of real time beehive data and pollination intelligence.
Power Talk and Q&A: DAVID VOSBURG, CFO & SVP, Crop One
Crop One’s mission is to solve the world’s food problems one crop at a time.
Panel Discussion and Q&A: Investments and latest innovation in AgTech
ALEX LUCE, Partner, Creative Ventures
KARL KERKSIEK, VC, Finistere Ventures
MORGAN PAXHIA, Managing Director & Chief Investor, Poseidon Asset Management
Moderated by Nick Sramek, Director Int’l Relations at Silicon Valley Forum
How do Investors see the future of AgTech? What big bets are being made in 2019?
Power Talk and Q&A: ROHINI BANSKOTA, Director of Policy, Finless Foods
Finless Foods is a food startup working toward a world where everyone has access to healthy, delectable seafood, without the environmental devastation or the health hazards of traditional fishing and aquatic farming.
Panel Discussion: Is CannabisThe New Gold Rush?
LANA PATRICK, Cannabis Culitvator
RYAN BRANTLEY, Director of Cultivation with Caliva
PAUL HENDERSON, CEO with Grupo Flor
Moderated by Patrick Froehlich, Int’l Program Manager, Silicon Valley Forum
What are the major hurdles in this exciting new sector? What new technologies are being developed for Cannabis tech?
KEYNOTE: CHARLES BARON, CoFounder & VP, Farmer’s Business Network Inc.
How is technology helping growers build a resilient future? What can farmers and growers expect when it comes to innovation?