SILICON VALLEY FORUM PRESENTS

A SEEDS OF OUR FUTURE

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About

Technology has undoubtedly reinvented agriculture in recent decades, greatly increasing the efficiency of farmland and allowing growers to provide food at a low cost to billions.

AgTech as we know it has revolutionized our food systems in recent decades; continued capital deployed to technologies for the farm – including utilizing AI, IoT, blockchain, robotics, and biological testing – is allowing growers around the world to optimize their resources.

Our food systems are changing rapidly as technologies are developed and deployed in all areas of the supply chain – literally from farm to fork. The challenges to our food systems continue to grow, however, as resource and environmental constraints create the continued need to innovate.

The role of agtech will only grow; Silicon Vally Forum is proud to be a supporter of his burgeoning sector by working with the entrepreneurs, investors, accelerators, and growers who are dedicated to building better food systems.

Since 2015, Silicon Valley Forum has held our annual summer gathering, Seeds of our Future, as a part of our efforts to support those driving this sector forward.

While 2020 is providing challenges for all of those in the agriculture and agtech sectors, we are dedicated to continue supporting the work of technologists and growers around the world.

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Past Speakers and Presenters

2021 speakers announced soon!

Dennis Donohue

Dennis Donohue Director, Western Growers Center for Innovation and Technology

Charles Baron

Charles Baron Co-Founder & VP, Farmer's Business Network, Inc.

Nick Sramek

Nick Sramek Director of International Relations, Silicon Valley Forum

Aaron Magenheim

Aaron Magenheim Founder, AgTech Insight

Alex Luce

Alex Luce Partner, Creative Ventures

Denyse Cardozo

Denyse Cardozo Executive Director, Silicon Valley Forum

Scott Sedgely

Scott Sedgely Vice Mayor, City of Napa

Rohini Banskota

Rohini Banskota Director of Policy, Finless Foods

B. David Vosburg

B. David Vosburg CFO & SVP Strategy, Crop One Holdings

Ryan Brantley

Ryan Brantley Director of Cultivation, Caliva

Paul Henderson

Paul Henderson CEO, Grupo Flor

Joe Gunter

Joe Gunter Mayor of Salinas

Karl Kerksiek

Karl Kerksiek VC, Finistere Ventures

Robert Morris

Robert Morris Founder and CEO, TerrAvion, Inc.

Omer Davidi

Omer Davidi Founder and CEO, BeeHero

Jamie Bacher

Jamie Bacher CoFounder and CEO, Boost Biomes

Bruce Borden

Bruce Borden COO, FarmX

Adrian Ferraro Fernandez

Adrian Ferraro Fernandez CoFounder and CEO, Biome Makers Inc.

Naeem Zafar

Naeem Zafar CoFounder and CEO, TeleSense

Morgan Paxhia

Morgan Paxhia Managing Director & Chief Investor, Poseidon Asset Managment

Adam Wolf

Adam Wolf Chief Scientist, Arable Labs Inc.

Will Drayton

Will Drayton Director Technical Viticulture & Research Winemaking, Treasury Wine Estates

Adam Reineck

Adam Reineck Global Design Director, IDEO.org

Luan Nio

Luan Nio Senior Partnerships Lead, IDEO.org

Deborah Magid

Deborah Magid Director, Software Strategies, IBM Ventures

Sebastian Boyer

Sebastian Boyer CoFounder & CEO, FarmWise

Mike Dodson

Mike Dodson CoFounder & CEO, Pago

Jill Brigham

Jill Brigham Executive Director, Smart farming & Sustainable Wine & Food Processing, UC Davis

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