Silicon Valley Forum’s Seeds of Our Future Immersion Program invites global AgTech innovators on an intenstive three-day journey through Silicon Valley, San Francisco, and the Central Valley, where you’ll explore sustainable, scalable solutions for the projected population increase in the years to come. California is home to the world’s most productive seats of both technology and agriculture, and this program examines the ways in which we can bridge the two, building a sustainable, connected, beautiful future.
Since the inaugural event in 2016, the Seeds of Our Future has brought together tech innovators, startups, investors, farmers, universities, governments, and industry experts to connect on topics such as automated farms, food safety and traceability, controlled environments, UAVs, and much more.
The Seeds of Our Future Immersion Program will be held August 20-23, 2019, and will tour through a variety of locations in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and the Central Valley. You’ll have the opportunity to tour working farms and agricultural centers, and visit innovative companies and startups working in biotech, agtech, drones and UAV, big data/IoT, and much more.
Watch 2017 Highlights: The Seeds of Our Future AgTech Program
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Past Immersion Program Speakers
Deborah MagidDir. Software Strategy, IBM Venture Capital Group
Deborah Magid represents IBM’s $25 B software business in the company’s Venture Capital Group. Her expertise spans several industries, and she brings insight from the venture community to the development of IBM’s growth strategies.
Hank GiclasSVP Science Technology Strategic Planning Western Growers
SVP Science Technology Strategic Planning Western Growers
Nolan PaulR D Strategy Emerging Tech Driscolls
R D Strategy Emerging Tech Driscolls
George KellermanCOO GP Yamaha Motor Ventures Laboratory Silicon Valley
COO GP Yamaha Motor Ventures Laboratory Silicon Valley
Josh RuizVP of Ag Operations, Church Brothers Farms
Sammy DudaSenior VP of National Operations, Duda Farm Fresh Food
Olivier JerphagnonFounder, PowWow Energy
Jackie VazquezDirector of Ag Operations, Andrew Williamson Fresh Produce
Jeff MaconProgram Manager, Fresno State's California Water Institute
Peter HerzCo-founder, FoodSystem6
Paul BissettCOO, Harvest CROO Robotics
Michael ChristensenDirector of Technical Services, Driscoll's
Denyse CardozoCEO, Silicon Valley Forum
Denyse drives the goals and strategy for Silicon Valley Forum, with continued growth into international markets and innovation. She has coached hundreds of startups through the SVF pitch nights and programs.
Karen RossSecretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture
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