Date(s) - 13/07/2020 - 17/07/2020
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
One-of-a-kind opportunity to learn directly from the Silicon Valley insiders about the future of digital farming and agtech:
- presentations by influential technology experts and visionaries
- provocative brainstorming sessions with like-minded innovators
- visits to top Silicon Valley companies
- meetings with Silicon Valley luminaries
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PROGRAM
Designed specifically for city agencies and industry experts, the program includes 5 full days of an immersive experience with the most innovative startups, industry leaders and experts who will give you exclusive insights into the technology-driven transformation for the future of digital farming.
- Farm Robotics
- Digital Transformation
- Remote Sensing
- Machine Learning and Analytics
- Big Data and Analytics
(This is a sample program. Participating presenters and companies vary from program to program and cannot be guaranteed for any particular tour.)
THE WORLD OF AGTECH
What is agtech and where is it taking us? Why is it exploding now and what are the forces driving its expansion? These are the questions we answer on day 1 of our immersion program on The Future of Farming and AgriBusiness. We explain how startups have capitalized on demographic and labor market trends, new technologies and the ready availability of venture funding to create companies reimagining farming for the 21st century.
EXPLOITING MARKET NICHES
No one agriculture startup has all the answers. That’s why on day two we explore the limits to the agtech space as they exist today. How many areas of agriculture are being disrupted? What is the nature of this change and how fast is it moving? We answer these questions through visits to startups operating in a wide range of niches.
THE “TECH” IN AGTECH
Day three of the immersion program is dedicated to the technologies fueling the disruption of the agricultural sector. We hear from experts in artificial intelligence and machine learning, robotics, internet of things and drones to learn what these technologies can currently do and what they will offer in the future.
CORPORATE INNOVATION FOR AGRICULTURE
Having seen and heard how digital is disrupting agriculture on days 1 to 3, on day 4 of our immersion program we challenge attendees to turn words into action. Participatory workshops with leading Silicon Valley experts on design thinking, design sprints, venture capital and open innovation provide executives with the blueprints and frameworks they need to execute on innovation within their own organization. We analyze how some of the world’s biggest agribusinesses are adapting to digital; we evaluate their interactions with the startup ecosystem and ask what can be learned from their attempts at innovation thus far.
THE FUTURE OF AGRICULTURE
What’s next for the digital disruption of farming and agribusiness? Day 5 brings the program to a close with its sights firmly set on the future. We learn about the trends set emerge in the coming years and meet the companies looking to capitalize on those trends today. Will global food production rise fast enough to keep up with the world’s growing population? What will be the effects of changing climate conditions be on agriculture? We explore answers to these questions and look ahead to the areas of the agricultural industry next in line to be disrupted by emerging technologies.
- Program participation
- Transfers between company visits
- Lunches (Mon-Fr)
- Hotel Accomodation (6 nights)
- Airfare tickets
If you prefer to book and pay for your own accommodation, contact us to request a registration code.