Farming2020 Programme – Wednesday 10 May

The Exhibition Marquee

The Farming2020 Exhibition Marquee is open to the public from 9.30am – 4.00pm. You can view a list of the Exhibitors here.

Entry to the Exhibition Marquee is free. Car parking is available in the designated Parking area at the entrance to the LIC Innovation Farm.

Please follow the signs to the Exhibition Marquee. The LIC Innovation Farm is a commercial, working farm. We would be grateful if you could keep to the designated pathways as set up by the Farm managers.

The Presentation Theatre Schedule

The Farming2020 Presentations are being hosted at the on-site Hooper Innovation Centre.

The Presentations will consist of both formal presentations with two moderated discussion panels. All presentations will be videoed and streamed live across the web. Content collected during the three days of events will be available online after the event has closed.

The Farming2020 organsiers are grateful to our Media Content sponsors, WINTEC, for providing the video and streaming facilities to make this possible.

10.00am – 10.10am  Welcome to the Future of AgTech in New Zealand Panel Discussion
Rachel Kelly, Vice-Chair of NZ Tech, will introduce and moderate the ‘Future of AgTech in New Zealand’ Panel Discussion
10.10am – 10.30am Kevin Cooney: Head of Agri Markets,
ASB Bank are a significant player in New Zealand’s rural sector. Kevin will share his vision for the development of New Zealand’s AgTech ecosystem and the role that New Zealand’s major banks and other corporate entities can play to accelerate that vision
10.30am – 10.50am Hemi Rolleston: General Manager Sectors, Māori Economy and Programmes
Callaghan Innovation
Callaghan Innovation provides a single front door to the innovation system for businesses at all stages of their innovation journey – from start-ups to the most experienced R&D performers. Hemi will talk about Callaghan’s support and vision for New Zealand’s AgTech sector and the role that the Maori economy can play to support its growth
10.50am – 11.10am Bridget Unsworth: Investment Director
New Zealand Venture Investment Fund
The New Zealand Venture Investment Fund invests with venture capital funds and alongside angel investors to support New Zealand technology companies with start-up and growth capital. Bridget will talk about NZVIF’s vision for the AgTech sector over the next few years
11.20am – 12.30pm The Future of AgTech in New Zealand Panel Discussion
Rachel Kelly will moderate a panel of leading thought leaders from New Zealand’s AgTech sector. The focus of the discussion maps key themes behind the Farming2020 initiative. How digital technology is going to impact on farming process over the coming years and how major New Zealand agribusinesses can support the country’s emerging startup and early stage AgTech sector. The panel includes:

Mark Harris, Global Marketing Manager – Animal Management, Gallagher

Richard Spelman, Chief Scientist, LIC

Andrew Cooke, Founder & CEO, Rezare Systems

Rob Ford, General Manager – Innovation and Technology, Landcorp

1.00pm – 1.15pm MetService – Bloomsky
Brought to you by New Zealand’s MetService, BloomSky is the first crowdsource community that enables you to view and share real-time images of the weather in locations that matter most. Namely, your and your neighbours’ farms
1.30pm – 1.45pm KotahiNet
Interested in LoRaWAN connectivity? Need a custom IoT solution? Building an IoT product or service? Or just want to know more about the Internet of Things? Start the conversation with Vikram Kumar at Farming2020
2.00pm – 2.15pm Zero Harm Farm
A comprehensive health and safety app for farming, Zero Harm Farms product set includes everything that a farmer or farm manager might require
2.30pm – 3.00pm KEYNOTE: Rezare Systems
Rezare Systems is an established and growing company that provides ideas, guidance, software and product development expertise for those working in the agricultural sector.

Andrew Cooke, founder & CEO, will talk about Rezare’s current expertise in livestock recording systems and genetics, environmental modelling and nutrient management, and farm systems modelling including feed planning and animal performance. Plus the future.

3.15pm – 3.30pm Kiwihort Solutions Limited
Kiwihort Solutions Limited is an early stage team of developers building a smart orchard management tool for the kiwifruit industry. They are trialing their MVP product on Bay of Plenty kiwifruit orchards

Thanks to the Farming2020 Sponsors who have made this all possible

Disclaimer: The Presentation Schedule is subject to change. Every effort will be made to advise people of such change, via this website, as soon as such change becomes known to the Farming2020 organisers