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44 MINUTES ON FRUITY CROPS 10:00h TECH STAGE


  44 minutes on Fruity Crops
     
 10.00 
State of #HORTITECH in FRUITY CROPS
    Introduction by Harrij Schmeitz, Chairman of Smart Horticulture Global & Asia, on the development and use of SMART technology in the fresh produce cultivation with a focus on fruity crops.
     
    Harrij Schmeitz - Managing Director & Owner
    Technology{}Pull - 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
     
   
     

#KEYNOTE
    People empowerment: How Robots and AI can help grower to multi-task
     
    Saber Miresmailli, PhD - Founder & CEO
    Ecoation Innovative Solutions Inc. - Canada
     
     Link:
TED Talk: How AI + IA can help us grow clean food 
     #digitalscouting #vision #ai #multitasking #cropmanagement 
     

#DISRUPTION PITCH 
   

Harvesting Robots: Building the Future for Farmers.

     
    Josh Lessing - Co-founder & CEO 
    Root AI - USA
     
    Link:
Introducing Virgo
Anatomy of a Robot
 
     


PANEL DISCUSSION "Impact of #technovation on the #growingsystem?" 
    Panel discussion with speakers and participants on how #technovation is (going) to #disrupt #FRUITYCROPS
     
    KEY QUESTIONS:
From greenhouse management towards individual plant management? 
How do we get our crops robot ready?
Where are the first opportunities? 
 

SMART BUSINESS (MODELS) IN A DIGITAL WORLD
PLENARY CLOSING SESSIONS WITH INTERNATIONAL KEY-NOTE SPEAKERS ABOUT HOW THE USE OF ICT IS CHANGING BUSINESS MODELS AND SUPPLY CHAINS IN FRESH PRODUCE.
  15.15PLENARY CLOSING SESSION 1: TBA15.45PLENARY CLOSING SESSION 2: CONSUMER 4.0: HOW ONLINE IS THE CHINA MARKET?16.15CLOSING & REFLECTION 16.30CLOSING DRINKS    
SMART HORTICULTURE ASIA
THE FIRST ASIAN CONFERENCE ON INFORMATION MANAGEMENT, STANDARDS & TECHNOLOGY FOR FRESH PRODUCE DESIGNED TO GIVE YOU INSIGHT INTO THE NEWEST TRENDS AND APPLICATION OF INFORMATION EXCHANGE, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, INFORMATION STANDARDS, DIGITALIZATION AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES FROM GROWER, TRADER TO CONSUMER.

9.00 WELCOME & OPENING INTERVIEW
9.30 PLENARY SESSION 1:DISRUPTIVE OPPORTUNITIES FOR CULTIVATION
10.15 PLENARY SESSION 2:HOW DATA WILL PROTECT YOUR BRAND AND YOUR CONSUMER
10.45 COFFEE & NETWORKING
11.15 PLENARY SESSION 3: DURABLE CULTIVATION
11.45 PLENARY SESSION 4: TBA




CLOSING & REFLECTION
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44 MINUTES ON APPLES & PEARS 16:00h TECH STAGE


  44 minutes on Apples & Pears
     
 16.00 
State of #HORTITECH in Apples & Pears
    Introduction by Harrij Schmeitz, Chairman of Smart Horticulture Global & Asia, on the development and use of SMART technology in the fresh produce cultivation with a focus on Apples & Pears. .
     
    Harrij Schmeitz - Managing Director & Owner
    Technology{}Pull - 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
     

     

#KEYNOTE
    Robotic Apple Harvest; Where do we stand? 
     
    Dan Steere - Co-founder & CEO
    Abundant Robotics - USA
     
    Link:
Diving into the 'first commercial robotic apple harvest'
 
     

#DISRUPTION PITCH 
    Precision Fruit; ready to take off...  
     
    René Bal - Manager Fruit Delphy & Grower
    Delphy/Dronewerkers - The Netherlands
     
    Link:
https://delphy.nl/teams/team-fruitteelt/
https://www.dronewerkers.nl
Precision agriculture in fruit growing
     #drones #AI #maps #bigdata
     


PANEL DISCUSSION "The impact of #technovation on the #crop" 
    Panel discussion with speakers and participants on how #technovation is (going) to #disrupt #APPLES&PEARS
     
    KEY QUESTIONS:
What is the impact of robotics on cultivation of apples & pears?
How can growers already prepare themselves for the disruption by #technovation? 
   

SMART BUSINESS (MODELS) IN A DIGITAL WORLD
PLENARY CLOSING SESSIONS WITH INTERNATIONAL KEY-NOTE SPEAKERS ABOUT HOW THE USE OF ICT IS CHANGING BUSINESS MODELS AND SUPPLY CHAINS IN FRESH PRODUCE.
  15.15PLENARY CLOSING SESSION 1: TBA15.45PLENARY CLOSING SESSION 2: CONSUMER 4.0: HOW ONLINE IS THE CHINA MARKET?16.15CLOSING & REFLECTION 16.30CLOSING DRINKS    
SMART HORTICULTURE ASIA
THE FIRST ASIAN CONFERENCE ON INFORMATION MANAGEMENT, STANDARDS & TECHNOLOGY FOR FRESH PRODUCE DESIGNED TO GIVE YOU INSIGHT INTO THE NEWEST TRENDS AND APPLICATION OF INFORMATION EXCHANGE, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, INFORMATION STANDARDS, DIGITALIZATION AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES FROM GROWER, TRADER TO CONSUMER.

9.00 WELCOME & OPENING INTERVIEW
9.30 PLENARY SESSION 1:DISRUPTIVE OPPORTUNITIES FOR CULTIVATION
10.15 PLENARY SESSION 2:HOW DATA WILL PROTECT YOUR BRAND AND YOUR CONSUMER
10.45 COFFEE & NETWORKING
11.15 PLENARY SESSION 3: DURABLE CULTIVATION
11.45 PLENARY SESSION 4: TBA




CLOSING & REFLECTION

KEYNOTE

People Empowerment: How Robots and AI can help one grower to multi-task  
Dr. Saber Miresmailli is the CEO and founder of Ecoation. Saber received his Ph.D. in Plant Science from the University of British Columbia and conducted his post-doctoral
studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  But before he started his academic and business career, Saber grew vegetables first in open fields and theninside greenhouses. He still carries the very first pepper and tomato that he grew on his first farm everywhere he goes.Dr. Miresmailli received the 2015 IAFBC Award of Excellence in Agriculture Innovation, 2016 Award of Innovation Excellence from the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce and 2017 BC Tech Summit AgTech Challenge Award. Dr. Miresmailli was an advisor to the BC Minister of Agriculture (Minister Letnick), was a member of the Vancouver Food Policy Council, represents the province at the United Nations’ Climate Technology Center, joined the high forum of SDG at the United Nations and conducted various projects funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates’ Foundation in West Africa to help small-farm holders. Before Ecoation, Dr. Miresmailli was the Chief Science Officer of Sumatics LLC, an international sustainable development corporation based in NYC and he was a member of the innovation and scientific panel of EcoSMART in Georgia. Saber has extensive experience in projects related to the mitigation of GHG emission and sustainable agriculture. Dr. Miresmailli was named in the Top Forty Under 40 in the 2017 BIV list. Under his leadership, Ecoation received the first prize at the NVBC New Venture Competition in 2017 and was the first Canadian Startup to win the GreenTech Innovation Award in Amsterdam in 2018.
   

 

 

DISRUPTION PITCH

Harvesting Robots: Building the Future for Farmers.

Josh Lessing will talk about building Agile Robots for farmers. Watch here a movie from the introduction of Virgo, the harvesting robot. 

Root AI - Introducing Virgo from Root AI on Vimeo.

 
 

 

KEYNOTE

Robotic Apple Harvest; where do we stand?

Dan is CEO of Abundant Robotics, who are driving major leaps in productivity with agricultural robots.  After growing-up in Louisiana and Texas, Dan was drawn to Silicon Valley.  Starting as an Intel product manager and then gravitating to startups, Dan has helped grow successful companies in a variety of domains.  Abundant is the third robotics company he’s helped launch. Dan earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Harvard and an MBA from Stanford where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar. 



 

 

Photo: T&G Global 
 

DISRUPTION PITCH

Precision Fruit; ready to take off.. 
During the 44 minutes on Apples & Pears René Bal will talk about precision fruit. Watch here a movie about precision agriculture in fruit growing.  

      


Precision agriculture in Fruit growing!
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ABOUT THE CHAIRMAN


Harrij Schmeitz is Owner & Chief dream Officer at Technology{}Pull. A company founded to bridge the GAP between #technology #innovation and #agri #food #industry #disruption.

 

When in 2016 Fruit Logistica Asia took the initiative to start with the SMART HORTICULTURE ASIA Conference he was asked to be

independent chair of the session and make up the program based on the last new developments in #hortitech.

 

Since he finished his studies in Horticulture in 1985, he has worked on ICT and Agro & Food. He is a specialist in the agri & food supply chain on (information)technology and business. He works/worked for large agro-business companies like Rijk Zwaan, Environmental Project Floriculture, Cooperation DOOR, Topsector Horticulture & Starting Materials, etc. 

 

As a thought leader in Information-standardization and Information management in Fresh Supply Chains, he is also working for the Foundation Fresh Upstream: the platform for fresh produce chain information. Here he works on a global scale on standards for food safety, product identification and chain information management. 

 

Next to this Harrij is very active in implementing #disruption in #horticulture. For the big Dutch growers’ associations in Fruity Crops (FVO) he is Program manager for the GLAS4.0 program. Connecting growers to technology. For Royal Fruitmasters he is part of the Innovation team Fruitmasters NEXT where the Digital Orchard and the Data lab are his key responsibilities. 

 



 

#TECHNOLOGY never travels alone ... | "TECH for crops" or " #CROPS for tech" | Let's build #AGTECH Tribes and light the #INNOVATION campfire... | #CHANGE is an infinite game ..