Visit the Future of Agriculture
Join corporate executives, investors, farmers, and startups to discover technologies that are changing the way we grow food today and in the future.
8:30 Registration and Networking
9:30 Introduction by John Hartnett
9:45 Keynote: Harnessing Innovation to Feed the World
Michael Macrie, CIO, Land O'Lakes
10:15 PANEL: Banking AgTech: exploring trends and horizons
What is the state of play of agtech investment? This panel will explore the investment themes of the past year and the funds and programs best suited to the sector in the coming years, including the growing number of grants, new venture funds, accelerators, and incubators.
Sean O'Sullivan, Managing Partner, SOSV, Food-X
George Kellerman, Partner, Yamaha Motor Ventures
John Hartnett, CEO, SVG Partners, THRIVE AgTech
Geoff Eisenberg, Principal, Ecosystem Integrity Fund
Moderator: Paul Noglows, Executive Producer, Forbes
11:00 Technology presentations
11:40 THRIVE TOP 50 PHOTO AND AWARDS CEREMONY
Lunch sponsored by:
12:45 PANEL: Driving Innovation for the 21st Century consumer
From the consumer facing retailer through the supply chain and back to the farmer, this panel will explore how consumer preference and demand is changing in this century and what technology responses are required to address these needs.
Panel Introduction by Michael Teel, CEO, Raley's Supermarkets
Michael Teel, CEO, Raley's Supermarkets
Karen Caplan, CEO, Frieda's Specialty Produce
Hank Giclas, SVP, Western Growers Association
Gareth Keane, Senior Investment Manager, Qualcomm Ventures
Moderator: Mareese Keane, SVG Partners, THRIVE
Panel sponsored by:
1:30 TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATIONS
2:10 PANEL: Breakthrough Technologies Creating the Farm of the Future
This panel takes a deep dive into precision agriculture technologies for wine and specialty crops and explores the impact that these innovations are making on farm operations, financials and the environment.
Andy Mitchell, Director of Viticulture, Hahn Family Wines
Saida Ruscitto, Product & New Business Innovation IoT, Verizon
Matt Bohnert, President, Suterra, A Wonderful Company
Eric Jallas, CEO, ITK
Moderator: Rich Moran, President, Menlo College
3:25 PANEL: Catalyzing Industry Transformation
Bruce Taylor, CEO, Taylor Farms
Kevin Murphy, CEO, Driscoll's Berries
Moderator: Elizabeth Weise, USA Today
4:10 Technology presentations
4:40 Networking reception
6:00 EVENT CLOSE
WHAT DOES OPEN INNOVATION LOOK LIKE AT THRIVE?
We work with partners large and small to address major opportunities in agriculture
IDENTIFY. ITERATE. SCALE PROVEN TECHNOLOGY.
Open Innovation at THRIVE AgTech offers startups and corporations the opportunity to identify, iterate, prove, and scale new technologies together. Such collaborations build the trust and credibility that are critical to making inroads to the broader agriculture community.