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. 

Program Highlights

Keynote: Harnessing Innovation to Feed the World

Michael Macrie, CIO, Land O'Lakes

PANEL: Banking Agriculture: Investment in AgTech

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

PANEL: Driving Innovation for the 21st Century Costumer

Karen Caplan, CEO, Frieda's Specialty Produce
Hank Giclas, SVP, Western Growers Association
Bob Christopher, Director of Innovation, Panasonic
Michael Teel, CEO, Raley's Supermarkets
Moderator: Mareese Keane, SVG Partners, THRIVE

PANEL: BreakthroughTechnologies Creating the Farm of the Future

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

PANEL: Catalyzing Industry Transformation

Bruce Taylor, CEO, Taylor Farms
Kevin Murphy, CEO, Driscoll's Berries
Moderator: Elizabeth Weise, USA Today


Mike Macrie, CIO, Land O' Lakes

Mike Macrie, CIO, Land O' Lakes

Karen Caplan, CEO, Frieda's Specialty Produce

Karen Caplan, CEO, Frieda's Specialty Produce

Bruce Taylor, CEO, Taylor Farms

Bruce Taylor, CEO, Taylor Farms

Kevin Murphy, CEO, Driscoll's Berries

Kevin Murphy, CEO, Driscoll's Berries

Michael Teel, Owner & CEO, Raley's Family of Fine Stores

Michael Teel, Owner & CEO, Raley's Family of Fine Stores

Sean O' Sullivan, Managing Partner, SOSV, Food-X

Sean O' Sullivan, Managing Partner, SOSV, Food-X

George Kellerman, COO and General Partner, Yamaha Motor Ventures & Lab Silicon Valley

George Kellerman, COO and General Partner, Yamaha Motor Ventures & Lab Silicon Valley

Bob Christopher, Director of Innovation, Panasonic

Bob Christopher, Director of Innovation, Panasonic

John Hartnett, Founder, SVG Partners, THRIVE Agtech

John Hartnett, Founder, SVG Partners, THRIVE Agtech

Matt Bohnert, President, Suterra, A Wonderful Company

Matt Bohnert, President, Suterra, A Wonderful Company

Saida Ruscitto, Product & New Business Innovation IoT, Verizon

Saida Ruscitto, Product & New Business Innovation IoT, Verizon

Andy Mitchell, Director of Viticulture, Hahn Family Wines

Andy Mitchell, Director of Viticulture, Hahn Family Wines

Moderator Elizabeth Weise, Reporter, USA Today

Moderator Elizabeth Weise, Reporter, USA Today

Moderator Paul Noglows, Executive Director, ForbesLive

Moderator Paul Noglows, Executive Director, ForbesLive

Moderator Rich Moran, Menlo College, Moran Manor

Moderator Rich Moran, Menlo College, Moran Manor


WHAT DOES OPEN INNOVATION LOOK LIKE AT THRIVE?

We work with partners large and small to address major opportunities in agriculture

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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.

Problem Areas

 

Data Privacy

 

Energy & Environment

 

Labor Shortages


Technology themes

 

Analytics

 

Automation

 

Cybersecurity