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Food IT June 27 2017 (Mountain View, CA)

FOOD IT: Fork to Farm 2017

FOOD IT: Fork to Farm
June 27 2017
9:00 am – 6:00 pm PDT
Computer History Museum
1401 N Shoreline Blvd,
Mountain View, CA 94043

 

“Connecting people who are feeding the world with people who are changing the world through tech innovation…”


Kickoff with Jeff Frick and Lisa Martin, Food IT


Food IT Wrap with Jeff Frick and Lisa Martin


Guests Include:

Michiel Bakker
Director, Google Food

You are what you eat, and throw away, at Google
After a lengthy career working for Westin and Starwood Hotels, Michiel Bakker (pictured) suddenly got a call from Google Inc. six years ago asking whether he might be interested in a conversation about its food program. Read the full blog post with highlights from his interview at SiliconANGLE.com.


Seana Day
Partner, The Mixing Bowl, Better Food Ventures

Consumers like food tech, but growers are on data overload, say investors
Investors enjoy having plenty of options, and the food tech landscape certainly offers choices at the moment with approximately 3,000 companies vying for funding and customers, according to two prominent food tech investors. The explosion of new companies is fueling innovation in the field, but there are growing pains as well. Read the full blog post with highlights from her interview at SiliconANGLE.com.


Helene Dillard
Dean, College of Agricultural & Environ. Sciences, UC Davis

California academic institutions join the AgTech revolution
The technology wave sweeping agriculture is impacting the entire range of organizations supporting the industry. In order to serve the needs of a massively growing population, all segments of industry must come together in order to produce a systematic solution, including academic institutions. Read the full blog post with highlights from his interview at SiliconANGLE.com.


Nathan Dorn
Founder & CEO, Food-Origins

AgTech evolution helps farms make sense of new age data
Applying new technology to the farming industry is a highly complex process because of the multi-faceted nature of the challenges facing farms. The key is making sense of the data once the new technology is implemented, according to Nathan Dorn, founder and chief executive officer of farming analytics startup Food Origins (F6S Network Ltd.), which provides precision harvest data to high-value hand crops. Read the full blog post with highlights from his interview at SiliconANGLE.com.


Curtis Garner
Senior Farm Analyst, Bowles Farming Company

Farmers need guaranteed ROI before adopting new technology
Access to new technology is often not a limiting factor for innovative farmers, as AgTech sees a rise in companies building industry-specific products. The challenge lies in ensuring meaningful return on investment from the time and resources spent on new technology. So what motivates farmers to adopt new technology solutions? Read the full blog post with highlights from his interview at SiliconANGLE.com.


Glenda Humiston
VP, Agriculture & Natural Resources, University of CA


George Kellerman
Chief Operations Officer & GP, Yamaha Motor Ventures

AgTech evolution helps farms make sense of new age data
Applying new technology to the farming industry is a highly complex process because of the multi-faceted nature of the challenges facing farms. The key is making sense of the data once the new technology is implemented, according to Nathan Dorn, founder and chief executive officer of farming analytics startup Food Origins (F6S Network Ltd.), which provides precision harvest data to high-value hand crops. Read the full blog post with highlights from his interview at SiliconANGLE.com.


Paul Noglows
Executive Producer, Forbes AgTech Summit

Observations on uniting agriculture around newest tech
The digital transformation is disrupting much more than the technology landscape. Historically low-tech industries like agriculture and farming are also seeing a surge in innovation. At this year’s FOOD IT: Fork to Farm event in Mountain View, California, Paul Noglows, executive producer of the Forbes AgTech Summit, explained how the Forbes event in the “Salad Bowl of the World” is bringing farmers and technology together. Read the full blog post with highlights from his interview at SiliconANGLE.com.


Megan Nunes
Founder, Vinsight

Farmers need guaranteed ROI before adopting new technology
Access to new technology is often not a limiting factor for innovative farmers, as AgTech sees a rise in companies building industry-specific products. The challenge lies in ensuring meaningful return on investment from the time and resources spent on new technology. So what motivates farmers to adopt new technology solutions? Read the full blog post with highlights from her interview at SiliconANGLE.com.


Kelly Olazar
Chef de Cuisine, Chowbotics


Rob O’Reilly
Senior Member Technical Staff, Analog Devices


Shami Patel
CEO, LumiGrow


Raja Ramachandran
CEO, ripe.io

Blockchain brings new level of transparency for food consumers
Applying new technologies in historically low-tech industries, such as agriculture, presents a new set of challenges around perceived costs, incentive structures and risk. However, when a new application, such as blockchain, opens up, the outcome can be truly transformative. Read the full blog post with highlights from his interview at SiliconANGLE.com.


Michael Rose
Partner, The Mixing Bowl

Embrace IT, say food and agriculture experts
A recent restaurant association study forecasts a shortage of 200,000 line cooks over the next 10 years. The average age of the American farmer is 65, but a younger, tech-savvy generation is coming. These are just two of the trends facing the food and agriculture industry as a new wave of innovation, involving Internet of Things, tracking and fixing inefficiencies in food production is starting to emerge, according to Rob Trice, founder of The Mixing Bowl LLC, which has a mission of “connecting people who are feeding the world with people who are changing the world through tech innovation.” Read the full blog post with highlights from his interview at SiliconANGLE.com.


Brita Rosenheim
Partner, The Mixing Bowl, Better Food Ventures

Consumers like food tech, but growers are on data overload, say investors
Investors enjoy having plenty of options, and the food tech landscape certainly offers choices at the moment with approximately 3,000 companies vying for funding and customers, according to two prominent food tech investors. The explosion of new companies is fueling innovation in the field, but there are growing pains as well. Read the full blog post with highlights from her interview at SiliconANGLE.com.


Deepak Sekar
Founder & CEO, Chowbotics


Dan Sonke
Director, Sustainable Agriculture, Campbell Soup Company

A case study in food IT: How Campbell uses data to drive sustainability
The Campbell Soup Co., one of the longest-operating food brands in the U.S., maintains data on every load of tomatoes that comes into its processing plants, and has been collecting this information over the past five years. But the application of data science to farming and produce processing is fairly new, and Campbell is working on a project involving tomato-growing suppliers to channel its trove of valuable information into a big payoff: sustainability. Read the full blog post with highlights from his interview at SiliconANGLE.com.


David Sypnieski
Founder and CEO, Athena Intel

A case study in food IT: How Campbell uses data to drive sustainability
The Campbell Soup Co., one of the longest-operating food brands in the U.S., maintains data on every load of tomatoes that comes into its processing plants, and has been collecting this information over the past five years. But the application of data science to farming and produce processing is fairly new, and Campbell is working on a project involving tomato-growing suppliers to channel its trove of valuable information into a big payoff: sustainability. Read the full blog post with highlights from his interview at SiliconANGLE.com.


Dr. Andy Thulin
Dean, College of Agriculture, Food & Environ, Sciences, Cal Poly SLO

Student entrepreneurs drive agriculture tech, say experts
While Silicon Valley may be the center of much of the world’s technology today, universities around the country still play a vital role in facilitating innovative research and nurturing future companies. This is especially true when it comes to agriculture, a field in which business schools and food science departments are incubating the next generation of young talent. Read the full blog post with highlights from his interview at SiliconANGLE.com.


Rob Trice
Founder, The Mixing Bowl

Embrace IT, say food and agriculture experts
A recent restaurant association study forecasts a shortage of 200,000 line cooks over the next 10 years. The average age of the American farmer is 65, but a younger, tech-savvy generation is coming. These are just two of the trends facing the food and agriculture industry as a new wave of innovation, involving Internet of Things, tracking and fixing inefficiencies in food production is starting to emerge, according to Rob Trice, founder of The Mixing Bowl LLC, which has a mission of “connecting people who are feeding the world with people who are changing the world through tech innovation.” Read the full blog post with highlights from his interview at SiliconANGLE.com.


Dr. Wendy Wintersteen
Dean, College of Agricultural & Life Sciences, Iowa State University

Student entrepreneurs drive agriculture tech, say experts
While Silicon Valley may be the center of much of the world’s technology today, universities around the country still play a vital role in facilitating innovative research and nurturing future companies. This is especially true when it comes to agriculture, a field in which business schools and food science departments are incubating the next generation of young talent. Read the full blog post with highlights from her interview at SiliconANGLE.com.


Mike Wolf
Creator & Curator, The Spoon & Smart Kitchen Summit


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