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EFITA newsletter / 754 - European Federation for Information Technology
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Britisch Embassy in Paris
of Farming: Big data and precision agriculture (an interesting event
organised by the think tank saf agri iDées with around 200 participants
Date: October 25th, 2016 - 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
English/French simultaneous interpretation provided
Embassy and the French think tank saf agr’iDées are organising this
event in partnership, with an exclusive international perspective on the
uses of Big data in agriculture. New developments in the sector, with the
help of innovative technological solutions, are supporting a move towards
an increasingly measured form of agriculture, or precision agriculture.
Thus, more and more public and private stakeholders are developing new models
to collect and process agricultural data, which in turn benefit every stage
of the value chain, from producers to consumers. Our panel discussions and
international speakers will highlight several of these initiatives, both
individual and collective, which aim to provide solutions to the current
economic, social and environmental sustainability challenges.
In order to promote
further discussion, a networking business lunch is scheduled with stands
showcasing UK and French companies and start-ups specialising in Big data
and smart agriculture.
Coffee and registration
Susan LE JEUNE D’ALLEGEERSHECQUE, Chargée d'Affaires, British
Embassy in France
Alain SAVARY, Member of the Board of saf agr’iDées and Director
General of Axema
National strategies in the UK and France
Assistant Director, Agri-tech policy, BEIS
Deputy Director, Research, Innovation and International Cooperations,
French Ministry of Agriculture Food and Forestry
Round Table 1: International approaches to Big
Data in Agriculture
Chair: Philippe LECOUVEY, Director General, ACTA
- Pekka PESONEN,
Secretary General, COPA
– European Farmers Organisation
- David FLANDERS,
- Jorg RUHLE,
International Business Development Manager, 365FarmNET
NAVEOS, External Growth Director, Partnerships and Digital,
Crédit Mutuel Arkéa – France
Pitching session – Applications for Big Data and technology
solutions for Precision Agriculture
A selection of UK
and French companies and startups pitch their products and services, including:
DESOMBRE, President, Wanaka
HAEZEBROUCK, Agronomist, computer scientist, API-AGRO
LAMBERT, Director, Cybeletech
LE FOURNIS, Cofounder, Agriconomie
LE ROY, President, Weenat
KINDRED, Senior Research Scientist, Crop Performance, ADAS
- Paul THOMAS,
Business Development Manager, Muddy
WELLS, Director, Hummingbird
- Jim WILSON,
Managing Director, Soilessentials
Networking business lunch
Stands showcasing UK and French companies
Round table 2: New instruments for Precision Agriculture
Chair: Clive BLACKER, Precision Agriculture Specialist, Department
for International Trade – UK
- Dave ROSS,
- Simon PARRINGTON,
Commercial Director, SOYL
Precision Crop Production
HOOPER, Business Development Manager, Lockheed
- David WILSON,
Managing Director, Reed
BARRAS, Director of Operations, GS1
agriculteur, Président of the think tank saf agr'iDées
Professor Ian BOYD, Chief Scientific Adviser to DEFRA
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