5th International VDI Conference - Smart Farming
- Explore the many ways in which Smart Farming can have strategic benefits for your business
- Discuss recent trends and developments with leading international experts in the field
- Register for the “Smart Farming” conference and visit our parallel conferences on “Connected Off-Highway Machines” and “Electrified Off-Highway Machines” at no additional cost
The 5th International VDI Conference on “Smart Farming 2021” will be held in Dusseldorf (Germany) from May 19th to 20th, 2021. Supported by national and international experts, the conference brings together over 100 thought leaders in cutting edge agri-industry solutions. As an actor in the farming industry, you cannot get around “Smart Farming” and its implications for your business. Smart Farming is a buzzword for engineers in the agricultural fields. And rightly so: Utilizing smart IT, drones, and other advanced technologies and – crucially – networking these assets, results in higher yields, more economic use of resources, as well as higher efficiency.
Application of smart technology in agribusiness
Providing farmers with the right technology allows them to optimize (moreover: minimize!) their use of pesticides and the like while maintaining a high output with reasonable investments.
Take a look at the focus topics 2021:
• AI empowered Modular Robotic Farming – Towards Affordable Solutions
• Automation and Robotics in Agriculture
• Smart Sensor Technology – How a Tractor Implement Obtains Intelligence?
• Data Rights and Data Transactions for Smart Farming
• Accelerating Crop Innovation with CRISPR Technology
Registration & Welcome Coffee
Chair’s Welcome and Opening Address
I. What’s Next in Smart Farming
Accelerating Crop Innovation with CRISPR Technology
Tom Adams, CEO, Pairwise, USA
Smart Sensor Technology – How a Tractor Implement Obtains Intelligence?
Stephan Ackermann, Director Product Management, PÖTTINGER Landtechnik GmbH, Austria
New Digital Services Directly on the Machine – Open, Neutral, Reliable
Thomas Kirste, Head of Business Development & Micha Münzenmay, Head of Technology & CEO, both: NEVONEX, Germany
Why Safe Positioning is Vital for Autonomous Vehicles
James Szabo, Agriculture Autonomy Product Manager, NovAtel, Canada
II. Ag Data Standards & Collaboration
Hardware to Insights: Value, Scale and the Role of Standards in IoT
Dr. R. Andres Ferreyra, Data Asset Manager, co-author: Dr. Diganta Adhikari, Head of On-Farm IoT, both: Syngenta Digital, USA
Agricultural Industry Develops a Standard for Data Exchange
Dipl. Ing. Norbert Schlingmann, General Manager, Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation AEF e.V., Germany
The ADAPT Data Model. Yet Another Data Exchange Format?
Frank Wiebeler, Freelancer for DKE Data GmbH&Co KG, Germany
Networking & Coffee Break
Use of Consumer Electronics for On Board Machine Monitoring and Data Visualisation
Mark Phelan, Product management specialist, AGCO GmbH, Germany
III. Ag Law
Data Rights and Data Transactions for Smart Farming
Prof. Dr. Hans Schulte-Nölke, Director of the European Legal Studies Institute & Prof. Dr. Mary-Rose McGuire, Chair for Private Law, Intellectual Property Law, German & European Civil Procedure, both: Osnabrück University, Germany
Ag Data Contracts: Increasing Transparency Between Farmers and Tech Providers
Todd J. Janzen, Administrator, Ag Data Transparent, USA
End of Conference Day One
IV. Startup Session
This session will give three startups a chance to briefly introduce themselves. Learn what these new players’ perspective on smart farming in 2021 is:
Importance of Mixing Agriculture Data in Precision Farming and Carbon Farming
Francois Thierart, CEO and Co-founder, MyEasyFarm, France
From Reflections to Insights: The First Digital Entomologist
Laurence Still, Data Team Lead, FaunaPhotonics, Denmark
Under-canopy: The Missing Piece in Agricultural Autonomy and AI
Chinmay Soman, PhD, Co-founder & CEO, EarthSense Inc., USA
Networking & Coffee Break
Interactive Round Table Session
During the interactive Round Table Session, we invite you to directly engage with other experts. The discussions are moderated by experts in an array of fields revolving around smart farming. Discuss and identify challenges within your sector as well as problems, needs, and solutions. Choose your preferred topic from the list below and introduce your own experiences and questions.
V. Automation and Robotics
AI Empowered Modular Robotic Farming – Towards Affordable Solutions for Agriculture
Thiemo Buchner, Project Lead Contadino, Artificial Intelligence (he[a]t), co-authors: Oliver Horeth, ML Scientist & Andreas Mandl, Head of Robotics and AI Products, all: Continental AG, Germany
About Evaluating Localized Spraying Performance from the End User Perspective
Colin Chaballier, General manager, co-author: Matthieu Hemmerle, Agronomy and sensors manager, both: EXXACT Robotics, France
Networking & Coffee Break
Gold Standard of Soil Preparation with Autonomous Electric Tractors
Bakur Kvezereli, CEO and Founder, Ztractor Inc., USA
The Farm of the Future – The ‘Hands Free Farm’
Jonathan Gill, Mechatronics Researcher & UAV Pilot, Co-creator of ‘The Hands Free Hectare’ &’ Hands Free Farm’, Harper Adams University, UK
End of Conference
Who is the conference for?
This conference will bring people from the following fields together:
- Developers and Product Managers in manufacturing of agricultural machines
- Active farmers and cooperative farm holders (Big Farm)
- Suppliers of agricultural equipment and components
- Robotics manufacturers focusing on farming applications
- Key players in the agri-chemical industry
- Logistics providers for agricultural applications
- Ministries & Departments of Agriculture from different countries
- Agricultural Research Agencies, Associations & Unions as well as Universities & Colleges
Do you have a story to tell? Become a speaker – Interact with key players in the agricultural industry and discuss best practice examples with other international experts.
If you have any questions or need further information please contact Dr. Maria Georgiou-Smith.
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