3rd International VDI Conference - Smart Farming 2019
- 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 3rd International VDI Conference on “Smart Farming 2019” will be held in Dusseldorf (Germany) from May 14th to 15th, 2019. 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.
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The Evolution of Tractor Implement Systems to Modular and Highly Autonomous Machine Systems
Author: Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Thomas Herlitzius,Dr.-Ing. Jens Krzywinski, Prof. Dr. Matthias Klingner
Program of the Conference
Regisration & welcome coffee
Chair’s welcome and opening address
Smart and connected Agriculture
Dr. Wilfried G. Aulbur, Senior Partner, Head Global Commercial Vehicle, Agriculture & Construction, Roland Berger, USA
Local Agriculture and direct Business – Is the WWW the Solution?
Teresa Neves, Project Manager, co-authors: Pedro Krupenski, José Luís Monteiro, all: Oikos - Cooperação e Desenvolvimento, Portuga
Every Drop counts – Digital Farming Trends and a new Take on Crop Production
Clemens Delatrée, Project Lead Smart Spraying, xarvio™ Digital Farming Solutions, BASF Digital Farming GmbH, Germany
Precision Agriculture in India
James Miller, Group Chief Technology Officer, TAFE, India
Satellite observed Data for Agriculture. Globally. Daily.
Dr. Richard de Jeu, CTO and Founder, VanderSat, The Netherlands
Paving the Way to Smart Farming in real Practice
Dr. ir Jürgen Vangeyte, Director of the Agricultural Engineering Department, Research Institute for agriculture, fisheries and food (ILVO), Belgium
AeroFarms – Elevating New Crops and Insights with Indoor Vertical Farmin
Marc Oshima, MBA, BA, Co Founder & Chief Marketing Officer, AeroFarms, USA
Networking & coffee break
Interactive Round Table Session
The Story of VitalFields
Martin Rand, AgTech Expert and Founder of VitalFields.com, Estonia
From Machine Data to better Decisions – Examples in Agriculture
Michael Gomes, MBA, VP Business Development IoT, Topcon Agriculture Inc., USA
How to harvest your Data
Lennart Willms, M.Sc., Expert Data Analytics, ITK Engineering GmbH, Germany
Networking and Data Usage: Big Data and Data Ownership Outlin
Dr. Corina Ardelean, Product Manager, Data Integration & Machine to Machine Communication, AGCO Corporation, USA
Networking & coffee break
How to bridge the Gap between Farmer and Technology
Michael Utkin, Founder and CEO, eFarmer B.V., The Netherlands
Utilizing Farm Management Software to improve Relations in Agricultural Value-Chain
Matija Zulj, Chief Executive Officer, Agrivi Ltd., United Kingdom
AI-driven Strategy for Farm Finance and Insurance
Ron Osborne, Chief Strategy Officer, Farmers Edge, Canada
Panel Discussion: Farming as a Service
Networking & coffee break
The Evolution of Tractor Implement Systems to Modular And Highly Autonomous Machine Systems (Fieldswarm)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Thomas Herlitzius, Chair of Agricultural Systems and Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Science, Dr.-Ing. Jens Krzywinski, both: Technical University of Dresden, Prof. Dr. Matthias Klingner, Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems IVI, Germany
Development of Advanced Sensing and Control of Agricultural Applications using ROS (Robot Operating System)
Darcy Cook, M.Sc., Director of Engineering, JCA Electronics, Canada
Conference chair’s closing remarks
End of conference
The Smart Farming 2019 conference will cover the following topics, amongst others:
- Internet of AgriThings: Case Studies – Is the WWW the solution?
- Paving the Way to Smart Farming in real Practice
- Enabling Technologies and Solutions for Digital Farming
- Artificial Intelligence in Agriculture – From Assistive Technologies to Autonomy
- Data-driven Value – How to get the most out of Farming Data
- Start-Ups: Transforming the Agriculture Sector
+ Panel Discussion: Farming as a service
+ Interactive Round Table Session
Who is the conference for?
This conference will bring people from the following fields together:
- Developers and Product Managers in manufacturing of agricultural machines
- Suppliers of agricultural equipment and components
- Robotics manufacturers focusing on farming applications
- Key players in the agri-chemical industry
- Logistics providers for agricultural applications
- Cooperative farm holders (Big Farms)
- Ministries & Departments of Agriculture from different countries
- Agricultural Research Agencies, Associations & Unions as well as Universities & Colleges
If you have any questions or need further information please contact Dr. Maria Georgiou-Smith.
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Buy one ticket – Visit three conferences
Do you want to find out about the latest trends in Smart Farming? Would you like to learn how to utilize the megatrend digital transformation in your agri-business? Then book your ticket for the "Smart Farming" conference now. In addition, also benefit from our parallel conferences on "Connected Off-Highway Machines" and “Electrified Off-Highway Machines” free of extra charge.
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Book the 3rd international VDI conference “Smart Farming” in combination with the pre-conference international Workshop on Application of 5G Technology for AG-Process Automation, and benefit from our Package Price.
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