4th 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 4th International VDI Conference on “Smart Farming 2020” will be held in Dusseldorf (Germany) from March 3rd to 4th, 2020. 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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Seeing the Invisible – Multispectral Image Analysis in Arable Farming
Author: Henrik Battke, Klaus Schneider-Zapp, Pix4D
Following key topics will be discussed in 2020:
- When Digital meets Physical: An Automation Journey
- Autonomous Tractors – A Short Term Reality?
- How to create a digital Data Ecosystem with the Farmer at the Steer
- Key Enabling Technologies for Digital Farming
- Combining Flexible Agricultural Services and Data Sovereignty
- Robust AI at the Edge – Sensor Architecture and Data Collection Strategy
- Measuring the Environmental Impacts of Ag
+ Interactive Round Table Discussions
+ Panel Discussion on “The next five Years – What new Trends will occur in Agriculture?”
Registration & Welcome Coffee
Chair’s Welcome and Opening Address
I. Towards more Automation in Agriculture
Automation driving continous Optimization of Ag Production Systems
Dr. Alex Foessel, Enterprise Lead Architect, Automation to Autonomy, John Deere, USA
Autonomous Tractors – A short term Reality?
Dr. Elza Marisa Paiva de Figueiredo, Autonomous System Manager, Dr. Thomas Langer, Market Development Manager, both: Danfoss Power Solutions, Denmark
Automated L2 Trucks for Sugarcane Harvest: Faster Operation, less Fuel, better Crop Yield and relieved Driver
Camilo Abduch Adas, Product Engineering MB Trucks, Head Validation MB Trucks for Brazilian Market, co-authors: Marcus Kliewer, Jonathan Peter Marxen, all: Mercedes-Benz, Brazil
Autonomy and Automation: Solving Real World Problems
James Szabo, Product Manager – Autonomous Agriculture, Trimble Inc., UK
Ag Robots: From Prototype/Early Adopter to Industrialization and Mass Market Adoption
Gaëtan Séverac, Co-founder, Naïo Technologies, France
II. Digital Integration Platforms
How creating a universal Data Collection and streaming Solution can unlock the Adoption of a Digital Agriculture Platform?
Paul Serin-Moulin, Product Manager Europe, The Climate Corporation, France
Precision Collaboration – B2B Collaboration meets Precision Ag
Martin Bernhard, Country Manager DACH, Proagrica, Germany
Networking & Coffee Break
Robust AI at the Edge – Grain Handling Quality Assurance Sensor
Josh Gelinske, Director AI Systems, Intelligent Ag Solutions, USA
Interactive Round Table Session
The most interactive session of the program! The focus is on the delegates – Choose your preferred topic from the list below, and join the numbered table in the main auditorium. Hosted by an industry leader, it’s a valuable opportunity to share ideas, ask questions and network with other delegates focused on the same issue. Here are the first few confirmed topics:
End of Conference Day One
At the end of the first conference day we kindly invite you to use the relaxed and informal atmosphere for in-depth conversations with other participants and speakers.
III. Farm Data Value
FarmBeats: How Data & Analytics are enabling Data-Driven Farming
Claudia Roessler, Director Agriculture Strategic Partnerships, Microsoft, USA
Balancing global OEM digital Agronomy with regional FMIS Partners
Dan Danford, Global Industry Relations/Digital Agriculture, co-author: Claudio Ladeira, Sr. Manager Connected Products, both: CNH Industrial, USA
Combining flexible agricultural Services and Data Sovereignty
Bernd Rauch, Architecture Centric Engineering/Senior Software Architect, co-authors: Jens Henningsen, Manuel Rudolph, all: Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE), Germany
Networking & Coffee Break
The Data Hub for Agri-Food in Flanders: Digitizing the Ag Code of Conduct to create a digital Data Ecosystem with the Farmer at the Steer
Dr. ir Jürgen Vangeyte, Director of the Agricultural Engineering Department, Research Institute for agriculture, fisheries and food (ILVO), Belgium
IV. Key enabling Technologies
Smart Farming towards Precision Ag with a Case Study – Levelling & Sensing Technology
Raja Elango, Principal Member – Centre of Excellence, R&D, Precision AGriculture (PAG.), TAFE, India
Seeing the Visible – Real Time Image Analysis for Agriculture
Rhett Schildroth, President, Redshield Consulting, USA
Seeing the Invisible – Multispectral Image Analysis for Ag Use Cases
Henrik Battke, Regional Managing Director, co-author: Dr. Klaus Schneider-Zapp, Technical Lead radiometry, both: Pix4D, Germany
Networking & Coffee Break
The next five Years – What new Trends will occur in Agriculturer?
V. Addressing ecological Sustainability with Smart Farming
eAgronom AI: Harvesting CO2 from Air into Soil
Robin Saluoks, CEO, eAgronom, Estonia
The Terraton Initiative and Indigo Carbon: Helping Growers become a critical Part of the Solution to Climate Change
Dan Harburg, Sr. Director, Systems Innovation, Indigo Agriculture, USA
Conference Chair’s closing Remarks
End of Conference
Who is the conference for?
This conference will bring people from the following fields together:
- Cooperative farm holders (Big Farms) & Active farmers
- 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
- Ministries & Departments of Agriculture from different countries
- Agricultural Research Agencies, Associations & Unions as well as Universities & Colleges
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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.
Silvio Crestana EMBRAPA Amapa Brasil / Brasilia
Dipl.-Ing. Ralf Kalmar Fraunhofer IESE / Kaiserslautern
James Miller Tractors and Farm Equipment (TAFE) Limited / Chennai
Julian Sanchez John Deere European Technology Innovation Center / Kaiserslautern
Rhett Schildroth Redshield Consulting / North Liberty
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