May 01-02, 2019

Monterey, California USA | Hyatt Regency

PMA Event
Tech Knowledge
Engage in conversations about today's most effective and exciting solutions, curated by trusted leaders in the ag-tech field. Gain the competitive edge in solving for operational efficiencies, food safety, compliance and labor. Engage in conversations about today's most effective and exciting solutions, curated by trusted leaders in the ag-tech field. Gain the competitive edge in solving for operational efficiencies, food safety, compliance and labor.
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PRESENTING SPONSOR
Joshua Katz,
Partner,
McKinsey & Company
Kenneth Scott Zuckerberg,
Wells Fargo
Ranveer Chandra,
Microsoft

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Wednesday, May 1 Schedule

Time Event
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM Registration Open
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Business Roundtables
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Business Roundtable Lunch
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Welcome and Introduction
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Hear about new research and insights on the challenges and needs of funding technology to revolutionize food and ag.

Speaker: Joshua Katz, Partner, McKinsey & Company

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Hear about the convergence of farming, technology and finance.

Speaker:
Kenneth Scott Zuckerberg, Senior Vice President and Strategist, Wells Fargo

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

Discuss lessons learned and the path forward to bring important technologies to the produce and floral industries.

Speakers:
Adam Greenberg, CEO, iUNU
Karol Aure-Flynn, Vice President, Sector Analyst and Team Lead, Food & Agribusiness Industry Advisors, Wells Fargo
Nolan Paul, Partner, AgTech Lead, Yamaha Motor Ventures

Moderator:
Vonnie Estes, Vice President, Technology, Produce Marketing Association

 4:15 - 5:30 PM Networking Happy Hour

 

Thursday, May 2 Schedule

Time Event
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM  Breakfast 
8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

Hear about what organizations need to do and need to know about new technology to position themselves for success.

Speaker: Vonnie Estes, Vice President, Technology, Produce Marketing Association

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Discuss technology and innovation in the post-harvest "messy middle" and how they are slated to transform the food and ag sector.

Speaker: Seana Day, Partner, Better Food Ventures and the Mixing Bowl

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM  Networking Break 
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM 

Hear about Microsoft's work in ushering in a new age of precision and digital farming to significantly increase the world's food production.

Speaker: Ranveer Chandra, Chief Scientist, Microsoft

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tabletop Discussions

Discuss these important topics with other attendees and speakers to develop ways to return to your business with action steps and ideas.

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM  Lunch 
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

Closing Keynote

Hear insights from the CEO and CTO of the Produce Marketing Association as they bring together the ideas of Tech Knowledge 2019 and what it means for the produce industry.

Speakers:
Cathy Burns, CEO, Produce Marketing Association
Dr. Bob Whitaker, Chief Science and Technology Office, Produce Marketing Association

Please note that schedule is subject to change.

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2019 Sponsors

Bayer
Aerobotics
AgBiome
AgSquared
AgTools
American Robotics
Avery Dennison
Bear Flag
Ceres Imaging
Chainvu
Deville Tech
Dimuto
Ganaz
Good Farms- Andrew Williamson
Heavy Connect
iTradeNetwork
iFood Decision Sciences
Neogen
Paine Schwartz
Safe Foods
SmartWash Solutions
Sunworks
Syngenta
Tracmap
WaterBit
Wexus
Zest Labs