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.
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Joshua Katz,
McKinsey & Company
Kenneth Scott Zuckerberg,
Wells Fargo
Ranveer Chandra,

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Business Roundtables
This "speed dating" approach to making new business contacts opens the door for more in-depth conversations in the future. 
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The hotel reservation deadline is March 29.
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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 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.

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.

Nolan Paul, Partner, AgTech Lead, Yamaha Motor Ventures

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.

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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