Wednesday, May 1 Schedule
|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.
|3:30 PM - 4:15 PM||
Discuss lessons learned and the path forward to bring important technologies to the produce and floral industries.Speaker:
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
|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||
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||
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.
Please note that schedule is subject to change.