Title: Sponsor Showcase
Date: Wed Jul 18, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Moderator: Denton Schwiesow
How Teralytic's NPK Soil Sensors Fill Agricultural Data Gaps

Traditionally, soil testing is a manual and time-intensive process which can take days or weeks. But with Teralytic’s sensors constantly checking and reporting on soil quality—24 hours a day and 365 days a year—farmers can now respond to changes in the fields faster, before they become problems.

Teralytic made the world’s first wireless NPK soil sensor, a simple and incredibly easy-to-use product that generates real-time data collection and analysis of all soil types, anywhere in the field. The platform also provides strategy recommendations customized to each crop, from the topsoil to below the roots.

The Teralytic probe uses 23 sensors to provide the most detailed soil quality data available, reporting soil moisture, salinity, aeration, respiration, NPK, air temperature, and humidity—at three different depths. No wires. No antennas. And with a long-range wireless network, large farms in all parts of the world can gain connectivity.

Steve Ridder (speaker)
Founder and CEO
Steve has more than 20 years in the technology industry building products, launching internal startups, and scaling go-to-market activities. He founded precision agriculture and soil health company Teralytic, which made world’s first wireless NPK soil sensor. Teralytic’s platform makes it easy for farmers to grow more using less, while reducing the environmental impact of agriculture.
Length (approx): 20 min
Pix4Dfields, from the Input of Farmers, Agronomists, and Breeders

To create a fully dedicated product for agriculture we had to go beyond research & development, Pix4Dfields was created as a product that understands and fits in the agriculture industry.

During this talk, we will showcase examples in crop protection, crop production, insurance, and erosion- irrigation management using Pix4D's flagship product for Agriculture: Pix4Dfields.

Jorge Fernandez (speaker)
Head of Product, Agriculture
Berlin, Berlin
Jorge is located in Pix4D Berlin office and is responsible for the product offering of Pix4D in the Agriculture industry. Having experience in geospatial, drone and agriculture industry, Jorge has a deep understanding of the AgTech market needs, and has translated his knowledge into the Pix4D agriculture offering. Jorge is responsible for Pix4D’s strategic partnerships and for product business development strategies for the agriculture industry.
Length (approx): 20 min
Clint Ingram (speaker)
Product Manager
Cumming, GA 30040
Utilizing both of his degrees in Agriculture and Computer Science from Illinois State University, Clint Ingram has contributed to MapShots for over 14 years. Having been raised on a family farm and with previous experience in soil testing labs, Clint joined MapShots doing both support and development projects. Throughout the years, he has also served as Customer Support Supervisor, Tier 3 Support, Training, and most recently as Product Manager for AgStudio. Clint is part of the strategic vision for AgStudio, a leading agronomic software solution. Clint currently resides in central Illinois with his wife and four children.
Length (approx): 40 min
The Pressure of Continuous Disruption – Creating a Digital Connection with Your Customers

In a world with unlimited access to information and products online, smartphones in every pocket, an apps for every aspect of our lives, customers expect their experience with your business to be seamless, useful, and most importantly valuable.  The industry continues to evolve at an increasingly rapid pace, creating more competition in and more demand for one-stop farm management solutions that are easy-to-use, offer real support, and generate measurable results. Integrating innovative digital agronomic tools into your business with the right partner to guide you gives you the opportunity to increase service revenue and create more value for your customers’ farm operations. Join the session to learn how to better support your customers and increase the profitability of your business through advancements in digital agriculture. 

Ron Osborne (speaker)
Chief Strategy and Product Officer
Farmers Edge
Winnipeg, MB
Ron brings a diverse 10-year background in software-as-a-service design, development and innovation. In addition to agriculture and logistics hardware and telematics innovation, Ron has also previously helped design and build risk management software for financial institutions, including lenders, insurance companies and more. As part of the Senior Management Team, Ron will continue to develop new and innovative hardware and software for farmers and partners around the world.
Length (approx): 40 min