Session
Title: Sponsor Showcase
Date: Tue Jul 17, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Moderator: Brent Shaw
Integrating Data to Maximize Business Opportunities

As SST becomes fully integrated into Proagrica, opportunities for our customers to take full advantage of their business and agronomic data expand dramatically. Ag retailers must incorporate unified data solutions to unlock their full potential. Combining and connecting business solutions with back-end agronomy information and precision ag tools will help drive efficiency, customer relationships and ROI. In this showcase, we’ll highlight some of the immediate opportunities and cast a vision for how everyone in the supply chain can own and leverage their data to improve productivity and profitability.

Matt Waits (speaker)
CEO
Proagrica Enterprise, Operations, Support & Management
Stillwater, OK
US
Matt Waits is CEO of the Americas for Proagrica – formerly known as SST Software. Since 1999, Matt has guided the development of enterprise level data management platforms that provide decision support tools to help farmers worldwide achieve long term sustainability. This platform is now the chosen infrastructure for data management and services for 130 million acres across the United States, Canada, Australia and South America. Proagrica’s ongoing mission is to integrate and revolutionize data capabilities across the agricultural supply chain to create future productivity gains. Matt has led the integration of the two businesses solutions that enhance the services provided to agronomists and growers. This integration has opened up exciting opportunities for the development of business intelligence and analytics tools which Matt is leading utilizing Proagrica’s agX platform, delivering a new generation of geospatial analytics. Currently working on cross-platform integration for Proagrica’s suite of data solutions through increased visibility and communication, Matt is determined to see his vision of profitable and cohesive data-driven agriculture become a reality.
Length (approx): 40 min
 
New Services from Raven Slingshot

In this session, we will share some exciting new services and solutions from Raven Slingshot that can help improve operational efficiencies and logistics for ag retailers, custom applicators and large farming operations. We will also be conducting a live demonstration of some of these new capabilities during the pre-conference tour on Monday, July 16th. Come by and check it out!

Paul Welbig (speaker)
Director of Slingshot Services and Logistics
Raven Applied Technology
Round Rock, TX 78664
US
Paul Welbig is the Director of Slingshot Services and Logistics for Raven Industries in its Applied Technology Division. He's a farm kid that earned an Agronomy degree from South Dakota State University and has always enjoyed finding ways technology and agriculture can intersect to help improve productivity and profitability in farming operations. For over 20 years, Paul has been actively involved in the precision ag industry and was recently named as one of the Most Influential Precision Farming Advocates in 2017.
Length (approx): 40 min
 
The Power Behind A Unified Platform

Through one unified platform, Agrian delivers a solution that brings together precision, agronomy, compliance, sustainability, and analytics. Its unified platform is modular, enterprise-friendly and built for every link in the agricultural food chain. Its enterprise solution is flexible enough to be administered on a national level while providing flexibility and usability in the field. This 40-minute presentation will address the importance of a provider that can scale with your operation and provide a complete solution for your organization.

Nish Majarian (speaker)
CEO
Agrian, Inc.
Clovis, CA 93611
US
A co-founder of Agrian, Nish is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the company. The PrecisionAg Institute recently recognized Nish as 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year. Agrian was also recognized within their hometown, Fresno California, as the 2018 Ag Business of the Year and as a Top-Five Child-Friendly Business. Agrian is celebrating its 15th year in business in 2019. Before founding Agrian, Nish was the vice president of sales for the political action network Grassroots Enterprise, acquired by Edelman, and founder and CEO of NetFile, the nation’s leading electronic campaign finance reporting company, he began his career as a personal aid to California Governor Pete Wilson. Nish is married with two children and is an avid hiker.
Length (approx): 40 min