Menu Close

Center for Digital Agriculture Industry Conference


Tuesday, October 8, 2019

All Sessions will take place at NCSA unless otherwise noted.

8:00 am
Registration and Breakfast

NCSA atrium
8:30 am
Opening Remarks: Campus Leadership, Center Kickoff

NCSA auditorium
8:45 am
Presentation of Vision/Goals for the Center

Vikram Adve, Center Co-Director
Matthew Hudson, Center Co-Director
9:15 am
Keynote: Vision

Sam Eathington, Chief Science Officer, The Climate Corporation
10:00 am
Networking Break

NCSA lobby
10:30 am
Lighting Talks from Industry

David Potere, Head of GeoInnovation, Indigo Ag
Steven Valencsin, CEO and Founder, Growers
Justin Welch, Digital Product Manager, Syngenta
Mark Moran, Director, John Deere Technology Innovation Center
Landon Frye, Director, Acre Value
Brian Williams, Vice President Business Development and Marketing, Buhler Inc.
Robert Smith, Regional Sales Manager, CNH Inc.

NCSA atrium
1:15 pm
Agriculture Industry Case Studies

Hendrik Hamman, Senior Manager, IBM Watson Research Center
Matthew Wong, Director, Fuse Product Strategy, AGCO Corporation
Claudia Roessler, Director, Agriculture Strategic Projects, Azure Global Engineering, Microsoft Corporation
2:30 pm

NCSA lobby
2:45 pm
Lightning Talks from CDA Proposals

Kaiyu Guan, Natural Resources and Environmental Science
Praveen Kumar, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Angela Green-Miller, Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Kevin Xie, Plant Biology
Adam Davis, Crop Sciences
Kathrine Driggs-Campbell, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Girish Chowdhary, Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Amy Marshall-Colon, Plant Biology
Rodney Johnson, Animal Sciences
4:00 pm
Supported Networking Break

Rooms 1030, 1040
5:00 pm
Closing Remarks
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Reception with NCSA Industry

Riggs Brewery, 1901 S. High Cross Road, Urbana, 217-718-5345