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PROGRAM AGRIBITS

The AgriBITs program offers over 21 different presentations in 2 days, where high level experts discuss about disruptive technologies, AI in agrifood, data security and more. 

The first edition of AgriBITs takes on 5 & 6 September 2024. New sessions are still being added to the schedule below.

Thursday 5 September – AgriBITs day 1

9:00 – 10:00 | Walk-in / Registration

10:00 – 12:00

AI: The Big Picture

Opening & moderation by Aalt Dijkhuizen | Former President of Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands

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Topic 1: INTRODUCING AI AND ITS POTENTIAL FOR THE AGRI & FOOD SECTOR

Speaker: Aalt Dijkhuizen | Former President of Wageningen University and Research
Speaker: Cynthia Zhu | Founder & CEO Agri AI

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Topic 2: THE ROLE OF ‘BIG DATA’ IN AI APPLICATIONS: A REAL-LIFE EXAMPLE IN CROP MANAGEMENT

Speaker to be announced

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TOPIC 3: HOW TO PREPARE FOR DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES

Speaker: Professor Henk Volberda | Professor of Strategic Management & Innovation at Amsterdam Business School of the University of Amsterdam

Tech Transformation in AgriFood

Implementation of AI to match your strategy

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Topic 1: AI Readiness

Speaker: Cynthia Zhu | Founder & CEO Agri AI

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Topic 2: Bringing in Multi-Stakeholders in AI

Speaker: Professor Hüseyin Güngör | Professor at Faculty of Economy and Business Administration, Section Marketing, University of Amsterdam

12:00 – 13:00 | Lunch

13:00 – 14:00

Break-Out Sessions | Machinery Transformation in Agri-Food & Beyond

Deep dive into machinery transformation – part 1

session 1

session 2

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TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE, HEALTHY, AND RESILIENT FOOD SYSTEM, ENABLED BY DIGITALIZATION

 

1. EIT Food’s role in improving the agri-food system
2. Opportunities to collaborate with EIT Food activities and ecosystem
3. Co-definition and engagement in Strategic initiatives

Speaker: Ilario Ingravallo | Mission Lead EIT Food

session 2

AUTOMATIC VETERINArY INSPECTION

Speaker to be announced

Transitioning the food system through community and blockchain.

“A systematic problem, requires a systematic solution. It’s al here, its now and up to us to make it happen.”

  • How can radical transparency and and technology create bridge between farmers and consumers
  • How can we connect short food supply chains and global food chains and create value together
  • How can we create new value models with blockchain technology between consumers and farmers

Speaker: Stephan Nilsson |CEO and Co-Founder UNISOT 

Speaker: Mark Frederiks | Founder amped.nl
 

14:00 – 14:30 | Coffee Break / Networking

14:30 – 16:00

Pushing the Boundaries in Agriculture

How far can AI go in Agriculture? Regulation, Research, Social Acceptance

Moderator: Aalt Dijkhuizen | Former President of Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands

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Topic 1: What's technically Possible & Socially Acceptable Dutch persepective for European food production driven by digitization

Speaker to be announced

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Topic 2: Restrictions from policy and regulations

Speaker to be announced

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Topic 3: Standards and the Human Factor in Digital Agriculture

Speaker: Dr. Sebastian Bosse | Head of Interactive & Cognitive Systems Group at Fraunhhofer HHI, Chair of the FAO/ITU Focus Group on AI and IoT for Digital Agriculture, Berlin, Germany.

16:00 – 16:30 | Coffee Break / Networking

16:30 – 18:00

Changing the business model

How did tech transform other industries?

Moderator: Aalt Dijkhuizen | Former President of Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands

9

Topic 1: Healthcare: Data, Privacy & Trust

Speaker: Prof. dr. ir. Jeroen de Ridder | Professor / Principal Investigator | University Medical Center Utrecht – Center for Molecular Medicine and Oncode Institute 

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Topic 2: AI at KLM: Lessons learned and future outlook

Speaker: Barry ter Voert | Member of the Executive Board as Chief Customer Experience Officer & Executive Vice-President Business Development KLM

KLM is actively using AI in various areas of the business. In his presentation, Mr Barry ter Voert will present the most relevant examples, how and why these were developed, what costs and efforts it took and what benefits they experience. He will share his major lessons learned and give a brief outlook into the future development of AI at KLM.

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Topic 3: DISRUPTION IN FOOD RETAIL THROUGH AI

Speaker: Michiel Muller | CEO of Picnic 

18:30 – 21:00 | Networking Dinner and Party

Expand your network, build business and enjoy with cocktails & bitterballen

Friday 6 September – AgriBITs day 2

8:30 – 9:00 | Walk-in / Registration

09:00 – 10:00

The China Perspective

Exploring how strategy and execution come together in food production in China

Moderator: Aalt Dijkhuizen | Former President of Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands

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Topic 1: AI to improve the efficiency of Graziery

  • Huawei and Huawei Ai introduction,
  • How AI change the Graziery industry in China
  • What will be the future trend of Ai in Agriculture

Speaker: Zhang Ligang (Leon) | General Manager of Huawei Benelux and Ireland Enterprise Business,  Rijswijk, Netherlands

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Topic 2: Lessons learned from China

Speaker: Ed Sander | Co-founder ChinaTalk

10:00 – 10:30 | Coffee Break / Networking

10:30 – 12:00

Break-Out Sessions – Machinery Transformation in Agri-Food & Beyond

Deep dive into machinery transformation – part 2

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session 2

session 3

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Data Management & Trust

Where do we stand with agricultural data management as an essential part of the smart farms?

• How can we increase the use of smart farming technologies?
• What role does the agricultural dealer play in the expansion of smart farming technologies?
• What role does data management play in smart farming?
• What data is required from the farmer by the subsidizing organization and the food industry?

Speaker: Dr. Johannes Sonnen |CEO DKE-Data

Co-Speaker: Christoph Apke |Business & Product Managament DKE-Data

Data Analytics and supply chain optimization in
Animal Husbandry

Speaker to be announced

session 2

CEA Approach to Food Transformation

Controlled Environment Agriculture System Approach to Transform Agriculture

Panel moderated by: Tom Zoellner |Co-Founder and Secretary-General FarmTech Society

The topic is a high level position for CEA and will focus on the adoption strategies for digitalization in agriculture via workforce development, data management training and new profile.

Panelists:
Tiffany Tsui |CEO Springtide Strategy | Co-owner Vertical Farm Institute
Samreen Nurmohamed | Tecgrw


session 3

Robots in the Meat Industry

Speaker to be announced

12:00 – 13:00 | Lunch / Networking

13:00 – 15:00

Applications of AI in Agri-food in Northwestern Europe

Implementation in sustainable food production

Moderator: Aalt Dijkhuizen | Former President of Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands

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Topic 1: Enabling Production Systems

  • Challenges of Agriculture
  • John Deere Smart Industrial Operating Model
  • Leveraging Future Technologies

Speaker: Dr. Martin Kremmer | Director H&F Engineering, John Deere Fellow, Honorary Professor KIT, Kaiserslautern/Germany

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Topic 2A: AI & Digitalization transforming Agri-Food machinery for sustainable food production in Northwestern Europe

Speaker: Sener Celik | Joint Data

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Topic 2B: United Farmers, Happier Consumers

Speaker: Martijn Boelens | Chief Technology Officer at Lely

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Topic 3: A.I. in open-air food systems

Speaker: Suzanne Verboon | Programmamanager Landbouw, Water en Voedsel, the Netherlands

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Topic 4: Robotics in Indoor Harvesting

Speaker to be announced

15:00 – 15:15

WRAP UP – Learnings and Takeaways for a future-proof AI transformation

By Aalt Dijkhuizen | Former President of Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands