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9:00am - 4:00pm 420 mins
Workshop: Intelligent Transport Systems, held by Industrial Internet Consortium
Intelligent Transport Systems, an Industrial Internet Consortium Workshop
  • Kathy Walsh - Vice President of Marketing, Industrial Internet Consortium
  • Robert Martin - Senior Principal Engineer, MITRE Corporation
  • Dan Isaacs - Director, Automotive Strategy and Customer Marketing, Xilinx
  • Sven Schrecker - Vice President and Chief Architect, Cyber Security, LHP Engineering Services
  • David Nelson - Chief Strategist Cloud Computing, Boeing
  • Rajive Joshi - Principal Solutions Architect, Real-Time Innovations (RTI)
  • Kai Hackbarth - Evangelist, Bosch Software Innovations
  • Dionis Teshler - CTO, GuardKnox
  • Shyam Nath - Enterprise Cloud Architect, Oracle

The IIC is pleased to partner with IoT World, to present Industrial Internet Consortium industry leaders in Intelligent Transport Systems from The Boeing Company, LHP Engineering Solutions, OpenROV, Real-Time Innovations (RTI), Xilinx and additional guest speakers from the transportation Industrial IoT (IIoT) end user community.

The agenda includes technology demonstrations, dynamic panel discussions and presentation from IIoT experts designing and driving innovations within their enterprises and among customers in autonomous vehicles, connectivity, edge computing, machine learning, secure Over-the-Air (OTA) updates, compute acceleration, automotive OS and more.

9.00 Welcome from the Industrial Internet Consortium

Kathy Walsh, VP Marketing, Industrial Internet Consortium

09.05 A Market of Assured and Trustworthy Complex Cyber/Physical Systems

Robert Martin, Sr. Secure SW & Technology Principal Engineer, The MITRE Corporation

09.25 OTA Silicon update and Dynamic Function eXchange (DFX) for Automotive ECUs

Sandeep Dutta, CEO & Founder, System View Inc.

09.45 OTA infrastructure for semi-autonomous to autonomous systems

Kai Hackbarth, Evangelist, Bosch Software Innovations

10.05 Network Orchestration for Automotive Communication Lockdown

Dionis Teschler, CTO, GuardKnox

10.25 Deep Learning with Dynamic Function Exchange for Autonomous Vehicles

Dan Isaacs, Director Automotive Business Unit, Xilinx

10.45 Panel: Semi-autonomous and Autonomous Vehicle Secure Networking and Connectivity

Moderator: Dan Isaacs, Director Automotive Business Unit, Xilinx

11.45 Lunch

12.30 Digital Twin for the Transportation Industry

Shyam Nath,  Enterprise Cloud Architect, Oracle

1.00 IoT @ the Edge

David Nelson, Chief Strategist Cloud Computing, The Boeing Company

1.30 Connectivity Architecture for Highly Autonomous Vehicles

Rajive Joshi, Principal Solutions Architect, RTI

2.20 The Machine Revolution – Technological, Business, and Cultural Impacts of IIoT

Sven Schrecker, Vice President and Chief Architect, Cyber Security, LHP Engineering Solutions

2.30 Panel: Practical Applications for Building Trustworthy IIoT Solutions

Moderator: Sven Schrecker, Vice President and Chief Architect, Cyber Security, LHP Engineering Solutions

3.40 End of Workshop


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9:00am - 5:00pm 480 mins
Workshop: IoT in the Channel, held by Channel Partners
IoT in the Channel
  • Steven Baker - VP Product Management, KORE
  • Steve Brumer - Partner, Brumer Hubler IoT Group
  • Natasha Royer Coons - Chief Revenue Office @ Advantix & Founder, TeraNova Consulting Group
  • Michael Davis - CTO, CounterTrack
  • T.C. Doyle - Senior Content Director, Channel, Channel Futures
  • Tim Kittila - Director of the Data Center Practice, Parallel Technologies
  • Andrea Miner - Consulting Services - Analytics and Internet of Things, Tech Data

Channel partners are posting wins in projects ranging from building smart cities using Azure to securing IoT applications and infrastructure using techs from Cisco, IBM, McAfee, Symantec and others. In this IoT World Pre Conference Workshop, we’ll discuss the components of success for partners who want to improve their IoT practices, suppliers looking to launch or improve their partner programs and enterprises looking to understand how partners can help them with IoT projects.

9:30-10.00: Welcome and “Channel 101”

What is the channel, exactly? T.C. Doyle, senior director of content for Channel Futures & Channel Partners, will discuss the various types of partner business models, from agents to VARs; explain where master agents and distributors fit; and answer attendee questions so that we enter the program with an understanding of how the channel is structured.

Speaker: T.C. Doyle

10.00–10:50 Session 1: Where Partners Deliver Value in IoT

Engaging the best partner firms can make or break a new product release or enterprise IoT project. In this session, we’ll explain the value partners bring to both IoT vendors and end customers. We’ll cover the integration and consultative capabilities you can expect from various partner types, how the channel makes money on IoT and what partners look for from suppliers and customers.

Moderator: Andrea Miner, Consulting Services - Analytics and Internet of Things, Tech Data

11:00-12:00: Session 2: Connectivity & Channel 

From Sprint’s “IoT in a Box” product to AT&T’s 5G and vertical-specific offerings, carriers, cablecos and wireless specialists work with partners and master agents to provide the connectivity glue for IoT projects. In this session, we’ll discuss how partners choose and provision links and discuss what options are available to enterprises and sensor providers.

Moderator: Natasha Royer Coons

Panelists: Steven Baker, VP Product Management, KORE; Tiffany Wolf, VP of Sales Operations, Telarus

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00–1:50 Session 3: IoT Security & Channel 

Companies holding back from IoT agree: Security cost and complexity are major concerns. Today, locking down IoT infrastructure from sensor to data repository demands a range of technologies, from endpoint management to application security to threat monitoring and more. In this session we’ll discuss the must-have techs, how partners choose and vet security providers, and why suppliers and end customers must select partners with the expertise to integrate it all and keep IoT implementations safe.

Speaker: Michael Davis - CTO, CounterTack

2:00–2:50 Session 4: Platform & Channel

The IoT platform world is the Wild West, with hundreds of options. Gartner projects that it will take five to 10 years to reach maturity. For customers, it’s a high-stakes decision: open or proprietary? Vertical or general purpose? What hosting model is best, and are required sensor support, analytics and other tools available? And perhaps most important, Will this supplier be around for the long haul? As a platform vendor, you need the right answers to attract top partners. As a partner or customer, you need the tools to evaluate platform suppliers. We’ll address.

3:00–3:50 Session 5: Data/Edge/5G & Channel

Massive amounts of IoT sensor data are being generated. How do you as a partner help customers collect, store and process it to extract maximum business value? We’ll discuss placement, from on-premises to edge to cloud; whether 5G is really necessary for IoT success; how to choose a data center; what latency is acceptable for various use cases and more.

Speaker: Tim Kittila - Director of the Data Center Practice, Parallel Technologies 

4:00-5:00 Session 6: IoT in the Real World Panel Discussion

For this panel we’ll discuss what it takes to execute a successful, channel-facilitated IoT project, with a focus on some lucrative verticals. We’ll hear about lessons customers learned working with partners and offer tips for replicating those wins.

Moderator: T.C. Doyle

Panelist: Steve Brumer - Partner, Brumer Hubler IoT Group

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9:00am - 5:10pm 490 mins
Workshop: Eclipse IoT Day, held by Eclipse IoT
Eclipse IoT Day
  • Frédéric Desbiens - IoT and Edge Program Manager, Eclipse Foundation
  • Farah Papaioannou - Co-Founder and President, Edgeworx
  • Mihai Tudor Panu - Software Architect, Intel
  • Anjali Gola - Software Engineer, Intel
  • Arlen Nipper - President and CTO, Cirrus Link Solutions
  • Susan Eraly - Deep Learning Engineer, Skymind
  • Nicola La Gloria - Co-founder and CEO, Kynetics
  • Jereme Haack - Software Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Eclipse IoT Day

Artificial intelligence, fog computing, Industry 4.0, security… Attend the Eclipse IoT Day Santa Clara and learn from world-class industry experts how open source technology can help you build your IoT devices and applications. The Eclipse IoT Day is organized by the Eclipse IoT Working Group, in collaboration with IoT World.

09.15 Welcome to the Eclipse IoT Day 2019

09.30 Eclipse IoT - State of the Union 

Where are we coming from? Where are we? Where are we going? In this presentation, Frédéric Desbiens, IoT and Edge Computing Program Manager at the Eclipse Foundation, will share with you what happened in the Eclipse IoT Ecosystem in the last year and what is the Foundation's roadmap for the future. Learn about major project releases. Discover new projects such as ioFog, fog05 and Sparkplug. Hear about our new and upcoming working groups. Just don't expect answers to the great philosophical questions of life!

Frédéric Desbiens, IoT and Edge Program Manager, Eclipse Foundation

10.15 Exploring the Trend Toward the Edge

Edge computing is rapidly on the rise. In this Meetup, we will explore the business drivers, technological changes, and global trends that are making edge computing the next must-have infrastructure. We will discuss the challenges that make edge computing unique in relation to cloud and data center. We will finish our exploration with real-world use cases from a variety of industries, showing how edge computing results in immediate business opportunities that you can leverage.

Farah Papaioannou, Co-founder and CEO, Edgeworx

11.20 The MRAA and UPM Eclipse IoT Projects

With Internet of Things (IoT) platforms, sensors and actuators becoming more performant, smaller, and cheaper, new opportunities emerge for diverse applications in multiple domains such as smart homes and cities, industrial automation, healthcare and retail, environment and agriculture, transportation and safety, digital surveillance and security, control systems and robotics, wireless sensor networks, and many others. The IoT community is more vibrant than ever but with the incredible device diversity in this space we also introduce a lot of complexity for the software developer. During recent years, Intel® established itself as a leader in IoT by releasing proven developer kits and software tools with select partners for a broad range of developer personas and skill levels. This presentation focuses primarily on the MRAA and UPM middleware projects which have been a part of the Intel IoT Developer Kits since day 1 and are now proudly joining the Eclipse IoT community. The MRAA library provides an abstraction layer for several Intel and non-Intel IoT platforms, offering C/C++, Java, JavaScript, and Python bindings to the physical pins and buses. This is subsequently used by the Intel® UPM sensor library for exposing standardized APIs intended to simplify the interaction between developers and peripherals, with virtually over 400 different specialized sensors, actuators and radio modules currently supported as part of the project.

Mihai Tudor Panu, Software Architect, Intel 

12.05 Developing IoT Applications Using Intel® System Studio

Intel® System Studio is based on the Eclipse CDT project and offers a comprehensive set of tools under a free and renewable licensing model. This software suite allows you to build, debug, analyze and optimize applications and can be used throughout the entire development cycle from hardware bring-up to deploying the final product. During this presentation we will introduce you to Intel® System Studio and show how to develop and debug IoT and systems applications. This includes running them locally and remotely on popular Intel Developer Kit platforms like the Aaeon UP2 and IEI Tank, as well as enhancing applications through cloud connectors, sensors and libraries.

Anjali Gola, Software Engineer, Intel 

12.40 - 1.40  Lunch

13.40 "Using Eclipse MQTT and Sparkplug as your IIoT Digital Transformation Toolkit Eclipse Paho and Tahu working Groups Technology"

The Internet of People exploded due to the fact that we could QUIT talking about the technology, but talk about what that technology could do for us. The open and highly available standards of HTTP, defining the “Transport of Data” and HTML, defining the “Representation of that Data” were instrumental in the advancement of the Internet of People. But here we are, 6 years into this notion of the Internet of Things (IIoT) starting to slide into the classic Gartner "Trough of Disillusionment” because the entrenched players in the market don’t want to lose control of a proprietary install base.

But the fact of the matter is that we DO have an equivalent technology stack that saw the IoP explode. The first part of that technology stack has already become evident. The Eclipse IoT Survey has shown that MQTT has become the dominant IoT message transport protocol, even surpassing HTTP in the 2018 survey. This is due in large part to the part that the Eclipse Foundation played in establishing the Eclipse IoT Paho project. 99% of all IoT projects that use MQTT probably started using the Paho MQTT reference implementations.

But the second part the potential of IIoT requires that we better define the semantics and payloads used by the hugely adopted MQTT standard and apply that in the context of the existing Operational Technology(OT) sector. The IIoT pundits keep positional the IIoT explosion as an “IT to OT” conversionance. But that has proven to be wrong minded! In oder for IIoT to expand/adopt at the same rate of the IoP, we need to enable OT with technology to implement best in class OT systems FIRST, but with the ability to satisfy line of business applications as envisioned by IT/Cloud Services.

The creation of the Sparkplug specification was the first step in the process to combine MQTT technology that would firstly satisfy real-time, mission critical, OT requirements but also position the resulting infrastructure to satisfy IIoT requirements as well.

This presentation presents the combination of existing MQTT message transport technologies provided by the Eclipse Paho IoT technologies combined with the Eclipse Tahu technology in making this technology applicable to the OT sector by defining the MQTT semantics of Topic Namespace, Process Variable centric Payloads and State Awareness of MQTT but applying that to IT centric requirements of OT tag metics and context.

We need/must apply the same notions of the IoP to the IIoT. But we must satisfy the OT requirements of real-time, mission critical aspects of the infrastructure first while embracing required IIoT hooks.

Arlen Nipper, President and CTO, Cirrus Link Solutions

14.25 Applying Machine Learning to IoT Use Cases with Eclipse Deeplearning4j

Machine learning has created opportunities for industries experiencing exponential growth in data. This includes manufacturers accumulating sensor data in production lines to brands offering AI-powered solutions on the edge.

In this talk, we will discuss high-level machine learning use cases for IoT, provide an overview of the Eclipse Deeplearning4j ecosystem of tools, and tie it all together with a couple real-life examples.

This talk is aimed at Business Analysts and Solution Architects seeking ideas and inspiration for applying machine learning to IoT.

Susan Eraly, Deep Learning Engineer, Skymind

15.30 From Eclipse hawkBit to Update Factory: A Case of Study on How to Take an Open Platform to Production.

Nowadays there are several well engineered open projects available and they may serve different industries for prototyping a solution without starting from scratch. In the scope of delivering software artifacts from remote, Eclipse hawkBit is definitely one of those great open projects. As an Embedded Software Service Company, Kynetics selected hawkBit for creating its own delivery platform to serve its internal CI and its customers’ embedded device ecosystem. However taking an open platform, which may offer a solid backend architecture and API, from an evaluation stage to a solution ready for production requires significant effort. This session goes into the details of how we engineered our remote software delivery platform, starting from the use cases which are typical of the embedded and IoT industry, including what we have learned working closely everyday with our customers. From real world use cases we were able to identify the drivers and the philosophy of the product and service we wanted to provide. At the same time we also identified the missing blocks in the overall picture and started to add our own contribution especially regarding the client-side of the architecture. To us it was quite clear that the client would have a crucial role in the business logic and philosophy behind a remote update. In particular the hawkBit methodology to handle Software Distributions enables the delivery of artifacts for any operating system installed on the target device: Android APKs, Android Updates, Linux OS and applications and Docker images. Finally, the client implementation will take care of deploying artifacts on the target device in a robust manner. The session will cover also aspects related to integrated development tools, security and how a delivery platform is essential in the project automation in different stages like development or production.

Nicola La Gloria, Co-founder and CEO, Kynetics 

16.50 Eclipse VOLTTRON - overview of the platform

Eclipse VOLTTRON™ is an open source distributed sensing and control software platform. Cost-effective, scalable and secure, this technology improves the control of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, electric vehicle chargers, distributed energy resources such as renewables and batteries, entire building power loads and more. Eclipse VOLTTRON™ also offers powerful data management capability.

Eclipse VOLTTRON provides an environment for agent execution and serves as a single point of contact for interfacing with devices (rooftop units, building systems, meters, etc.), external resources, and platform services such as data archival and retrieval. VOLTTRON applications are referred to as agents since VOLTTRON provides an agent-based programming paradigm to ease application development and minimize the lines of code that need to be written by domain experts such as buildings engineers. Eclipse VOLTTRON provides a collection of utility and helper classes that simplifies agent development.

A growing community of researchers from national laboratories, universities, and commercial companies leverage the project to build out applications for areas such as energy efficiency, intelligent load control, and fault detection and diagnostic.

The Eclipse IoT ecosystem provides opportunities to enhance the capabilities of the platform to apply it to new areas and bring in new sources of data. This talk will provide an overview of the platform as an opportunity to engage with the wider IoT community.

Jereme Haack, Software Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 


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9:00am - 5:00pm 480 mins
Workshop: IoT Saving Lives, held by IWCE
IoT Saving Lives - IoT for the First Responder

As things get smarter and more connected, the reliability of those connections becomes increasingly important, especially in a public-safety arena. During this one-day event, take a look into the vast array of the Internet of Life Saving Things (IoLST) that interface with first responders as they leverage IoT sensors and devices. Topics of the day will include smart devices, analytics, applications, disaster relief, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, GIS/GPS/location services, mission-critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) and PTT over cellular (PoC), cloud computing, cybersecurity and smart-cities/smart-grid solutions.

8.00 Registration and Networking

9.00 Welcome Remarks

Stephanie McCall, Show Director, IWCE’s IoT Saving Lives

09.05 Keynote Address

TJ Kennedy, Founder, The Public Safety Network

9.55 Keynote Address

10.15 [Foundation 1: the Life-Saving Things] Thing 1, Thing 2, Thing Red, Thing Blue: A look at the Life-Saving Things

It’s pretty fundamental: You can’t have the Internet of Life-Savings Things without “things” at the edge to perform functions. Our experts will provide an overview of IoT devices from simple sensors that require little power or data throughput to remote-controlled robots that support video-surveillance operations, requiring significant bandwidth with very low latency. From fixed devices to wearables, which “things” offer the greatest promise to save lives, whether they are owned by a public-safety agency or a private citizen?

11.15 [Foundation 2: the “Internet of”] Connectivity is Crucial to Saving Lives

Life-savings things are great to have, but their sensing capabilities typically are of little or no value, unless the data can be transmitted to someone empowered to take advantage of the IoT insights. If this information is critical to your health and safety, to operate vehicles, or to run your community, the connectivity between the “things” must work, regardless of the environmental conditions. What are the options, and where are investments best spent—hardening a network or establishing redundant paths and alternative solutions that can be deployed quickly when failures occur?

12.15 Networking Lunch

1.15 Tools, Sensors and Analytics: Data Capture and Analysis

With all these connected devices comes data—lots of it. But raw data is little more than trivia until the data is analyzed and helpful trends are identified. While most agree that this is key to any successful IoT or IoLST initiative, establishing effective and efficient analytical procedures can be challenging. Which analytical tasks can be automated or enhanced by technologies such as artificial intelligence? Where is human input needed, both in terms of establishing policies for automation and prior to making the ultimate actionable decision?

2.15 Privacy, Security and Legal Implications of IoT Data

You provide your data every time you use the Internet or smart device, and sometimes when you’re not. From video surveillance to social media, examine the privacy, security and legal implications of this data collection. When can it be used by public safety to solve crimes? Can health data be used to change your coverage? Can it be accessed it be used maliciously by hackers? Examine the ramifications of collecting this data, keeping it secure, and under what conditions can access be granted.

Moderator: Alan Tilles, Partner, Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy & Ecker, P.A.

3.15 Networking Break

3.30 Opportunity Talk: How to Get Started, Set Policies, and Measure “Success”

Getting started in IoT is fairly common, but getting beyond the “pilot purgatory” stage has proven to be challenging in both the public and private sector. The panel will examine how best to measure “success” in a manner that will encourage decision makers to support a sustainable initiative, and discuss the governance needed by all parties as they begin to work together to roll out IoLST initiatives.

4.30 Sandbox Time: What IoT and IoLST Components Can Be Shared?

One potential way to improve return-on-investment (RoI) calculations may be to consider partners. After all, public-safety IoLST, smart communities, utility smart grids and autonomous cars have a lot in common. All promise tremendous benefits to citizens, greatly enhancing citizens’ safety, convenience and quality of life. All work better with robust connectivity—particularly low-latency, high-bandwidth fiber, 4G or 5G—that needs to be extremely reliable to realize full operational benefits. And no one heading these initiatives has unlimited funds to make their visions a reality. Given this, which aspects of these IoT-centric can be shared, generating synergies that can improve both performance and return on investment (RoI)? Can initiatives like rural broadband and next-generation 911 also benefit? Are the benefits worth the extra complications of coordinating multiple groups?

5.30 End of Workshop

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9:00am - 5:30pm 510 mins
Silicon Valley AgTech Conference
6th Annual Silicon Valley AgTech Conference
  • Roger Royse - Founder, Royse Law Firm
  • Claudia Rössler - Agriculture - Strategic Partnerships, Principle Program Manager Azure Global Engineering, Microsoft
  • Salil Pradhan - Venture Partner, Draper Nexus
  • Laurie Menoud - Investment Manager, BASF
  • Brooke Porter - Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • Jonathan Baer - Managing Partner, StoneHearth Ventures
  • David Friedman - CEO, VividGro
  • Robert Chen - President and CEO, AEssenseGrows
  • Richard van der Put - Co-Founder/CEO, VineView
  • Sebastien Boyer - Co-founder & CEO, Farmwise
  • Adrián Ferrero Fernandez - CEO & Founder, Biome Makers
  • John Matthesen - CEO, Realted Concepts
  • Aaron Magenheim - Founder, AgTech Insight
  • Monte Bottens - Illinois Farmer and Rancher, Ag Solutions Network
  • Robert Tse - State Broadband Coordinator, USDA CA Rural Development
  • Brian Magnusson - Vice President - Technology & Innovation, Lindsay Corporation

Silicon Valley AgTech is the conference where technology meets agriculture, the Silicon Valley meets the Silicon Prairie, and innovation comes back to the farm. We aspire to apply the Silicon Valley model to bring together promising ideas and leverage agricultural applications to build great new companies, exchange ideas and generate interest in this promising industry. Don’t miss an incredible day of panel discussions, breakout sessions, technology demos, startup pitches, and industry updates. Our 500+ attendees find partners, investors, and customers every year. 


8:30am – 9:00am (Registration)

9:00am – 9:30am (Sponsor Intros)

9:30am – 10:00am The role of IoT in agriculture and why agriculture is an important martlet for IoT

  • Claudia Rössler, Microsoft 

10:00am – 10:45am 2019 AgTech Investment Outlook

The agtech industry is maturing but venture still plays an important role. What are the VCs investing in now? What do they see as the future trends and current opportunities. Our panel of VCs will discuss the outlook for venture capital for agtech companies in 2019 and beyond.

  • Salil Pradhan, Draper Nexus
  • Laurie Menoud, BASF
  • Brooke Porter, Kleiner Perkins 
  • Jonathan Baer, Threshold Ventures 

10:45am – 11:00am (Break)

11:00am – 11:45am Controlled Environments: Indoor and Vertical Agriculture

Controlled environment ag has established itself as a major sector within agtech, having generated large and widely publicized investments from investors and industry. Our panel will discuss the tech that goes into indoor ag and the needs and market opportunities that these companies are addressing.

  • David Friedman, VividGro
  • Robert Chen, Aessense

11:45am – 12:30pm Farm Data as a Business: Collection, Management, and Analytics

Farm data started as a byproduct of agtech, but is now its own standalone business. This panel will discuss how companies are monetizing farm data as well as the challenges unique to collecting and using agricultural data. 

  • Richard van der Put, VineView 

12:30pm – 1:30pm (Lunch)

1:30pm – 2:15pm Autonomous Machines: The Future of AI and Robotics 

Perhaps the biggest advances in agricultural technology has been in the development of robots to replace a dwindling labor supply. Combined with artificial intelligence and deep learning or machine learning, robotics is fundamentally changing how food is produced. This panel will describe current technologies in use in the field and in development and what we can expect in the future.

  • Sebastien Boyer, Farmwise
  • Adrián Ferrero Fernandez, Biome Makers
  • John Matthesen, Related Concepts

2:15pm – 3:00pm Grower's Panel: Which Technologies Do Farmers Actually Want?

Going to market may be the biggest challenge for agtech companies. We will hear from the growers as to what tech they want and need and how best to deliver it to this unique and challenging market.

  • Aaron Magenheim,AgTech Insight
  • Monte Bottens, Illinois Farmer and Rancher & Ag Solutions Network
  • Tom Rodgers, Madera Nut Farme
  • Matthew Rossow, California Farmer
  • Tyler Scheid, Sheid Vineyards 

3:00pm – 3.15pm (Break)

3.15pm - 4.00pm Blockchain in Ag: Automating Traceability, Payments, and Supply Chain Management 

Automating Traceability, Payments, and Supply Chain Management. Blockchain may be the newest technology to find an application in agriculture and our panel will describe the many ways that blockchain is providing for traceability, reducing costs and eliminating the middleman.

  • Alvaro Ramireze, HarvestHub 

4:00pm – 4:45pm Recent Developments in Rural Broadband Access 

The 2018 Farm Bill has allocated funds for rural broadband access paving the way for an agtech revolution in IoT in the fields. Our panel will discuss what the law means and what we can expect in terms of access to broadand for tech in the field.

  • Roger Royse, Royse Law Firm
  • Robert Tse, USDA CA Rural Development
  • Brian Magnusson, Lindsay Corporation 


You can attend the Silicon Valley AgTech conference with the following passes

  • IoT World Pre Conference Day Pass (All 5 pre conference workshops)
  • Silicon Valley AgTech Conference only