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Tuesday, September 19 • 09:30 - 10:30
Why Big Data in Agriculture?

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The agriculture sector world-wide is entering an era of digital transformation.  In this session we look on these changes through three lenses:  a perspective from a global firm, some observations from the innovation frontier of computer science in agriculture, and a look at the position of agriculture in large digital ecosystems.  How might we fully leverage--and shape--these trends to foster more resilient, sustainable, and productive food systems?

Moderators
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Brendan Moroso

Strategic Partnerships Guru, CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture
Brendan Moroso is the Strategic Partnerships Guru of the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture, which seeks to harness the power of big data to accelerate and enhance the impact of international agricultural research, and which is co-led by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and the International Food and Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). | | Prior to joining CGIAR he held a number of positions within the US Government, most notably serving under the Obama Administration as an Innovation Catalyst with the Peace Corps Office of Innovation where he led ICT4D efforts. | | He is also a member of the faculty at Pontifica Universidad Javeriana in... Read More →

Speakers
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George Azzari

Research Scientist, Stanford University
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Robin Lougee

Research Industry Lead, Consumer Products & Ag, IBM Research
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Frederic Pivetta

Managing Partner, Dalberg Data Insights
Frederic Pivetta is Managing Partner of Dalberg Data Insights, which is the Big Data entity of the Dalberg Group. Previously, he was part of the founding team of Real Impact Analytics since 2011, aiming at developing Big Data apps for telecom operators mostly in emerging economie... Read More →



Tuesday September 19, 2017 09:30 - 10:30
Kellogg Auditorium CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia