The Data Driven AgriFood Future Alliance and its partners host the 2nd edition of the Data Driven AgriFood Future Conference. During this international conference we will focus on the impact of data driven innovations in agrifood and how we can jointly tackle innovation barriers to speed up innovations and their deployment in practice.

Together with stakeholders from the quadruple helix we’ll engage in round table discussions on the state of the art and developments in the field of data driven agrifood. And more importantly how to make sure we connect these developments and put them into practice.

2021

Second Data Driven AgriFood Future

Conference

26 October | 20.00 – 22.00 (CET)

This is an online conference

Main themes of the conference

1. Data to action

 

Collecting data is only the start of data driven innovations. Data is an enables for various actions in the agrifood value chain. Data can be used for forecasting of weather, yield and demand, but also as activator for robots and cobots in the field and factory. For this theme we focus on examples and developments that are putting data to action.

 

 

2. Data to trust

 

With the collection of data comes responsibility. The use of data can support creating more transparency in the food value chain. But who is the owner of this data and how can we exchange data in a safe way?  And how do regulations for privacy impact this data exchange? For this theme we focus on examples and developments that are supporting a safe and fair distribution of data and help to build trust between partners in the agrifood value chain.

 

 

3. Data and skills

 

With an increasing use of data

and artificial intelligence old jobs (heavy, repetitive and often dangerous) are replaced with new jobs. Training and skills development is essential for these employees. And these new jobs often require a different managerial style. For this theme we focus on the new skill set needed and the role of educational and training centers in this transition.

 

 

Preliminary programme

 

Kickoff by Simone van Trier (host)

 

Keynote on DataDriven AgriFood Future (I)

 

“Future of food: decisions that farmers and growers need to be making now” by Ian Proudfoot, Global head of Agribusiness, KPMG

 

Round table discussions on three themes:

 

Data to action

Tobias Menne

Global Head of xarvio, Member of the Executive Leadership Team BASF Agricultural Solutions

Kris van de Voorde 

Business programme manager Imec

 

Data to trust

Johannes Lehmann

Head of Business Development Smart Farming Deutsches Institut für Normung

Nathalie Bertels

European Data Policies, Governance Act, KU LEUVEN

Dennis Donohue

Western Growers Association

 

Data and skills

Harrij Schmeitz

Managing Director Fruit Tech Campus

Lieven Eeckelaert

Coordinator/advisor, Workitects

Dr. Juliett Ansell

Head of Global Science Innovation Zespri

 

Keynote on DataDriven AgriFood Future (II)

To be confirmed shortly.

 

Closing remarks

Simone van Trier

 

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Link to the conference

The link to the online conference will be added to the programme one week before the conference.

 

 

Contact our team

For more information about the conference, please contact the DDAFF Conference team: DDAFF@brabant.nl.

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The Data Driven AgriFood Future Alliance Conference will be held during the DataWeekNL ‘Data Matters’ (25 - 29 October 2021) organized in ‘s-Hertogenbosch,

The Netherlands.