Animal health and animal agriculture is coming from a low level of digitisation, but a combination of factors is accelerating this process. This presentation will explain these factors covering industry trends, technology trends, labour and disease trends. • What are the implications of digital technologies for animal health today? • What does the future hold for digitisation, automation and early detection systems? • Will these technologies and trends be enough to secure the future of the global livestock sector?
Michael Helmstetter, Founder, President & CEO, TechAccel, LLC
As the animal health industry continues to evolve and grow, top companies are investing in innovative technologies within the animal nutrition, diagnostics, therapeutics, digital and technology spaces. Combined with the adjacencies to pharma, the animal care space is now a $60Bn*market and growing. This is a really exciting time for the industry with several factors contributing to growth and the interest in areas of emerging technology. This presentation will examine how Zoetis, the #1 company in the industry, looks at innovation, how it will impact the lives of veterinarians and farmers and how partnerships can help seize new opportunities and accelerate growth.
Rimma Driscoll, Senior Vice President, Global Business Development, Zoetis Inc.
Scott Brown, VP Head of External Innovation, Zoetis Inc
Janet Patterson-Kane, FRCVS, Chief Scientific Officer, Morris Animal Foundation
Daniel Promislow, Dog Aging Project Co-Director, U19 Principal Investigator
Based on the presentations from Morris Animal Foundation and the Dog Aging Project, how can human health and animal health companies better use clinical data to discover new opportunities? Additionally, the panel discussion will address the key elements and gaps in today’s pharma R&D and explore how we can better collaborate, across industries, to accelerate medical breakthroughs for both humans and animals.
Hosted by Scott Brown, VP Head of External Innovation, Zoetis Inc
Linda Rhodes, Independent Animal Health Expert
Fabian Kausche, Chairman, Stonehaven Incubate and Chairman, Petmedix
Ashley Kalinauskas, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Torigen, Inc.
Wesley Wierson, Founder and CEO, LEAH Labs
University research groups will each present their research for potential application in veterinary medicine.
• Yale School of Public Health • McGill University • Boston University • Massachusetts Institute of Technology Each University
Researcher will present for 10 minutes with 5 minutes Q&A.
Cancer is now the leading cause of death in pets. If we look at humans, statistically, cancer is one of the top causes of death in humans around the globe and there is a lot of medical literature and ongoing research on the development, treatment, and control of the disease. However, when it comes to cancer in animals, research and knowledge are limited and the disease is as common in pets as it is in humans, specifically in dogs. Nearly 30% of the cats and 50% of the dogs in the US are diagnosed with a type of cancer after crossing the age of ten. There is great opportunity here to solve a serious unmet medical need. Hosted by Elanco Animal Health, this presentation will provide a case study and example of how to realise the opportunities for canine oncology in animal health today.
Dottie Brown, Senior Research Advisor, Translational Comparative Medical Research, Elanco
Bruce Taillon, Senior Director, External Innovation, Elanco
Cheryl London, External Academic Partner, Elanco
• What Anteera Capital views as the ‘hot’ areas for investment in animal health right now
• How Anterra Capital assesses growth opportunities in the sector
• To what extent animal health and animal nutrition are good areas for investment
• The investment trends and dynamics shaping the production animal sector vs the companion animal sector
• An outline of how animal health funding options are different to funding options in other industries
Phil Austin, Founding Partner, Anterra Capital
Five animal health companies selected by Anterra Capital will give an investor pitch highlighting their technology and strategic ambitions.
Hosted by Phil Austin, Founding Partner, Anterra Capital
Prior to Covid-19, the veterinary profession was being disrupted by changes in customer needs and customer expectations and these have been heightened by the recent pandemic. It also has challenges with talent management and talent acquisition. Technology has the potential to positively influence the direction in which the profession is headed and to enable owners of vet practice to better connect with the pet owners and ultimately increase revenues. This panel will explore potential future applications for technology within the practice and outline a vision for the future of the profession.
Hosted by Matthew Salois, Chief Economist, Head of Economics Division, AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)
Kristin Bloink, Vice President, Global Research and External Innovation, Elanco Animal Health
Kate E. Creevy, DVM, MS, DACVIM, Chief Veterinary Officer, The Dog Aging Project
Wendy Vaala, Director of Scientific Marketing Affairs, Merck Animal Health
Allon Freiman, CEO & Co-Founder, Petriage
Customer expectations around animal welfare and sustainability are driving significant change in the livestock industry and increasingly food producers and suppliers are looking at new digital technologies to support animal health and wellness. Innovations such as smart monitoring and surveillance of livestock have already proven valuable but more advanced solutions such as artificial intelligence, big data and blockchain also boast incredible potential. This panel will explore these potential technologies through a more practical ‘farm to fork’ lens and in doing so, provide guidance to emerging companies looking to solve of agriculture’s most pressing challenges.
Hosted by Tony Simpson, President, AgTech Advisors, LLC
John Butler, CEO, The Beef Marketing Group
Spencer Swayze, Managing Director, Paine Schwartz Partners, LLC
Samuel Thevasagayam, Deputy Director Agriculture Development & Head of livestock portfolio, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Brett Morris, Principal, TechAccel LLC Partner, Covenant Animal Health Partners LLC