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2021 Animal AgTech Innovation Summit
2021 Animal AgTech Innovation Summit

2021 Animal AgTech Innovation Summit

March 8, 2021
United Kingdom
Lectures
08:10hs
3/8/2021
Opening Plenary // Ideas Worth Propagating: Animal AgTech’s Greatest Priorities for 2021 and Beyond

• After a year of great change in 2020, how has the pandemic changed consumers’ relationship with food, and how is the industry responding? • Where are the greatest opportunities throughout the animal agriculture supply chain to transform animal health, welfare, and environmental impact?
• As demand for animal protein continues to rise, where is the greatest need for innovative solutions to improve industry resiliency and safety? How do we create a more robust, shock-proof future?
• What collaboration opportunities are set to accelerate innovation and drive a more sustainable, efficient and healthy animal ag industry?

Session Chair:
- Maarten Goossens, Founding Principal, ANTERRA CAPITAL, NETHERLANDS

Confirmed Speakers:
- Karen Hildebrand, Worldwide Tech Leader Agriculture, AMAZON WEB SERVICES, USA
- Bruce Stewart-Brown, Senior VP Food Safety, Quality & Live Operations, PERDUE FOODS, USA
- Abhay Nayak, Head of Strategy and Accelerated Growth Businesses, ZOETIS, USA
- Erin Fitzgerald, CEO, US FARMERS AND RANCHERS IN ACTION, USA

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Speaker:
Karen Hildebrand, Abhay Nayak, Erin Fitzgerald
Karen Hildebrand, Abhay Nayak, Erin Fitzgerald
Maarten Goossens
Netherlands
Bruce Stewart-Brown
United States
08:10hs
3/8/2021
08:00hs
3/8/2021
Opening Keynote Conversation // Animals as the X-Factor: Innovation’s Role in Solving Global Health Challenges

Jeff Simmons, CEO, ELANCO, USA

Speaker:
Jeff Simmons, CEO, ELANCO, USA
Jeff Simmons, CEO, ELANCO, USA
08:00hs
3/8/2021
08:50hs
3/8/2021
Start-Up Technology Showcase // Three early stage start-ups showcase their technology to investor sharks

Presenting Companies:
- Andrew McKenzie, CEO, PRECISION LIVESTOCK TECHNOLOGIES, USA
- Elizabeth Latham, Founder, BEZOAR LABORATORIES, USA
- Gil Hakim, Chairman & CEO, ARMENTA, ISRAEL

Shark Panel:
- Jon Lowe, Head of Global Commercial Development Livestock, ZOETIS, USA
- Amanda Donohue-Hansen, Managing Director, CULTIVIAN SANDBOX VENTURES, USA

Speaker:
Andrew McKenzie, Jon Lowe, Amanda Donohue-Hansen
Andrew McKenzie, Jon Lowe, Amanda Donohue-Hansen
Elizabeth Latham
United States
Gil Hakim
Israel
08:50hs
3/8/2021
09:10hs
3/8/2021
Presentation // Innovation in Breeding & Gene Editing: The Promise of Disease Eradication and a More Sustainable Food Supply

Elena Rice, CSO & Head of R&D, GENUS, USA

Speaker:
Elena Rice
United States
09:10hs
3/8/2021
09:20hs
3/8/2021
Track 1: One Health
Panel // Next Generation Innovation for a Healthier, Higher Value Animal Ag Industry

• What advancements are currently looking most promising in preventative healthcare? From genetics and breeding, to vaccines and new feed solutions, how can technology prevent disease, and reduce the need for antibiotics?
• How can animal health companies work in partnership with innovators and producers to drive greater animal health outcomes?
• How do animal health and welfare intersect with sustainability? How do these three pillars intersect for greater industry efficiency and animal, planetary and human welfare?

Session Chair:
- Johanna Ballesteros, Principal AgTech Commercial Advisor, JBAGRO INTERNATIONAL, USA

Confirmed Speakers:
- Jennifer Walker, Director Milk Quality, DANONE, USA
- Courtney Stanton, President, SMITHFIELD BIOSCIENCE & Vice President, SMITHFIELD FOODS, USA
- Ken Opengart, VP Animal Welfare and International Sustainability, TYSON, USA
- Laurent Genet, Chief Strategy Officer, NUTRECO, NETHERLANDS

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Speaker:
Courtney Stanton, Ken Opengart, Laurent Genet
Courtney Stanton, Ken Opengart, Laurent Genet
Johanna Ballesteros
United States
Ag Tech Engormix
Jennifer Walker
United States
09:20hs
3/8/2021
Track 1: One Health
09:20hs
3/8/2021
Track 2: Precision Livestock Farming
Panel // The Next Decade in Digital: On-Farm Innovation, Transformation and ROI

• How has demand for digital solutions accelerated in 2020 and 2021, and which have emerged as the most business-critical technologies for on-farm operations, animal welfare and monitoring?
• How is the growth of audio, video and machine learning innovations improving on-farm productivity? What does the future of digital precision livestock farming look like and how do we address regulatory challenges to accelerate better and faster?
• What are the greatest barriers to technology adoption by farmers, and how can the industry overcome these to ensure and deliver greater ROI?

Session Chair:
- Mareese Keane, Co-Founder, OPENGATE PARTNERS, USA

Confirmed Speakers:
- Clint Schwab, Vice President Science & Technology, THE MASCHHOFFS, USA
- Henry Berger, Global Head of Strategic Partnerships & Pipeline Innovation Integrated Health Management, BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM, USA
- Bennet Holmes, Director, ITK, FRANCE
- Mark Doornink, Vice President of Product Management, VES ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS FOR HEALTHY FARMS, USA

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Speaker:
Mareese Keane, Clint Schwab, Bennet Holmes, Mark Doornink
Mareese Keane, Clint Schwab, Bennet Holmes, Mark Doornink
Henry Berger
United States
Global Head of Marketing, Strategy and Customer Experience
09:20hs
3/8/2021
Track 2: Precision Livestock Farming
10:00hs
3/8/2021
Track 1: One Health
Panel // Game Changing: Aligning Animal Ag Alongside Sustainability

• With sustainable production as essential as efficiency, what is the industry’s true role in regenerative agriculture and carbon sequestration practices?
• What approaches to greater environmental sustainability are seeing results? How do we position meat and dairy as sustainable, healthy proteins alongside growing alternative protein trends?
• How does the industry accelerate and communicate its sustainability credentials in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals between now and 2030? How do we create and prove measurable targets?

Session Chair:
- Tafline Laylin, Editor, THE DAILY CHURN, DARIGOLD, USA

Confirmed Speakers:
- Andre van Troost, CEO, LELY, NETHERLANDS

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Speaker:
Tafline Laylin, Andre van Troost
Tafline Laylin, Andre van Troost
10:00hs
3/8/2021
Track 1: One Health
10:00hs
3/8/2021
Track 2: Precision Livestock Farming
Technology Deep Dive // Disruptive Dairy AI

Terry Canning, CEO, CATTLE EYE, IRELAND

Speaker:
Terry Canning, CEO, CATTLE EYE, IRELAND
Terry Canning, CEO, CATTLE EYE, IRELAND
10:00hs
3/8/2021
Track 2: Precision Livestock Farming
10:10hs
3/8/2021
Track 2: Precision Livestock Farming
Technology Deep Dive // World First Direct to Satellite Animal Tracking and Data Platform

Lewis Frost, COO, CERES TAG, AUSTRALIA

Speaker:
Lewis Frost, COO, CERES TAG, AUSTRALIA
Lewis Frost, COO, CERES TAG, AUSTRALIA
10:10hs
3/8/2021
Track 2: Precision Livestock Farming
10:20hs
3/8/2021
Track 2: Precision Livestock Farming
Technology Deep Dive // Technology to Feed a Changing World

Thierry Perrotin, Director, HYDROGREEN, A DIVISION OF CUBICFARM SYSTEMS, USA

Speaker:
Thierry Perrotin, Director, HYDROGREEN
Thierry Perrotin, Director, HYDROGREEN
10:20hs
3/8/2021
Track 2: Precision Livestock Farming
10:30hs
3/8/2021
Dedicated Networking Break // Speed Networking
10:30hs
3/8/2021
11:00hs
3/8/2021
Presentation // Farm to Fork Transformation for a Smarter Future

Jeroen van de Ven, Lead, MERCK ANIMAL HEALTH INTELLIGENCE, BELGIUM

Speaker:
Jeroen van de Ven, Lead, MERCK ANIMAL HEALTH INTELLIGENCE, BELGIUM
Jeroen van de Ven, Lead, MERCK ANIMAL HEALTH INTELLIGENCE, BELGIUM
11:00hs
3/8/2021
11:10hs
3/8/2021
Start-Up Technology Showcase // Three early stage start-ups showcase their technology to investor sharks

Presenting Companies:
- Bo Simango, CEO & Co-Founder, AQUAFORT AI, CANADA
- Kari Spaan, CEO, IYOTAH SOLUTIONS, USA

Shark Panel:
- Jon Lowe, Head of Global Commercial Development Livestock, ZOETIS, USA
- Brett Morris, Managing Director, CAVALLO VENTURES, USA

Speaker:
Bo Simango, Kari Spaan, Jon Lowe, Brett Morris
Bo Simango, Kari Spaan, Jon Lowe, Brett Morris
11:10hs
3/8/2021
11:30hs
3/8/2021
Track 1: Aquaculture
Panel // Blue Revolution: The Future of Aquaculture

• America imports over 85% of the seafood consumed nationally. How can the industry continue building momentum to reinforce US aquaculture as a provider of locally produced, sustainable protein?
• What innovations in systems technology, feed and localised production are set to have the greatest impact?
• How do we create systemic change along the aquaculture supply chain, from improved ocean health, data and AI utilisation on farm, through to alternative feed and species production?

Session Chair:
Ariella Simke, Science Contributor, FORBES, USA

Confirmed Speakers:
- Johan Andreassen, CEO, ATLANTIC SAPPHIRE, USA
- David Kelly, CEO & CTO, INNOVASEA, USA
- Larsen Mettler, Managing Director, S2G VENTURES, USA

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Speaker:
Ariella Simke, Johan Andreassen, David Kelly, Larsen Mettler
Ariella Simke, Johan Andreassen, David Kelly, Larsen Mettler
11:30hs
3/8/2021
Track 1: Aquaculture
11:30hs
3/8/2021
Track 2: Farm to Fork
Panel // Building Trust in Animal Agriculture with Transparent, Sustainable and Resilient Supply Chains

• COVID-19 has exacerbated changes in consumer demand and supply-chain disruptions. What digital tools will help producers improve efficiency and profit potential, while helping to ensure a resilient food supply and clearer provenance for consumers?
• How can costs be shared and benefits realised throughout the supply chain to drive greater adoption of traceability technologies?
• What will it take to make sustainability and transparency in animal ag supply chains mainstream? What targets should the industry set for itself?

Session Chair:
Laurie Bedord, Executive Editor, SUCCESSFUL FARMING, USA

Confirmed Speakers:
- Ronan Loftus, Commercial Lead, Data Lab, MERCK ANIMAL HEALTH INTELLIGENCE, IRELAND
- Matt Earle, Director, PROAGRICA, UK
- Rachel Gabato, COO, RIPE.IO, USA
- Theo Weening, VP of Meat & Poultry, WHOLE FOODS MARKET, USA

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Speaker:
Laurie Bedord, Ronan Loftus, Matt Earle, Rachel Gabato, Theo Weening
Laurie Bedord, Ronan Loftus, Matt Earle, Rachel Gabato, Theo Weening
11:30hs
3/8/2021
Track 2: Farm to Fork
12:10hs
3/8/2021
Track 2: Farm to Fork
Fireside Chat // Data Optimisation: Turning Collection into Action

• How do we enhance data collection at the farm level and effective aggregation and sharing thereafter?
• How do we overcome the challenges farmers face in scaling up their onfarm data efforts such as lack of access to capital, equipment, training and reliable networks?
• What predictive, machine learning and AI successes are we seeing already for improved farm management, animal health and welfare?

Confirmed Speakers:
- Claudia Rössler, Director Agriculture Strategic Partnerships, MICROSOFT, USA

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Speaker:
Claudia Rössler, Director Agriculture Strategic Partnerships, MICROSOFT, USA
Claudia Rössler, Director Agriculture Strategic Partnerships, MICROSOFT, USA
12:10hs
3/8/2021
Track 2: Farm to Fork
12:10hs
3/8/2021
Track 1: Aquaculture
Presentation // The Benefits of Bioengineering

Sylvia Wulf, President & CEO, AQUABOUNTY, USA

Speaker:
Sylvia Wulf, President & CEO, AQUABOUNTY, USA
Sylvia Wulf, President & CEO, AQUABOUNTY, USA
12:10hs
3/8/2021
Track 1: Aquaculture
12:30hs
3/8/2021
Virtual Roundtable Discussions

• Understanding the True Cost of Production: How Farm Management Information Systems can drive financial decision making for livestock producers – Host: Seana Day, Partner, CULTERRA CAPITAL & Venture Partner, BETTER FOOD VENTURES, USA
• Digital Animal AgTech – Host: Maarten-Yan Wierenga, Investment Manager, NUTRECO NUFRONTIERS, NETHERLANDS
• The Human Element: Developing technology that empowers and inspires – Host: Jennifer Walker, Director Milk Quality, DANONE, USA
• Aligning the Animal Protein Value Chain with Shifting Consumer Trends – Host: Rachel Gabato, COO, RIPE.IO, USA

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Speaker:
Maarten-Yan Wierenga, Rachel Gabato
Maarten-Yan Wierenga, Rachel Gabato
Seana Day
United States
Jennifer Walker
United States
12:30hs
3/8/2021
13:20hs
3/8/2021
Closing Plenary // Investor Insights: Creating Sufficiently Strong Market Signals

• Has investment activity kept pace throughout the disruptions caused by COVID-19? What are active investors in the animal agtech space predicting on the innovation and investment front for 2021 and beyond?
• How do we create sufficiently robust market signals to draw more entrepreneurship and investment into the industry?
• What does the industry need to do to bolster and prove its sustainability, health and welfare reputation and credentials? What is the role of investors in this endeavour?

Session Chair: Justin Sherrard, Global Strategist Animal Protein, RABOBANK, NETHERLANDS

Confirmed Speakers:
- Murray McCaig, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, ARCTERN VENTURES, CANADA
- Seana Day, Partner, CULTERRA CAPITAL & Venture Partner, BETTER FOOD VENTURES, USA
- Thor Talseth, Founding Partner, NEPTUNE PARTNERS, USA
- CONTINENTAL GRAIN COMPANY, USA

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Speaker:
Murray McCaig, Thor Talseth
Murray McCaig, Thor Talseth
Seana Day
United States
13:20hs
3/8/2021
14:00hs
3/8/2021
Closing Remarks // Networking Continues
14:00hs
3/8/2021
Manufacturing and Machinery