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Animal AgTech Innovation Summit
Animal AgTech Innovation Summit

Animal AgTech Innovation Summit

September 14, 2020
United Kingdom
Lectures
14:05hs
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Presentation: Animal Health
14:05hs
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13:00hs
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Opening Keynote: The Role of Animal AgTech in Future Food Security and Sustainability
  • How do we harness the power of technology, innovation and leadership in animal agriculture to feed the world sustainably, safely and securely? 
  • What critical changes are we witnessing within the industry, and how can we accelerate progress in animal health, nutrition and precision? 
  • What could the future of the food industry look like, and how must the livestock and aquaculture sectors evolve to meet new consumer needs?

Speaker:
Kristin Peck, CEO, ZOETIS, USA

 

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Speaker:
Kristin Peck
Kristin Peck
13:00hs
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13:10hs
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Opening Plenary: New Priorities for Innovation in Livestock, Dairy and Aquaculture, and Emerging Opportunities for Collaboration
  • What are the key pain points in today’s livestock and aquaculture industries for farmers and throughout the supply chain? What changes have we seen in the last 12 months? 
  • What effect has Covid-19 had on the industry? What challenges have arisen? How has the global pandemic incentivised change within the sector? 
  • Where do industry leaders see the biggest opportunities for innovation in animal agtech, and who is leading the field in new technology development?  
  • How can we build collaboration and forge stronger partnerships throughout the growing animal agtech ecosystem?

Session Chair:
Maarten Goossens, Co-Founder & Principal, ANTERRA CAPITAL, THE NETHERLANDS

Speakers:
Cees Jan Hollander, Global Farming Expertise Manager, DANONE, THE NETHERLANDS
Frank Mitloehner, Professor and Air Quality Specialist, Cooperative Extension in Department of Animal Science, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS, USA
Sebastien Pascual,
Director, TEMASEK, SINGAPORE

 

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Speaker:
Cees Jan Hollander, Sebastien Pascual
Cees Jan Hollander, Sebastien Pascual
Maarten Goossens
Netherlands
Frank Mitloehner
United States
Professor and Air Quality Extension Specialist
13:10hs
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13:50hs
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Networking Break
13:50hs
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14:00hs
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Presentation: The Future of Slaughterhouse Automation is Already Here

Speaker:
Lars Leopold Hinrichsen, Executive Vice President, DANISH MEAT RESEARCH INSTITUTE (DMRI), DENMARK

Speaker:
Lars Hinrichsen
Denmark
Managing Director
14:00hs
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14:10hs
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Panel + Q&A: The Future of On-Farm Systems and Solutions in Livestock and Dairy
  • The events of 2020 have highlighted the potential of on-farm automation to help farmers increase both efficiency and resiliency. How can these products and solutions be utilised and made accessible to today’s farmers? 
  • How can we use audio and visual technology, mechanisation, robotics and automation on the farm to benefit both farmers and animals? 
  • How do automation and connectivity interact throughout the supply chain to create a stronger industry? 
  • How best do we communicate the advantages to farmers and consumers?

Session Chair:
Aidan Connolly, CEO, CAINTHUS, USA 

Speakers: 
John Kirkpatrick, Agricultural Manager Poultry, Eggs & Feed, TESCO, UK
SriRaj Kantamneni, Managing Director Digital Insights, CARGILL, USA

 

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Speaker:
John Kirkpatrick
John Kirkpatrick
Sriraj Kantamneni
United States
Global Business Technology Director
14:10hs
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14:15hs
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Enhancing Animal Health – Prioritising Early Detection and Individual Treatment
  • Improving animal health and welfare is a non-negotiable in 2020. To this end, what developments are taking place in animal health for disease prevention, detection and early treatment?
  • How can diagnostics alert farmers to problems sooner, aid in prevention and work towards antibiotic use reduction and increased welfare?
  • How are vaccines being used and developed to contribute to safeguarding animals and the food they produce?

Session Chair:
Karen Christensen, Senior Director of Animal Wellbeing, TYSON, USA

Speakers:
Lyndsay Chapman, Chief Executive, CENTRE FOR INNOVATION EXCELLENCE IN LIVESTOCK, UK
Joy Parr Drach,
CEO & Founder, ADVANCED ANIMAL DIAGNOSTICS, USA
Carel du Marchie Sarvaas, Executive Director, HEALTHFORANIMALS, BELGIUM

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Speaker:
Lyndsay Chapman, Joy Parr Drach, Carel du Marchie Sarvaas
Lyndsay Chapman, Joy Parr Drach, Carel du Marchie Sarvaas
Karen Christensen
United States
14:15hs
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14:45hs
9/14/2020
Start-Up Showcase

Meet four innovators who are looking to disrupt the animal agtech sector. Each presenting company will have five minutes to showcase their vision to a panel of industry judges.

Judge: 
Aart van ‘t Land, Director Business Development, LELY, NETHERLANDS 

Presenting Companies:
Terry Canning, Co-Founder, CATTLE EYE, IRELAND
Ambra Milani, International Manager, CYNOMYS, ITALY

Speaker:
Terry Canning, Ambra Milani
Terry Canning, Ambra Milani
14:45hs
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14:50hs
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Start-Up Showcase

Meet four innovators who are looking to disrupt the animal agtech sector. Each presenting company will have five minutes to showcase their vision to a panel of industry judges.

Presenting Companies:
Francisco Norris, Co-Founder & CEO, ZELP, UK
PHARM ROBOTICS, USA
MICRON AGRITECH, IRELAND

Speaker:
Francisco Norris
Francisco Norris
14:50hs
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15:10hs
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Networking Break
15:10hs
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15:20hs
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Presentation: Aquaculture
15:20hs
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15:25hs
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Presentation: Feed and the Microbiome

Speaker:
Lance Fox, DVM & Vice President, Health & Wellness – Animal, ADM, USA

Speaker:
Lance Fox
Lance Fox
15:25hs
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15:30hs
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Panel + Q&A: Accelerating Innovation in Aquaculture - Harnessing the Power of Digital
  • With aquaculture set to be a huge contributor in feeding growing populations sustainably, how is technology in aquaculture progressing to this end?   
  • How are sensors, imaging and digital solutions transforming the efficiency and sustainability of the aquaculture industry? How will it contribute to future food security?  
  • How can technology providers form closer partnerships with farmers and operators to accelerate the uptake of new solutions, the sharing of data and linkages through the supply chain?

Session Chair:
Amy Novogratz, Founder & Managing Director, AQUA-SPARK, THE NETHERLANDS

Speaker:
Chris Beattie, Executive Director Precision Aquaculture, MSD ANIMAL HEALTH, CANAD
Laurent Genet,
Chief Strategy Officer, NUTRECO, THE NETHERLANDS
Thue Holm,
CTO & Co -Founder, ATLANTIC SAPPHIRE, USA
Bendik S Sovegjarto,
CEO, BLUEGROVE, NORWAY

 

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Speaker:
Amy Novogratz, Laurent Genet, Thue Holm, Bendik S. Sovegjarto
Amy Novogratz, Laurent Genet, Thue Holm, Bendik S. Sovegjarto
Chris Beattie
United States
Global Head of Aquaculture at Merck Animal Health
15:30hs
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15:35hs
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Panel + Q&A: The Power of the Microbiome – Translating Novel Science into Real World Microbial Solutions
  • As our understanding of the animal microbiome grows, what new approaches?are being developed to address specific health or nutritional challenges within livestock? 
  • How do farming operations impact the ability to translate microbiome science into real world solutions, and what can be done to tackle this? 
  • How can we overcome regulatory issues and move towards standardisation to allow technology to get to market faster? 
  • What’s next on the horizon for targeting the microbiome through animal nutrition?

Session Chair:
Michael Seely, CEO, ASCUS BIOSCIENCES, USA

Speakers:
Alexander Segal, Vice President, UNIVERSAL STABILIZATION TECHNOLOGIES, USA
Martin Borchert, Director Animal Health and Microbes Applied Research, NOVOZYMES, DENMARK
Ben Holland, Director of Research, CACTUS FEEDERS, USA

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Speaker:
Alexander Segal, Martin Borchert, Ben Holland
Alexander Segal, Martin Borchert, Ben Holland
Mike Seely
United States
CEO
15:35hs
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16:05hs
9/14/2020
Start-Up Showcase

Meet four innovators who are looking to disrupt the animal agtech sector. Each presenting company will have five minutes to showcase their vision to a panel of industry judges.

16:05hs
9/14/2020
16:10hs
9/14/2020
Start-Up Showcase

Meet four innovators who are looking to disrupt the animal agtech sector. Each presenting company will have five minutes to showcase their vision to a panel of industry judges.

Judge:
Nicky Deasy, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, THE YIELD LAB, IRELAND

Speaker:
Nicky Deasy
Nicky Deasy
16:10hs
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16:30hs
9/14/2020
Virtual Roundtable Discussion Groups

One of the most interactive sessions of the program, each roundtable discussion group is hosted by an industry expert on a specific theme offering you a valuable opportunity to network, brainstorm solutions and share ideas with your peers on shared areas of interest.

  • Animal Health: Addressing welfare, sustainability, and the One Health approach – Host: Carel du Marchie Sarvaas, Executive Director, HEALTHFORANIMALS, BELGIUM
  • Diagnostics and Data: How to precisely target animal health interventions to maximize health and profits – Host: Joy Parr Drach, CEO & Founder, ADVANCED ANIMAL DIAGNOSTICS, USA
  • Microbial Solutions: Considering the Tech Necessary for Viability Host: Alexander Segal, Vice President, UNIVERSAL STABILIZATION TECHNOLOGIES, USA
  • The Animal Protein Value Chain: What are the relevant pain points?Host: Sebastien Pascual, Director, TEMASEK, SINGAPORE
  • Consumer Trends: What’s impacting animal ag? Host: Alex Behar, Vice President, CULTIVIAN SANDBOX VENTURES, USA
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Speaker:
Carel du Marchie Sarvaas, Sebastien Pascual, Joy Parr Drach, Alex Behar, Alexander Segal
Carel du Marchie Sarvaas, Sebastien Pascual, Joy Parr Drach, Alex Behar, Alexander Segal
16:30hs
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17:15hs
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Fireside Chat: Systems Thinking - Connecting and Consolidating the Industry Through the Supply Chain
  • How siloed is the industry and what collaboration can take place to overcome this? 
  • With increasing environmental, sustainability, welfare and product quality standards expected from the industry, what new ways of thinking and operating can we expect? 
  • How can this idea be mainstreamed and diversified across species and industry? 

Speakers:
Banks Baker, Manager Animal Welfare & Agriculture, MCDONALDS, USA
Karen Christensen, Senior Director of Animal Wellbeing, TYSON, USA
Tim Kurt, Scientific Program Director, FFAR, USA

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Speaker:
Banks Baker, Tim Kurt
Banks Baker, Tim Kurt
Karen Christensen
United States
17:15hs
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17:35hs
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Panel: Supply Chain Safety, Transparency and Traceability - Creating Connectivity between Industry and Consumer
  • With consumers demanding a stronger connection to their food and transparency in where it comes from, how can the industry use digital tools to prove its welfare, sustainability and quality credentials?  
  • What impact is blockchain having now on supply chain safety, transparency and traceability?  What is the potential value to producers, processors, retailers and consumers? 
  • What kind of collaboration is possible between industry stakeholders, and what advantages and opportunities are there for data sharing? How can we remove silos to achieve greater value for all? 

Session Chair:
Marcela Navarro, CEO & Co-Founder, PROJECT X GLOBAL, UK

Speakers:
David Carter, CEO, AUSTRAL FISHERIES, AUSTRALIA
Claudia Rössler, Director, Agriculture Strategic Partnerships, MICROSOFT, USA
Johan De Meulemeester, Global Business Development Manager, ALLFLEX LIVESTOCK INTELLIGENCE, BELGIUM

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Speaker:
Marcela Navarro, David Carter, Claudia Rössler, Johan De Meulemeester
Marcela Navarro, David Carter, Claudia Rössler, Johan De Meulemeester
17:35hs
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18:15hs
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Concluding Panel: Bringing Innovation to Market and Finding the Right Strategies for Investment and Collaboration
  • What are the biggest opportunities in animal agtech innovation right now? Where will the industry move to in the next 5-10 years? What will be the big disruptors? 
  • What are the key success factors in scaling an animal agtech solution to commercial viability?  What learnings can be taken from the pharma and agtech industries? 
  • How are investors, accelerators and incubators supporting start-ups through matchmaking and creative partnerships? 
  • What’s next on the horizon? What might we be talking about at next year’s summit? 

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

Speakers:
Robert Walker, European Growth Officer, ALLTECH, IRELAND
Laëtitia Gerbe, Partner for Investments, SEVENTURE, FRANCE
Spencer Swayze,
Managing Director, PAINE SCHWARTZ PARTNERS, USA
Amanda Donohue-Hansen, Managing Director, CULTIVIAN SANDBOX VENTURES, USA

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Speaker:
Justin Sherrard, Laëtitia Gerbe, Spencer Swayze, Amanda Donohue-Hansen
Justin Sherrard, Laëtitia Gerbe, Spencer Swayze, Amanda Donohue-Hansen
Robert Walker
Italy
Animal Nutritionist
18:15hs
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18:55hs
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Closing Remarks
18:55hs
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19:00hs
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Networking Continues
19:00hs
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Nutrition