The Precision Farming Connection (sessions 1 and 2)
April 8th ... 2021 (14.00 UK Time - BST)
A large percentage of the world's farmland lacks reliable cellular or fibre connectivity, at a time when precision and digitalised automated farming is dependent on it. In addition, Earth Observation satellites, using space imagery for crop monitoring, animal tracking and more, together with connected devices, machinery and operations teams in the field, are feeding significant data volumes into IoT networks... and from there to operations centres for analysis.
The Connected Farm virtual conference programme is concerned with the on-farm IoT networks, Earth Observation use-cases and the hybrid Space + Terrestrial networks solutions needed to connect even the most remotely located farming operations.
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Produced by: Paul Stahl, Executive, c21Virtual
Moderated by: Prateep Basu, CEO, SatSure
Session 1: 14:00 - 15:30
Introductory video: What is Precision Agriculture? Why it is a Likely Answer to Climate Change and Food Security?
Opening Remarks: Setting the Context
Prateep Basu, CEO, SatSure
David Burr, VP Business Development, Satellite Operators and Mobility, Comtech EF Data
“Too often our industry starts with the technology, rather than the customer”. David’s presentation draws on practical experience of the Connected Farm Network and will examine a Brazilian case study… from the customers’ needs and motivations.
Suzanne Palmini, Director Satellite Solution Sales, Speedcast
Over the next decade, existing connectivity technologies will evolve, and new ones will emerge. Connectivity will be key to enabling IoT tools for transforming the agriculture industry, with applications ranging from smart-crop monitoring, drone farming, smart-livestock monitoring, autonomous-farming machinery, as well as accessing IoT platforms with data analytics needed for prescriptive maintenance and equipment management. This presentation will discuss how satellite connectivity – from traditional to emerging new LEO constellations – can provide mission-critical services and enable IoT tools for automation and digitalization that farmers need to increase productivity, improve health and safety measures, and unlock new business value.
Fabien Jordan, Founder and CEO, Astrocast
Keeping track of livestock on an open range or crops in faraway fields is challenging. These are critical assets and companies need detailed information about their health. Unfortunately, connectivity in remote areas is rare. Knowing when it’s time to call your cattle in or when a silo is getting low, helps make important decisions that keep business running smoothly. SatIoT delivers a unique service specifically designed for tracking, monitoring and communicating with assets in remote regions. Fabien Jordan CEO of Astrocast will discuss how SatIoT can deliver a cost-effective way to keep remote assets close to headquarters.
Zara Khan, Director Business Development, Planet
Planet's presentation will be referencing a number of use case scenarios within the precision farming framework, including Soil Preparation, Selective Seeding, Crop Health Monitoring, Issue Detection and Alerting, Directed Scouting, Localised Prescription Treatments, Harvest Planning and Management, Productivity Analysis and Management Zone Delineation.
Session 2: 15:30 - 17:00
Jean-Michel Rouylou, Head of Enterprise and Broadband, ST Engineering iDirect
IoT-enabled farming is becoming more technology and connectivity driven. Yet the geographic scale of farming limits the use of many terrestrial and wireless connectivity options, so satellite connectivity in many cases is key to spurring an array of use cases for precision farming. Service providers that want to build a new IoT service offering spanning all use cases from low, medium and high data rates require a highly efficient, cost-effective solution and in many cases flexible business models as they are entering this market for the first time. That’s why at ST Engineering iDirect we have launched flexible IoT Solutions to supplement our highly successful platforms and to ease the entry of service providers into the IoT market.
Jaume Sanpera, Founder and CEO, Sateliot
Sateliot is the first Satellite Telecommunications Operator that provides full coverage IoT connectivity in NB- IoT standard (4G/5G) based on a LEO constellation of Nano satellites working as cell towers from space. The focus of this presentation will be - A new era has come: How IoT will act as the catalyst for the livestock industry the improve the cattle heads life conditions. Technology, efficiency and sustainability, the brand-new way.
Dinesh Singh, Group Leader, Digital Farming Initiative (Fisheries and Livestock), Tata Consultancy Services
Referencing the "Agriculture 4.0 – The Future of Farming Technology", launched by the World Government Summit in collaboration with Oliver Wyman, for the 2018 edition of the international event, Dinesh will be focusing on the Digital Age and its Forces, Challenges of Agriculture, Agriculture 4.0 Core, Agriculture 4.0 Services, the Startups Ecosystem and the Challenges and Success Mantra.
Dr. Ramin Azar, CEO, Planetary Remote Sensing Inc.
Precision agriculture using remote sensing technology provides farmers with scientific and applied methodologies to monitor fields and project the future of their harvest. PRS offers services to agricultural industries in crop mapping, yield estimation, and nutrition and fertilizer implementation. Dr. Azar will be speaking about crop monitoring, using optical and SAR data fusion, ERMES a European Project for Rice yield estimation and how crop yield estimation translates into food security.
AAC Clyde Space
African Development Bank
Agri Business Market
Agro Planning Europe
Al Safi Danone
Amazon Web Services
Anna Creek Station
Archer Daniels Midland Company
Arrow Global Components
AWS Ground Systems
BASF Agricultural Solutions Seed
BASF Digital Farming
Bayer Crop Science
Bryce Space and Technology
Cargill Animal Nutrition
China HEAD Aerospace Technology Co.
Compassion in World Farming
Comtech EF Data
Connected Farms Pty. Ltd.
Danone Specialised Nutrition
Defenders of Wildlife
DLR (German Aerospace Centre)
Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute
Eurochem Fertilizantes Tocantins
GEA Group AF
Gilat Satellite Networks
Gilat Satellite Networks ltda.
Global Space and Technology Company
HEAD Technology France
Hiverain Sdn Bhd
Hypercom Network Limited
International Committee Red Cross
Israel Sweden CoC
iTVX do Brasil
Kuhn Montana do Brasil S/A
Maxis Communications Berhad
Menang Alam Sentosa Sdn Bhd
Mercedes Commercial Vehicles
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries - Sierra Leone
Momentum Global Network Limited
OP Space Consulting
Orbita Telecom S.A.C.
Oxford Space Systems
Planet Communication Asia PLC.
Planetary Remote Sensing
Satellite Innovation Group
ST Engineering IDirect
ST Engineering iDirect (Ireland) Ltd.
ST Engineering iDirect
Syngenta Digital Brazil
Tata Consultancy Services
Wavelength Technologies Limited
Wireless Innovation Ltd
xarvio™ - Digital Farming Solutions
Yawuru Technology Group