SPEAKERS

Global Future Farming Summit | 5 November 2019

Get inspired and unlock business potential

This summit is about tackling future challenges, experiencing tomorrow's techonologies and connecting with industry leaders in the food & ag chain

Julie Borlaug

Vice President Communications & PR at Inari

Julie brings knowledge of external partnerships, communications and corporate relations, following in the footsteps of Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, her grandfather, to expand his mission to feed the world’s hungry. Prior joining Inari, Julie served as Associate Director of External Relations at the Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture.  She also handled strategic initiatives for corporate relations within AgriLife Research at Texas A&M. Julie serves on several boards and advisory councils including the Council for Agricultural Science & Technology (CAST), Community for Zero Hunger and Texas A&M Dallas Urban Agriculture Center Advisory Board. Julie received her MBA from the University of Dallas.

Roxie Muller

Currently Innovation manager at Nedap

Roxie has a background in industrial design & engineering and a strong passion for technology. The drive to do what has never been done before and desire to keep pushing the boundaries of (product) development based on new technologies is a great fit with the philosophy of Nedap Livestock  Management.

Ole Green

CEO and founder AGROINTELLI

Professor Ole Green is CEO and founder of AGROINTELLI, an Ag-Tech development company, developing and implementing automation technologies for sustainable plant production, intelligent IPM and IWM, and integration of sensor technology on agricultural machinery for improved DSS.

Professor in technology and intelligent solutions for sustainable soil management at the Department of AgroEcology, Aarhus University.

 

Donatello Piras

Host

Donatello Piras is a much sought-after events host, presenter, discussion and debate facilitator with many years of experience at home and abroad. Donatello is on stage for companies, governments, NGOs and education almost daily. He looks after all kinds of meetings and conferences where interactivity constitutes an important part. His energetic performances are characterized by professionalism, enthusiasm and sharpness.

Jehiel Oliver

CEO and founder Hello Tractor

Jehiel Oliver is the founder and CEO of Hello Tractor, an agricultural technology company that connects tractor owners with smallholder farmers in need of tractor services. At Hello Tractor, Jehiel is responsible for overall management and strategy. He has been honored with numerous awards for his work in social entrepreneurship including being recognized by Foreign Policy Magazine as a Top 100 Global Thinker for 2016.

He was appointed under the Obama Administration to serve two years as a member of the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa, where he most recently chaired the technology subcommittee. Prior to Hello Tractor, Jehiel worked in consulting and investment banking. He lives with his wife and daughter in Nairobi, Kenya.

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