Smart Agrifood Day (Virtual)
Towards Sustainable AgriFood Value Chains Through Digital Transformation
With the world’s population skyrocketing, rural areas are increasingly making way for urban spaces. Yet, food consumption rises at unparalleled speed. Just as global systems try to figure out sustainable ways to feed the 9.7 billion people expected to be sharing space on planet earth by 2050, the overarching issues on everyone’s minds concern not just what the future has in store with regards to food production and the environment but also the role played the private, public and non for profit sectors in creating sustainable value chains.The application and development of new agricultural technologies are a source of opportunities for innovative entrepreneurs. These activities serve to promote the economic growth of the AgriFood sector and other related industries.
To showcase the ways in which the FIWARE Community members are fostering the development of intelligent applications, improving the agrifood value chain, strengthening the emerging activities in the sector, and by default, fundamentally contributing to the digital transformation of the AgriFood industry, this virtual FIWARE AgriFood DAY brings together private and public businesses, and developers operating at different levels in the agrifood field to discuss how Open Source technology is ensuring that everyone, not just large food operations, benefits from the most advanced digital technologies (with special attention to blockchain) of precision farming.
14:00 – 14:05 — Welcome and Introduction by FIWARE Foundation
14:05 – 14:10 — Moderator (Harald Sundmaeker, Senior Researcher, ATB-Bremen)
14:10 – 14:30 — Keynote Speech: Sustainability Ambitions in the EU : The Role of Digital and Data Technologies in Agriculture (Dr. Doris Marquardt, Programme Officer, European Commission) – 5 min. Q&A included
14:30 – 14:50 — Keynote Speech: AgTech and FoodTech Startups: a Brilliant Future in EU (Isidro Laso Ballesteros, Cabinet Expert at Cabinet of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, European Commission) – 5 min. Q&A included
14:50 – 15:05 — Expert Speech: What The Farm? (Karen Hand, Ph.D., Founder and President, Precision Strategic Solutions) – 5 min. Q&A included
15:05 – 15:20 — Expert Speech: Digitalization Challenges for Agro-Ecology (Philippe Cousin, CEO and Founder, EGM) – 5 min. Q&A included
15:20 – 15:35 — FIWARE for AgriFood: Vision and Roadmap (Juanjo Hierro, CTO, FIWARE Foundation) – 5 min. Q&A included
15:35 – 15:45 — Use Case: Towards Interoperability of Entity-based and Event-Based IoT Platforms (Yalew Kidane, Ph.D. Candidate, KAIST)
15:45 – 15:55 — Use Case: From Farm to Fork: a More Productive and Transparent Livestock Farming with Cattlechain (Carlos Callejero, CEO, Digitanimal and Sensowave)
15:55 – 16:05 — Use Case: “Agri Gateways”: Vertical Domain Open Source Applications Based on FIWARE (Andrea Cruciani, CEO and Co-Founder, Agricolus and TeamDev)
16:05 – 16:20 — Q&A Session – Moderated by Harald Sundmaeker
16:20 – 16:30 — Outlook and Closing Remarks by Cristina Brandtstetter (CMO, FIWARE Foundation)