Agenda

Agenda
  • Monday, May 8th

    • 11:15 AM – 12:45 PM: Registration & Networking Lunch
      • Lobby
    • 12:45 PM – 1:15 PM: Welcome Remarks
      • Ballroom B
    • 1:15 PM – 1:45 PM: Keynote Address: Vivek Ranadivé, Sacramento Kings & Bow Capital
      • Ballroom B
    • 1:45 PM – 3:00 PM: Company Showcase in Ballroom B
      • Bonomuse Biochem
      • InnovaNutra
      • Heartland Farm Energy
      • Resilient Biotics
      • UAV-IQ
      • WISRAN
    • 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM: Networking Break
    • 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM: Roundtable Discussions
      • Animal Health @ School of Veterinary Medicine
        • Michael Lairmore, UC Davis
        • Stephen Hohenrieder, Meyer Family Enterprises
        • James Oltjen, UC Davis
        • Aaron Wickstrom, Wickstrom Dairies
      • Food & Beverage Processing @ Conference Room A
        • Roger Boulton, UC Davis
        • Genelle Franklin, Olam
        • David Mills, UC Davis
      • Drones & Robotics @ Conference Room B
        • Vic Smith, JVSmith Companies
        • Ken Giles, UC Davis
        • George Kellerman, Yamaha Ventures
        • Christian Nansen, UC Davis
        • Nolan Paul, Driscoll’s
      • Water Management Innovation @ Ballroom A
        • Patrick Brown, UC Davis
        • Gordon Minns, AgraTek
        • Manu Pillai, WaterBit, Inc.
        • Steven Rowe, Newtrient, LLC
        • Lauren Steely, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
    • 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM: Reception & Networking
      • Robert Mondavi Institute

  • Tuesday, May 9th

    • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Networking Breakfast
      • Lobby
    • 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM: Immigration & Innovation Keynote: Tom Nassif, Western Growers Association
      • Ballroom B
    • 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM: Company Showcase in Ballroom B
      • Afingen
      • Bee Vectoring
      • MiraculeX
      • Trace Genomics
      • Astrona
      • SnapDNA
    • 10:45 AM – 11:15 AM: Networking Break
    • 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM: Panel: Nutrition & Food Quality in Ballroom B
      • Greg McParland, DSM Ventures
      • Aidan Mouat, Hazel Technologies
      • Niko Hrdy, Valley Oak Investments
      • Mike Teel, Raley’s
      • Daniela Barile, UC Davis
    • 12:15 PM – 1:45 PM: Networking Lunch
    • 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM: Panel: IoT on the Farm in Ballroom B
      • Karin Louzada, The Consulate General of the Netherlands
      • Micki Seibel, Orange SV
      • Robert Morris, TerrAvion
      • Andre Knoesen, UC Davis
    • 2:45 PM – 3:15 PM: Closing Remarks
      • Ballroom B
    • 3:15 PM – 5:00 PM: Networking & Meetings

Keynote Speakers
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Tom Nassif

President & CEO, Western Growers
Vivek Ranadive

Vivek Ranadivé

Owner and Chairman, Sacramento Kings & Founder and Managing General Partner, Bow Capital
Speakers
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Daniela Barile

Associate Professor, UC Davis
Patrick Brown

Patrick Brown

Professor, UC Davis
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Roger Boulton

Professor, UCD
Genelle Franklin

Genelle Franklin

Global Marketing Director, Olam
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Ken Giles

Professor & Vice Chair, Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering
Stephen Hohenrieder

Stephen Hohenrieder

CEO & CIO, Meyer Family Enterprises
Niko Hrdy

Niko Hrdy

President, Valley Oak Investments, LP
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George Kellerman

Chief Operations Officer & General Partner, Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley
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Andrew Knoesen

Professor Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC Davis
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Michael Lairmore

Dean and Professor Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, UC Davis
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Karin Louzada

Sr. Advisor for Innovation, Technology & Science, Consulate General of the Netherlands
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Greg McParland

Sr Investment Manager, DSM Venturing
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David A. Mills

Chair in Dairy Food Science Department of Food Science & Technology, UC Davis
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Gordon Minns

President, AgraTek
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Robert Morris

CEO, TerrAvion
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Aidan Mouat

CEO, Hazel Technologies
Christian Nansen

Christian Nansen

Assistant Professor, UC Davis
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Jim Oltjen

Animal Management Systems Specialist, UC Davis
Nolan Paul

Nolan Paul

Head of R&D Strategy & Emerging Technology, Driscoll
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Manu Pillai

Founder, WaterBit, Inc.
Steven Rowe

Steven Rowe

President & CEO, Newtrient, LLC
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Micki Seibel

Head of Sustainable Food System, Orange Silicon Valley
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Vic Smith

President and CEO, JVSmith Companies
Lauren Steely

Lauren Steely

Assistant Resource Specialist, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
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Mike Teel

Owner & CEO, Raley's Family of Fine Stores
Aaron Wickstrom

Aaron Wickstrom

Managing Parnter, Wickstrom Dairies