Consumers and digitization were at the forefront at the Crop Innovation in Business Conference hosted in Amsterdam this week. The conference is conducted every other year and is in its 18th year.
With the growth of the event, we are hearing different voices, including changing corporate cultures and new business models.
"Last week I attended my first Computer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas with 185,000 other tech seekers. My head continues to spin from the flying taxis and autonomous bread makers," writes Vonnie Estes.
Estes is a prominent figure in the agriculture biotech scene, having held technology leadership roles at prominent companies including DuPont, Monsanto and Syngenta, as well as for small startups and venture funds.
Management teams in plant genetics companies have likely been asked by at least one well-intending board member: “Are we using CRISPR? I sat next to this guy on the plane and he said that CRISPR will change everything," writes Vonnie Estes.
Vonnie Estes is an agtech consultant with a particular focus on building biotech-focused startups. Here she drills down into the disruption taking place in the industry through innovations in big data.
Editors note: Vonnie Estes is an executive with over 20 years of experience in leadership roles commercializing biotechnologies. This article originally appeared in BioFuels Digest.
Having spent more than twenty years commercializing technology in the agricultural sector, I’m excited by the growing interest and investment in Agricultural Technology (“AgTech”).