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How machine learning is transforming the ag sector

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Blinc Workshop

Lincoln University Campus

Lincoln University, Canterbury 7674

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Join us to hear from Amazon Web Services shari stories about how the implementation of machine learning is transforming the ag sector

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Join us to hear from Amazon Web Services Principal Solutions Architect, Steffen Merten and Business Development Manager, Dan O’Brien, as they share stories from the field about how the implementation of machine learning is transforming the agricultural sector.

Our speakers are experts in their field and can share how the Aotearoa New Zealand primary sector could leverage technologies to monitor livestock, crops, and pests, improve worker safety conditions and accelerate R&D for a profitable and sustainable future.

Included in this session is an architectural overview of Amazon Web Service’s edge service ecosystem and a live demo using some of new technologies they have help to cultivate.

Wednesday 18th August

4.00pm - 5.30pm

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4.00pm - Networking and Drinks

4.15pm - Presentation from Amazon Web Services

4:45pm - Q&A Session

5.00pm - Networking

5.30pm - Event finishes

About Our Speakers

Steffen Merten is a Principal Solutions Architect for Amazon Web Services.

Steffen spent 2020 supporting Xero’s cloud modernization and has recently moved back to his start-up roots. Steffen’s background is in complex systems analysis with over ten years spent studying both ecological and terrorist systems in the US national security industry.

Dan O’Brien is a Venture Capital Business Development Manager at Amazon Web Services.

With agtech start-ups as a focus, his mission is to help Australian and New Zealand agtech start-ups shine on the world stage by supporting them as they gain traction and scale up - with AWS at their wing. Dan has invested in start-ups as part of a venture capital in London, architected cloud and data analytics solutions in New Zealand and France, and raised capital at a high growth consumer internet start-up in Paris.

Prior experience: Senior Solution Architect, Amazon Web Services. Master Principal Sales Consultant at Oracle, NZ. Investment Manager, Shackleton Ventures.

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At B.linc, we are passionate about innovation, and collaboration within New Zealand Aotearoa’s food and fibre sector.

Our role is to be a neutral connector, helping facilitate and grow an exponential innovation ecosystem in agriculture, food and technology. By connecting across industry, science, and agriculture we develop innovation for the future. We work with leading organisations, start-ups, researchers, growers and universities, to address the topical challenges facing the food and fibre sector.

We believe that collaborating is the start of creating and doing great things. We encourage you to get involved, to join forces to deliver collective impact.

Through our three pillars; creating events, offering a co-working space and facilitating projects we provide the platform to be share innovative insights, network, and to accelerate sustainable solutions for our future.

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