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  • 27/05/2021 All day

    A one day Cutting Edge Science Symposium on Responsible AgTech Innovation

    About this Event

    In May this year, CSIRO's Digiscape Future Science Platform and Responsible Innovation Future Science Platform will be hosting a one day Cutting Edge Science symposium on Responsible AgTech Innovation.

    This full day event will bring together key stakeholders to explore how the combination of science, agriculture and responsible innovation can strengthen Australian farming and land management.

    Event Format

    The symposium will run as a hybrid event, with attendees joining us both In-Person and Online.

    The In-Person event element will run at Customs House, in the Brisbane CBD.

    The Online experience will run via our virtual hub. Content will be streamed live and sessions will be interactive. You will also have networking tools allowing you to connect virtually with the other symposium attendees.

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    In person attendance is strictly limited and primarily by invitation only, however, we have set aside an allocation of in person tickets available for general industry attendees.

    Applications for these tickets can be made via Eventbrite. If you are successful we will notify you by early-May.

    Symposium Program

    • 8.30 Registration + Arrival tea & coffee
    • 9.00 Welcome to the AgTech Symposium
    • 9.20 The global quest for responsible digital agricultural innovation
    • 10.40 Morning tea
    • 11.10 Combining the world of IoT, analytics and machine learning in agriculture and beyond
    • 11.40 Panel discussion: What does responsible innovation mean to the agricultural community?
    • 12.20 Lunch
    • 13.10 Rapid Fire: Overcoming data trust issues in AgTech
    • 13.40 Panel discussion: What does Responsible Innovation mean in the world of AgTech?
    • 14.10 Afternoon tea
    • 14.40 Fostering a Responsible AgTech ecosystem
    • 15.10 Beyond 2041. What will the farm of the future look like?
    • 15.50 Close
    • 16.10 Networking drinks

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    The full program including session descriptions and speakers can be found via this link.


    • Kate Andrews, Executive Officer, NRM Regions Australia
    • Kelly Bronson, Canada Research Chair (II) in Science and Society, University of Ottawa, Canada
    • Roger Butler, Group Leader, Domain Engineering Group, CSIRO
    • Callum Eastwood, Senior Scientist, Dairy NZ, New Zealand
    • John Fargher, Co-founder & Chief Revenue Officer, AgriWebb
    • Denise Higgins, Senior Manager Strategic Planning & Evaluation, Centre for Entrepreneurial Agri-Technology, Australian National University
    • Emma Jakku, Research Scientist, CSIRO, Australia
    • Marie-Agnès Jouanjean, Agricultural Economist, The World Bank, Paris
    • Laurens Klerkx, Professor, Knowledge, Technology & Innovation Group, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
    • Justine Lacey, Director, Responsible Innovation, Future Science Platform CSIRO
    • Martijn Mooij, Senior UX Designer, CSIRO’s Data61
    • Andrew Moore, Leader, Digiscape Future Science Platform, CSIRO
    • David Rose, Elizabeth Creak Associate Professor of Agricultural Innovation and Extension, University of Reading, UK
    • Cara Stitzlein, Cognitive Engineer, User Experience Researcher, CSIRO’s Data61
    • Alan Thomson, Business Development Manager, AgriTech, Hitachi
    • Gerry Turpin, Senior Ethnobotanist, Tropical Indigenous Ethnobotany Centre
    • Tim Wark, Digital Innovation Director, AECOM
    • Torres Webb, CSIRO, Office of Chief Scientist
    • Viveka Weiley, Future Digital Worlds Lead, CSIRO’s Data61
    • Leanne Wiseman, Professor in Law, Griffith University

    Staying Covid-safe

    A few Covid-Safe notes for those attending the event in person:

    • We ask that you stay at home if you are unwell, have a cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue, shortness of breath, or have been in contact with a positive COVID-19 case.
    • At the venue there will be plenty of space. We ask you not to crowd up unnecessarily. It's up to all of us to help keep a sensible distance between one another.
    • It goes without saying that you should always do what feels right for you. Feel better wearing a mask, do that. Want to maintain a bit of extra distance whilst chatting, that's okay too. We are all in this together and encourage you to embrace the awkward.

    Register HERE!

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