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Please Register Now: 2019 CGIAR Big Data in Agriculture Convention

By Wayan Vota on September 12, 2019

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The CGIAR Big Data in Agriculture platform is where information becomes power to predict, prescribe, and produce more food, more sustainably. It democratizes decades of agricultural data empowering us to mine information for trends and quirks, and develop rapid, accurate and compelling recommendations for farmers, researchers and policymakers.

Please register now to join 500 agriculture scientists, technologists, and development practitioners in Hyderabad, India for the third annual CGIAR Big Data in Agriculture Convention during 16-18 October.

The inaugural 2017 convention, was about forming the right partnerships and alliances and the 2018 convention was focused on the data mobilization and interoperability needed to build an effective data ecosystem.

This year’s agenda around the theme of “Trust: Humans, Machines, Ecosystems” will flow through 50+ action-based sessions over three days to find commonalities across research institutes, governments, and private organizations and develop trust in institutions, in firms, in dynamic and expanding human communities, and in the technologies themselves that can help us all build food security.

Featured speakers for this year’s Big Data in Agriculture Convention include:

  • Andy Jarvis, Decision and Policy Analysis Research Area Director, CIAT
  • Brian King, Coordinator, CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture
  • Marieke de Ruyter de Wildt, Founder, The Fork
  • Medha Devare, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI, and Module Lead,CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture
  • Monique Morrow, President and Co-Founder, Humanized Internet
  • Tillman Bruett, Director, Secretariat of the UN Secretary-General’s Task Force on Digital Financing of the SDGs, UNCDF
  • Yvonne Pinto, Managing Director, ALINE Impact Limited

Please register now to get access to structured panel sessions, deep-dive breakout sessions and intimate Q&A’s with experts and leaders in big data and agriculture.

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Wayan Vota co-founded ICTworks. He also co-founded Technology Salon, MERL Tech, ICTforAg, ICT4Djobs, ICT4Drinks, JadedAid, Kurante, OLPC News and a few other things. Opinions expressed here are his own and do not reflect the position of his employer, any of its entities, or any ICTWorks sponsor.
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2 Comments to “Please Register Now: 2019 CGIAR Big Data in Agriculture Convention”

  1. Emmanuel Pappoe says:

    Wish to have the structured panel discussions on data and agricultural programs.