Agritech technologies under the spotlight

Artificial intelligence, machine learning and smart data are major themes at MobileTECH 2018.

One of New Zealand’s largest agritech events, technology leaders from throughout the agricultural, horticultural and forestry sectors are set to gather in Rotorua in March next year, and the event ill feature more than 35 speakers.

 "MobileTECH 2018 will continue to be a platform for change and showcase where the industry is headed," said Ken Wilson, MobileTECH’s programme manager.

The 2018 programme will cover topics like the integration of machine learning in health and safety systems, blockchain for secure agricultural transactions and key learnings from the successful rollout of the Internet of Things (IoT) to farms throughout New Zealand.

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Thundermaps uses machine learning algorithms and big data to redefine health and safety in rural locations. OSPRI now use Thundermaps to protect their contractors working on farms. The system tracks millions of data points to ensure, via a mobile app, that the contractor receives relevant real-time hazard warnings no matter how remote the location. Both companies will be presenting at MobileTECH.

"The MobileTECH 2018 programme will open with the big technology trends and discuss how we can improve investment and collaboration within the agritech community," said Mr Wilson. "Day two gets hands-on, highlighting practical case studies on the adoption and use of these innovations by primary sector businesses up and down the country."

MobileTECH 2018 will be running on 27-28 March 2018 in Rotorua, New Zealand. 

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