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Digital Industries: Changing The Game, Presented by SAP

Digital Industries: Changing The Game, Presented by SAP

Tuesday at 9 AM Pacific

March 31st 2015:Precision Farming: How Big [Data] Can You Grow Your Garden?

The buzz: E-I-E-I-Uh-Oh. World population is expected to reach 9 billion in 2050. Perhaps even more urgent than providing clean water, sustainable energy and accessible healthcare is the global challenge of sustainably feeding all these mouths. How to do it? With an independent, big data-enabled, trusted, secure platform that simplifies collaboration among farmers, seed producers, crop protection chemical and fertilizer suppliers, equipment manufacturers, commodity traders and data brokers – enabling all to focus on improved yields. The experts speak. Steve Pitstick, Pitstick Farms: “Al

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Steve Pitstick

Steve Pitstick is the owner/operator of Steve Pitstick Farms, which just completed its 40th year in production agriculture – a milestone considered “above average” when ranked by age. Steve comes from a long line of farmers from both parents dating back many generations. He has always been focused on maximizing grain yields and has used technology the last twenty years to enhance those gains. Beginning in 2013, Steve started consulting with startup companies focused on using data to better agriculture.
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Nick Evans

Nick Evans has spent his entire career to date in the agricultural industry. Following graduation in agriculture from Aberystwyth University, Nick joined ICI plc in their fertilisers division in a sales and marketing capacity. After 5 years spent with ICI in Warwickshire and Latterly Billingham, he joined what was then Capital Bank, now Lloyds Banking Group, as the Managing Director of NFU Mutual Finance. After 12 years he left the Bank in 2000 as Director of Agriculture in order to set up First4Farming Limited (F4F) with some of the leading players in the agricultural inputs sector. Since 2000, F4F has expanded domestically through organic growth, acquisition and geographically to become
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Lauren McCallum

Lauren McCallum is a Solution Manager in the Chemical/AgroChemical Industry Business Group at SAP and also a part-time farmer, running a small livestock farm in Southeast Pennsylvania with her husband. Born and raised in the Midwest, Lauren is delighted to find her software career converging with her farming interests. She has worked for a number of software companies prior to joining SAP, including companies focusing on the collection and analysis of scientific data and development of database tools.
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