2017 SV AgTech Conference Speakers

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Neil Gutterson

Neal Gutterson
Vice President, Research & Development
DuPont
Agricultural Industry Keynote

Jimmy Panetta

Jimmy Panetta
Congressman – CA – 20th District

Devon Mathis

Devon Mathis
Vice Chair
CA State Agriculture Committee

T.J. Rodgers

T.J. Rodgers
Founder of Cypress Semiconductor Corp.
Silicon Valley Industry Keynote

PANELISTS

Dr. Amrith Gunasekara

Dr. Amrith Gunasekara
CA Department of Food & Agriculture
Biological Farming

Vashal Vasishth

Vishal Vasishth
Obvious Ventures
Silicon Valley Investment Outlook

Patrick Zelaya

Patrick Zelaya
Heavy Connect
Enhancing Farm Labor

Matt Meisner

Matt Meisner
Farmer’s Business Network

Jonathan Hoff

Jonathan Hoff
Monte Vista Farming Company
Upstream Fireside Chat

Ben Chostner

Ben Chostner
Blue River Technology
Enhancing Farm Labor

Matthew Bell

Matthew Bell
Cultivan Sandbox
Biological Farming

Diane Wu

Diane Wu
Trace Genomics
Biological Farming

Tom Stenzel

Tom Stenzel
United Fresh Produce Association
Supply Chain Opportunities

Roger Royse

Roger Royse
Royse Law Firm

Nathan Dorn

Nathan Dorn
Food Origins
Enhancing Farm Labor

Allison Kopf

Allison Kopf
Agrilyst
Controlled Environments

Rob Trice

Rob Trice
The Mixing Bowl

Michael Guttman

Michael Guttman
Kennett Township
Controlled Environments

Tom McPeek, PhD

Tom McPeek, PhD
AGERpoint
Enhancing Farm Labor

Micki Seibel

Micki Seibel
Orange, Silicon Valley

James Erlich

James Erlich
ReGen Villages
New World Ag

Curtis Garner

Curtis Garner
Bowles Farming Company
Upstream Fireside Chat

Sean Moore

Sean Moore
Drylet, LLC
Supply Chain Opportunities

Andrew Scheuermann

Andrew Scheuermann
Arch Systems
OnFarm Technology

Marshall Mermell

Marshall Mermell
SET, LLC and MKT Works, Inc.
New World Ag

Salil Pradhan

Salil Pradhan
Draper Nexus Ventures
Silicon Valley Investment Outlook

Bruce Caldwell

Bruce Caldwell
3Bar Biologics
Biological Farming

Ryan Schacht

Ryan Schacht
Planet
Precision Ag to Predictive Farming

Robert Tse

Robert Tse
USDA, California
Precision Ag to Predictive Farming

Jerry Feitelson, PhD

Jerry Feitelson, PhD
Agribody Technologies, Inc.
Food and Ag in the Lab

Geoff Eisenberg

Geoff Eisenberg
The Ecosystem Integrity Fund
Investment Outlook

Kevin Galligan

Kevin Galligan
The SF Restaurant Tech Group
Catering to the New Consumer

Ann Schauer-Gimenez, Ph.D.

Anne Schauer-Gimenez, PhD
Mango Materials
Supply Chain Opportunities

Jeremy Warren, PhD

Jeremy Warren, PhD
Astrona Biotechnologies
Supply Chain Opportunities

Brad Gleason

Brad Gleason
Montage for Ag
West Hills Farm Services
Upstream Fireside Chat

Steven E. Peterson

Steven E. Peterson
Trana Discovery, Inc.
Food and Ag in the Lab

John L. Freeman, PhD

John L. Freeman, PhD
Intrinsyx Research Corporation
Biological Farming

Manu Pillau

Manu Pillai
WaterBit, Inc.
OnFarm Technology

Jocelyn Boudreau

Jocelyn Boudreau
Hortau
OnFarm Technology

Christopher Wrenn

Christopher Wrenn
AEssence Corp.
Countdown to Cultivation

Cy Scott

Cy Scott
Headset, Inc.
Countdown to Cultivation

Joel Wipperfurth

Joel Wipperfurth
Land O’Lakes
Investment Outlook

Alex Perlstein

Alan Perlstein
MiraculeX
Catering to the New Consumer

Aashi Vel

Aashi Vel
Traveling Spoon
Catering to the New Consumer

Alan Lakso, PhD

Alan Lakso, PhD
Cornell University; FloraPulse
OnFarm Technology

Kevin Chen

Kevin Chen
Crop Enhancement New World Ag – Emerging Opportunities

Kris Singh
SRII
Innovating Digital Solutions & Services

Kiersten Stead
Monsanto Growth Ventures
Innovating Digital Solutions & Services

Nancy E. Pfund
DBL Partners
Innovating Digital Solutions & Services

Krijn Poppe
Wageningen Economic Research
Innovating Digital Solutions & Services

Jim Wilson

Jim Wilson
AgGateway Global Network
Innovating Digital Solutions & Services

Amado Guloy

Amado Guloy
Rex Animal Health
Precision Heatlth: Advances in Animal  Technology

Sonia Lo

Sonia Lo
Fresh Box Farms
Food and Ag in the Lab

Marc Manara

Marc Manara
Farm Hill
Catering to the New Consumer

Marshal Kshirsagar

Harshal Kshirsagar
Clara Foods
Food and Ag in the Lab

Liana Held

Liana Held
CPA, Cannibis Expert
Countdown to Cultivation

John Matthesen
Related Concepts
New World Ag
& Demo Day Moderator

Maarten Vandecruys

Maarten Vandecruys
Urban Group Solutions
Emerging Opportunities

Jon Duschinsky

Jon Duschinsky
AgriProtein North America
New World Opportunities

Alex Huang

Alex Huang
LifeLeaf, Inc.
Food and Ag in the Lab

David Proctor

David Proctor
HerdDogg
Precision Health: Advances in Animal Technology

Dan Grace

Dan Grace
Dark Heart Nursery
Countdown to Cultivation

Erik Cooper

Erik Cooper
Precision Health: Advances in Animal Technology

Heather Bessoff, DMV

Heather Bessoff, DMV
EpiBiome Solutions
Precision Health: Advances in Animal Technology

Aaron Sedlin

Aaron Z. Sedlin
CANNDESCENT
Countdown to Cultivation

Fred Turner

Fred Turner
TL Biolabs, Inc.
Precision Health: Advances in Animal Technology

Nicole Kerslake

Nicola Kerslake
New Bear Capital
Controlled Environments, the Future of Vertical and Indoor Ag

Guy Blanchard

Guy Blanchard
AeroFarms
Controlled Environments, the Future of Vertical and Indoor Ag

DEMO DAY JUDGES

Danielle Davenport

Danielle Davenport
IGO Ventures
Demo Day Judge

Peter Freeman

Peter Freeman
Keiretsu Forum
Pre-seed and Seed

John Selep

John Selep
AgTech Innovation Alliance
Pre-seed and Seed

Joe M Koepnick

Joe M. Koepnick
Venture Catalyst, UC Davis
Demo Day Judge

Heather Crawford
Angel Investor
Series Seed and Beyond

Geeta Chhabria

Geeta Chhabria
IBM Analytics
Series Seed and Beyond

Malika Cantor

Malika Cantor
Comet Labs
Demo Day Judge

Baptiste Tellier

Baptiste Tellier
Fall Line
Series Seed and Beyond

Joel Wipperfurth

Joel Wipperfurth
Land O’Lakes
Series Seed & Beyond