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THRIVE Innovation Summit


Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM (PDT)

THRIVE Innovation Summit

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Top Food & Ag Industry Leaders Convening in Silicon Valley

The THRIVE Innovation Summit is held annually in Silicon Valley and each year attracts 250+ agribusiness leaders, investors, agtech and foodtech startups, and California and Midwest growers. The summit is a unique opportunity to meet and hear from our THRIVE Top 50, fifty companies shaping the future of the agriculture supply chain as well as leaders of Fortune 500 food and agriculture corporations implementing these disruptive technologies.

The Innovation Summit will include an Innovation Showcase featuring THRIVE Top 50 startups, THRIVE Accelerator companies and alumni as well as panels and fireside chats covering topics such as blockchain, indoor/vertical farming, biotechnology and automated agriculture.


Keynote Speaker

Beth Ford, CEO, Land O’Lakes

Beth Ford is the 9th President and Chief Executive Officer at Land O’Lakes, Inc., a role she was named to July 26, 2018. Ford was named President and CEO by Land O’Lakes’ board of directors after a series of successful executive postings within the company since she joined in 2011.

Most recently, as executive vice president and chief operating officer for Land O’Lakes Businesses, Beth was responsible for the Purina Animal Nutrition, U.S. Dairy Foods and WinField United businesses, which reported 2017 net sales totaling $14 billion.




8:00 am Event Open & Networking

8:45 am Introduction | John Hartnett, CEO, THRIVE, SVG Partners

9:00 am Opening Keynote

9:30 am Panel: How the investment industry will continue to redefine Ag and Food Tech in the future

How the investment industry will continue to redefine Ag and Food Tech in the future

10:00 am Networking Break

10:30 am Top 50 Showcase

11:00 am Panel: Disruptive Data – The Path to Zero Waste Across the Ag Value Chain

This session will explore the current state of precision agriculture technologies available, how food producers are using them to increasing production and yields, and where the next wave of innovations and development will happen in the agriculture digitalization space

11:30 am International Perspective: Global Innovation in AgTech

11:45 am Lunch Break & Networking

1:00 pm Afternoon Keynote

1:20 pm Fireside Chat

1:40 pm Top 50 Showcase

2:10 pm Panel: Biotechnology- Building the Future of Food

Explore the potential of biotechnology to address critical food security issues

2:40 pm Afternoon Networking

3:10 pm Panel: Automated Agriculture From Planting to Harvest

This session will explore the viability of utilizing AI and robotics solutions to increase agricultural productivity and automation

3:40 pm Panel: Mega City Farming – How Indoor and Vertical Farming Can Help Feed the World

This session will explore the local, national and global food systems network and how indoor and vertical farming operations will scale over the next decade to help us build the mega cities of tomorrow.

4:10 pm Panel: Blockchain – Solving Agricultural Supply Chain Problems One “Byte” at a Time

This session will explore the value proposition that blockchain brings to agriculture and food, the importance of transparency and integrity in the food industry, and practical applications of blockchain across the agricultural supply chain

4:40 pm Closing Keynote

5:10 pm Closing Remarks | Mareese Keane, THRIVE Platform Director

5:25 pm Cocktail Reception




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Santa Clara University, Recital Hall
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM (PDT)

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