Ag Tech Village Speakers

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There will be a series of talks taking place throughout the day at the Ag Tech Village at Agri Careers. View the speakers and session topics below:

 

10.20 – 10.30 | Official opening

  • Peter Young, Irish Farmers Journal

 

10.30 – 11.00 | Current technology in Machinery

  • Trevor Tyrrell, CEO CLAAS UK
  • Kevin Nolan, Tillage farmer

 

11.00 – 11.30 | Education – Looking at the new skills required for Ag tech

  • Dr Kevin McDonnell, Associate Professor at University College Dublin
  • Patrick Carney, Head of Dept – School of STEM IT Tralee
  • Eric Robson, Research Unit Manager – Data Mining and Social Computing at TSSG (WIT)

 

11.30 – 12 00 | Funding start up – What investor are looking for in AgTech companies

  • Michael Brougham, Regional Director, Enterprise Ireland
  • Julian Seymour, Halo Business Angel Network (HBAN)

 

12.00 – 1.30 | ‘Ones to Watch’ AgTech Start up show case

  • Start-ups selected to show case the ideas and people involved in sector.

 

1.30 – 2.00 | The potential of Drone technology 

  • Dr Tim McCarthy, National Centre for Geocomputation, Maynooth
  • Ian Kiely, Drone Ireland

 

2.00 – 2.30 | The future technology in machinery

  • Richard Cox, Technical Service Specialist, AGCO

 

2.30 – 3.00 | The future technology in livestock

  • Edmond Harty, CEO Dairymaster
  • Robert Walker, CEO Keenan Alltech

 

3.00 – 3.30 | Big data in Agriculture 

  • Sean Coughlan, ICBF

 

3.30 – 4.00 | Technology in distribution and retail

 

4.15 – 4.45 | Unveiling the ‘Ones to Watch’ AgTech2017

  • Takes place on the Main Stage at Agri Careers