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Stretton Centre's Hort and Ag Tech Meetup

Stretton Centre's Hort and Ag Tech Meetup
Monday 18th November at 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Stretton Centre
General admission - $15

About this Event

Hear about the benefits of field sensors and low cost technology that can create savings, increase productivity and conserve water for your business.

Through your mobile phone you can monitor your fields with accuracy and better manage your irrigation, soil and plant nutrition, as well as gain data in real-time from anywhere in the world.

An opportunity to network with presenters over nibbles and light refreshments will follow the formal event proceedings.

The Meetup is part of the The Things Conference Asia Pacific On Tour, which showcases the world's largest open Internet of Things ecosystem, The Things Network.


Leo Gaggl, Managing Director at Opensensing

Throw away your SIM cards? Public access sensor networks are here.

With a background in agricultural engineering Leo has been working in Database and IT services for the last 25 years. Since 2016 Leo, in his role as Chairperson of the Growing Data Foundation, has been the Co-Initiator of The Things Network (TTN) Adelaide. TTN Adelaide has progressively been rolling out across South Australia, providing public access for long-life battery driven sensor devices to connect to the internet.

Joe Siebert, Viticultural Agronomist at DJ's Grower Services

We can get loads of data from sensors. What are we going to do with it?

Joe is a consultant to growers of wine grapes throughout McLaren Vale, with DJ’s Growers Services. He has specific skills in the area of pest and disease management, irrigation management, soil and plant nutrition, and precision agriculture. Precision agriculture services he delivers to growers include soil moisture monitoring, soil conductivity, vegetation and GIS mapping.

Sivam Krish, CEO at GoMicro

Artificial Intelligence is here. Using cheap mobile phone technology to identify pests and diseases.

Sivam is an engineer and innovator. Sivam holds a PhD from Cambridge University in Engineering and BEng from MIT. He has been a leader in emerging technologies for over 20 years, and was a pioneer in 3-D printing and artificial intelligence (AI). Sivam leads the engineering, product development and research and development for GoMicro.

GoMicro’s first AI engine was developed to identify Queensland Fruit Flies. The technology has achieved an accuracy exceeding 90 percent in an initial test for identifying male vs female flies, and over 90 percent accuracy for fruit flies vs other flies using a small test sample of fewer than 50 insects in each category.

Jordan Hagen, Head of Engineering - Software at Halter New Zealand

How the Internet of Things (IoT) is changing sustainability along with farmer and animal welfare.

Jordan has over 13 years of experience working in the technology sector, with his passion lying in the development f products that make people's lives easier. Jordan now leads the Software Engineering team at Halter as they strive to lead a fundamental shift in the agriculture sector, putting sustainability along with farmer and animal welfare at the forefront.

Shayan De Silva, Senior Manager Service Improvement at the City of Playford

City of Playford - Connected Cities

Shayan De Silva is a Senior Manager at the City of Playford , where he leads a a team of professionals who evaluate, implement and maintain IT solutions for Council.

Shayan has led the Council's Connected Cities project which uses sensor technology to make evidence based decisions for the management of public assets. This technology will also benefit local industry.

Shayan started his career with Nestle, Sri Lanka as an IT Helpdesk Officer and has a technical background with over 16 years experience in implementing bespoke IT solutions for large organisations in manufacturing, outsourcing, state government and local government.

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