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Don't Sleep: Spearheading Digital Transformation

Program on 21 January 2019

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The event will be simultaneously translated into English.

Registration & Breakfast | 08:30 - 09:30

Digital Agriculture | 09:30 - 10:40

Welcoming Speech

Dr. Andreas Möller, Host

Opening Remarks - Michael Horsch

Horsch Maschinen

Panel Discussion- Digital Agriculture, Hype vs. Reality

The use of cutting-edge technologies for today's crops and tomorrow's societal challenges

Host: Dr. Andreas Möller

Georg Mayerhofer, Farmer of the year 2017

Maximilian von Löbbecke, CEO 365FarmNet

The areas of agriculture and food are still silos

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Jonathan Bernwieser, CEO Agrando

Dr. Martin Kunisch, Kuratorium für Technik und Bauwesen in der Landwirtschaft (KTBL)

Michael Horsch, Horsch Maschinen

Networking Coffee Break | 10:40 - 11:00

Smart & Connected Agrifood | 11:00 - 12:35

Keynote - From furrow to cloud

How the BMEL promotes the digitization of agriculture and high-tech supports the traditional work of farmers and thus rural areas

Federal Minister Julia Klöckner, Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture

Panel Discussion- Smart & Connected Agrifood

From static value chains to the dynamic value added networks

Host: Johannes Tschesche, VALUEversitas

Markus Mühleisen, Arla Foods

Blockchain for more transparency and traceability

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Julia Köhn, Pielers

Dr. Martin Ziegelbäck, Saatbau Preisgut

Dr. Cornelia Weltzien, Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy

Digital methods help us get to grips with the complexity

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Philip Vospeter, CLAAS

Keynote - Everything digitalized, printed and personalized?

Disruptive technologies, new business models and the AgriFood system of the future

Prof. Dr. Stefanie Bröring, University Bonn

Technology environment radar instead of operations efficiency

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Networking Round Tables

The participants will meet founders, researchers and pioneering ideas

Networking Round Tables | 12:35 - 13:20

Registration for participation at the individual Round Tables via the Farm & Food 4.0 Networking App

Round Table 1: Cooperatives, private trade or start-ups: Who determines the future of the agricultural (machinery) trade?

Round Table 2: Agriculture as a Service: Who will run the farm of the future?

Netzwerk Digitale Landwirtschaft

Round Table 3: IoT: Hype or game changer in agriculture?

Pessl Instruments

Round Table 4: Will sensors & artificial intelligence soon save the farmer expensive & lengthy laboratory analyses?


Round Table 5: No more secrets: complete transparency is the future of the meat industry


Round Table 6: Decentralised & individual: Distribution structures for food in the age of digitalisation

Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf

Round Table 7: Agricultural systems of the future: urban, modular & self-contained

CUBES Circle

Round Table 8: High-tech is the new sustainable: how we will reduce pesticide contamination in the future

GreenRelease, BioSC FocusLab

Networking Lunch | 13:20 - 14:20

Pioneering AgTech | 14:20 - 16:00

Keynote - Silicon Valley AgTech and FoodTech trends

Extraordinary entrepreneurs, who change our food and agriculture system

Louisa Burwood-Taylor, AgFunderNews

Keynote - Successful cooperation with start-ups

Dos and Dont's of cooperations from an entrepreneur's point of view

Dr. Alexander Wiegelmann, KWS SAAT

“Data competency is crucial for KWS”

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Interview - Old meets New Economy

Conclusions of the cooperation between established company and start-up

Fabrice Aubertin, Bosch Engineering France

Alexis Comar, HIPHEN

Panel Discussion- Corporate and VC Investments in Start-ups

Criteria, perspectives and experiences of investments in start-ups

Host: Matthias Schmidt-Rex, SmartHectar Innovation

Jan Sessenhausen, Tengelmann Ventures

Dr. Alexander Wiegelmann, KWS SAAT SE

Louisa Burwood-Taylor, AgFunderNews

Dr. Claus Hackmann, BASF Venture Capital GmbH

Networking Coffee Break | 16:00 - 16:30

Clean Meat | 16:30 - 17:45

Keynote - The Clean Meat Technology

In vitro meat out of the stable of the future

Didier Toubia, Aleph Farms

A better way to produce (clean) meat?

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Panel Discussion- Meat the Future

By when the clean meat revolution takes place, why big meat producers are now investing and what role consumers are playing

Host: Prof. Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Windhorst, WING University Vechta

Peter Wesjohann, WIESENHOF

Dr. Simone Frey, Future of Nutrition

Enjoy burgers without guilty conscience?

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Fabio Ziemßen, METRO

Didier Toubia, Aleph Farms Ltd.

Dr. Dr. Andreas Hensel, Federal Institute for Risk Assessment

Wrap-up & Networking Drinks | 17:45 - 19:00