Future of Farming – Animus – Presented by Andre Fabris, AppsForce

Andre Fabris, AppsForce, will speak at Smart farming Conference, on June 27, during AgriFood Innovation Event in Venlo, The Netherlands.

Project Animus uses big data and machine learning to advise farmers how to grow plants, resulting in 25% increase in profit and better sustainability of agriculture.

Interview

What drives you?

I would love to leave a better world for our children. I believe that individuals and small and medium enterprises are innovators and game changers. Being a software expert I want to give them the right tools to make the real difference. Project Animus is that kind of tool for agriculture.

Why should the delegate attend your presentation?

While there are many tech solutions addressing one specific issue in agriculture, project Animus wants to get the big picture. We got significant interest from scientific community such as universities and industry leaders such as seed manufacturers and distributors as well as grants to make this project happen.

What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?

I see big data as a crude oil of the next century. On its own it is useless, however refining it and understanding it will give us tremendous power.

What kind of impact do you expect them to have?

Our current knowledge of any complex process in nature or society is telling us we do not know anything. But at least we are gathering data about those processes and discovering what are the right questions. Answering those questions is the crucial for our future: these are the questions of life or death.

What are the barriers that might stand in the way?

Time. We will get the answers if we have enough time. However, are we going to get those answers on time, or are we going to be too late?

“Special Quote”

Big data is a crude oil of the next century. On its own it is useless, however refining it and understanding it will give us tremendous power.

About Andre Fabris

I worked for BlackBerry as software development consultant, helping likes of Skype, BBC, Barclays, NHS and hundreds of others making their first mobile apps. I had my own software development company which delivered 100 projects for its clients. Now I have a new startup AppsForce, which will deliver our solutions to every small and medium business helping them change the world.

About AppsForce B.V.

AppsForce is a digital workforce platform. It is an adaptive business platform that can be setup and mastered in minutes, helping small businesses perform their daily tasks effortlesly, understanding their market and scaling up rapidly. A digital workforce facing modern challenges needs to constantly innovate, collaborate and integrate data. AppsForce is the solution for digital tech companies unwanting to invest in complex, expensive and fragmented products.

About AgriFood Innovation Event
On June 26-27, 2019, the 3rd edition of the global AgriFood Innovation Event will take place in Venlo, The Netherlands.

The event will include a two-day expo, four conferences – 3D Food Printing Conference, Healthy Nutrition Conference, Vertical Farming Conference and Smart Farming Conference and more activities such as lab tours, demo corners.

3D Food Printing Conference:
Research and development (taste, texture, structure, flavor, color, nutrition) | Technologies for 3D Food Printing |Ingredients for 3D Food Printing | Business Models | Patent / Legal and Regulatory issues | Investment opportunities

Healthy Nutrition Conference:
Food Innovation and health | Intestinal Microbiology | Behavioural Gastronomy | Nutritional Sciences and Food Law / Regulation | Smart & Healthy Ingredients | Sustainable Food Manufacturing | Food design | Funding

Vertical Farming Conference:
Available technologies – LED lighting, sensors, AI | Plant condition issues like: CO2, Nutrients, Irrigation, Climate, Lighting | Food safety / HACCP | Robotics | Improved resource-use efficiency | Sustainable Buildings (design, green roof, energy) | Smart Cities / Architecture / Urban Design | From traditional farmer to vertical farmer

Smart Farming Conference:
Available technologies for Farming 4.0 – drones, sensors, Internet of Things, Robotics, Big Data, AI and more | Precision agriculture | Precision Livestock Farming | Plant and crop science for improved resource-use | Investment in R&D | New business models | Cross disciplinary themes

For more information about the conferences and the expo, we invite you to visit: https://agrifoodinnovationevent.com/

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