Precision Agriculture: Optimizing Fields of Data for Better Returns

Digitization in agriculture has rapidly accelerated over the past decade and the pace of innovation continues to increase. Innovative technologies such as blockchain-based supply chain management solutions, Al-based digital agronomy, autonomous and semi-autonomous machines, and loT / remote sensing solutions have generated an overwhelming amount of data across the value chain from source through to consumption.

November 2024

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This session will highlight key areas and potential solutions including:

• Understand the current state of ag data interoperability
• Understanding the long-tail yield of ag data – security, privacy, auditing, provenance
• The role of technical and data standards for mitigating barriers to access, security and usability of ag data

A presentation by Maria Palombini, Director, Healthcare and Life Science Global Practice at IEEE Standards Association.

Her drive is to create ability to make access to data and device equitable to sustain and secure the world’s food supply enabling quality nutrition for all.

In short term she believes the emerging technologies / trends are:

  • The continue growth and use of IoT/sensors in agriculture for monitoring which will minimize barriers to access and feasibility for new generations of farmers.
  • The role of AI at the edge and machine learning in democratized open agriculture data

and in Long-term:

  • The use of open-source hardware and software to minimize barriers to access for smaller farmers
  • The use of digital-twins in large scale farming

About Maria Palombini
As the practice leader, Maria is focused on engaging and leading a global community of multi-disciplinary stakeholders to openly collaborate and develop solutions to enable trust in and validation of breakthrough technologies/applications that will enable sustainable equitable access to quality care, nutrition, privacy, and protection for ALL individuals.

Maria is an entrepreneur having founded various companies including DisruptiveRx™ Media, the first information company explaining the pragmatic integration of emerging technologies to address inefficiencies in the pharmaceutical/biotech value chain. Maria’s professional highlights include international brand and communications leader for one of the world’s largest mining investment platforms in Africa and bringing innovative communication and information products to global markets and various industries including financial, bio/pharmaceutical, agriculture, natural resources, and telecommunications.

Maria currently holds an MBA from the Rutgers Graduate School of Business; BA and BS from Rutgers College at Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey.

About IEEE Standards Association
IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) is a leading consensus building organization that nurtures, develops and advances global technologies, through IEEE. We bring together a broad range of individuals and organizations from a wide range of technical and geographic points of origin to facilitate standards development and standards related collaboration.
With collaborative thought leaders in more than 160 countries, we promote innovation, enable the creation and expansion of international markets and help protect health and public safety. Collectively, our work drives the functionality, capabilities and interoperability of a wide range of products and services that transform the way people live, work, and communicate.

For more information visit the website.

Maria Palombini will speak at the 2023 edition of the Agrifood Innovation Event.