Keynote speaker – Peter Wren-Hilton

Presented by Elders Limited

Peter Wren-Hilton Hilton was the founding Executive Director of Agritech New Zealand where he is now the Head of Global Alliances. In 2019, he co-founded the Australia New Zealand Agritech Council at the Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum’s annual meeting.

Today Peter is Senior Advisor to the Australian Agritech Association and External Advisor to the nascent AgriFoodTech Singapore Association. Peter sits on both the evokeAG and growAG steering committees.

When not immersed in agritech, as co-founder of WNT Ventures, a New Zealand technology incubator that invests in deep tech, Peter supports emerging startups scale through mentorship and investment.

In November 2021, Peter will co-host he AgriFoodTech Climate Summit at COP26 in Glasgow.

Plenary speaker – Ros Harvey

Ros Harvey is an experienced entrepreneur and executive in the field of technology – particularly machine learning / artificial intelligence and user-centric design.

Ros founded Australian agricultural technology company The Yield Technology Solutions in 2014, which transforms agricultural practices through scalable digital technology, data and insights to solve real challenges for growers, and throughout the food chain.

Ros also founded the globally recognised Better Work program, a landmark joint program of the World Bank and the United Nations, and co-founded the Food Agility Cooperative Research Centre and the Knowledge Economy Institute.

In 2018, Ros was named one of the Australian Financial Review’s 100 most influential women and awarded the emerging leader in technology at the Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards.