IoT Vertical and Topical Summit for Agriculture
08-09 May 2018 – Tuscany, Italy

Sponsored by: The IEEE Internet of Things (IoT) Initiative

Revised Summit Program Posted!  (Last Update: 2 May)

We are excited to invite you to join the IEEE IoT Vertical and Topical Summit on Agriculture at Borgo San Luigi in Monteriggioni (Siena) Tuscany, Italy 8-9 May 2018.

Each IEEE IoT Summit brings together experts and leaders from all over the world to address the implementation of IoT solutions in a local setting. One of the industries important to Italy and the Region of Tuscany is Agriculture and is the focus Vertical for the event. The objective of the Summit is to launch actions that will lead to the nurturing, and maturing of IoT solutions and deployments that have significant near and long-term benefits for society. Hence, the theme we have chosen for the Summit is “The Digital Revolution – Farming 4.0!

Join us in Tuscany, Italy and be part of the  important and exciting IEEE IoT summit.  Whether you are there to listen, to present, to see the exhibits, to have your questions answered, or are there to contribute to the discussions and dialog with some of the world’s leading experts, you will find the event meaningful and memorable.

Summit Highlights

  • The Summit features two action packed days devoted to the agricultural life cycle – from growth, to processing, to distribution, retailing, and consumption of food products.
Areas of Agriculture Products Technologies
  • Viticulture
  • Horticulture
  • Orchards
  • Cereal Crops
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Grapes, Wines, Vinegars….
  • Flowers, Greens, Vegetables .…
  • Olives, Olive Oil
  • Staples, Bread, Pasta ….
  • Cured Meats and Products
  • Sensors
  • Automation
  • Data and Analytics
  • Domain Specific Technologies
  • Communications and Connectivity
  • Plenary Presentations and overviews of IoT and underlying technologies from outstanding and leading experts and practitioners
  • Panels and Working Groups
  • Technical Papers
  • Demonstrations and exhibits
  • A grand setting in the Tuscan countryside with exceptional hospitality, with receptions and meals based on local cuisine and traditions.
  • IEEE IoT Tuscany2018 Companion Program
  • Cultural and Tourist Tours before and after the Summit

Distinguished Speakers and Panelists

Giovanna Parmigiani, VP Confagricoltura

Giovanna ParmigianiGiovanna Parmigiani graduated in Business and Economics. She is vice president of Confagricoltura Piacenza.

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Prof. Angelo Riccaboni, Ph.D., Chair PRIMA Foundation and University of Siena

Angelo RiccaboniAngelo Riccaboni was Rector of the University of Siena, one of the oldest European universities, founded in 1240. He was also President of CRUI, the Council of all the Rectors of the Italian Universities.

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Antonio Marzia, VP Connected Services, CNH Industrial

Antonio Marzia

In 1996, Antonio Marzia started his career in CNH in the Purchasing sector, where he assumed different responsibilities until becoming the Global Purchasing Director.

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Francesco Barletta, Innovation & Market Development, Wind Tre S.p.A.

Francesco Barletta, Wind Tre

Francesco Barletta is the Head of Innovation & Market Development at Wind Tre. He leads a team focused on designing and developing the next generation solutions offering, the digital channels and the on-field promotion programs for the B2B and B2G Markets.

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Andrej Mertelj, CEO, Datalab Agro AG.

Andrej Mertelj

Andrej is best described as a serial entrepreneur with a passion for IT. After secondary school, he studied computer science, but dropped out just before graduating to pursue an entrepreneurial career. At the age of sixteen he published the first of many articles, lectures and even books.

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Nils Aschenbruck, Ph.D., University of Osnabrueck

Nils Aschenbruck

Nils Aschenbruck received his graduate diploma and PhD in computer science from the University of Bonn, Germany, in 2003 and 2008, respectively.

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Manlio Bacco, Ph.D., ISTI – National Research Council

Manlio Bacco

Manlio Bacco received the Ph.D. degree in Information Engineering and Science from the University of Siena.

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Terry Bates, Ph.D., Cornell University

Dr. Terry Bates

Terry Bates is a senior research associate with Cornell University’s School of Integrative Plant Sciences and the Director of the Cornell Lake Erie Research and Extension Laboratory in Portland, NY.

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Luca Davoli, Ph.D., University of Parma

Luca Davoli

Luca Davoli is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Internet of Things (IoT) Lab, at the Department of Engineering and Architecture of the University of Parma, Italy.

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Adam Drobot, Chairman of the Board, OpenTechWorks, Inc.

Adam Drobot

Dr. Adam T. Drobot is a technologist with extensive experience in industry, the public sector, and in research.

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Bruce Grieve, Ph.D., University of Manchester

Prof. Bruce Grieve

Prof Grieve is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering & Technology, a Fellow of the Institute of Agricultural Engineers and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and holds the N8 Chair in Agri-Sensors & Electronics.

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Diego Guidotti, Co-Founder Agricolus s.r.l. Libelium

David Bordonada

Diego Guidotti is the co-founder and R&D manager of Agricolus s.r.l. an innovative startup working in Precision Farming.

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Alexander Kocian, Ph.D. University of Pisa

Alexander Kocian

Alexander Kocian completed his studies in Electrical Engineering with major in telecommunications with distinction from Vienna University of Technology, Austria, in 1997. He also holds a Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Aalborg University, Denmark, in 2003.

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Srđan Krčo, Co-Founder & CEO, DunavNET

Dr. Srđan Krčo

Dr Srđan Krčo is a co-founder and CEO of DunavNET, a company designing turnkey IOT solutions for smart cities, agriculture and manufacturing.

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Dr. Andrea Lari, Business Development Manager, Pessl Instruments GmbH

Dr. Andrea Lari

Andrea Lari is currently holding a Business Development position in Pessl Instruments GmbH (Weiz, Austria).

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Gianni Lisini, Ph.D.  VP, Ticinum Aerospace S.r.l.

Gianni Lisini

Gianni Lisini is currently founding member and vice president of Ticinum Aerospace srl, a spin-off of the University of Pavia, involved in two study areas: the large-scale risk evaluation by use of remotely sensed data and custom low maintenance weather stations for agriculture monitoring (mainly for vineyard).

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Alessandro Mazza, Ph.D., CNR IBIMET Institute

Alessandro Mazza

Alessandro Mazza received his master’s degree in physics at the University of Florence in 1992.

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Ing. Francesco Mazzola, CEO & CIO, Italia S.p.A.

Ing. Francesco Mazzola

Francesco Mazzola, graduated in Electronic Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano in Italy and attended several postgraduate degree programs.

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Giorgio Mori, President, Mori-Tem S.r.l.

Giorgio Mori

Born in Barberino Val d’Elsa, graduated from the Professional Institute “Cennino Cennini” of Colle Val d’Elsa, he started an artisan activity in 1974 with his father Franco.

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Luís Nóbrega, Ph.D., Telecommunications Institute of Aveiro, Portugal

Luís Nóbrega

Luís Nóbrega, networking researcher at the Telecommunications Institute of Aveiro, completed the Masters Degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from the Aveiro University and after three years of professional experience, enrolled in the Doctoral Program in Computer Science from Minho, Aveiro and Porto Universities.

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Miguel Pincheira Caro, University of Trento

Miguel Pincheira Caro

Miguel Pincheira Caro is a PhD candidate from the University of Trento, Italy. His current research focuses on Blockchain technology and its applications in the Internet of Things domain.

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John P. Verboncoeur, Ph.D., Michigan State University

John P Verboncoeur

John P. Verboncoeur received a B.S. (1986) in Engineering Science from the University of Florida, M.S. (1987) and Ph.D. (1992) in Nuclear Engineering from the University of California-Berkeley (UCB), holding the DOE Magnetic Fusion Energy Technology Fellowship.

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Arturo Vittori, Architect, Designer, and co-founder Architecture and Vision and CEO, Warka Water Inc.

Arturo Vittori

Italian Architect, Designer and Artist, co-founder and director of the research and design studio Architecture and Vision and CEO of the American NGO Warka Water Inc and founder the fashion brand Culture a Porter.

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Moe Win, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Moe Win

Moe Win is a Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Prior to joining MIT, he was with AT&T Research Laboratories for five years and with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for seven years.

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Byung K. Yi, Ph.D., Executive Vice President & CTO, InterDigital Communications, Inc.

Dr. Byung K. Yi

Byung K. Yi is InterDigital’s Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer. As CTO of InterDigital, Dr. Yi is responsible for directing the development of advanced wireless and network technologies, and the advanced researches related to Robotics, advanced cyber security systems for the IoT systems, and the platform for advanced wireless communications.

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Alicia Zörner, M.Sc., Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology IISB

Alicia Zoerner

M.Sc. Alicia Zörner, research scientist, received her Master degree in nanotechnology from Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg in 2016. Since 2016 she is PhD student at Fraunhofer IISB within the group on thin film systems.

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