Friday Tech & Innovation Talks

Session overview and schedule

PARTNER PRESENTATIONS

Grundfos Solar Connect – Smart Solutions for Remote Water Monitoring
Presented by Grundfos

Kevin is a professional in the field of groundwater management and pumping solutions.  Passionate for groundwater and sustainable aquifer management, Kevin is particularly enthusiastic about remote monitoring in remote areas. Eager to share his experience and expertise, Kevin invites others to join him in discussing how remote water monitoring can revolutionise water management practices in the bush.

Speaker: Kevin Stiles, Senior Sales Engineer, Grundfos

Date: Friday 10th May 2024 
Time: 10.15am – 10.45am
Venue: NBN Tech & Innovation Stage
Price: Free

Assessing pasture dieback with a drone
Presented by Queensland Government

Pasture dieback poses a significant threat to beef production in areas of Queensland and New South Wales, making early detection crucial. Explore how innovative drone technology, combined with orthomosaic processing techniques, offers a novel solution to this challenge. Learn about the methodology employed, including the use of a DJI Mavic 3M to capture aerial imagery and the generation of orthomosaics for statistical analysis of plant health. Discover the high accuracy and quantifiable data provided by this approach, enabling rapid identification of affected areas and multi-temporal comparisons to monitor dieback progression. Gain insights into the limitations and future directions of this research, including the refinement of image processing techniques and exploration of multispectral data integration. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with cutting-edge agricultural technology—reserve your spot now!

Speaker: Polani Shadur, Pasture Agronomist, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Date: Friday 10th May 2024 
Time: 10.45am – 11.15am
Venue: NBN Tech & Innovation Stage
Price: Free

Environmental credentials for grassfed beef
Presented by MLA

Julia has a background in agricultural science, agtech and startup investment. In her role as CN30 Project Manager with Meat & Livestock Australia, she is responsible for identifying high impact R&D opportunities that deliver progress towards the red meat sector’s net zero target by 2030. Prior to joining MLA, Julia was Head of Operations at SproutX, a national accelerator and venture fund for food and agtech startups based in Melbourne.

Speaker: Julia Waite

Date: Friday 10th May 2024 
Time: 11.15am – 11.45am
Venue: NBN Tech & Innovation Stage
Price: Free

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