THRIVE AgTech Hosts Industry Leaders to Discuss Future of Agriculture in Innovation Forum

THRIVE AgTech Hosts Industry Leaders to Discuss Future of Agriculture in Innovation Forum



LOS ALAMITOS, CA – Industry executives will be bringing their professional prowess and innovations to one place, as they convene for the upcoming THRIVE AgTech Innovation Forum. With a focus on how tech is changing the way the industry grows food, both now and in the future, the event will take place on Wednesday, February 1. 

Amongst the executive guidance present at the event, THRIVE has just added the familiar and renowned names of Taylor Farms CEO Bruce Taylor, Driscoll’s Berries CEO Kevin Murphy, and Frieda’s Specialty Produce President and CEO Karen Caplan.

John Hartnett, CEO, SVG Partners, Founder of THRIVE"Our goal by inviting these three produce leaders is to join together the great minds and innovators in the Silicon Valley with the great minds and innovators in the fresh produce industry,” commented John Hartnett, CEO of SVG Partners and Founder of THRIVE, according to a press release. “We are thrilled that all three of them will be joining us for the day."

THRIVE AgTech Hosts Industry Leaders

Taylor and Murphy will be on the event’s “Catalyzing Industry Transformation” panel, while Caplan will be present on the panel “Driving Innovation for the 21st Century Consumer.

THRIVE AgTech Hosts Industry Leaders

In addition to these leaders, other industry and forward-thinking executives that will participate in the event are as follows: 

  • Michael Teel, CEO of Raley’s
  • Eric Jallas, CEO of ITK
  • Hank Giclas, SVP at Western Growers Association
  • Mike Macrie, CIO at Land O’Lakes
  • Geoff Eisenberg, Principal at Ecosystem Integrity Fund
  • Sean O’Sullivan, Founder and CEO at SOSV, Food-X
  • Andy Mitchell, Director of Viticulture at Hahn Family Wines
  • Matt Bohnert, President at Suterra
  • John Hartnett, Founder and CEO at SVG Partners, THRIVE
  • Bob Christopher, Director of Innovation, Panasonic
  • Saida Ruscitto, Product & New Business Innovation IoT at Verizon
  • George Kellerman, Partner at Yamaha Motor Ventures & Labs

Throughout the duration of the event, attendees will experience a full day of keynote addresses, panel discussions, and tech presentations for all levels of the industry, including executives, investors, farmers, and startups. The event aims to discover the technologies that are changing the way food is grown, and those that will continue to do so in the future.

The THRIVE AgTech Innovation Forum will be held in Menlo Park, California. For more information on the event, and to register, click here.

THRIVE AgTech Taylor Farms Driscoll's Frieda's Specialty Produce



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