Tomorrow Talks is an interview series that talks to global leaders in food and agriculture about food systems of the future. The series showcases good practices from the ground, desired technological interventions and thought leadership from around the world.
Global Head of Sustainable and Responsible Business for Syngenta Crop Protection, Basel-Switzerland.
Fabricio studied Business Administration in Fundaçao Getulio Vargas, Sao Paulo Brazil, with a master in Business Economics for the same institution. He has been leading the sustainability agenda in Syngenta since 2014, firstly responsible for Latin America and, in the last 5 years, globally. Prior to working with sustainability, Fabricio had experiences in Marketing, Strategy and Planning areas within Syngenta, and before joining the company, worked for 8 years in management consulting multinationals, leading strategic and transformation projects in the telecommunications, retail, banking and consumer goods industries. View full interview
Tropical Agronomist and Field Biologist, Regional Director MENA and Sub-Saharan Africa of GLOBAL CARBON FARMING, Conservation Farming & Climate-smart Agriculture by TECHNIK-PLUS
Thomas Kukovec is an Austro-Italian tropical Agronomist and Field Biologist. As Head Agronomist of an agricultural machinery manufacturer, he has shaped the "Global Carbon Farming" project in the Middle East and Africa.
Prior to this, he worked as a Crop Protectionist and field- and greenhouse trial manager for an European agri holding and also had his own consultancy- and farm management firm with a particular focus on subtropical and semi-arid agriculture.
He's member of the Italian Geographical Society (SGI) and member of the Scientific Advisory Board of its Africa Relations Centre (CRA), responsible for agricultural issues. As a passionate Sahel plant expert and nature photographer (LEICA user), he is particularly interested in the phytogeographical biodiversity of the Sahel Belt.View full interview
Theme Ambassador and Strategic Senior Scientist on Digital Innovation in Agri-Food, Wageningen Economic Research, Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands
Sjaak studied at Wageningen University and is a leading researcher on Digital Innovation for sustainable food systems. Important research topics are the application of Internet of Things and Big Data with special attention to socio-economic aspects such as data sharing, business modelling and governance. He is scientific coordinator of international digital innovation projects such as the Internet of Food and Farm 2020 and SmartAgriHubs. He is affiliated with the Information Technology Group of Wageningen University and was president of the European Federation of ICT in Agriculture (EFITA). Sjaak is a visionary, challenged by complex problems that require a science-based approach.
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Avocado & Feijoa Grower & Exporter, Pole to Pole Plus
Julia is the General manager of Pole to Pole Plus, looking after the online channel Freshstore, she also looks after compliance for Pole to Pole and also consulting to other companies for IT and compliance initiatives. Julia has a background in IT transformation project delivery having delivered IT projects in over 25 countries. Using these skills working with their team, fresh supply co and Laava recently delivered some great tech linking consumer down the supply chain to the orchard.
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Ex-CIO, Fairtrade USA
Bennett spent almost a decade leading Fair Trade USA through a technological transformation to better leverage data in support of their sustainability model across agricultural and manufacturing sectors. Before joining Fair Trade USA, Bennett led the strategy practice at a digital agency where he created data-driven communications strategies for a range of global clients. Bennett is passionate about leveraging data to empower people to make more sustainable decisions, and use of technology to increase environmental sustainability, social impact, and supply chain transparency. When he’s not working, you can find him exploring somewhere in the mountains.
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CEO, FoodWorks Group of Companies
Geoffrey Quartermaine Bastin is an Oxford-educated agribusiness specialist, economist, and engineer with over 35 years of professional work experience. He specializes in food value chain development and market analysis. Most recently he has worked on risk and uncertainty in food systems and food security. He resides and works mainly in Asia and is the CEO of the FoodWorks Group of Companies. FoodWorks Group is an association of independent companies that have come together for business, trade and marketing purposes related to the food supply.
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Head of Materials at Laudes Foundation
Anita Chester is the Head of Materials at Laudes Foundation, previously C&A Foundation, and a member of the foundation’s leadership team leading the development and implementing of the foundation’s materials strategy. Previously, she worked at IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative managing their cotton program and The Better Cotton Fast Track Fund.
She has also been CEO South Asia at Cotton Connect working closely on the ground in building capacity for sustainable cotton initiatives & their market linkages. View full interview
Director of Aquaculture Innovation Centre, Singapore
Dr Lee Chee Wee, Director of Aquaculture Innovation Centre, Singapore, is an academia and technopreneur, with more than 25 years of dynamic, hands-on experience and networking in providing technological innovation and solutions to enterprises across the globe.
Dr Lee is the immediate Past-Director of the School of Applied Science at Temasek Polytechnic. Under his leadership, the School had developed many technology capabilities and provided valuable innovative solutions and technical support to more than 150 companies. He is currently Technology Advisor of Temasek Polytechnic, Director of Aquaculture Innovation Centre and Consultant of Asian Development Bank. Dr Lee is also the Founder of Lynk Biotechnologies group of companies, focusing on transdermal drug-delivery technology. View full interview
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