Agriculture, Food & Forestry

Experts in farming, food production, and forestry, contributing to sustainable agriculture, food security, and environmental conservation

Serg Masis

Serg Masis

Serg Masís has been at the confluence of the internet, application development, and analytics for the last two decades. Currently, he's an Agronomic Data Scientist at Syngenta, a leading agribusiness company with a mission to improve global food security. Before that role, he co-founded a search engine startup, incubated by Harvard Innovation Labs, that combined the power of cloud computing and machine learning with principles in decision-making science to expose users to new places and events efficiently. Whether it pertains to leisure activities, plant diseases, or customer lifetime value, Serg is passionate about providing the often-missing link between data and decision-making. He wrote the bestselling book "Interpretable Machine Learning with Python" and is currently working on a new book titled "DIY AI" for Addison-Wesley for a broader audience of curious developers, makers, and hackers.

Serg Masís has been at the confluence of the internet, application development, and analytics for the last two decades. Currently, he's an Agronomic Data Scientist at Syngenta, a leading agribusiness company with a mission to improve global food secu... Show more

Abdulakeem Yusuf

Abdulakeem Yusuf

Abdulakem Yusuf is an undergraduate student of Agricultural Economics and a Beta Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador. He is also a data analyst fellow at No Hunger Bank. He is currently serving as a member of the analyst team for the Directorate of the African Network of Youth Experts.

Abdulakem Yusuf is an undergraduate student of Agricultural Economics and a Beta Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador. He is also a data analyst fellow at No Hunger Bank. He is currently serving as a member of the analyst team for the Directorate of t... Show more

Barbara Mechura

Barbara Mechura

Barbara Mechura, a retired school nutrition director turned AFHK Grant Program Director, brings over 30 years of experience in both rural and metro districts. Her focus is on transforming school cafeterias with fresh, healthy ingredients and farm-to-table partnerships, fostering excitement in kids for nutritious, veggie-centric meals. She's successfully revamped school kitchens, turning them into havens for scratch-cooked, fresh foods. Her expertise extends to training staff as engaged food coaches.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
- National Farm to School Network Technical Assistance Provider
- Winner of 20+ grants
- Led 16 kitchen design and remodel projects; numerous kitchen enhancements
- Mentor to assistant directors, now successful nutrition leaders in various states
- Presenter at School Nutrition Association and State Affiliate conferences
- Over a decade designing educational programs for the Minnesota School Business Officials Association.

Barbara Mechura, a retired school nutrition director turned AFHK Grant Program Director, brings over 30 years of experience in both rural and metro districts. Her focus is on transforming school cafeterias with fresh, healthy ingredients and farm-to-... Show more

David Joulin

David Joulin

Ingénieur agro et fils d'agriculteur, j'ai commencé à découvrir le monde agricole à 12 ans. Passionné de nouvelles technologies, nous avons créée la société Ekylibre en 2014 pour rendre plus simple la gestion d'une ferme et libérer du temps aux agriculteurs. En 2016, nous avons voulu dynamiser le monde agricole en créant La Ferme Digitale.

Ingénieur agro et fils d'agriculteur, j'ai commencé à découvrir le monde agricole à 12 ans. Passionné de nouvelles technologies, nous avons créée la société Ekylibre en 2014 pour rendre plus simple la gestion d'une ferme et libérer du temps aux agric... Show more

Chukwu Nnamdi Joshua

Chukwu Nnamdi Joshua

Chukwu Nnamdi Joshua is a profound agricultural economist. CEO of Agro Tiger's Abakaliki, Ebonyi State Nigeria. A thriving agricultural business whose aim is to enhance food production and security in our great country. He hails from Umunwagu Idembia, EZZA south, a local government in Ebonyi State. Born on 26th June 2000, resident in Abakaliki.
Chukwu Nnamdi Joshua has been privileged to participate in trainings that has to do with agricultural development and AI development, with certificates of participation of various workshops in both industries.
A lover of growth and development, involved with women development and health sensitisation in the state. He holds every capacity to deliver Excellently in every area of his endeavors.
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Chukwu Nnamdi Joshua is a profound agricultural economist. CEO of Agro Tiger's Abakaliki, Ebonyi State Nigeria. A thriving agricultural business whose aim is to enhance food production and security in our great country. He hails from Umunwagu Idembia... Show more

Victoria Potdevin

Victoria Potdevin

Ingénieure agronome, spécialisée en modélisation, Victoria a rejoint Adventiel en 2017 dès l'obtention de son diplôme. Elle a participé à la création du service intelligence artificielle et sciences des données en 2022, qu'elle pilote aujourd'hui. Victoria s'attache à ce que son équipe exploite tout le potentiel des IAs pour répondre aux enjeux terrains agricoles et soutenir ce secteur.

Ingénieure agronome, spécialisée en modélisation, Victoria a rejoint Adventiel en 2017 dès l'obtention de son diplôme. Elle a participé à la création du service intelligence artificielle et sciences des données en 2022, qu'elle pilote aujourd'hui. Vi... Show more

Moses Liech

Moses Liech

Entrepreneurship Fellow at Dunin-Deshpande Queens University Canada, Blockchain Developer and Software Engineer having worked previously at Hesa Africa and Power Learn Project as an Assistant Database Instructor.2 times Founder and current CEO Investa Farm.

Entrepreneurship Fellow at Dunin-Deshpande Queens University Canada, Blockchain Developer and Software Engineer having worked previously at Hesa Africa and Power Learn Project as an Assistant Database Instructor.2 times Founder and current CEO Invest... Show more

Amy Galvin

Amy Galvin

Amy Galvin is a dedicated leader committed to bringing farm to table to patients. Amy has been in healthcare for 5 years. During this time she has worked to reduce food waste across retail, catering, and patient services for the BILH hospital system consisting of 14 hospitals. Amy was the recipient of the Jane Matlaw Environmental Champion Award in 2022.

Amy Galvin is a dedicated leader committed to bringing farm to table to patients. Amy has been in healthcare for 5 years. During this time she has worked to reduce food waste across retail, catering, and patient services for the BILH hospital system ... Show more

Philippe Birker

Philippe Birker

Philippe is a serial social entrepreneur who is working since 2019 on scaling regenerative agriculture in Europe with his company Climate Farmers.

Climate Farmers is currently supporting around 700 farmers in 16 different European countries with the transition towards regenerative agriculture. They are doing this by providing a supportive community, context specific transition knowledge and transition finance in the farm of carbon & biodiversity credits.

Since 2009 he is world record holder in simultaneous fire breathing, since 2013 part of Ashoka's Changemaker community, since 2022 part of the BMW Foundation's Responsible Leaders network and since July 2023 part of the TED Countdown community.

When he is not attending events or visiting farmers, he is living in the Serra da Estrella mountain range in central Portugal, where he is rebuilding an abandoned village into a music and art residency combined with a regenerative farm.

Philippe is a serial social entrepreneur who is working since 2019 on scaling regenerative agriculture in Europe with his company Climate Farmers. Climate Farmers is currently supporting around 700 farmers in 16 different European countries with t... Show more

Marjorie Mudi Gege

Marjorie Mudi Gege

Gege Marjorie is a trained Agronomist, with over 6 years of active volunteering experience on Environmental and Human rights advocacy with Greenpeace Africa in Cameroon. Her journey in the Internet Governance (IG) space began with her volunteering during the 17th session of the IGF in Addis Ababa-Ethiopia, after which she got integrated into the Cameroon IGF team, serving as a Youth IGF coordinator and as a member of the national executive secretariat. The School of Internet Governance (SIG) by PRIDA and the Internet Society’s (ISOC) E-learning course on IG through the Young Ambassadors Program (YAP), brought a new light of inspiration to Marjorie, as she intends to promote youth engagement for sustainable development, through her new local NGO; Emerge Africa and her start-up; Sabgena. Being mindful of the importance of IG to global economic sustainability, Marjorie joined the ISOC Cybersecurity Special Interest Group (SIG) for knowledge increase on security issues linked to digitalization and is an Instructional Facilitator for the Pan African Youth Ambassadors for Internet Governance.

Marjorie believes nothing is impossible when the right actions are taken towards the right direction.

Gege Marjorie is a trained Agronomist, with over 6 years of active volunteering experience on Environmental and Human rights advocacy with Greenpeace Africa in Cameroon. Her journey in the Internet Governance (IG) space began with her volunteering du... Show more

Ryan Bergman

Ryan Bergman

Ryan is a Senior Staff Engineer at John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG) where he oversees API standards and architecture for systems farmers depend on for connecting with experts like agronomists, dealers, other experts.

Ryan is a Senior Staff Engineer at John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG) where he oversees API standards and architecture for systems farmers depend on for connecting with experts like agronomists, dealers, other experts. Show more

Dishan Otieno

Dishan Otieno

With one and a half years of immersive experience as a Research Assistant, I am driven by an unquenchable passion for the dynamic realms of Research and Development, specifically in the captivating fields of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT). My journey has led me to become a dedicated architect of innovative IoT devices, finely crafted for the sphere of smart agriculture, where technology converges with sustainability to shape a brighter future. Beyond my research work, I proudly serve as a member of the Inaugural Advisory Board of the Sustainable as a Science WorkGroup, contributing to the collective mission of advancing sustainability through scientific innovation. My unwavering commitment to innovation fuels my pursuit of pioneering solutions that transcend boundaries and define the future.

With one and a half years of immersive experience as a Research Assistant, I am driven by an unquenchable passion for the dynamic realms of Research and Development, specifically in the captivating fields of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Inter... Show more

Abdoulaye Diallo

Abdoulaye Diallo

Passionate about international development & community empowerment. Co-founder of FreeLocalMappers in Guinea, promoting OpenStreetMap & sustainable initiatives for societal growth. Volunteer Support Coordinator for the US Peace Corps Guinea supporting projects in health, agriculture & education.

Passionate about international development & community empowerment. Co-founder of FreeLocalMappers in Guinea, promoting OpenStreetMap & sustainable initiatives for societal growth. Volunteer Support Coordinator for the US Peace Corps Guinea supportin... Show more

Fiona Delaney

Fiona Delaney

Fiona Delaney, Founder, DLT architect and open innovation specialist. Ireland.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/fgdelaney/

CEO and founder of Origin Chain Networks.

'One to watch' in European agri-tech and open innovation, creating enterprise level virtual asset provenance and transparency for climate positive land management practices, for use in sustainable agri-food sector. Winners of both EU and National Innovation Awards in 2020 for contributions to the field of agriculture and technology. Supported by the Horizon2020, European Institute of Innovation & Technology and Next Generation Internet.

Chair #Startups Ecosystem @ Blockchain Ireland. Co-Chair at EUOS Blockchain TWG.

Fiona Delaney, Founder, DLT architect and open innovation specialist. Ireland. https://www.linkedin.com/in/fgdelaney/ CEO and founder of Origin Chain Networks. 'One to watch' in European agri-tech and open innovation, creating enterprise lev... Show more

Nayeem Ahsan

Nayeem Ahsan

A N M KAMRUL AHSAN
Research Assistant
Department of Farm Power and Machineries
Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh
103/3, R K Mission Road, Mymensingh  Bangladesh  Mobile: +8801768362444/ +8801531195160  anmkamrulahsan@gmail.comhttps://www.facebook.com/ahsan.nayeem.NFLhttps://bd.linkedin.com/in/anm-ahsan-64531959

Career Objective
I want to utilize my knowledge and experience in the field of Agriculture Automation, particularly interested in Precision Agriculture. There have some ambivalent activities in my previous experience but now determine to work on the electronics and automation sector. The difficulties to overcome with well brain storming will accelerate to finalize any project. I choose this field to segregate myself to bring the success in this research field. I determine to work with different kind of development platform with avoiding paucity of the development.

Related Experience
Research Assistant
Precision Agriculture Lab
Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh 2206
2018-present
Experiment and design
Development of 56 kHz electronic system for pest repel experiment
Design and simulation of 80 kHz pest repelling system
Automated watering system design with latest sensor implementation
3D design of vertical farm structure
Moisture data modeling using PLX-DAQ software
Oscillator design and development (Colpitts, Weinbridge, Programmable)
Development of class B amplifier
Design and simulation of trans-impedance amplifier pre-instrumentation for ultrasound driving
Development of 40 kHz ultrasound system using arduino and ultrasound transducer
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Preparing 72 hrs experiment for 40 kHz near-far ultrasound on stored pest
Result analysis of ultrasound affected insect from paddy
3D design of indoor glass chamber experiment
Web cam based camera system development using OBS-studio software for indoor glass chamber experiment
Design and development of SD card based tem-humid data logger
Design and development of wireless tem-hum data logger for poultry house
3D design of proposed line robot for poultry feeding in Bangladesh
3D design of BAU metal bin
Design of automatic NFT system architecture for soil based vertical farming suitable for Bangladesh
Design of automatic alarm system for green house
Video recording and editing using kedenlite software
Data recovery from portable memory drive
System flow diagram building using lucid-app
Presentation design for UPR (ultrasound pest repelling)
Project oriented class conduction for students involvement
Design of IoT based watering and vaccine dosing system for poultry farming in Bangladesh
Journal paper preparation and submission for pest repelling
Proposal preparation for innovative solar powered climate smart irrigation in Bangladesh
Proposal preparation for pest control in Bangladesh
Assistant System Engineer
Flora Limited
March 2015 – 2017 Dilkusha
Database (SQL), Web design (HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap, .Net, C#); JAVA for android apps development. Familiar with visual studio, Android studio, Eclipse, JDK, Java programming.
Procurement analysis and documentation for HSBC, National Bank, Trust Bank, Dhaka Bank, Jamuna Bank, State Bank of India and open the tender for compare the prices of other vendors.
Customer support Form design for software non-conformity of the department.
Maintained ISO 20022 Message Implementation Guideline for RTGS System analysis.
SQL to xml generation & SQL query analysis for business transaction system, Writing store Procedure for data manipulation and implementation.
XML analysis for data communication to web interface.
MSG activities architecture development for RTGS system.
Coding support to make the RTGS system in C#, ASP.NET platform for SQL Database connection. Backup and installation of SQL Server for bank.
IIS Configuration & Publish services.
Visual studio web projects on: website design on bootstrap using HTML5, CSS3, Js Script, Banner design in paint by creating master
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page.
Hardware Support for computer peripherals, Acronis for back up & recovering different OS.
Product analysis and specification standardization for web view.
Audit report analysis and find the gap for reformation.
Worked in "sheikh Rasel Digital Lab", "Khulna Wasa" project.
Instructor of Electronics
Rumdo Institute of Modern Technology (RIMT)-(A Saic Group of Institute)
January 2014- February 2015, Mymensingh.
Computer programming (C, Assembly); Industrial Electronics, Communication System, Basic Electronics.
Asst. System Administrator (part-time)

Insight Bangladesh Foundation
2014 –2015 Dhaka
Penetration testing with network analysis, VMware configuration, Linux installation and file transfer from windows-Linux environment, VPN, network security, python programming for network penetration analysis.

Jr. RF Engr.
2013 -
2014 Cristal Future Venture Ltd.
Configured and testing computer systems and TEMPS software installation and maintenance for optimizing RF Signal.
Installed video conferencing hardware for proposed digital network of Bangladesh Gov. in "Info sarkar" project.
MW link installation & Commissioning (Airtel-Ericsson) for 2G & 3G network,
Service support for laptops (HP, Dell)
Survey of LOS and BTS (Robi Axiata) & using google Map for finding actual latitude and longitude.
Drive Test for Robi Axiata Network.
3G Antenna System installation and equipment receiving for NSN-ROBI Axiata.
Designed an Electronic technology plan for PEST CONTROL IN BANGLADESH.
IT OFFICER
2012 -
2013 R B Agro Ltd (Sister group of Bishwash Poultry and Fish Feed Ltd).
Configured and maintained computers among other employees.
Network system management and Internet solutions to the other inbound and outbound employees.
Configured and diagnosed client/server problems for windows 2000 server.
Converted manual system to computerized TROYEE accounting system.
Coordinated ISP & IT company to implement technology across the organization.
Backup documents Regularly.
Implemented interactive tools for Intranet use.
Diagnosed hardware problems with modems, printers, cables.
Experienced strategic planner for network infrastructure, systems.
Worked as server administrator performing day-to-day tasks.
Replacement and developed of new office IT infrastructure and network.

DATA ANALYST
2012 -
2012 Intelligent Image Management Ltd.
Analyze the data, Worked on MS Excel, Data Uploading to Server.
Skilled on well typing in English.
Languages
Bengali (Fluent), English (Proficient).
Skills
Windows and Linux server,
Microsoft Office Specialist,
Oracle PL/SQL
PowerPoint,
Router configuration (DHCP),
TCP/IP(physical, Network, Data-link and application layer),
MPLS flavor network configuration with Huawei devices,
Creative Solutions in computer Networking
3D Design in sketchUP platform
C++ coding
Electronic system design (RF)
Automated system design
Research methodologies
Journal paper writing
Finding research gap
Innovative idea and project proposal writing
Project budget preparation
Floor plan design
Electronic capital instruments purchase and configure

Education
2012
BSc in Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering 4 years
Southeast University, Bangladesh.
GPA: 3.39 Out of 4.00.
2006
Notre Dame College, Dhaka.
HSC.
GPA: 3.70 Out of 5.00.
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2004
Mymensingh Zilla School
SSC.
GPA: 5.00 Out of 5.00.

Professional Meetings
2013
Integrated data, voice and video conferencing network installation and commissioning; Topics-Data communication, IT, Power management, Wi-fi, Video conferencing, Survey, Routing, ADSL, VDSL, VLAN, VPN-instance, Layer two and three devices installation, DISLAM, MDF, MPLS Network.. Ensure with maintaining the Exam and passed for Info Sarkar Project.
HWAUEI TECHNOLOGIES, Bangladesh.
Database Administration & Management Using Oracle, Dhaka University
2012
E-Power efficiency & development in Bangladesh; Topics-Solar system, Power generator, Alternative generation of electricity, Sensors.
CEMS conference Held at Bangabandhu-china conference center, Agargoan.
2013 Robi Customer service experience. Robi Call center, Mascot Plaza, Uttara, Dhaka.
2010
JNU Radio Technology; Topics-Radio System, Switching, JNU Module, Mac ID, Ffrequency Spectrum. North South University.

Personal Details:
Accomplishment
Name: A N M Kamrul Ahsan.
Father’s Name: Late Qaikubad.
Mother’s Name: Fatama Khutun.
Date of Birth: 04-05-1989.
Permanent Address: 103/3, R. K. Mission Road, Mymensingh.
District: Mymensingh.
Contact No: +8801768362444.
Marital Status: Married
Religion: Islam.
Nationality: Bangladeshi By birth.
NID: 8231329338
 Technology Development: Designed, built and wired home security system using active infrared control and manage sensors and alarm.
 Test/Measurement Equipment: Proficiency in using Oscilloscope, multi-meter, digital volt meter, optical modulator, various electronic devices and microprocessor.
 Experimental Design: [Guard circuit for blind, digital volt meter design], [N-LOS communication topology].
 Research:

Honors & Activities
 [Sky wave propagation behavior and single hop mid-latitude sporadic E (Es) propagation on VHF]-Southeast University
 [Monitoring of stored pest (Weevil) under near-far ultrasound (40 kHz)
 A GSM SMS Based Automatic Watering System Through Direct Moisture Quantification For Small-Scale Vertical Farming
 Colpitt’s Oscillator based Ultrasound Drive Circuit (56 kHz) for Stored Pest Repelling
 Design and development of trans-impedance circuit for weevil repelling]-Bangladesh Agricultural University
Project Idea presentation: Optimized operating power compare with micro and nano processor channel of MOS and CMOS using STS couple logic design.
VLSI design concept.
Participating in BCS DIGITAL EXPO with an educational project on multimedia class room (virtual) by distance learning method.
Participated at National project fair at EWEU and achieved appreciation for Guard circuit for blind.
Participated at CEMS conference with a team (Named Innovative Electronics) and shared our ideas for the achievement of efficient and innovative re-new able power generation in BD.
Participated at annual Club fair organized by Southeast University.
Organized a Movie Show on String theorem.
Had gotten the winning prize of telempaid in TECH FIESTA-2011 at NSU.
Got the 2nd prize of Physics and Telecom Quiz organized by SEUCC.
Achieve the honor of launch a new club at the University conducting as President of SEUEC Club.

References
Dr. Md Quamruzzaman
Chairman, Dep. of ETE, SOUTHEAST UNIVERSITY.+8801912012058
E-mail: mqzaman60@gmail.com
Md. Tawhidul Islam
Sr. Executive, Sales & Marketing, Grameenphone. +8801711507723
E-mail: tawhidul_islam@grameenphone.com
Professor Dr. Abdul Awal
Department of Farm power and Machineries
Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh
Contact: +8801710987258
E-mail: awalfpm@bau.edu.bd

A N M KAMRUL AHSAN Research Assistant Department of Farm Power and Machineries Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh 103/3, R K Mission Road, Mymensingh  Bangladesh  Mobile: +8801768362444/ +8801531195160  anmkamrulahsan@gmail.com  h... Show more

Dale Spoonemore

Dale Spoonemore

Dale Spoonemore is the creator of From Seed to Spoon, an iOS & Android mobile app that helps people grow food and manage pests in their garden. He's a member of the Surgical Care Affiliates software development team and lives in Oklahoma City with his wife and 4 children.

Dale Spoonemore is the creator of From Seed to Spoon, an iOS & Android mobile app that helps people grow food and manage pests in their garden. He's a member of the Surgical Care Affiliates software development team and lives in Oklahoma City with hi... Show more

Yahya Fadhluloh Al Fatih

Yahya Fadhluloh Al Fatih

I'm Head of Engineering Platform in eFishery the aquaculture startup with innovation of fish feeder, I'm creating the edge tech happen in efishery, and I manage the centralize software development, infrastructure and cybersecurity

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Oyefusi Samuel Oluwakorede P.E

Oyefusi Samuel Oluwakorede P.E

Samuel Oluwakorede Oyefusi is a Mechanical Engineering student at Pan Atlantic University, Ex-president of the Living Green Club, the co-Founder of Ridebuddy and Global Ambassador of Thierworld.

He has a passion for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a keen focus on Energy Transition, Robotics innovation, and advocacy for quality education. He excels in research, analysis, and strategic planning, leveraging his expertise in innovation and sustainable development to drive positive change in Africa

As an UNLEASH community leader, he mentors the youths close to him with the aim to inspire a new generation of innovators dedicated to creating a brighter future for the continent.

He is currently engaged in a groundbreaking project involving a smart irrigation system for farming and an Agrobot equipped with computer vision and AI for precise farm navigation, crop yield estimation, weed detection, and removal.

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Diana Elizabeth León De La Cruz

Diana Elizabeth León De La Cruz

Ingeniero industrial y de Sistemas, con 17 años de experiencia en el sector Agroindustrial para la exportación
Gerente de Planta de la empresa Agroexportadora SOMEREX S.A en Perú.
He tenido a cargo el diseño, implementación y puesta en marcha de proyectos de construcción de plantas procesadoras de productos congelados; así como la implementación de sistemas de Gestión de Seguridad Alimentaria, ISO, Responsabilidad social y Sistema de Gestión en Control y Seguridad y de la cadena de suministro.

Reconocida como Microsoft Office Specialist Excel 2019 Expert y cuento con la especialización en Business Analytics con Excel y Power BI

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Genevieve Leveille

Genevieve Leveille

Genevieve Leveille is a social impact entrepreneur with over 25 years experience of in leading at the intersection of finance, supply chain optimization, and technology. She is currently the CEO and Principal Founder of AgriLedger, the award-winning blockchain solutions company. AgriLedger revolutionizes the agricultural supply chain, enabling greater trust, authenticity, and transparency through traceability.

In 2020, Genevieve implemented a blockchain solution in the fresh fruit value chain in Haiti in collaboration with the Ministry of Commerce and the World Bank. Participating small-holder farmers saw an increase of over 750% in their revenues. AgriLedger is building an extension of Reimagined Finance (ReFi) for the maize and peas value chains in Haiti.

Genevieve Leveille is a social impact entrepreneur with over 25 years experience of in leading at the intersection of finance, supply chain optimization, and technology. She is currently the CEO and Principal Founder of AgriLedger, the award-winning ... Show more

Elizabeth Peralta

Elizabeth Peralta

Elizabeth has deep roots within the food and community development scene, With quiet confidence and clear-eyed practicality, she leverages social media activation and develops CSR strategies that keep clients and communities top of mind.

In 2020 she co-founded Feed Forward, a Startup committed to using technology like blockchain and NFTs to create a better food future for all. Prior to that, she was the youngest Executive Director of a national supermarket association representing independent grocers. This meant liaising with the White House over critical bills, and persuading corporations to partner and help the most vulnerable New Yorkers - efforts which put her on the “City and State's NY Power 100 List ''. Peralta was also recently named to NYC Food Policy’s 40 Under 40.

Elizabeth has deep roots within the food and community development scene, With quiet confidence and clear-eyed practicality, she leverages social media activation and develops CSR strategies that keep clients and communities top of mind. In 2020 s... Show more

William McGirr

William McGirr

I am passionate about food, plants, nature, healing and leading others to discover how to reverse aging, repair cellular damage and feel at love within themselves. Ive travelled the world for 8 years searching for my own inner truth. Ive come to settle in Garson MB canada, following the passing of me step father, to develop 60 acres of land into a sustainable, electro cultured and permaculture food forest. Helping to provide Nutritious foods locally, developing a summer camp for kids and bring back the lost practice of electroculture. NFTs will save our planet, will save my farm, will save locals employment. NFTs will feed the kids, create sovereignty and freedom for mankind.

I am passionate about food, plants, nature, healing and leading others to discover how to reverse aging, repair cellular damage and feel at love within themselves. Ive travelled the world for 8 years searching for my own inner truth. Ive come to sett... Show more

Dr. Kapil Choudhary

Dr. Kapil Choudhary

Dr. Kapil Choudhary developed an early interest in forecasting and dedicated his academic pursuits to mastering the intricacies of agriculture statistics. He earned his Master's and Ph.D. from ICAR-IARI, New Delhi. His research interests are time series forecasting, machine learning and deep learning.

Dr. Kapil Choudhary developed an early interest in forecasting and dedicated his academic pursuits to mastering the intricacies of agriculture statistics. He earned his Master's and Ph.D. from ICAR-IARI, New Delhi. His research interests are time ser... Show more

Holly Johnson

Holly Johnson

Holly is excited to be the Education Specialist for BCAITC this school year. Raised on a small berry farm on Vancouver Island, she is ready to share her enthusiasm for food and first hand agriculture knowledge with teachers across BC. Holly has taught Kindergarten, Grade One, Grade Two, and Grade Four and has worked in independent and public schools in Vanderhoof and in Kelowna. When not helping teachers with the sharing of BC’s Food Story, Holly likes to wrangle her three small children and pursue her new hobby of canning her freshly grown produce.

Holly is excited to be the Education Specialist for BCAITC this school year. Raised on a small berry farm on Vancouver Island, she is ready to share her enthusiasm for food and first hand agriculture knowledge with teachers across BC. Holly has taugh... Show more

Grishma Jena

Grishma Jena

Grishma Jena is a Data Scientist with the UX Insights team at IBM in San Francisco. As the only Data Scientist in the org, she supports 80+ user researchers and designers and uses data to understand user struggles and opportunities to enhance product experiences. She has received the Outstanding Technical Achievement Award (Major), one of the most prestigious company-wide awards, as recognition of her work.

She earned her Masters in Computer Science at University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests are in Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing. She has delivered 50+ talks and workshops across 9 countries including at PyCon US (largest Python conference in the world) and O’Reilly OSCON. She has also taught Python at the San Francisco Public Library and frequently guides school and university students.

Grishma is extremely passionate about encouraging, mentoring, and empowering people, especially women and students, in the world of technology. She has been recognized by the Python Software Foundation as a Fellow for her extraordinary efforts and impact upon Python, the community, and the broader Python ecosystem. She won the Silver Stevie Award for Changemaker of the Year (Gender) and was selected as one of Women Impact Tech honorees. She serves on the AI/ML Advisory Board for DevNetwork. She is also an ambassador for the Women in Data Science initiative, as well as a part of the leadership team for Society of Women Engineers - Golden Gate Section. In 2023, she was recognized by Women Who Code as one of 100 Technologists To Watch for her excellence, innovation, and leadership, and was also a finalist for Venture Beat's Women in AI mentorship award.

In her free time, she likes to write, cook, and explore new places.

Grishma Jena is a Data Scientist with the UX Insights team at IBM in San Francisco. As the only Data Scientist in the org, she supports 80+ user researchers and designers and uses data to understand user struggles and opportunities to enhance product... Show more

Brian Odhiambo

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Robin Finnell

Robin Finnell

Robin Finnell is a Functional Consultant who's passionate about the power of change management. She has over 14 years of experience in the Microsoft space, in both D365BC and D365FO and is a Prosci certified Advanced Change Practitioner/Trainer.

Robin Finnell is a Functional Consultant who's passionate about the power of change management. She has over 14 years of experience in the Microsoft space, in both D365BC and D365FO and is a Prosci certified Advanced Change Practitioner/Trainer. Show more

Krzysztof Cieślak

Krzysztof Cieślak

Krzysztof is a photographer, globetrotter, and public speaker. He works as a Principal Research Engineer at [GitHub Next](https://next.github.com/), where he designs and builds the next generation of developer tools such as [GitHub Copilot](https://copilot.github.com/) or [Copilot Voice](https://githubnext.com/projects/copilot-voice/)

After the work, Krzysztof is an open-source software maintainer passionate about functional programming (especially F#), editor tooling and developer experience - he has created and maintained several OSS projects varying from [language servers](https://github.com/fsharp/FsAutoComplete) to [web frameworks](https://github.com/SaturnFramework/Saturn) to [VSCode plugins](https://github.com/ionide/ionide-vscode-fsharp).

Additionally, he is a passionate public speaker. You can meet him at many conferences around the world, where he is always trying to meet new people and learn how to improve software developers' lives.

Krzysztof is a photographer, globetrotter, and public speaker. He works as a Principal Research Engineer at [GitHub Next](https://next.github.com/), where he designs and builds the next generation of developer tools such as [GitHub Copilot](https://c... Show more

Diego Coy

Diego Coy

I'm Diego Coy, a Developer Advocate and Software Engineer with a passion about developer communities. I'm on a mission to empower developers and promote diversity in the tech industry. I believe that everyone deserves a seat at the table, and I'm committed to making that a reality.

As a Google Developer Expert and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional, I've had the privilege of sharing my expertise with others through speaking engagements, written content, training sessions, podcasting, live streaming, and open-source community initiatives. It's been a wild ride that I’m happy to be in!

I'm Diego Coy, a Developer Advocate and Software Engineer with a passion about developer communities. I'm on a mission to empower developers and promote diversity in the tech industry. I believe that everyone deserves a seat at the table, and I'm com... Show more

Sandra Kiel

Sandra Kiel

Sandra Kiel's multifaceted career is a testament to her relentless pursuit of innovation and transformation. As an "innovation nerd" she brings a unique blend of insight and expertise to every endeavor. Sandra's dynamic skill set is rooted in over 15 years of experience in project and event management across various sectors, with a significant impact in IT projects.

Her approach is distinct; Sandra focuses on the human element in technology, prioritizing processes and people over mere technical excellence. As a Mixed Reality MVP recognized by Microsoft, she has proven her expertise in the cutting-edge realm of mixed reality, adding another feather to her cap of technical accomplishments.

Sandra co-founded Event Punks, an innovative agency that specializes in metaverse and gaming solutions, showcasing her forward-thinking vision and ability to stay ahead of digital trends. Her work in this space underlines her commitment to exploring new frontiers in technology and digital engagement.

A staunch advocate for community development, Sandra believes in empowering people through digitization, constantly questioning how we will live and work in the future. This people-first perspective in digitization drives her to mentor, coach, and consult, sharing her rich experience and knowledge.

Sandra Kiel is not just a participant in the digital revolution; she is a leading voice, shaping the conversation and paving the way for future innovations.

Sandra Kiel's multifaceted career is a testament to her relentless pursuit of innovation and transformation. As an "innovation nerd" she brings a unique blend of insight and expertise to every endeavor. Sandra's dynamic skill set is rooted in over 15... Show more

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