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September 11, 2018

Ranveer Chandra of Microsoft to Keynote AgTechx Summit Next Week

Western Growers is proud to announce that Ranveer Chandra, a principal researcher and partner at Microsoft Research, will be the keynote speaker during AgTechx – Delano on Tuesday, September 18, 2018.

Chandra is leading an Incubation on IoT Applications, building end-to-end scenarios and innovating on components from the sensors, gateways and to the cloud. Additionally, he is spearheading the FarmBeats project, battery research and the TV white space networking project at Microsoft Research.

His research has shipped as part of multiple Microsoft products, including VirtualWiFi and low-power algorithms in Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Energy Profiler in Visual Studio and the Wireless Controller Protocol in XBOX One. He is active in the networking and systems research community and has served as the Program Committee Chair of IEEE DySPAN 2012 and ACM MobiCom 2013.

Join us as we hear from Chandra on data-driven agriculture, as well as other leading technologists and agricultural pioneers, during AgTechx on September 18, 2018, at American Slavonic Social Club in Delano, Calif. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER HERE


AgTechx – Delano

Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm PDT

Location: American Slavonic Social Club (County Line Road & Road 148, Delano, CA 93215)


AgTechx – Delano activities and highlights include:

  • 3 Panels and Discussions on Ag Challenges faced in the Central Valley:
    • View From the Farm: The Next Generation
      • Gabriella “Kiki” Sandrini (RB Sandrini Farms)
      • Victoria Kovacevich (Sun World)
      • Domenick Buck (Anthony Vineyards)
      • Kyle Richardson (Rich-Pak)
    • Automation: Working Through Challenges
      • Sebastien Boyer (Farmwise)
      • Kirk Haney  (Radicle Growth)
      • Gary Schulz (Citrus Research Board)
      • John Pandol (Pandol Bros., Inc.)
    • Water Innovation: The Value Proposition
      • Eric Averett (GM Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District)
      • Lance Donny (SWIIM Systems) 
      • Todd Rinkenberger (Netafim)
      • John Skardon (Tailwater Systems)
      • Olivier Jerphagnon (Pow Wow)
  • Lunch with Keynote Speaker Ranveer Chandra of Microsoft Research
  • Pitch Session from AgTech start-up companies
  • Networking with key leaders in agriculture and technology 

AgTechx – Delano is part of the WG Center for Innovation & Technology’s key focus to bring agtech to growers – in their backyard. The first “backyard innovation” event launched in Brawley on February 8, then traveled to Reedley on May 8 and was most recently held at Harris Ranch on July 10. AgTechx – Delano  is sponsored by Kern Machinery, Netafim, Prophet and UC Agriculture & Natural Resources.