Bytes against hunger: Agribusiness event November 6, 2019

Capgemini’s Agribusiness presents in the series Bytes against Hunger: Trust in the Agri-food chain.

This event will take place on Wednesday 6 November in Utrecht, Leidsche Rijn. During this event we offer you a varied program with lectures, live demonstrations and topic-specific presentations about Trust in the Agri-food chain.

We are proud to announce the following keynote speakers:

Dr. John de la Parra, Associate at the Harvard University Herbaria, How to Build Lasting Food Security: From Ancient Knowledge to Digital Agriculture:
John is an ethnobotanist and plant chemist with expertise in medicinal plants and food crops. He currently holds appointments as an Associate at the Harvard University Herbaria, as a Lecturer of Environmental Studies at Tufts University, and a Lecturer of Biotechnology at Northeastern University. The coming digital agricultural revolution will rely on vast amounts of agricultural data for advanced AI/machine learning techniques. However, this revolution will need to grow out of a long ethnobotanical legacy that holds its own vast troves of vital information. The integration of that ancient agricultural knowledge with cutting-edge agricultural techniques will ultimately lead to greater global trust in the agri-food chain as well as lasting food security, enhanced flavor, nutritional value, biodiversity, and plant-based pharmaceutical/nutraceutical production. This talk will explore multiple strategies for achieving all these important goals for the coming digital agricultural revolution.

Kristine Swan, Head of IT Business Partnering, Digital Farming Bayer Crop Science: Bayer’s Digital Transformation Journey
Kristine is a digital business strategy professional with over 20 years of global leadership across commercial and IT. She will share Bayer Crop Science’s digital transformation journey, how they are using digital internally, their view on the value for farmers, and the impact the transformation is having on the agricultural ecosystem.

Scotty Schulte, Transformation director Agribusiness Capgemini: Trust in Agri-food chain
During a plenary session, Scotty Schulte will present his co-authored whitepaper on Bytes Against Hunger – Trust in the Agri-food chain. In his talk, he will cover a variety of topics relating to trust in agricultural value chains. From transparency for consumers to minimizing food waste; discover Capgemini’s approach towards trusted agribusiness.

To make sure that you do not miss this and register here.


November 5 : Internal Session, Capgemini Only (register via SSO)

November 6 : Agenda

09.00 – 09.30 Walk-in and registrations
09.30 – 09.45 Introduction by Kido Koenig and Scotty Schulte, Capgemini
09.45 – 10.30 How to Build Lasting Food Security: From Ancient Knowledge to Digital  Agriculture
Keynote by Dr. John de la Parra, Associate at Harvard University Herbaria
10.30 – 11.15 Bayer’s Digital Transformation Journey
Keynote by Kristine Swan, Head of IT Business Partnering, Digital Farming at Bayer Crop Science
11.15 – 12.15 Break-out 1: Challenge areas
12.15 – 13.15 Lunch
13.15 – 13.45 Bytes Against Hunger – Trust in the Agri-food chain
Keynote by Scotty Schulte, Transformation Director Agribusiness at Capgemini
13.45 – 15.00 Break-out 2: Interactive program.
15.00 – 15.15 Short break
15.15 – 16.30 Panel discussion: Trust in the Agri-food Chain
What expectations do different actors in the ecosystem of agriculture?
16.30 – 16.45 Closure
16.45 – 17.30 Drinks and networking

Evenement details

november 6, 2019 9:00 am
november 6, 2019 6:00 pm
Capgemini, Reykjakvikplein 1, Utrecht