17 - 18 SEPTEMBER 2020 | CII HIVE
Partner Country
खेत से अंतरिक्ष तक
"Farm to Space - Technology Indigenization for AatmaNirbhar Bharat"
Global Dialogue on Next Gen Agri-Technologies
17 September 2020 - Day 1
Opening Session

Technology led resilience for Aatmanirbhar Krishi
1230-1400 hrs

Mr Sanjiv Puri
CII National Council on Agriculture &
Chairman & Managing Director
ITC Limited
Mr Vivek Aggarwal
Joint Secretary & CEO (PM-KISAN/FWS), COOP & IT
Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare
Government of India
Dr Ramesh Chand
NITI Aayog
Government of India
Mr Anil Nair
Managing Director
Country Digital Acceleration
Cisco APJC
Mr Parthsarathi Trivedi
CEO & Co-Founder
Skylo Technologies
Inc., USA
Session 1

Robotics in Agriculture: Building Autonomous Farms of Future
1430-1600 hrs

Mr Rohtash Mal
Chairman & Managing Director
EM3 AgriServices Pvt Ltd
Prof Salah Sukkarieh
Professor of Robotics and Intelligent Systems
The University of Sydney
Mr Ofer Gol
Business Development Manager
Kidum, R&D Applications
Tech Transfer of ARO Agricultural Research Organization
Ministry of Agriculture
Prof Kavi Arya
Principal Investigator, e-Yantra
Professor, Computer Science & Engineering Dept.
Indian Institute of Technology
Mr Damion Schwarzkachel
Consulting Sales
Engineer / Architect
Certhon Greenhouse Solutions
Mr Sergio Soares
Innovation Systems & Agronomic Design Leader
CNH Industrial
Dr Jayalakshmi Surendran
Advanced Technology Group
Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd
Session 2

Biological Innovations: Harnessing the Potential of Genes
and Microbes for Improving Agri Efficiencies
1630-1800 hrs

Dr Rahul Mirchandani
Chairman & Managing Director
Aries Agro Limited
Dr Alok Adholeya
TERI Deakin Nanobiotechnology Centre
Senior Director
Sustainable Agriculture
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
Dr Moshe Reuveni
Plant Sciences
Agriculture Research Organization (ARO)
The Volcani Centre
Dr Ramanathan Vairamani
Chief - Technology & Innovation
Seeds Division Rallis
India Limited
Dr Venkatesh Devanur
Koppert Sustainable Solutions
India Limited
18 September 2020 - Day 2
Session 3

Nanotech Advancements in the Industry and
their role in Reshaping Agriculture
1230-1400 hrs

Dr Raman Ramachandran
Managing Director & CEO
PI Industries
Dr Rajani Sarojam
Principal Investigator
Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory
& Co-Principal Investigator, DiSTAP,
Singapore-MIT Alliance for
Research & Technology
Dr A Lakshmanan
Professor and Head
Department of Nano Science
and Technology
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
Dr Sachin Parashar
Senior Scientist -
Emerging Materials
Tata Chemicals Limited
Dr Ramesh Raliya
Joint General Manager and
Head of R&D
Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (IFFCO)
Session 4

Digital Agriculture: Data Driven Solutions for
Optimizing Value Chains
1430-1600 hrs

Mr Sanjeev Asthana
Founder & Director
Ifarms Venture Advisors
Private Ltd
Dr Rob Bramley
Senior Principal Research Scientist - Precision Agriculture
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Prof J Adinarayana
Professor and Head
Centre of Studies in Resources Engineering (CSRE)
Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay (IITB)
Mr Ruan Boezaart
Vice President - Digital farming
Yara International
Mr Roshan Lal Tamak
Executive Director & CEO Sugar Business
DCM Shriram Ltd
Mr Harsh Vivek
Program Leader
South Asia Agribusiness Advisory Services
International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group
Session 5

Spotlight on Global Innovations
1630-1830 hrs

Mr Charles F Miller
Commercial Director
Solynta, Netherlands
Mr Tim Neale
Managing Director
Mr Shailendra Tiwari
Fasal, India
Mr Florian Volz
Sales and Project Officer
aQysta, Netherlands
Mr Jaisimha Rao
TartanSense, India
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