• Connecting AgTech to Agribusiness

Connecting AgTech to Agribusiness

Date: 04 December 2018
Time: 17:00 - 19:00
BDO Melbourne
Level 18, Tower Four, Collins Square
727 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC  3008
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  • Summary

BDO is pleased to invite you to our upcoming Ag-Tech event showcasing the latest technologies from start-ups, solving challenges in the agribusiness sector. 

Discover how intuitive software and sensors are helping farmers to make more precise and informed decisions about their farming operations.  

  • John Fargher, Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer at AgriWebb will introduce their farm and livestock management software which is helping thousands of farmers across australia with their stock movements, paddock management, reporting and data. 
  • Mark Morris, Managing Director, Enviroeye will discuss intelligence gained from the use of technology in and out of the vineyard from water and spray management to vine balance. 
  • Michael Macolino of BDO Technology Advisory will discuss the trends in AgTech and how the AgriBusiness sector can work collaboratively to understand and engage with the next wave of on farm technology.

We hope you can take part in this invaluable opportunity to hear the journey of these successful Ag-tech start-ups, and trends in the Ag-Tech space.

Tuesday 4 December 
5:00pm - Arrival & Refreshments 
5:30pm - Presentation commences
7:00pm - Networking and refreshments 

Attendance is complimentary

Wednesday 28 November 


John Fargher, Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer, AgriWebb

John was raised on his family's 400,000 acre sheep and cattle station in northern South Australia, where his love for agriculture, innovation and entrepreneurship began. He has an energetic passion and enthusiasm for brining technology to the livestock industry, and wants to drive increased farm efficiency and productivity through the use of on-farm data and information.

John received various academic scholarships to study at the University of Adelaide and Indiana University (USA), where he earned a Double Degree - Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Bachelor of Arts (Geographical and Environmental Studies).

His legal experience includes working as In-House legal counsel in London for a FTSE 100 Retail/IT company, focusing on commercial, IP and IT law.  John has also held various marketing and project management roles, including running a £40 million project for Cadbury at the London 2012 Olympics, before co-founding AgriWebb.

John is a Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Office of AgriWebb while acting as In-House legal counsel and Company Secretary.

Michael Macolino, Technology Advisory, BDO

After 13 years building his own companies, Michael traded his startup swag for a suit and joined the corporate world. He now works to connect AgTech and Agribusiness, to solve challenges in the Agricultural value chain.

Michael is a technology strategist, focusing on the development of strong business operations that become the foundation for scalable companies. Through agile project management, he has been able to build teams that break down complex business problems into actionable objectives, moving companies forward to produce clear and elegant business outcomes.

Mark Morris, Managing Director, Enviroeye