TechND will facilitate a breakout session during the Cultivate Conference that will feature a panel discussion on Enhancing Technology Innovation.
Our world is changing. Technology is ever prevalent in day-to-day life and is impacting virtually every industry, including agriculture. Technology continues to be an economic driver for North Dakota and a shining opportunity for economic diversification. It impacts virtually all industries, from agriculture to health care and finance to energy, and is proven to stimulate job growth and innovation.
Over the past decade, the contribution of the technology industry to the state’s GDP grew 89 percent with a current contribution of nearly $3 billion, but there is opportunity for continued growth. Recognizing this, the state has made significant investments in unmanned aerial vehicle systems, research and cybersecurity.
This panel will explore how North Dakota can take technology innovation to the next level, specifically related to agriculture. Participants will discuss opportunities, barriers and policy needed (or not needed) to stimulate a climate of innovation into the future.
Facilitator – Justin Forde, President, TechND; Senior Director of Government Relations, Midco
- Drew Ryder, Entrepreneur
- Barry Batcheller, Appareo
- Anthony Molzahn, Project Phoenix
- Peter Schott, Genesis Feed Technologies
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