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Bluetech Water Summit – Cure for The Common Conference

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Was this you at the last conference you attended. No need for coffee at this summit.

Where Great Ideas Are Growing

Was the last conference you attended a one-day celebration of the mundane, the ordinary, the obvious and the overlooked? Did attendees send tweets like this one? @H2oWtr #conf. Next year cut conf hours from  8-5  to 8 – 8:15.  4 months ago The BlueTech Valley Water Summit on March 5th in Fresno, California promises to be lots more exciting than conferences you have attended before. Have you seen the show Shark Tank? This year at the BlueTech Valley Water Summit they have their own version. It’s called The Latest and Greatest – Technology Pitch Session. Attendees will hear six innovative water technology companies pitch their technology to an industry expert panel and you get to vote for your favorite. It is your chance to contribute to change in the industry just by attending and voting. When was the last time change was so easy?

Traditional Presentations Too

The welcome and opening remarks from BlueTech Valley Chair Aric Olson, President,  Jain Irrigation  Keynote Speaker Michael George, Delta Water Master, State Water Resources Control Board California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. They have gathered some of the most knowledgeable individuals to provide an overview of California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act and to discuss the impacts constrains and challenges specific for the Central Valley. This distinguished panel includes representatives from legal entities, water management, utilities and agriculture Panel:

Moderator: David Zoldoske, Director, Center for Irrigation Technology, CSUF

Keynote Global Perspective on Investment in AgTech, Commodity pricing and Value Chain Effect Speaker: Anup Jacob, Director, Masdar Capital Big Data in AGHear from a selection of some of the most innovative companies on where Big Data in AG is going. The panel at the BlueTech Water Summit will discuss how data driven technologies can be used to increase efficiency in AG, especially as it relates to water. The panel will also discuss barriers for growers to invest in these new technologies, data privacy and transparency and what is the next big thing. Panel:

Moderator: Lance Donny, CEO and Founder, OnFarm

Precision agriculture: Irrigation systems that actually yield benefits Panel:

Moderator: Aric Olson, President Jain Irrigation

Strategic Initiatives in a World of Water Uncertainty Panel:

Moderator: Scott Rhodes, Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo

One of the major benefits of these summits is connecting with the people who attend.  I will be there and hope you will join me. I am looking forward to an exciting summit this year.  If you can’t make it I will be tweeting from @H2oTrends using #Bluetech15

 

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