Steering Committee

THE BEST THINKERS AREN’T JUST OUR CLIENTS. THEY ADVISE US TOO.

Roberto Rissi
Agriculture

With Ph.D from Iowa State University, Ames-IA, MSc. and Agronomist from ESALQ-USP, Piracicaba-SP, Roberto de Rissi is one of the greatest minds in Brazilian agribusiness with focus on the seed industry. Roberto has more than 40 year experience in the seed sector and has worked for Syngenta, Cargill, Monsanto and DuPont Pioneer. During the last 10 years, he served as DuPont Pioneer's Brazil President. He is renowned for his detailed research and development knowledge and his ability to build strong competitive teams in the agricultural market.

Baozhai Chen
Law

Graduating with a degree from Central University of Finance and Economics Law School in 1989, Baozhai Chen has a storied career in the law sector, with a focus on corporate and business law. Baozhai has worked as a corporate lawyer for many different organisations in different regions, including Goldmann Sachs, HSBC, Petrobas and General Electric, and in her native China, Baozhai was a critical influence in the rise of multinational law firm Dacheng Law Offices.

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Jerry Duff
Agriculture

Jerry Duff has led companies around the world in crop and animal agriculture, horticulture and allied industries in the development and registration of breakthrough technologies. He has worked in global agriculture for more than 35 years. Prior to AgriThority, Jerry started TDC International in 1985. The integrated marketing services company, now called Duff Dynamic Marketing, is led by his wife, Mary Jane.

Suresht Mahenda
Technology

Suresht Mahenda is a computing technology veteran, having worked his way through the ranks at Intel, and helping to establish various technology firms. He sits on the Challenge Advisory steering committee as our technology expert, helping us to stay technologically relevant, as well as to advise on our various technological pursuits. Suresht graduated with a degree in computer science from the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, and after some work with smaller tech startups in India, he moved to Intel in the United States in 1994, working at their headquarters in Santa Clara, California, contributing to the proliferation of the Pentium chip.

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Friday, April 15 | 2016

IIoT

Investors Tap Into
Canada’s IIoT Potential

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IIoT

Investors tap-in to Canada’s IIoT potential

Investment in Canada’s burgeoning IoT market is being fuelled by the downturn in energy prices and oil demand. However, if Canada is to realize the full potential of industrial IoT it will have to navigate the double-edged sword of a weak dollar environment.

Friday, April 15 | 2016


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Thursday, April 14 | 2016

PRESS RELEASE

Challenge Advisory Acquire
Sinclair Fox

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PRESS RELEASE

Challenge Advisory Acquire Sinclair Fox

Challenge Advisory today has announced the acquisition of Sinclair & Fox, an award-winning provider of global executive search solutions. A privately held company founded in London, Sinclair & Fox has established itself as a leading operator within the Factory Automation sector and is one of the pioneers on the Internet of Things, making them vital allies in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Thursday, April 14 | 2016


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Wednesday April 13 | 2016

Health

Obama Announces
Precision Medicine Initiative

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Health

Obama Announces PMI

President Barack Obama sketched out an ambitious vision of medical research Thursday powered by a vast pool of research volunteers, a growing understanding of the human genome, big data and unlikely collaborators willing to work together to achieve new medical breakthroughs.

Wednesday April 13 | 2016


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Wednesday May 18 | 2016

Agriculture

MAPA Partner With
Challenge Advisory

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Agriculture

MAPA Partner With Challenge Advisory

Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture and Supply today pledged to improving the global agricultural landscape by collaborating with Challenge Advisory on Sustainable Intensification 2016, which brings together key delegations in Brazilian agriculture for effective problem-solving throughout the agriculture sector.

Wednesday May 18 | 2016


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