Ian Swanson from DFV to speak at AG4.0

By Maria Onofrio

Mon, 20 Aug 2018

London, August 15th 2018 – Challenge Advisory has invited Ian Swanson – CFO of Delicato Family Vineyards to be a speaker at AG40 in San Francisco from 14-15 November 2018.

Mr. Swanson will be speaking on the panel, ‘Big Data in Agriculture’, where discussions will focus on getting a better understanding not only of the technologies that can help collect and manage ever-more precise and detailed data, but the questions presented after this in relation to how this information can be best used – implementation.

Ian has over 30 years of experience in international finance and operations covering the consumer products, healthcare IT and pharmaceutical industries. Throughout his career, he has developed broad expertise in driving and supporting business growth in emerging international markets and a proven track record of adding value to growing organizations through improved systems, operational efficiencies, restructuring and acquisitions.

Speaking of Agriculture 4.0, Ian says “As technology investments increase in agriculture space, so does the data that is produced by these investments.  Leaning now to manage and leverage that data is going to be critical in getting the desired return on the investments made.”

With the help of the Agricultural Supply Chain, Challenge Advisory have built strong insights into how digitalization can be integrated into US agriculture. The mission for our Agriculture 4.0 workshop is to help farmers better engage with the latest technology available in the market and present a wide range of solutions for the modern farmer.

To address these challenges, we have developed the AG40 workshop, a programme designed around bringing key stakeholders from throughout US agriculture together to tackle the most pressing issues in relation to the stability of the market.

To find out how this will be achieved, and how you can be involved, follow the link below:


About Delicato Family Vineyards

Delicato Family Vineyards is one of the fastest growing wine companies in the world, celebrating 90+ years of California winemaking and grape growing heritage. Family-owned and operated since the company’s founding in 1924, three generations of Indelicato family have fostered the winery’s commitment to innovation, quality and environmental stewardship – cornerstones that have harnessed the family’s long-term focus and solidified the winery as an internationally recognized leader in the industry.

About Challenge Advisory

Challenge Advisory LLP is a multi-sector strategy consultancy. We partner with disruptive and innovative organisations to provide revolutionary solutions to their most pressing challenges.

Media Contact:

Maria Onofrio

Project Director

Challenge Advisory



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