Vincent Kimura, CEO of Smart Yields, to speak at AG 4.0

By Maria Onofrio

Tue, 23 Oct 2018

London, October 23rd 2018 – Challenge Advisory has invited Vincent Kimura– CEO of Smart Yields- to be a speaker at AG 4.0 in San Francisco from 14-15 November 2018.

Vincent will be panellist on the ‘ROI in Precision Agriculture’ stream, where topics to be covered will centre on the biggest factor that is making growers hesitant of investing in expensive new technologies: whether this investment is paying back or not. Also, there will be discussions on the predictions and trends for agtech funding, and how to quantify the ROI. Moreover, the experts will analyse IoT benefits to maximize ROI as well as to help farmers decide when to start implementing agtech.

Mr. Kimura traces his farming roots back to his grandfather, who first moved to Kauai from Japan to work the sugarcane fields. Born in Honolulu and raised in Asia, Vincent has worked for more than 15 years as an entrepreneur, running three startups. He holds a master’s degree in Global Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management, has studied at Beijing Foreign Studies University, and earned his bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Oregon State University. Vincent was named the 2016 Clean Tech/Ag Entrepreneur by the Hawaii Venture Capital Association and a 2016 finalist in the Pacific Business News Business Leadership Awards. He was also named to the Pacific Business News 2016 40 Under 40 cohort, which recognizes outstanding young business professionals in Hawaii.

Speaking of AG 4.0, Vincent states: “As an agriculture technology company, Smart Yields works to not only develop leading data solutions, but also to advance the human, cultural and social adoption of technology. Ag 4.0 helps address this core value gap to bring stakeholders together because no farmer grows alone.”

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 AG 4.0 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 Smart Yields

Smart Yields distills a potent mix of real-time monitoring, data analytics, and digital agronomy into a simple and intuitive mobile app. Designed for use in the field, Smart Yields puts the power of precision agriculture in the hands of all growers – especially small- to medium-sized independent farms.

Smart Yields has grown from three founders in 2015 to a diverse team spanning agriculture, operations, development and engineering. Their globally recognized team is already making waves. Smart Yields was part of the sixth cohort of the Blue Startups accelerator program; selected for the 2017 cohort of the Elemental Excelerator; and was one of nine companies from around the world to present in the inaugural Laudato Si’ Challenge tech accelerator in Rome.

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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Maria Onofrio

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