AgTech - The Future of Sustainable Agricultural Business

AgTech LaunchConference Agenda


 9.00 - 9.30am Registration and Networking

 9.40 - 9.50am LEO Opening Comments

Joe Burke, Assistant Head of Enterprise, LEO South Cork

9.50 - 10.40 am The Future Challenges of Farming & The Requirements of AgTech

A discussion on the trends and challenges facing the agricultural industry and how AgTech can play a role in the sustainability of the sector

  •  Seamus O’Mahony (ASA Vice President/Dairygold)
  • Dermot Forristal (Teagasc Oak Park)
  • Karol Kissane (Nuffield Scholar)

15 Minute Break

 10.55 - 11.45 AgTech Start-Up Panel: The Journey

Start-ups in the AgTech sector describe the journey from identifying a problem, to developing a solution, and the experiences that have brought                                  them to the current stage of their business

  • Dr Eoghan Finneran (CEO – FarmEye)
  • Padraig Hennessy (CEO – Terra NutriTech)
  • Martin Deady & Syl Lyster (Dairy Geyser)

 11.45 - 12.35 AgTech in Action: On-Farm Implementation

A panel involved in the farming industry discuss the role AgTech currently plays in their farm businesss and the future requirements from a farmer’s                             view

  • Alan Jagoe (Agri Aware President)
  • Ursula Kelly (Cormac Tagging)
  • Brian Kelly (

12.40am - 1.00pm     Keynote Speaker – The Challenges and Opportunities of the AgTech Evolution

Fabien Peyaud (Herdwatch Founder & CEO)

1.00pm - 2.00pm       Lunch & Networking


Moderator: Joe Dermody (Irish Examiner Business & Farming Correspondent)