Tim Day, Principal with Calfee's Federal and State Government Relations practice, spoke at the Irrigation Association’s Leadership Summit, on February 10, 2021. The topic of the panel discussion was "Technology and the Future of Global Business." Tim was joined by two other panelists, Julie Bushell, CEO and President of Paige Wireless, and Karen Hildebrand, Head of Agriculture Solutions for Amazon Web Services.
While irrigation continues to innovate, global technology development is moving at a rapid pace. From AI to automated vehicles to IoT, the irrigation industry needs to be prepared for what is on the horizon. This panel discussed global technology development and what we can expect in the future, specifically as it relates to the irrigation industry. They also discussed the future of IoT, artificial intelligence, cloud-based tech and machine learning; the importance to embrace current and emerging technologies; how new technologies help companies be leaders among equals; and the hurdles to implementation of these technologies.
The Irrigation Association is the leading membership organization for irrigation equipment and system manufacturers, dealers, distributors, designers, consultants, contractors and end users. The IA is dedicated to promoting efficient irrigation technologies, products and services.
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