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Smart Systems Revolutionizing Ag - Jason Bull


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Slide deck from Agriculture Technology Summit 2016

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Smart Systems Revolutionizing Ag - Jason Bull

  1. 1. Smart Systems: Revolutionizing Ag Ag Tech Innovation Summit - UIUC February 18, 2016
  2. 2. Power of agriculture & independence 2
  3. 3. IT connects the pipeline to accelerate product development Connected solutions to accelerate products from R&D TransformationClone Construction Seed Increase Field Testing Deployment
  4. 4. Predict which hybrid to advance? Prescribe hybrid field placement? Predict gene function? Predict gene interactions? Create designer breakthrough inbreds? Equipment & automation create science at scale for BIG impact Environment Imaging Genotyping ModelingSequencing Germplasm Automation
  5. 5. New detection opportunities create new analytical insights
  6. 6. New insights emerge about biological products & systems Stress Emergence Drought Tolerance Stalk Quality How is product performance impacted by the environment? Fertility needs Disease Resistance Optimum Plant Population
  7. 7. Monsanto is shifting… more personalized products
  8. 8. Agriculture is shifting… large scale data enables greater productivity
  9. 9. The World is shifting… technology advancement are enabling greater insights… 9 Source:,, Intel,,, 75% drop in wireless data transfer price in the past 4 years 97% drop in price per gigabyte of storage in the past 10 years 32x increase in computing power for the same cost in the past 10 years Electronic Circuits Wireless Data Transfer Data Storage Source: Cisco (global wireless data use) and Statista (global carrier data revenue estimate) Source: Wayback Machine (Statistic Brain)
  10. 10. The World is shifting… the power to predict, know & act is becoming the norm Sensors…accurate, tiny, rich Energy… lite & low-power Materials…bendable, ingestible, rugged Displays…heads-up, hands-free Augmented reality Social & connected Big data Analytics
  11. 11. 11 The power of one…