Date:March 25, 2020 8:00 am-9:00 am PT (10:00 AM EST) (2:00 PM GMT)
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Join S&P Global Platts, The Weather Company, An IBM Business, and ZE PowerGroup for a Trends in Digital Agriculture webinar.

About the Webinar


During this webinar, our presenters will discuss tools to make informed business decisions based on agriculture market data, Weather and global events. You will gain insights into:

  • Trends in digital agriculture
  • Impacts of COVID-19
  • New insights on AI that will enable a transformation for the world’s food supply chain
  • Price assessments and valuable market insights
  • How leading data-driven organizations empower themselves to get the most out of their data

About our Presenters


Harvesting Data Insights: Impacts of COVID-19 and Understanding Global Trends and in Agriculture

With growing demands on the world’s food supply chain, the impact of climate change, COVID-19 pandemic and shifting geopolitics/economics, it is imperative for the agriculture industry and commodity markets to develop global views on market development, supply, demand, and pricing. Understanding and planning for risk and opportunities as the market evolves are dependent on access and analysis to a diverse range of fundamental and technical data. The webinar hosts will share their unique insights and share analytic, predictive and machine methods that take advantage of available data sources.

Aiman El-Ramly,

Chief Business Officer,
ZE PowerGroup Inc.

Aiman El-Ramly is the Chief Strategy Officer of ZE PowerGroup and the Chief Strategy Officer for ZE Power Engineering. He has 30 years of progressive experience in the energy, commodities and technology spaces. Aiman has a significant understanding of what is needed for corporations of all sizes to run and grow effectively. His experience and proven expertise allow him to state unequivocally that transforming data into actionable intelligence is essential to achieving corporate market objectives. Aiman is an internationally renowned sought after speaker on a variety of global socio-economic and data technology topics. His strong communication and relationship-building skills are able to effectively sell the promise of his organization to customers, partners and inspire his team.


Essential intelligence on grain and oilseeds price trends

S&P Global Platts agriculture prices and data provide an up to date look at spot market activity and trade flows. Our purpose is to provide unbiased and robust price assessments and valuable market insights that help our customers unravel opportunities, make informed decisions, and manage exposure to risks. Dial in to see an overview of current pricing trends for corn and soybeans and how the market been reacting regionally and on a macro level as we answer questions such as; what is the latest on trade tariffs, IMO 2020 impacts and more.

Sophie Byron,

Associate Pricing Director, Agriculture – Americas,
S&P Global Platts

Sophie heads the growing S&P Global Platts Americas Agriculture pricing team, with a team of 10 full -time pricing specialists that cover the exciting biofuel, sugar, oilseeds and grain markets in North and South America. Sophie started her time at Platts in the London oil team focusing on refined products before transferring to Houston to lead and drive the expansion of Platts Agriculture coverage. Under her tenure, Platts has expanded into the grain, oilseed and vegetable oil coverage in America, Brazil, and Argentina. Sophie holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from The University of Nottingham, and a master’s degree in international finance from Kingston University.


Transformational Technologies for Agriculture

IoT coupled with AI will enable a transformation for the world’s food supply chain. Everything from farm-to-fork will be connected providing new sources of data that coupled with AI will provide new insights to address climate change, production, food quality and safety. Better decisions will be possible focusing on Operational Timing, Soil & Water Management, Pest & Disease Detection, Sustainability and Traceability. Mr. Bruno will share how IBM is putting “Smart to Work” in Agriculture.

Salvatore Bruno,

Global Agribusiness Solution Architect,
IBM

Prior to re-joining IBM, Sal has served as a Consulting Principle and Associate Partner focused on industry transformation enabled by cloud computing, IoT, AI, and analytics. In his current role, Sal serves as the Global Agribusiness Solution Architect Leader where he works closely with IBM clients, offering management, engineering, and research to best align IBM Agribusiness assets and capabilities with client business needs. His client engagements have included food & beverage, Ag inputs, financial services, and government agencies across the agribusiness value chain. Sal holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Mathematics and an MBA-Quantitative Analysis. He also holds a wide range of professional certifications in Cloud Computing, IoT, Analytics and IBM Design Thinking.