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MaRS Mornings Online: What 5G Means for the Future of Agritech

Learn how Canadian tech can make the agriculture industry more profitable and sustainable.
About this Event
June 30
, MaRS invites you to the latest edition of MaRS Mornings, this time a discussion on how 5G wireless networks can help the Canadian agriculture industry grow while also doing right by the planet. Among many topics, our expert panel will discuss:
The role of 5G in future agritech applications
Current applications already changing the game
How agritech innovators, network operators and infrastructure providers can address future sustainability issues
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
12:00–1:30 p.m. EST
Zoom meeting
Agritech innovators
Network operators
Impact investors
Paolo Pincente, CEO and co-founder, Growratio
Paolo leads a diverse team of experts that are creating innovative solutions for controlled-environment agriculture, such as patented light delivery systems, IoT sensor/control networks, and a cloud orchestration system that automatically optimizes growing environments. Growratio’s integrated system is proven to increase yields, quality and consistency, while minimizing energy consumption.
Jay Crone, director, TELUS Ventures
With 15 years of experience as a venture investor, investment banker, economist and entrepreneur, Jay leads the sourcing, execution and post-investment support of TELUS Ventures’ investments in agritech and digital health, while also providing strategic insights into the growth and M&A strategies for the TELUS Health and TELUS Agriculture business units.
Robert Lalla, technology innovation manager, Ericsson
Robert is responsible for leading the Ericsson innovation lab in Montreal, an open environment focused on the creation of consumer and enterprise use cases for the upcoming 5G revolution. The lab’s research involves reaching out to leading local and industry players to find creative, innovative ways thatcs allow both enterprises and citizens to benefit from all 5G has to offer.
Alex Smyth, partner, MNP
Alex is part of MNP’s assurance and accounting group, and a member of the firm’s technology, media and telecommunications team. He is skilled at providing support to clients, helping them through complex accounting and business issues and other challenges. Working out of the Toronto office, Alex draws on more than 10 years of experience to help both company and customer achieve strategic goals.
Jason Lee, program manager, advanced technology platform, MaRS
Jason leads 5G initiatives at MaRS, working with ventures to leverage the ENCQOR 5G testbed, a pre-commercial network dedicated to venture companies building new products and services.
MNP is a leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firm in Canada. The company helps clients work in hyper-competitive, rapidly changing technology environments, employing nimble advisors who are able to mobilize fresh ideas and resources to address shifting circumstances. MNP has strong connections in key technology, media and telecom centres including the Greater Toronto Area, Southwestern Ontario, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver. To every client, the partners and professionals of MNP bring these valued connections along with leading-edge skills and innovative solutions — all focused on helping clients become better, faster and more successful.
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