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Dilemma: Disrupt or be disrupted - Blinc Innovation Series Breakfast

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Looking at the past does not predict the future

Many say that agriculture is the last trillion dollar industry to be disrupted by technology.

Opportunities and threats may come from areas we hadn’t anticipated – so how do we read the signals and pivot the right way to create the best outcomes for the agri sector?

No one wants to be the next Kodak…rather be the organisation(s) that have the capability to innovate and reinvent themselves.  

Wednesday 1st August
8am - 10am
Lincoln Events Centre

Join us to hear from organisations well known in our agriculture landscape and hear their stories of their own disruption of their business models – PGG Wrightson and LIC are taking big steps to innovate and design new business models, build new capability to continue to innovate and meet the changing needs of the market and customers

Here’s how it works:

This is a panel with each participant talking for 10 – 15 mins (3 people) and then a facilitated Q&A with some questions in advance and open up to the audience. 

·         Breakfast at 8am

·         Start at 8.20am

·         Presentation/Panel through to 9am

·         Q&A until 9.15am

·         Tea and Coffee and networking as people want (people tend to leave between 9.45am and 10am)

The focus will be – the journey to start the innovation program, what it has taken to engage key stakeholders, staff and customers, insights for others embarking on this journey, what would you do next time…

PGG Wrightson - establishing a stock trading platform to sit alongside the traditional sale yards process.  Online trading platforms are thriving and complimeting existing channels and some cases taking over.  Online stock trading has been introduced other countries and have been key to managing natural biosecurity challenges primary industries face
LIC - Paddock-by-paddock, a new innovation with satellite to enable farmers to get a gauge on grass growth with  an automatic reading from your mobile device or desktop. LIC shares their innovation journey into this new space


Introducing our MC:

About Jane
Jane leads Judd & Co, a specialist change management practice with deep change expertise. Judd & Co are recognised as leaders in theiir field and partner with clients to enable success and develop organisational capability. Providing thought partnership, strategic advice and operational support to realise business outcomes. Jane has supported multiple business transformations at different stages of strategic execution.


Introducing our speakers:

Tania Smith, General Manager -bidr™. PGG Wrightson

About Tania
Tania began her career in science and moved in to the commercialisation/innovation space in 1994. Initially in the forestry sector, Tania led the establishment and growth of a new genetics business. Since 2001, she has been involved primarily in the dairy sector with various leadership roles in research and development, business development through to the delivery of financial and physical reporting to farmers and data provision to the dairy industry with DairyBase. Tania joined PGGW in May this year and is embracing the challenge of delivering a new buying-selling platform, initially to the livestock sector.

Tania quotes Edison as her innovation mantra: “success is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration”


Rebecca Dalrymple, Business Unit Manager, LIC

LIC is a farmer-owned co-operative that provides services and solutions to improve the productivity and prosperity of its farmers. With origins dating back to 1909, LIC has a long history of providing world-leading innovations for the dairy industry, providing today’s farmers with their competitive edge on the world stage.

About Rebecca
Rebecca joined LIC last year as the business unit manager for SPACE™. Rebecca comes from a family farming background in the lower North Island where they have a fairly diverse operation.


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