[24 November/ NZ Herald]

MobileTECH 2018 is one of New Zealand’s largest agri-tech events and would invite technology leaders from throughout the agricultural, horticultural and forestry sectors to discuss themes including artificial intelligence, machine learning and smart data. MobileTECH Programme Manager, Ken Wilson said the event would continue to be a platform for change and showcase industry direction. The 2018 programme would feature over 35 speakers covering topics like the integration of machine learning in health and safety systems, blockchain for secure agricultural transactions and key learnings from the successful establishment of the Internet of Things to farms throughout the country. Mr Wilson said the event would open with the big technology trends and discuss how to improve investment and collaboration within the agri-tech community. Mr Wilson added day two involved practical case studies on the adoption and use of these innovations.