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B. de Gruijter
Industry manager Food, GS1 Nederland GS1

DatakwaliTijd 2.0

Birgitta de Gruijter is the industry manager Food, Health and Beauty at GS1 Netherlands. She used to be a strategy consultant at the Boston Consulting Group, and marketing and innovation director at Philips Consumer products. Today, she is responsible for the GS1 datapool and dataquality program in The Netherlands and is a member of the Frug I Com business council. Dedicated to the implementation of GS1 standards and solutions to improve the efficiency and visibility of supply and demand chains, Birgitta is a fervent advocate of improving data quality. She believes it is key, to accommodate the ever-increasing demands from both industry and legislation of providing high-quality product information to consumers.

J. Ijsselmuiden
Phd. Farm Technology, Wageningen UR

Swarm robotics for Agricultural Applications

Joris IJsselmuiden received his MSc degree in AI in Groningen. He went on to become a researcher at Fraunhofer IOSB in Karlsruhe. During this time, Joris focused on computer vision and reasoning methods for intelligent user interfaces. In 2014, he received his PhD in Informatics. Currently, he fills a leading research position at the Farm Technology Group of Wageningen University, engaging in agricultural robotics and computer vision.

M. Topper
Farmer, Zonneheerdt

Farm Data in practice

As a third-generation owner, Martin Topper grows vegetables at his company in Dronten, the Netherlands. His agricultural company can be found on seabed clay, the most fertile soil of the Netherlands. He wants people to taste the real taste of vegetables, to enjoy delicious Flevoland-grown fruit and to allow agriculture to provide a beneficial contribution to the health of our society.

R. van Schaijk
R&D Manager, Holst-Center / IMEC

Sensoring 4.0

Rob van Schaijk obtained a master degree in applied physics from the technical university of Eindhoven and a PhD from the University of Amsterdam in semiconductor physics. Since 2007 he is working for IMEC in the Holst Centre, as principal researcher and program manager with a focus on the development of energy harvesters for use in wireless sensor nodes. From 2011 on he is R&D manager of the gas & ion sensor group.

T. Vermeer
Data Architect, Sligro Food Group

Gs1 DatakwaliTijd 2.0

Theo Vermeer is a data architect at Sligro Food Group, primarily focussing on the fulfilment of current and future information needs of Sligro Food Group, its customers and business partners. In both his current and previous positions, Theo has acquired years of experience in the exchange of information within the supply chain. At GS1, Theo functions as co-chairman of the GDSN maintenance group. Besides that he actively participates in the taskforce Data Quality 2.0, as high-quality product data represents one of the most important mainstays for wholesale or retail business operations.

J.W. Kruize
Researcher, Wageningen University & Research

Information Architecture

Jan Willem Kruize is a scientific researcher at Wageningen University & Research. His research is focused on information management in agri-food chains. His purpose is to improve data exchange within chains and to support sustainability and transparency. Jan Willem comes from the northernmost tip of Groningen, which made him come into contact with agriculture from a very early age.

N. Broersen
CEO, Agriplace

From farm data re-use to additionally

Nico Broersen grew up as the son of a vegetable and tulip farmer, so the agricultural market is familiar to him and he is motivated to help farmers become more sustainable. People 4 Earth is a facilitating organisation where all stakeholders are invited to work together to create precompetitive solutions that are simple to use and have impact. Nico’s passion is to bring people together to make this become a reality.

T. Bouwman
Supply Chain Manager, Harvest House

Data in the supply chain of the future

Tom Bouwman is Supply Chain Manager at Harvest House in Maasdijk. Harvest House is one of the Netherlands’ largest growers associations specializing in fruit vegetable. During his studies in Business Administration, Bouwman specialized in Supply Chain Management and Logistics. He is responsible for organizing and improving cooperation between companies, aiming for an efficient and digital supply chain that is ready for the future.

E. Egberts
Founder & CEO, BloomyPro,

3D Category Management

Eric Egberts is an experienced Tech- entrepreneur in the agricultural sector and has worked for several companies. In 2013, he started Bloomy Floral Creations: the only online flower shop where you can create your bouquet per stem in 3D. In 2015 he founded BloomyPro, where they develop software solutions for the agricultural sector such as 3D retail shelves, shop floors and E commerce platforms.

L. Ge
Senior researcher, Wageningen University & Research

Create and capture value from farm data

Lan Ge is a Senior Scientist at Wageningen University & Research. She was trained as an environmental biologist in China but became captivated by the charm of social sciences. Her research is focused on economic analysis and modelling of key issues in agri-food chains, in particular, risk and uncertainty, resilience, and ITmediated governance and business models.

P.A. Genet
Master of Science, Wageningen UR / Capgemini

Opportunities for Blockchain in Agri

Paul-Adrien Genet studies MSc Food Quality & Operation Research at the University of Wageningen UR. He is currently taking an internship at CapGemini alongside additional trainings in Data Sciences. Having lived and worked in Asia he decided in 2014 to study food sciences in The Netherlands as one of the world best tech hubs to address the compelling need to feed two billion more mouths by mid-century.



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