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BRUCE TAYLOR

CEO, TAYLOR FARMS
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HANK GICLAS

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, WGA
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MATT SERVATIUS

HEAD OF CLEANTECH GROUP, WELLS FARGO
BOB WHITAKER

BOB WHITAKER

CHIEF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OFFICER, PMA
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GEORGE KELLERMAN

COO, YAMAHA
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NOLAN PAUL

PARTNER, Yamaha MOTor Ventures
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VIC SMITH

PRESIDENT, JV SMITH
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DAVID MARGULEAS

PRESIDENT, SUN WORLD INNOVATIONS
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MILA KYRIACOU

VP TECHNOLOGY BANKING GROUP, WELLS FARGO
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TOM BRYAN

CFO, TAYLOR FARMS
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AARON MAGENHEIM

CEO, AGTECH INSIGHTS
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ALBERTO ACITO

ITALIAN TRADE AGENCY
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ALESSANDRO TURATTI

CEO, TURATTI NORTH AMERICA
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BABAK BAFANDEH

MANAGER, A.T. KEARNEY
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BARBARA MAZUR

VP TECHNOLOGY ACQUISITION STRATEGY, CORTEVA
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BETSY TSE

DIRECTOR R&D, COCA COLA
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BILL SHAUGHNESSY

INVESTOR
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BRAD BARBEAU

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, INSTITUTE FOR INNOVATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, CSUMB
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BRUNO MEIRELES

PARTNER, CARGILL TECH VENTURES
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CHRIS BOODY

DIRECTOR, STRATEGIC BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT – IOT, MICROSOFT
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CHRIS CUDA

AGTECH INSIGHTS
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CHRIS JONES

FOOD AND AG LEAD, RSM
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CLIF PARKS

PRESIDENT, AGRILOGIC CONSULTING
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DANIEL RAFFERTY

SPARK TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH PROGRAM ADVISOR, STANFORD SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
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DANIELE MAGGIOLINI

HEAD OF CHANNEL NETWORK DEVELOPMENT, CNH INDUSTRIAL
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DASHA SOHR

MANAGER, NUTRITION SCIENCE & PARTNERSHIPS, NATIONAL DAIRY COUNCIL
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DAVID APGAR

FOUNDER, GOAL SCREEN
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DEBORAH MAGID

DIRECTOR, S/W STRATEGY, IBM VENTURE
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DENNIS DONOHUE

DIRECTOR, WESTERN GROWERS ASSOCIATION CENTER FOR INNOVATION
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DON GOODWIN

PRESIDENT, GOLDEN SUN MARKETING
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ERICA RIEL

CARDEN PRINCIPAL, GLOBAL CAPITAL MARKETS INCORPORATED
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ERIK GERVET

SENIOR PARTNER, A.T. KEANEY
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FLAVIO ZACLIS

INVESTOR, BARN INVEST, BRAZIL
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GABRIEL YOUTSE

CHIEF INNOVATION OFFICER, UC AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES
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GARETH KEANE

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GUSUI WU

VP OF TECHNOLOGY CHINA, CNAC, CHEMCHINA
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JACK SHEN

DIRECTOR PROJECT DEVELOPMENT, HWTREK
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JAMES A. HEDGES

VP OF MARKETING, WINFIELD UNITED
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SHERRY PHILLIPS

SVP, FORBESLIVE
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GARETH KEANE

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