How to Win in the Next Agricultural Revolution
The global economy’s operating system is being rewritten, including agriculture. The way we thought about agricultural innovation was formed by a set of ideas and practices about how things worked during the industrial era - linear, incremental and somewhat predictable. In today’s world, with all these accelerating technologies becoming ubiquitous, it’s often difficult to understand how to play in this digital era – dynamic, exponential and unpredictable.
Speed is now the new currency of business, while artificial intelligence is its platform. In order to stay ahead, the industry needs to automate lower-skill jobs, consolidate services and rethink their business models. We can no longer focus on efficiencies, but rather, focus on developing competitive disruption that could spur innovation.
In this awe-inspiring talk, Shawn explores how businesses, including those associated with agriculture, are becoming faster, incorporating applications of artificial intelligence and taking unexpected approaches to innovation to remain competitive and relevant. He also debates on how we balance speed with our workforce’s desire for stability and well-being.