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Precision Agriculture Technology


February 28, 2017


8am – 3pm PST


Irvine, CA

Precision Agriculture Technology


Why attend Precision Agriculture Technology?

Precision Agriculture (PA) seeks to use new technologies to increase crop yields and profitability while lowering the levels of traditional inputs needed to grow crops (land, water, fertilizer, herbicides and insecticides). In other words, farmers utilizing precision agriculture are using less to grow more.

The rapid rise of PA over the last 20 years has been nothing short of staggering. Given the diminishing resources and the ever growing demand, one could argue that PA is the key to sustainable farming and, so, to feeding the world.

During lunch of February 28th, Sustain OC will explore a few crucial technologies of PA and how these technologies are creating farming efficiencies. Speakers and Topics include:

Predictive Crop Analytics: Helping to Feed 9.7 Billion by 2050

Eileen Licitra
Director of Product Marketing, ClearAg, Iteris, Inc.

Drones and Analytics for Superior Performance

Steve Gitlin
VP Corporate Strategy, Communications and Investor Relations, AeroVironment


8:00 – 8:30

Registration / Networking / Expo

8:25 – 8:30


8:30 – 8:50

Drivers for the Development of the Next Generation of Advanced Technology Vehicles

  • Dean Saito, Manager On-road Mobile Source Strategies, SC AQMD

8:50 – 9:40

Drivers for the Development of the Next Generation of Advanced Technology Vehicles

  • Michael Terreri, Project Manager, Center for Sustainable Energy
  • Rick Teebay, Office of Sustainability, County of LA Internal Services Dept.
  • Rick Sikes, Co-founder, CarbonBLU
  • Andrew Quinn, Sr. Environmental Specialist, Compliance & Sustainability, LA Metro

9:40 – 10:20;

DC / Fast Charging Trends, Use Cases and Challenges

  • Claire Dooley, Director of Market Development & Product Strategy, EVgo

10:20 – 10:40

Break / Networking / Expo

10:20 – 10:40

RNG: Zero Equivalent

  • Ken Chawkins, Business/Policy Manager, Southern California Gas Co.
  • Nick Lumpkin, Global Environmental Products, BP
  • Tyler Henn, VP General Manager, Clean Energy Renewable Fuels

11:20 – 12:00

Fuel Cell Vehicles: Commercialization Has Begun

  • Joe Gagliano, Regional Representative, California Fuel Cell Partnership
  • Tim Brown, COO & Principal, First Element Fuel
  • Steve Ellis, Manager, Fuel Cell Vehicle Marketing, American Honda Motor Co.
  • Geri Yoza, National Manager, Toyota

12:00 – 12:30

Networking Lunch

12:30 – 1:30

Connected and Automated Vehicle Status and Developments

  • Aravind Kalais, Principal Technology Planner, Volvo Group N.A.
  • Kurt Brotcke, Director Strategic Planning, OCTA
  • Sam Morrissey, AVP Transportation Systems, Iteris
  • Steve Ritchie, Prof. Civil Engineering & Director Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Irvine
  • Dean Deeter, President, Athey Creek Consulting

1:30 – 1:45

What’s up with Hyperloop?

  • Arwa Tizani, Project Manager, UCI HyperXite

1:45 – 2:00

Something Cool

2:00 – 3:00

Adjourn / Networking / Expo

Precision Agriculture Technology

Join us to learn more about how farmers utilizing precision agriculture are using less to grow more.


Claire Dooley

Director of Market Development and Product Strategy at EVgo

Geri Yoza

National Business Planning Manager, Toyota Motor Sales,

Stephen G. Ritchie

Professor of Civil Engineering, UCI

Sam Morrissey, PE

Associate Vice President, Iteris

Joe Gagliano

Infrastructure Development Manager, California Fuel Cell Partnership

Tyler Henn

Vice President and General Manager of Clean Energy’s subsidiary Clean Energy Renewables

Brian Choe

Program Supervisor in Technology Advancement Office, SCAQMD

Paul M. Glenney

EV Charging Infrastructure in North America for Faraday Future

Rick Sikes

Randal Kaufman

Randal Kaufman

Western Region Sales Manager, ABB

Dean Deeter

Athey Creek Consultants

Kurt Brotcke

Kurt Brotcke

Director of Strategic Planning, OCTA

Precision Agriculture Technology

Join us to learn more about how farmers utilizing precision agriculture are using less to grow more.


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Sustain Southern California

Sustain Southern California accelerates sustainability initiatives and cleantech economic growth through innovation, collaboration and education

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LA Cleantech Incubator

LA Cleantech Incubator is the City of Los Angeles's official cleantech business incubator established to accelerate the commercialization of clean technology and job creation in the Los Angeles region.

Irvine Ranch Water District

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