Cal has dedicated his career to using technology and scalable business models to solve real world problems, in particular how to feed 10 billion people with less inputs on a healthy planet.
Cal has had a varied and entrepreneurial career to date, working across international borders, running teams remotely in a number of sectors including international development, philanthropy, agriculture, and technology.
With more than half of people in most Asia-Pacific countries still directly engaged in agriculture, William firmly believes that there is significant potential for positive social and environmental impact through engaging exponential technologies and commercially scalable business models in the region.
William held senior positions in agricultural strategy, policy, inbound international investment, trade facilitation, industry development and resources management. William has worked across the Asia-Pacific region with a focus on China. He led the State Premier's first official delegation, and was China Desk Manager for inbound foreign direct investment.
Rob is an agribusiness executive with 25+ years’ global experience in Research and Extension, Operations, Business Development, M&A, Technology Licensing and Innovation with strong country and regional management experience across Asia.
As Head of Asia based in Singapore, Rob is currently focusing on building Singapore as an AgriFoodTech Catalyst Hub for Asia to support Open Innovation and drive adoption and scale of sustainable food production systems.
Rob is passionate about helping grow the next crop of entrepreneurial young leaders in Food and Agriculture.
Matthew brings over 20 years commercial experience as a senior leader and consultant transforming businesses within the Retail, Consumer Goods, Manufacturing and Distribution sectors, within Australia and the broader Asia Pacific region.
Matthew is the founder of Menark, a team of Global sourcing and supply chain professionals focusing on selecting and distributing premium food brands and products, predominantly from Australia and New Zealand, into the China marketplace. Menark delivers its services with its JV partner Cargo Services with 82 global offices.
Growing up in his family irrigation business in Central California, Aaron founded AgTech Insight to help corporate, startups and investors understand production farming. With his entrepreneurial drive and business knowledge, he improves grower practices to keep farmers on the cutting edge.
Aaron believes in taking advantage of the opportunity to combine the agriculture world with the huge potential of innovation and great returns in technology.
Aaron has become a leader in the AgTech movement and speaks to groups around the world, is an avid advisor to incubators, investors, startups, manufactures and governments.
Brian was a venture capitalist at EDB Investments, a Singapore late-stage VC Fund, where he managed companies in the diverse Cleantech sector. Subsequently, he worked with a tech commercialisation firm and a family VC focusing on Agtech and Food innovations.
Brian has held research and engineering positions. He was previously a project engineer at Rio Tinto Alcan, and in the French centre for atomic energy (CEA).
Karensa leverages her expertise and professional experiences across science, education, R&D innovation, policy advisory, investment and (international) market place development to support progressive and sustainable agricultural supply chains, businesses and industries.
Working with rural industry organisations, government and the commercial sector, including small-medium enterprises, the initial focus was dairy with the principles and intelligence readily applied and adapted across broader agriculture sectors.
Mike has had significant experience in working with rural industry both with research organisations and individual farm business. This has included applied economic research, project management, training and software development.
Mike is also currently the Director of P2PAgri and Collaborative Farming Australia.