Discovering the Future of AgriTech at the BC Tech Summit
This month, the Icicle team attended the BC Tech Summit (Jan. 18-19) in Vancouver, British Columbia (BC) as a representative from the BC AgriTech community where we, along with BC companies working on the AgTech scene, participated as delegates for the Technology Showcase.
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Over 2700 people attended the event, including government officials, investors, educators, students, start-ups, incubators, and more.
The Technology Showcase provided an immersive experience to explore life sciences, transportation, aerospace, and other innovations through a 4D portal. The Icicle booth explained how automation software is the future of food. From HACCP plan generation to recall management, we walked our audience through a demo chocolate factory account to show how our clients achieve food safety excellence.
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From the event brochure: “Agrifood, which includes agriculture and food and beverage processing, is increasingly an information-intensive industry. Many agrifood professionals, such as B.C. farmers, are integrating information management tools into their day-to-day activities with the aid of computer and mobile devices to track their operational activities. The integration of productivity software or applications, such as Farm At Hand and Icicle by Burton Software, are expected to grow dramatically. Armed with an efficient information management system, smaller scale food processing and agriculture companies may increase their competitiveness and enable the companies to have access to new market in shorter time.”
BC Innovation Council CEO Greg Caws told us that the event demonstrates that the BC tech sector is “not just all about downtown Vancouver,” extending to the entire West Coast of Canada.
“We’re going to bring the whole province together, all technology — technologies that support traditional industries and make them more competitive such as in mining, oil and gas, and forestry,” Caws told Business in Vancouver.
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We had a great time at the event! Hope to see everyone again next year.
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