Research Triangle Park, NC (October 10, 2018) - Ag Connections, a wholly owned subsidiary of Syngenta, has named Jason Vowell Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In this newly created role, Vowell will oversee the development and delivery of digital ag technologies.
Ag Connections, a 20-year-old company acquired by Syngenta in 2015, develops farm management software solutions to help growers manage their operations through cloud-based data storage and analysis. Its Land.db® software was among the first farm management software programs in the industry and continues to fuel the Syngenta AgriEdge Excelsior® program.
Vowell brings to Ag Connections 20 years of experience leading successful software development teams for Fortune 500 companies, including Apple, Macy’s and Gap. He will support the company’s commitment to providing innovative tools that can help growers operate more efficiently, while improving productivity, profitability and sustainability.
“Introducing this new position allows us to align the technology we’re developing with our business objectives so that Ag Connections can continue to grow and offer valuable solutions to growers,” said Ron Cowman, global farm management systems manager, Syngenta. “Jason’s technical and business expertise will help us successfully translate concepts and ideas into commercially viable digital ag products and technologies.”
Vowell begins his new position this month and will be based at the Ag Connections headquarters in Murray, Kentucky.
“During this time of unprecedented activity in the digital ag space, we are thrilled to welcome Jason to the Ag Connections team,” said Dan Burdett, global head of digital agriculture, Syngenta. “While our objectives — to harness the benefits of technology and deliver innovation to growers — remain the same, we are excited about the new era of innovation we are embarking upon.”
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