New team members and enhancements to the Spiio app advance Syngenta digital capabilities

Greensboro, NC (June 27, 2024) – Syngenta is excited to announce the expansion of its Digital Platforms team, a strategic move to strengthen the support and development of its innovative digital platform including Spiio™ soil sensor technology.

Recently the Digital Platforms team grew from five to eight members, marking a significant milestone in its commitment to enhance its technology while better serving customers. The additional expertise and talent will advance Syngenta capabilities with a focus on refining user experience, expanding functionality and optimizing the integration of Spiio soil sensor data and enhanced weather insights.

The Spiio soil sensor, recognized for its ability to capture crucial soil metrics including moisture, temperature, salinity and light, serves as a cornerstone of Syngenta Digital Platforms. It displays the data from the soil sensor and integrates advanced weather data, which has recently been enhanced to include more precise forecasting and predictive modelling capabilities.

Sally Jones
Sally Jones

"Our growing team is a testament to our dedication to innovation and excellence in digital turf management," said Steve Dorer, head of Syngenta Digital Platforms. "The team expansion will enable us to further elevate the support and functionality of our digital platform, ensuring that it continues to empower the turf industry with actionable insights and predictive analytics."

Sally Jones, Digital Platforms Technical Specialist, joins the team with over 20 years of experience as a golf course superintendent and eight years as general manager of Benson Golf Club in Benson, MN. 

Her extensive background includes practical technical expertise in software and hardware use within the golf course environment. 

She graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science in Turfgrass Science. 

Based in Benson, MN, Jones will provide technical training and support to Digital Platforms customers.

Noel Popoli
Noel Popoli

Noel Popoli, Digital Platforms Sales Specialist (NE), has eight years of golf course management experience, notably as assistant superintendent at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, CA, where she contributed to the renovation of their Lake Course. 

She also held previous roles at clubs in New York, Connecticut, and Germany. 

Popoli graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science in Turfgrass and Soil Science. 

She is based in North Salem, NY and will concentrate on cultivating Digital Platforms customer relationships in the northeast United States.

Andrew Fike
Andrew Fike

Andrew Fike, Digital Platforms Sales Specialist (SE), brings 18 years of extensive experience in golf course management, notably as director of agronomy at The Club at Ibis in West Palm Beach, FL. 

He also held previous roles at the Atlanta Athletic Club, PGA National, Muirfield Village Golf Club and the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club. Fike is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a degree in Turfgrass Management. 

He is based in Wellington, FL and will be focused on supporting Digital Platforms customers in the southeast United States.

As Syngenta continues to lead the way in digital agronomy, the expanded Digital Platforms team will continually evolve and improve its digital platform, further solidifying its position as a pioneer in leveraging technology to meet the evolving needs of the turf and landscape industry.

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