AgTech NEXT 2021 Continues at the Intersection of Geospatial and Agtech

CLIMATE CHANGE: Seeing Things Differently

St. Louis, MO (September 23, 2021) - Climate changes are occurring and accelerating in every region of the world according to the recent UN report. Limiting the negative impact of climate change requires bold, creative and collective action. Curated around the theme of CLIMATE CHANGE: Seeing Things Differently, AgTech NEXT 2021, will continue on October 6, at 1 p.m. CST with a keynote address by Robert Cardillo, former director of the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency and a panel discussion about the game changing confluence of agtech and geospatial technologies featuring the perspectives of three CEOs.

AgTech NEXT is hosted by the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and is complimentary to attend. To register, please visit

“Our keynote speaker Robert Cardillo, a giant in the geospatial industry, will kick us off by casting a vision for the amazing opportunity we have before us in bringing these sectors together in strategic and intentional ways. We will then hear from a stellar panel of CEOs who bring a diverse set of experiences and perspectives as it relates to different crops, different geographies and different technologies,” said Stephanie Regagnon, executive director, Innovation Partnerships at the Danforth Center.

OCTOBER 6, 2021 - St. Louis, MO


KEYNOTE: Robert Cardillo, President, The Cardillo Group & former Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

PANEL SESSION Jeremy Williams, PhD, Head of The Climate Corporation and Digital Farming, Bayer Crop Science Orlando Saez, CEO, Aker Megan Nunes, Founder and CEO, Bountiful MODERATOR: Andy Dearing, Geospatial Entrepreneur & President, Spatial STL Advisors

Sponsored by st. louis economic development partnership/39 North and GeoFutures

Hosted by the Danforth Center, AgTech NEXT 2021 is presented by Aon, Bayer, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Thompson Coburn LLP, and Wells Fargo.

Founded in 1998, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is a not-for-profit research institute with a mission to improve the human condition through plant science. Research, education and outreach aim to have impact at the nexus of food security and the environment, and position the St. Louis region as a world center for plant science. The Center’s work is funded through competitive grants from many sources, including the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Follow us on Twitter at @DanforthCenter.