Title: Sponsor Showcase
Date: Tue Jul 25, 2017
Time: 3:40 PM - 5:40 PM
Moderator: Lisa Prassack
The 4Rs of Agrian, Making The Right Decisions Right Now

Through one unified platform, Agrian simplifies the five pillars of modern farming. Agrian delivers a solution that brings together precision, agronomy, compliance, sustainability and analytics. Its unified platform, is modular, enterprise friendly and built for every link in the agricultural food chain. It’s enterprise solution is flexible enough to be administered on a national level while providing flexibility and usability at the field. This 40-minute presentation will address to the importance of a provider that can scale with your operation and provide a complete solution for your entire organization.

Nish Majarian (speaker)
Agrian, Inc.
Clovis, CA 93611
A co-founder of Agrian, Nish is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the company. The PrecisionAg Institute recently recognized Nish as 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year. Agrian was also recognized within their hometown, Fresno California, as the 2018 Ag Business of the Year and as a Top-Five Child-Friendly Business. Agrian is celebrating its 15th year in business in 2019. Before founding Agrian, Nish was the vice president of sales for the political action network Grassroots Enterprise, acquired by Edelman, and founder and CEO of NetFile, the nation’s leading electronic campaign finance reporting company, he began his career as a personal aid to California Governor Pete Wilson. Nish is married with two children and is an avid hiker.
Length (approx): 40 min
Putting John Deere to Work for You

Farming is a complex business with many people involved to help make the farmer successful. Learn how John Deere connects People, Equipment and Technology to drive Insights that help good farmers farm even better. From AgLogic and ExactApply to the John Deere Operations Center, hear about how John Deere enables you to collaborate with your customers and deliver more value. 

Chip Donahue (speaker)
Strategic Alliance Manager
John Deere
Decatur, IL 62521
Chip Donahue is the Manager of Business Segment Strategy in the Business-to-Business solutions area at John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group. Chip’s work focuses on ag retailers and their channel partner companies. He joined Deere in 2005 with John Deere AgriServices and moved to the Intelligent Solutions Group 6 years ago to manage technology partnerships and alliances. Currently, he leads the development of products and services that support ag retailers and input manufacturers and serve the needs of mutual grower customers.
Randy Kasparbauer (speaker)
Product Manager
John Deere
urbandale, IA 50322
Randy Kasparbauer is a Senior Product Manager in Digital Business Development for Software Business-to-Business solutions at John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group in Des Moines, Iowa. Randy is responsible for curating and promoting an API product offering and open data platform in connection with John Deere Operations Center and John Deere Precision Agriculture Technology. He works with many software companies globally to complete integrations and deliver unique customer value through the John Deere Operations Center platform. Randy has a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, an MBA with a global business emphasis, and has been with John Deere over 8 years in various roles within engineering, technology, and Lean Startup methodology. Randy is also involved with several AgGateway councils for John Deere and is a member of the Operational Management Board representing the Allied Providers Council.
Length (approx): 40 min
The Science of Where: Exploring the Power of Location in a Modern Agriculture Management System

Modern agriculture companies need a complete location-based platform to process, manage and integrate the vast amounts of spatial data they work with every day. This system must include more than just maps and tables, it must enable users to analyze and share critical geospatial information. Learn how Esri users are leveraging the science of where to deliver the insight they need, whenever and wherever they need it.


Charlie Magruder (speaker)
Agriculture Practice Lead, Esri
St. Charles, MO 98501
Charlie is the Agriculture Practice Lead for Esri, the global market leader in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), offering the most powerful mapping and spatial analytics technology with more than 1 million users in over 130 countries. Charlie leads the Agriculture Sales and Technical Team at Esri while also serving as the primary contact for Esri’s International Distributors and Worldwide Regional Offices who are engaged in ag-specific opportunities. Charlie has worked in the Geospatial field for 25 years helping organizations adopt, develop, and advance their spatial technology needs. Born in Missouri, and raised in Ohio, Charlie’s free time is spent volunteering with multiple charitable organizations and following the “11-time World Series Champions” Saint Louis Cardinals. You’ll recognize Charlie at InfoAg, he’s the guy wearing a western snap shirt!
Length (approx): 40 min