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Peter Wren-Hilton

Register for the NZ Ag Data "Insights & Applications" webinar series. Featuring Jim Wilson, Global President & CEO, OAGi & CTO, AgGateway


The NZ Ag Data “Insights & applications” four-part webinar series is on.  Bring your sandwiches and Nespresso to your study to mix and mingle – virtually of course – with colleagues from the NZ ag sector, for informative, quality insights on how to advance your ag tech business through the application of best-practice global interoperability standards.  

This webinar series is designed to enable you to acquire factual insights and industry information on which you can make informed management, technology and interoperability decisions, with an emphasis on real-world application.

For NZ agriculture-related companies to remain competitive in an increasingly globally-connected world, their data must be more complete, timely, accurate, and comprehensible.  Standards help make this possible.

A challenge for implementers is knowing what standards are available and the purpose of each. They need to understand how each standard relates to others, and how various technologies and tools inter-relate. This four-part webinar series will address these points, prioritising breadth over depth, and with references to enable participants to dig deeper.

These webinars are to be led by Jim Wilson, Global CEO and President of OAGi ( and CTO of AgGateway, and moderated by Kenneth Irons, on the boards of PAANZ and AgriTechNZ, and CEO of Precision Farming Ltd.

You can register tickets for all four sessions here;

The webinars build on the work undertaken by the Precision Ag Association of NZ (“PAANZ”) over the last two years, the investment in Datalinker and NZ Farm Data Standards, the NZ Government’s Industry Transformation Plan, as well as emerging dialogue within and between New Zealand and Australia to facilitate greater collaboration between ag sector organisations.

Attendance is for agribusiness leaders, both commercial and technical, for administrators, regulators, for local, regional and national government officials, as well as those from industry bodies and co-operatives. The session agendas are dynamic and flexible – designed to be moderated on the go in response to participants’ needs and interests expressed during the webinars by chat and in between sessions to refine content.

The agenda covers, in four sessions from 12.30pm to 2pm:

Tuesday 14 April; Reasons and Benefits of Standards, Standards Influencers; Competitive Advantage.

Tuesday 21 April; Business Processes, Message Data Standards from a global perspective, with implications for NZ business.

Tuesday 28 April; Reference Data; Data Ownership, Moving data around (APIs etc) (NZ & globally).

Tuesday 5 May; Practical Strategies for New Zealand entities wanting to implement technologies in line with global best-practice standards; Relevance of AgGateway for New Zealand (and Australia); Alignment with New Zealand’s Agritech Industry Transformation Plan.

Attendance is free as the event is sponsored by PAANZ.

Peter Wren-Hilton Peter is Executive Director of Agritech New Zealand and founder of Wharf42 in Tauranga. Peter helps organise major agritech conferences in New Zealand and offshore and connects early stage New Zealand agritech companies with international markets.