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         When, Where and How will Tropical Root and Tuber Crops Lead the Next Agri-Food Revolution

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Thursday, October 25 • 10:30am - 12:30pm
Building the DATA REVOLUTION in Tropical Root Crops

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Introduction:
Building communities and architectures for the data revolution
 Brian King (CIAT/Big Data Platform) - <10 Minutes

Toward a unified architecture vision for crop breeding* Tom
 Hagen (CIMMYT/Excellence in Breeding) <20 Minutes

"Smart Agronomy Data Management. Experiences from the African Cassava Agronomy initiative”
  Stefan Hauser ( IITA) <20 Minutes

Building an image analysis pipeline-as-a-service for breeding decisions
  Michael Selvaraj ( CIAT ) <15 Minutes

Standardizing Data Collection from Agronomy Trials via the Agronomy Field Information Management System (AgroFIMS)
 Medha Devare( IFPRI/Big Data Platform)/ Marie Angelique LaPorte (Bioversity) <20 Minutes

Breeding informatics solutions for the RTB Crops*  Lukas Mueller (Cornell University) <20 Minutes
Q&A
 Daniel Jimenez (CIAT)

From 3-5 PM the same day, time as been set aside for two “deeper-dive” demonstrations of informatics tools bridging breeding and agronomy use-cases, from Medha and Lukas.

Participants will be urged to attend these demos, hopefully equipped with some new insights into the architectures for building the data revolution in tropical root crops.

Chairs, Co-Chairs and Speakers
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Medha Devare

Module Lead, Big Data Platform, CGIAR
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Stefan Hauser

Root & Tuber Systems Agronomist, Agronomy, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, IITA
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Daniel R. Jiménez

Scientist, CIAT
Daniel Jiménez is an award-winning scientist at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). A pioneer of using artificial intelligence techniques for agricultural research in developing countries, he coordinates the Data-Driven Agronomy Community of Practice of the... Read More →
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Brian King

Big Data Platform Coordinator, CGIAR
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Lukas Mueller

Professor, Boyce Thompson Institute
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Michael Gomez Selvaraj

Leader CIAT phenomics platform, CIAT
Dr. Michael Gomez Selvaraj is Crop Physiologist leading CIAT Phenomics Platform. His interest mainly focuses on applying remote sensing tools/ technologies on field based Plant Phenomics and to identify the target traits to improve water and N use efficiency to enhance smallholder... Read More →
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Isaak Yosief Tecle

Bioinformatics Researcher, Cornell University