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George Beers

Project Coordinator
SmartAgriHubs
Participates in 1 Session

Dr. George Beers is a Horticultural Engineer. He holds a PhD in Management Science with a thesis on project management. He is a specialist in strategic information management in agribusiness. Dr. Beers works for Wageningen since 1991 in several research and management positions. He is coordinating large scale (EU) projects e.g. on the field of Future Internet in AgriFood. Since November 2018 he is coordinator of the H2020 SmartAgriHubs project on Digital Innovation Hubs for Agriculture.

Sessions in which George Beers participates

Wednesday 1 September, 2021

Time Zone: (GMT+01:00) Brussels
2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | 1 hour

Digital technologies are both defining the present and the future of agriculture. The extensive deployment of IoT devices provides access to an important amount of data that can support agriculture, not only across all levels of production, but also at the decision-making level. Nevertheless, a lot of challenges remain to be addressed to improve the impact of digital transformation in the sector. In many regions of the world, the first obstacle is still the digital divide between technology a...