At the field level, more sophisticated apps are needed to identify teeny-tiny critters and wind-borne spores. Interactive platforms with scientists would be a good thing, writes Techwire ag and food technology blogger Bob Gore.
Trends and outtakes from a recent meeting on sensor management, regulatory reporting innovation, the near future of the UC agriculture researcher and why agriculture tech venture capital is tightening, writes Techwire agriculture and food technology blogger Bob Gore.
Under the leadership of state CISO Peter Liebert, California has rolled out 17 major initiatives, the majority of which are on track to be completed by this summer. It's the latest sign that California is making strides on the important issue of cybersecurity, writes Liam Crawford, Information Technology Alliance for the Public Sector (ITAPS) senior manager of state, local and education technology.
Both the Trump and Bernie movements tapped into a very real feeling that Americans are being left behind. Many in the technology industry have been working on related issues for years, and more are joining since the election. This is an exciting moment to be at the intersection of technology and government, writes Brian Purchia.
In a special convening with California’s agricultural, regulatory and academic research leaders, the pro bono AgTech Roundtable gathers today, Feb. 28, in Sacramento to find applied agricultural technology solutions to the unprecedented onslaught of new regulations looming in 2017-18.
Regulatory regimes are a boon to ag tech developers and a burden to growers and food processors. This unprecedented onslaught of new regulations looms in 2017-18. Agribusiness leaders and state regulatory agency executives will gather Feb. 28 at a special convening of the pro bono AgTech Roundtable in downtown Sacramento to find common ground and collaboration, writes Techwire agricultural and food technology blogger Bob Gore.
The California Health and Human Services (CHHS) Data Commons project seeks to meet the needs of health data consumers. To bring this project to life, CivicMakers has been conducting user research to understand the needs and opportunities for data stakeholders. Through nearly 40 interviews and one “co-design” brainstorming session, the organization synthesized its findings into personas, or written descriptions, of potential users.
Uber’s experiment self-driving cars on the streets of San Francisco ended last Wednesday after just one week, when the California Department of Motor Vehicles revoked the registrations of the ride-hailing company’s 16 Volvo XC90s.
As we move into 2017, the future is as bright as ever for Techwire, now in its sixth year chronicling the projects and people working to modernize California’s technology infrastructure. We have some exciting changes and enhancements in store.
Agricultural and food technology and food waste reduction are two peas in a pod. Ag tech expertise is essential to feeding hungry people, dramatically reducing the 40 percent food waste rate and conserving precious natural resources, writes ag and food tech blogger Bob Gore.
Growers, packers, food processors and ag-related businesses need ag tech solutions quickly. They need online interactive permit applications, monitoring and reports for water, fertilizers and pesticides, explains Techwire food and ag tech blogger Bob Gore.
In his book, The Startup J Curve, noted entrepreneur and angel investor Howard Love essentially states that there is no straight line from startup to sustainable success. Rather, it follows a J curve, where the company initially dips after it starts, explains Techwire contributing writer Rich Foreman.