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.
Silicon Valley icon Bill Reichert from Garage Technology Ventures recently spoke at Startup Grind Sacramento and offered some invaluable insight. With more than 20 years as an entrepreneur and two public companies, Bill’s resume is impressive, writes TechWire contributor Rich Foreman.
California farmers are shouldering what many believe to be a fatal regulatory burden of new and stringent rules on water, inputs (fertilizer and pesticides), energy and labor. Ag tech could emerge as a critical path out of the maze, writes TechWire food and ag tech blogger Bob Gore.
Augmented Reality is altering the world as we know it — or at least changing the way people experience the world. Developers are taking advantage of this innovative technology for applications in health and education, commerce, sports and business, explains TechWire contributing writer Rich Foreman.