As a special Shift segment on Inventures, we're presenting an episode for each of the track being featured at this year's event.
This episode is on Cultivating Agtech and features an interview with Adam Brown, Strategic Initiatives Lead at Wyvern Inc., and Edmonton-based space data company redesigning the satellite to enable a sustainable future for humanity.
By 2050, the global population is estimated to reach 9 billion people. This is already creating unprecedented demand for food, water, and fibre. Innovations are vital to reduce food waste, maximize productivity of agriculture-rich regions and processes, while preserving precious land and natural resources. Enter an arsenal of technologies – from AI, to air and water sensors to robotics and biomimicry – addressing humanity’s growing needs.
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Adam Brown, Strategic Initiatives Lead, Wyvern Inc.
Adam was the former CEO at Nanolog Audio, where he oversaw the commercialization of Nanolog’s quantum semiconductor technology for audio and photosensor applications. During his time at Nanolog, he was recognized as a Top 10 Finalist for the NASA iTech Challenge and was a Top 30 finalist for the Korean Startup Grand Challenge. Prior to Nanolog, Adam was the drummer in Striker, a Juno winning band, where he helped build an international brand and bring Canadian music to the global stage. He received his MBA (’18) and BComm (’12) from the University of Alberta, and was recognized as one of Edmonton’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2019. Most recently, Adam ran as a candidate in the 2021 Canadian election in Edmonton West and received his PMP certification.