Program 2019

All day long

Take part to the START-UP PITCHS : Espace Ventejol

Attend conferences, dialogues, keynotes : Hémicycle

Free access to the networking room at 1st floor

8:30 am

Doors opening

9:00 – 9:30 am

3rd LFDay introduction

Introduction of the day with Kat BORLONGAN, Director French Tech,  Mr Cédric VILLANI, Deputy from Essonne, Mr Patrick BERNASCONI, President of Conseil économique, social et environnemental, and Florian BRETON & Paolin PASCOT, La Ferme Digitale's presidents.


9:30 – 9:45 am



World geostrategic transition that calls for more vigilance, development, and coalition in France, for our agriculture and food sovereignty.

By Sebastien ABIS - Club DEMETER Director and IRIS associate researcher


9:45 – 10:30 am


Food companies must respond new challenges : changes in consumption mode, social and environmental responsibility.

Moderator :

ARNAUD CHAIGNEAU, Head of Ecosystem for Acceleration - NUMA

Speakers :

Laurence PEYRAUT, France General Secretary - Danone

Bertrand SWIDERSKI, Sustainability Director - Carrefour Group

Maximilien ROUER, Director of development - Association FERME FRANCE

David GARBOUS, Director of Strategic Marketing at Fleury Michon

Nicolas FACON, General Manager Groupe D’Aucy


10:35 – 10:50 am

Agricultural transition : How is agriculture being challenged by new technologies ?

New technologies: what impact on farmers ?

Jean-Marie SAVALLE, ISAGRI Group President


10:50 – 11:00 am

World investments in AgTech



11:00 – 11:45 am

AGRICULTURAL TRANSITION IN AFRICA : collective intelligence to meet efficient and durable agriculture.

If talent is equally distributed worldwide, what about real opportunities ? Let us imagine all benefits provided by creation of global experts’ community in research and innovation to improve agricultural sector.

Moderator :  Hervé PILLAUD, Farmer, CNNum member, and La Ferme Digitale Honorary member.

Speakers :

Karim SY, Digital Africa President,  Jokkolabs founder and member at Conseil Présidentiel pour l’Afrique (CPA)

Sarah TOUMI, Founder Acacias for all, and member at Conseil Présidentiel pour l’Afrique (CPA)

Michel AUBINAIS, Leader of the Digital Africa Agriculture/Food cluster

Bertrand FOFFE, Fondateur Jangolo

Flavien KOUATCHA, Fondateur Save Our Agriculture

Michel AUBINAIS, Digital Africa Cluster Agri/Food moderator


11:50 – 12:00 am

Agro-food transition and transformation

By Hubert DUNANT, Performance and head projects director - AXEREAL


12:00 – 12:20 am

AGRO-ECOLOGICAL TRANSITION - Farmers train and support

Raise awareness on agro-ecological transition challenge, and role played by innovation and formation for farmers.

With :

Jean-Philippe QUERARD - President of Agriculture du vivant

Arnaud RICHARD - Communication and Partnership manager- Icosystème


12:20 – 12:35 am

AGRICULTURAL TRANSITION : What are the impacts on risk management?

Diversification (methanization, short circuits).
How to meet all these challenges by controlling your risk on a daily basis and in a process of ensuring the sustainability and security of your operations

by Delphine Létendart - Director agricultural market, Groupama


12:0 – 12:50 am

AgriNEST, Connecting French AgTech to the world.

How do you face the global food production challenges of tomorrow? In France and North America, a multitude of talented startups accepted to solve that problem. With the AgriNest Immersion Program, Business France offer to innovative French and North American companies the opportunity to explore new markets and share their journey with global ecosystems.

by  Jenny PARTOUCHE, Director of Business Development - Business France


12:50 – 13:00 am

Digital farming and the next revolution in agriculture. Netbeat™ Platform by Netafim, the world’s first irrigation system with a brain.

by  Moshi Berenstein - CEO Netafim France



2:00 – 2:45 pm


Digital innovation: new way to raise producer remuneration, and consumer trust.

Food traceability, thanks to digital, helps agro-food actors to better meet consumer expectations in terms of transparency.

Speakers :

Maxine ROPER : Connecting Food co-founder

Mario ZAMBRINI : Resp. for Organisation and processes at Coop Italia

Frank ALLARD - director consulting IT IBM 

Patrice REMAUD - Farmer Juste & Vendéen


2:50 – 3:10 pm

ENERGY TRANSITION - Agriculture, the driving force behind renewable energies (methanisation, sun, wind)

What is the role of methanation in farming ? Methanation projects feedbacks.

 Christophe LOPEZ - Partner industrie agroalimentaire  onepoint x weave

With :

Florian BRETON - Founder MiiMOSA 

Antoine NOGIER - CEO Sun'R 


3:15 – 3:30 pm

ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSITION : challenges and opportunities

Agriculture challenges and opportunities related to carbon and silicon connections can invent future farming: agro-ecological and efficient, adapted to climate change.

by Bruno PARMENTIER, consultant, lecturer on agriculture and food, blog moderator, engineer and economist


3:40 – 4:00 pm

DIGITAL AND ECONOMIC TRANSITION - agricultural data valorisation : methods, challenges.

With :


Xavier VEILLARDAssociate Partner at McKinsey & Company


4:00 – 4:45 pm


Digital technology is disrupting all links in the food chain.

How agriculture engages in digital transition ? Preservation of farmer autonomy, in terms of data governance. Agricultural knowledge development with data and digital.

Moderator : Nicole OUVRARD, editor-in-chief Groupe Reussir Agra

Speakers :

Etienne ACHILLE, Agriculture general inspector, in charge of digital in General Council for Food, Agriculture, and Rural Areas

Norbert BENAMOU, Director Arvalis

Sebastien PICARDAT, Director API-Agro

Didier ROUSSEAU, Serial Entrepreneur FAMM

Pierre Delarboulas, Co-founder INSTAR Robotics


4:50 – 5:00 pm

TRAINING AND LEARNING: illustration through the AI school.

Crédit Agricole Atlantique Vendée in partnership with Microsoft and Simplon are jointly creating an AI school dedicated to training people in professional retraining.

Testimony of an apprentice on a case of use in agriculture.

Louise JOLY, Ingineer at l’Institut de l'élevage

Marc HAY, Director of Banking and Insurance, Crédit Agricole Atlantique Vendée


5:00 – 5:15

TECHNOLOGICAL TRANSITION : interoperability in digital agriculture from agricultural machinery industry point of view

Inter-operability is the 21st century challenge! Overview of advantages and difficulties of MtoM interconnection. How 9 agricultural machinery manufacturers launched Agrirouter, universal data exchange platform for farmers and farm works entrepreneurs.

Christophe JEANROY - Vice President of R&D at Kuhn Group
Jens Möller - Founder DKE-Date


5:20 – 5:30 pm

AGRICULTURAL TRANSITION in front of societal expectations

Animal welfare, environmental impact, quality, traceability ... Agriculture is facing increasingly challenging demands from consumers regarding production and distribution. What role can digital solutions, and more specifically the Internet of Things, play in the face of these challenges?

by Guillaume SOULERES – Offer and IoT development Manager – Arteria


5:30 – 5:50 pm

HYPER CONNECTED FARMERS ! How farmers retake control of their communication?

Use positive and realistic communication as a farmer: it’s possible and it works !

David FORGE – Farmer and Youtuber

Nathalie DEDIEU – GNIS Community Manager – FranceAgritwittos Member

Paolin PASCOT - Co-founder of Agriconomie and La Ferme Digitale co-president

5:50 – 6:10 pm

La Ferme Digital and partner's

by Jérôme LE ROY - Weenat Founder and La Ferme Digitale's vice-president

6:10 – 6:30 pm


Arnaud MONTEBOURG -  Founder Bleu Blanc Ruche. Former Minister of the Economy


After 6:45 pm

Networking cocktail !

For any questions, contact :

Mélanie Polizzi
Manager of the LFDay and La Ferme Digitale