GROW 2018

Granular’s Annual Customer CEO Summit

July 24-26, 2018


Please join us for GROW 2018, Granular’s 3rd annual Customer CEO Event. Granular customers are among the most progressive and business-minded farms in the world. This one-of-a-kind event brings together the best of the best for sharing and learning from one another, industry experts, and the Granular team. The Hotel Zephyr is located in the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf, offering easy access to the best sightseeing and attractions in San Francisco.

GROW 2017 Recap



Tuesday, July 24th

5:30 - 9:00pm

Welcome Reception at Hotel Zephyr

Wednesday, July 25th

6:00 - 7:30am

Breakfast at Hotel Zephyr

7:30 - 8:15am

Transport to the Cal Academy of Sciences

8:30 - 9:15am

What’s Ahead? Sid Gorham, CEO & Tamar Rosati, SVP, Granular – The future of digital agriculture and what is ahead that matters most to your business.

9:15 to 10:00am

Eyes in the Sky with Chris Seifert, VP Granular and Josh Alban, SVP Planet – The latest and greatest in satellite field imagery technology.

10:00: -10:30am


10:30 - 11:15am

Blockchain and the Benefit to Agriculture with Mark Pryor, CEO, The Seam – How blockchain technology is providing “trusted” data for food safety and global trade.

11:15 - 12:00pm

Traceability, Transparency, Sustainability Panel, moderated by Shane Hand, Sr. Lead Agribusiness EY – Consumer demands and fatigue and how both will impact Granular customers.

12:00 - 1:15pm

Lunch + Networking + Museum Exploration

1:15 - 2:00pm

Monitors, Machine Data and Artificial Intelligence with Alex Purdy, Head of John Deere Labs – What is equipment’s role in the future of “digital ag.”

2:00- 3:00pm

The Art of the Possible – What lies ahead for agriculture with virtual reality, artificial intelligence, drone and satellite imagery, and the value of your data in an interactive expo.

3:00 - 3:15pm


3:15 - 4:15pm

Farmer to Farmer, Business to Business – Roundtable discussions with the most progressive leaders in North America.

4:15 - 5:30pm

Land Panel: What's your next move? Moderated by Bruce Sherrick, Professor, Univ. of Illinois – Hear from industry experts on the current status of the farmland market, value trends, and what can help or hurt your land growth strategy.

5:30 - 6:30pm

Happy Hour in Forum Theater and on the Living Roof

6:30 - 10:00 pm

Dinner and Reception in the Steinhart Aquarium

*On July 25th attendees’ guests can join a private tour of the best sights of San Francisco, a gourmet lunch and California wine tasting. They will also have access to the event’s amazing venue, the California Academy of Sciences on July 25th and 26th.

Thursday, July 26th

6:00 - 7:30am

Breakfast at Hotel Zephyr

7:30 - 8:15am

Transport to the Cal Academy of Sciences

8:30 - 10:00am

Leveraging Granular with Trusted Partners, a panel moderated by Shane Hand, Global Agribusiness, EY - Learn how to strengthen relationships and leverage your farms data with bankers, landlords, your customers and more.

10:00 - 10:15am


10:15 - 11:15am

Drivers of Ag Innovation and Disruption Jack Bobo, VP Intrexon – Hear how technology along with consumer demands are reshaping and disrupting the global food system.

11:15 - 11:45am

Changes in Agriculture: Mergers & Acquisitions, and Data as a Currency, Rob Dongoski, Global Agribusiness Leader, EY

11:45 - 12:30pm


12:30 - 1:00pm

Transport to Granular Headquarters

1:00 - 4:00pm

Granular Open House and Development Team Meetings – don’t miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity, see behind the scenes, try-out new features, test drive new user designs, brainstorm on what’s next that will impact your farm and add more to your bottom line.

4:00 - 6:30pm

Happy Hour

6:30 - 9:30pm

Evening Outing to San Francisco Giants Game at AT&T Park – space is limited for this fun and exciting event.

GROW 2018 will take place at The California Academy of Sciences, a renowned scientific and educational institution dedicated to exploring, explaining, and sustaining life on Earth. Based in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, it is home to a world-class aquarium, planetarium, and natural history museum — all under one living roof.

We have secured a discounted rate at Hotel Zephyr exclusively for GROW 2018.

We have just a few more hotel rooms at this guaranteed rate, please email with your check-in and check-out dates to secure a room.

We have a few tickets left for the Giants baseball outing. Please contact Julie DiNatale, Customer Relations if you would like to join this fun event on July 26th.

Registration is Now Open!

We’ll see you in San Francisco!