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2014 YIA INNOVATION FORUM Rob Ford General Manager – Information & Automation Livestock Improvement Corporation

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  1. 1. 2014 YIA INNOVATION FORUM Rob Ford General Manager Information & Automation Livestock Improvement Corporation
  2. 2. The Innovation Journey for me so far Observations & Learnings NZ & the Technology Economy
  3. 3. Sex Industry for Bovines
  4. 4. Vector 2G 2nd Commercial Release MINDA Web Health Mgmt Features MINDA Labs Repro MINDA Lookup App Pasture Technology Solutions
  5. 5. Its all about the people
  6. 6. Over $21m invested annually in product development and R&D; over10% of revenue Annual Investment
  7. 7. What kicked me off on this journey
  8. 8. What inspired me on this journey
  9. 9. Devices Data Customer / End user Tatua Infovet Fonterra etc... Market Segments Size, System, Ownership etc ... Gallaghers C-Dax DAL etc... MindaEcosystem Animal Genetics Health Nutrition Repro Alerts, Aggregation, Benchmarking, Exceptions, Education Enviro Jobs to be done Priorities,ideas,functionality Devices and data feeds What, where, how? Alpha, Beta Testing andcontinuos improvement Farm Performance Alpha Beta Production Production My Farm View Protoype, Buildit and continuously improve it Release it Product Dev Marketing IT infrastucture BAU Search Execute Level of Involvement Time Less Hui, more Doey
  10. 10. The Innovation Journey for me so far Observations & Learnings NZ & the Technology Economy
  11. 11. Jobs to be Done
  12. 12. Tethering
  13. 13. Tethering
  14. 14. Milk bottle on the shelf
  15. 15. Key Elements of Success Bring the Business and Development Team together Live in the shoes of the customer Clearly defined vision Do something - prototype Dont be afraid to make mistakes Build an environment conducive to innovation Dont leave monetization till the end
  16. 16. The Innovation Journey for me so far Observations & Learnings NZ & the Technology Economy
  17. 17. Innovative culture in the region Regional competition for capability Innovative businesses need graduate programmes Innovative businesses need promotion Tertiary connection to the business world
  18. 18. Innovation needs promotion NZTE New Zealanders are good sharers BUT Larger structures are not Silos reign Leverage NZ Global success NZ Geographical position (+ve & -ve) Innovate to differentiate
  19. 19. GDT Auction Price
  20. 20. Dairy 20
  21. 21. How do we lift our game? Enhanced industry leadership Sector focused technology platforms Cross-pollination of ideas and applied learning Better co-ordination & technology inputs from science and technology institutions
  22. 22. So what is the future for NZ Export E-Health Agri-technology Environmental Monitoring Advanced Food Manufactured wood products