It is rare to meet true game changers and genuine leaders of Commerce & Industry, let alone get to interview two!
In this episode, we meet Gaethan Cutri and Salah Sukkarieh - both pioneers in their own right.
Salah Sukkarieh is the Professor of Robotics and Intelligent Systems at the University of Sydney and CEO of Agerris, a new Agtech startup company from the Australian Centre for Field Robotics, developing autonomous robotic solutions to improve agricultural productivity and environmental sustainability.
Salah is an international expert in the research, development and commercialisation of field robotic systems and has led a number of robotics and intelligent systems R&D projects in logistics, commercial aviation, aerospace, education, environment monitoring, agriculture and mining.
More detail here: The University of Sydney - Salah Sukkarieh
Gaethan Cutri is Owner and Managing Director at Cutri Fruits. Under his leadership, and over the past 15 years, Cutri Farms has increased its fruit production and operating scale near ten-fold, expanded its reach globally, and has pioneered the application of intelligent systems and robotics in intensive agriculture. Cutri Farms is now the largest stone fruit producer in Australia, a respected global player, and has the vision of being the first fully automated stone fruit business in the world.
More detail here: https://www.cutrifruit.com.au
I have been looking forward to this interview for a long time!
I am delighted to introduce both Gaethan and Salah, two very humble and unassuming Ag Tech champions, to Profitable Farmer and to you all.
In this episode we explore:
- where Ag Tech, open air robotics, and on-farm automation has arrived to over the last 10 years
- the current advancements most impacting our industry
- what we can expect in technological advancement on-farm over the next 10 years
- what is required to make it a commercial reality; and (perhaps)
- how we each need to change our mindset and perspective in order to embrace the incredible change that awaits us.
Importantly, we get to hear how these two great, passionate, pioneering individuals have come together to apply the latest Ag Tech advancements to Cutri Fruit, and the undeniable impact this is having on driving performance, efficiency, quality, cost-saving and growth in that incredible Australian business.
This is a cracker! I hope you enjoy it.
Here's to an amazing future in Australian farming.
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