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Digital Animal Summit 2020 – Agenda



Tuesday, December 08, 2020, 9am PST (All times below are in Pacific Standard Time)

9:00 AM – Opening Remarks

Welcome to DAS 2020

9:10 AM – Opening Keynote: “A Fireside Chat with Dean Michael Lairmore”

  • Speaker: Michael Dale Lairmore (Dean, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine)
  • Moderator: Hilary Jensen (Founder, Obe)

9:40 AM – Panel I: Large Animal Discussion

  • Vision 2021: The Impact of Covid19 on the Future of the Production Animal Industry


  • Muhammad Abdullah (Head of Animal Health, Folio3)
  • Jens Kjaer (Sen. Associate Director Integrated Health Management – Swine, Boehringer Ingelheim)
  • Rodrigo Carranza (Director of Market Access- Head of Farm Certifications Unit, Diamond V)
  • Lesa Eidman (Vice President of Sales, Superior Farms)

10:15 AM – Conference Keynote: “A Conversation with Dr. Junaid Bajwa, Microsoft’s Chief Medical Scientist”

  • Speaker: Junaid Bajwa (Chief Medical Scientist, Microsoft; Former Global Head of Alliances, Merck)
  • Moderator: Umair Khan (Visiting Professor, UC Berkeley)

10:50 AM – Panel II: Small Animal Discussion

  • Meet The (Pet) Parents: The Changing Face of Companion Animal Care

11:20 AM – Startup Showcase


  • Matthew Divack (Senior Associate, Moment Ventures)
  • Adnan Lawai (Mentors Fund, Folio3)
  • Amy Coveny (Managing Partner, Quake Capital)

Participating Startups:

  • Scollar
  • Adoptimize

12:00 PM – Breakout Workshops

  • Pet Care Goes Digital: The hottest companion animal care products and services you have not seen (yet)
  • Recruitment and Career Management in the Digital Age
  • IoT Goes Country: Sensors, AI, and IOT find their way into animal farms
  • Feed for Thought: Digital Disruption in the Animal Feed Industry

12:45 PM – Closing Keynote:
Founders Fireside – “A Tale of Two Startups”

  • Speakers: Lisa Hu (Roo.vet), Matthew Rooda (SwineTech)
  • Moderator: Megan Berry (Mentors Fund)

1:15 PM – Closing Remarks

1:30 PM – “Social Hour” Breakouts