Agriculture Meets Tech

Agriculture Meets Tech

The Central Valley’s Ai-Enabled Ag-Tech (Ai.Ag) Hub


Friday, November 3rd | 3-5 PM | Fresno Convention Center
Enter through M Street Doors, Workshop upstairs in Room 215.

why aTtend?

  • The Biden Administration is executing an industrial policy to transform the U.S. economy into a set of strategic technology hubs that enhance national security and prosperity. At least four hubs have been created in California.
  • Direct incentives of $50 billion are available under the CHIPS and Science Act to catalyze the domestic manufacturing of chips and secure the semiconductors supply chain. Additional public funding sources are obtainable
  • A regional public private partnership (P3) to create an Ai.Ag Hub has been formed in Fresno. The P3 is competing for grant funding in the amount of $50-$75 million from the Economic Development Administration.

Workshop Agenda

Welcome & Introductory Remarks

  • MAYOR JERRY DYERCity of Fresno

panel discussions

Describing the Ai.Ag Hub and How it Builds on the F3 Project

  • Dr. Ram NunnaDean, Lyles College of Engineering, Fresno State
  • Christopher ZeitzVice President, Fresno Economic Development Corporation
  • Ashley SwearenginCEO/President, Central Valley Community Foundation
  • Professor Yang Quan ChenPhD, University of California, Merced

Launching the Technology Integration and Commercialization Center

  • S.C. Leung Program Strategist, SSTEP
  • Will TingProgram Advisor, SSTEP
  • Roger PeeneVice President, Product and Business Development, MemryX Inc
  • David LeeFounder and CEO, Singular Wings

Q&A to Follow

After the Workshop

Join us at the MADE public event on the main floor of the convention center. FREE ADMISSION with workshop. MADE is an annual trade show highlighting regional food industry innovation and success.

What you’ll learn

THE ROLE OF THE AI.AG HUB in applying a range of AI-based technologies to transform Central Valley agriculture into a globally competitive leading-edge industry.


  • California State University, Fresno and U.C. Merced will help develop and support commercialization of advanced technologies.
  • Fresno Economic Development Corporation will contribute workforce development programs.
  • Central Valley Community Foundation will highlight the needs of Central Valley agriculture.
  • SSTEP will attract and integrate diverse technologies from Taiwan and Silicon Valley to enhance the Ai.Ag Hub.

THE ROLE OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR – two SSTEP-recruited tech companies – MemryX and Singular Wings – both members of the P3, will present plans to deploy their technologies in the Central Valley.

Register Now

Registration for the event is now closed. Thank you for your interest, and we hope to see you at future events!