Autogrow has appointed Jonathan Morgan as its new chief technology officer.
Morgan is responsible for continuing the development of the Auckland-headquartered ag-tech company’s predictive technology, plant biological science and artificial intelligence.
“We are very pleased to welcome Jonathan to the Autogrow family and look forward to seeing him put his talents to use to deliver world class products and customer experiences,” said Autogrow CEO Darryn Keiller.
Morgan has more than 18 years of commercial experience in developing software and integrated technology solutions for customers. He has led teams in product development and customer experience.
He most recently served as ventures vice president – engineering at EROAD, a global leader in road charging, compliance and telematics services across New Zealand, Australia and North America.
“I’m excited to join a progressive team like Autogrow who is leading disruptive innovation within the AgTech space and creating new and exciting solutions to help grow food,” said Morgan. “It’s an area I’m interested in exploring and seeing how we can make positive impacts in the pockets of farmers and on the planet.”
Over the past two years Autogrow has doubled its employee numbers and launched a range of cutting-edge solutions for indoor growing. These solutions include the first application programming interface (API) and software development kit (SDK) for controlled environment agriculture (CEA), along with its integrated farm management platform FarmRoad.
“It’s been a busy two years and we are only set to become bigger with more innovative solutions for farmers. Jonathan’s appointment will ensure that we continue to push forward within CEA, an industry that is evolving at a rapid pace,” said Keiller.