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The Yield recognised with IoTAA accolade

Australian start-up collects award at Sydney conference where ag-tech takes centre stage

The Yield recognised with IoTAA accolade

(l-r) The Yield's Libby Graham and Chris Mendes with the Industry in IoT award

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The Yield has been recognised at the 2018 IoT (Internet of Things) Impact Awards. The Australian ag-tech company took out the ‘Industry in IoT’ award at a ceremony that rounded out the first day of the 2018 IoT Impact Conference in Sydney.

Presented by the Internet of Things Alliance Australia (IoTAA) the award was open to entrants across all industries in Australia powered by the IoT.

In awarding the ‘Industry in IoT’ accolade, the IoTAA acknowledged The Yield’s industry business impact and the new business model it has created enabled by IoT technology.

“It’s a great honour to have won this year’s IoT Impact award in the ‘Industry in IoT’ category,” said Ros Harvey, founder and managing director of The Yield. “We’re pleased to see The Yield and the growing agtech industry recognised as an increasing force in the Australian IoT and technology community.”

Ag-tech and IoT in agriculture took a front seat at this year’s conference, with Harvey moderating a session titled ‘Increasing Australia’s competitive position in food and agriculture through technology’. The session featured Harry Debney, CEO of Costa Group, Garry Gale, head of agribusiness at NAB, and Ben Van Delden, head of agrifood tech and head of markets at KPMG.

“Australia is the perfect breeding ground for ag-tech innovation; growers are innovative because they need to be,” Harvey continued. “We’re helping them to solve real problems, while creating reliable and accurate technology they can use every day.”

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