Michael GomesVice President of Business Development IoT at Topcon Agriculture, Italy
Michael Gomes has been active in the industry of precision agriculture for more than 24 years, helping farmers resolve challenges in the field applying electronics and technology for improved efficiency and optimized operation. As Vice President of Business Development IoT for Topcon Agriculture, his responsibilities include working between the global sales, product development and marketing teams to formulate business strategy and implement strategic alliances and projects globally.
Michael’s personal work experience includes utilizing various sensing technologies: optical, sonic and positioning integrated with machine control to automate and streamline functionality from planting through harvest. He is a co-inventor on patents in auto steering, sensors and user interface. He is a founding member of the Ag Data Coalition, an inter industry collaboration in the form of a non-profit organization striving to help farmers with data and its opportunities. As a native of California, he has familiarity with various aspects of specialty and horticultural crop production and irrigation technologies.
Michael holds a BS from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo; MBA from Golden Gate University; is a graduate of the California Ag Leadership Program; and has also been recognized as a member of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity.