Dr. Michael Ferrari is the Global Head of Climate and Agronomic Decision Sciences with Syngenta. In addition he is the Managing Partner at Atlas Research Innovations, a Partner with FutureMap, and Senior Fellow at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Most of Michael’s work blends science, technology and economics at the food-water-energy-infrastructure nexus, and encompasses Data Science & Analytics, Spatial Informatics, AI/Machine Learning, Financial & Physical Risk, GeoEconomics, Sensor Networks, Environmental System Science and Engineering, and Information Theory. Michael has spent his career as a scientist, engineer and economist in the following industrial sectors: agriculture and energy, FinTech, chemicals, water & natural resources, commodities & supply chain, and informatics. Dr. Ferrari earned his PhD from Rutgers where his research focused on developing theoretical and quantitative models to better understand the Industrial/Environmental interface and the Earth/Space/Biosphere complex from both an information systems and an evolutionary perspective. His doctoral and postdoctoral research in numerical modeling was supported by the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies.
Day 2 - Knowledge Talks 29 May