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Speaker Profile: Cam Brown, Forsite Consultants

Cam holds a BSF from UBC and a Masters in Forest Engineering from OSU. He currently manages Forsite’s Resource Management and Technology group from their head office in Salmon Arm. He obtained his RPF in 1996 and has worked in the BC forest industry for over 20 years – mostly in consulting roles. Cam’s recent work has focused on strategic …

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Metsähallitus and CollectiveCrunch announce next Phase of Partnership

Last year, Metsähallitus and CollectiveCrunch started to explore how artificial intelligence (AI) could be utilized in the planning of forestry operations. Due to the promising results Metsähallitus decided to expand the project together with its innovation partner CollectiveCrunch. The objective is to train the AI to automatically prepare more advanced and up-to-date forestry management plans than ever before. In the …

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Speaker Profile: Rolf Schmitz, Collective Crunch

Rolf Schmitz has an Engineering Degree and MBA, with a strong business development and sales background. Rolf has built global sales and product marketing teams in the mobile industry. Rolf was the Business Development lead at Coding Technologies, a tech firm that was sold to Dolby Labs for €270million in 2007. In CollectiveCrunch Rolf takes care of finance, funding, marketing …

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Remsoft Partners with Weyerhaeuser to Present on Optimized Operations Management at ForestTECHx 2020

Remsoft and Weyerhaeuser will present on Optimized Operations Management at ForestTECHx, a leading forest management technology conference on the latest technologies, innovations and practical tools to increase forest operations productivity. Remsoft is partnering with Weyerhaeuser to speak on the topic of Optimized Operations Management at the upcoming ForestTECHx in March, 2020. ForestTECHX is a leading forest management technology series on …

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Speaker Profile: Grant Sutherland

Grant Sutherland is the Product Manager for Trimble Forestry. He provides management for supply chain and SaaS solutions within the Trimble Connected Forest portfolio of products. Grant is also responsible for developing new markets, project management, supporting and training sales team and communicating Customer needs to development teams. We are very fortunate to have Grant present at ForestTECHX 2020!

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Old Data – The Wildfire You Didn’t See Coming

Author: Rezatec Information has always been at the heart of the forest managers job – knowledge of stand age, tree species, fire and storm damage, pest and disease and logging costs have all been essential for profitable forest management for decades. What is different now? The technology available for collecting, analyzing and presenting this information, with emphasis on the frequency …

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Speaker Profile: Pam Tucker, Utility Composites

Pam Tucker co-founded Utility Composites Inc. in 1993 to make composite fasteners which are sold world-wide. Utility Composites product line has expanded from fasteners for wood and composites to include fasteners for rubber and tracking fasteners, all of which are made in the U.S. Pam holds over twenty patents and has published several articles in refereed journals. Prior to Utility …

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Kiwi tech companies Tectonus and Robotics Plus win Trans-Tasman growth award

Two Kiwi tech companies will have the opportunity to scale their businesses after being named inaugural winners of the ANZLF Trans-Tasman Innovation and Growth Awards tonight in Auckland. Tectonus, a company pioneering seismic structural resilience technology, and Robotics Plus, who are using robotics to solve global challenges in primary industries, will receive A$20,000 ($21,407) and participate in a series of …

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Speaker Profile: Dr Matt Glenn, Robotics Plus

Having attained an Honours Degree from Liverpool University Dr Glenn completed a PhD in Molecular Biology from Leeds University in 1995 and travelled to New Zealand for a Postdoctoral role at Genesis Research and Development, a start-up biotech firm. Dr Glenn developed Genesis Research’s high throughput DNA sequencing group and became the Head of the Genomics Division which included the …

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Speaker Profile: Kevin Lim, Lim Geomatics

Dr. Kevin Lim founded Lim Geomatics in 2006 on the heels of completing his doctorate at Queen’s University. His thesis on the estimation of biophysical properties using airborne lidar remote sensing set the stage for how geospatial technology is transforming the forest industry. Dr. Lim’s research is still widely cited and often included on mandatory reading lists for graduate students …

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Speaker Profiles: Doug Jones, Remsoft & David Gilluly, Weyerhaeuser

As Senior Vice President of Remsoft, Doug Jones leads the Solutions & Innovations Team in pursuit of Remsoft’s expanded offerings through product and solution development. Over the past 15 years with Remsoft, Doug has traveled the world to work closely with Remsoft clients, speak at conferences and meet many people in the forestry community. He is seen as a thought …

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Speaker Profile: Tim Vallings, Rezatec

Tim Vallings is the Chief Commercial Officer for Rezatec, responsible for direct sales across all verticals, globally, and has been with Rezatec since its founding in 2012.  Tim has worked for the past 20 years for both PLC and Start Up businesses in the natural assets environment, focused on Forestry and has proven experience across all commercial disciplines, having lead …

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Four steps to extend drone use in research

Better regulation, flight control, batteries and software would improve the range of craft and data quality, argue Nicholas C. Coops, Tristan R.H. Goodbody and Lin Cao. Drones are revolutionizing environ mental research. Using small remote-controlled aerial vehicles, scientists can photograph far-flung places more quickly, easily and cheaply than by conventional surveys done on foot, by car or from balloons, satellites …

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Conference: How remote sensing unlocks profit from the forest

Remote sensing technologies are enabling more efficient and profitable forestry operations. The latest forest technology conference in Vancouver in early March features practitioners who specialize in helping their forestry clients to see how well these systems work. A range of knowledgable and practical forest management experts will deliver insights into this new technology at the ForestTECHX conference in Vancouver on …

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Forest technology conference reveals harvester data goldmine

When it comes to extracting value from forests, one of the most important developments in forest technology today is STICKS software. It’s a paradigm shift for loggers and forest owners. While hidden in most modern harvesters, unlocking the system leads to a wealth of information for optimizing woodflows. The unique harvesting and woodflow system was developed by an Australian forester …

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Foresters benefit from practical technology

Vancouver, BC – Practical foresters with ‘boots on the ground’ experience will feature an international forest technology conference coming in March. They’ll demonstrate how strong provider-user partnerships can speed implementation and adoption of timesaving forest management technologies. One international keynote speaker, David Herries from Interpine, leads a company well versed in creating partnerships to improve measurement for forest management clients. …

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New harvester technologies boost log value recovery

Vancouver, BC – In early March, a new international forest technology conference is set to bring the latest harvest planning technologies from around the globe to British Columbia foresters and harvesting operations managers. “With mechanized harvesting, new technologies in harvesters have been proven to lift log grades and outturn consistently. Internationally, Australian loggers have ben among most quickest early adopters …

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Dual focus for upcoming forest technology conference

In early March, professional foresters and operations managers from Canada’s leading forest companies will be treated to an international selection of innovative systems for enhancing forest management and log values. ForestTECHX 2018 is an international forest technology conference running on March 6-7th at the Executive Airport Plaza Hotel in Richmond, near Vancouver Airport. Program manager for ForestTECHX, John Stulen says, …

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Technology serving forest managers accelerating rapidly

Vancouver, BC – With the speed of technology devices and software applications improving faster than ever, the need for professional foresters and operations managers to keep pace with the changes is greater now too. A new international forest management technology conference is set to bring all of the latest inventory and harvest planning technologies from around the world to British …

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Forest inventory tools enhance decision support say experts

Vancouver, BC – Internationally, inventory mapping for foresters has benefited considerably from developments in drone and lidar technologies. Many senior forest managers are now focused on how the new systems deliver better deicsion-making by foresters on the ground out in the woods. Service providers understand that forest managers need a way to tailor the data being collected to the questions …