Sebastien Boyer – Keynote Speaker

Co-founder & Chairman of Farmwise, Tech Entrepreneur & Investor

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Specialist Subjects

  • How Can Companies Leverage AI to Win? Strategy and Tactics
  • Using Technology to Achieve Sustainability


  • English
  • French


Sebastien Boyer is a French inventor, entrepreneur, board member, and tech investor in AI and Robotics based in Silicon Valley. He is the co-founder and Chairman of FarmWise, one of the most successful applied-AI companies of the past few years, leveraging AI and robotics to build more precise farming machines. Seb Boyer started Farmwise in 2016 and ran it as CEO for 7 years, raising $85m from leading Silicon Valley investors including Google Ventures, Playground Global, Felicis Ventures, Fall Line Capital, Basis Set Ventures, Kubota and others. Its impact has been recognized in media such as Bloomberg, The Economist, the TIME magazine (Best product of the year) and the Financial Times. He was named one of the 35 Innovators Under 35 for Europe from MIT Technology Review in 2018, featured in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2019, received the Young Entrepreneur of the year 2019 award by the French-American Business Association and was part of the list of the 40 under 40 leaders in the US Fruit and Vegetable industry.

Sebastien Boyer is a recurring guest teacher at Stanford, a mentor in the MIT startup spinout program, and a board member and advisor to several AI startups in domains such as FinTech, Gaming and Agriculture. He regularly advises the French Public Investment Bank on computing infrastructure for AI. Seb Boyer holds a Master’s in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from MIT, and a bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics from Ecole Polytechnique in France.

Popular Talks by Sebastien Boyer

How Can Companies Leverage AI to Win? Strategy and Tactics

He discusses where the opportunities are for businesses to leverage AI in the short term (adapting to specific industries) in order to create differentiation and improve product and services. He then discuss how to make this happen, how to decide what to build in-house and what to outsource, where the business value is. Finally, he discusses the long term strategic implications of AI, what it changes for business in the long run in terms of product positioning and strategic assets.

Using Technology to Achieve Sustainability

Most businesses need to adapt to new sustainability goals. Beyond the reporting and the “green washing”, he discusses where environmental efficiency gains are most likely to appear and how technology, including AI, can help companies accelerate toward their sustainability goals.

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