John Deere/Blue River Technology Info Session

John Deere/Blue River Technology
Speaker: •Lee Redden, CTO Blue River Technology
Date: October 14, 2019
Time: 12pm - 1pm
Location: Allen Building, room 101x

Abstract:
Entrepreneurship; Lee Redden is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and co-founder of Blue River Technology, a company that builds robotic weeding systems for agriculture that use computer vision and deep learning to detect every individual plant and take centimeter precise actions on plant-by-plant basis. During this talk, Lee will go through his entrepreneurial journey meeting a co-founder, finding the idea, leaving his Ph.D. program, starting a company, raising money from top VC’s on sand hill road and helping to build a business and team that was eventually acquired by John Deere for $305M.

Bio:
Lee Redden is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Co-Founder of Blue River Technology, a company that builds robotic weeding systems for agriculture that use computer vision and deep learning to detect every individual plant and take action on a centimeter plant-by-plant basis. The company was recently acquired by John Deere. Lee has a background in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science with a deep focus on machine learning and computer vision. He attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Stanford with short working stints at NASA's Johnson Space Center and John Hopkins Applied Physics Lab.

Date: 
Monday, October 14, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm