Founder and Managing Director, The Yield
Ros Harvey is an experienced entrepreneur and executive in technology, particularly the Internet of Things (IoT) and user-centric design. She is committed to creating public good through the innovative use of technology. Since founding Australian agtech company The Yield in 2014, it has become one of the industry's fastest-growing technology success stories, backed by several leading global businesses including Bosch, KPMG, and Microsoft. Ros is passionate about technology playing a role in the sustainable governance of the planet, and is an accomplished speaker on agtech, IoT, converting data to knowledge, and the future of food. She also co-founded the Food Agility Cooperative Research Centre and the Knowledge Economy Institute with Dr. Michael Briers, for which she remains an active non-executive director and strategy advisor, respectively. In 2018, Ros was named one of the Australian Financial Review's 100 most influential women and awarded the emerging leader in technology at the Women's Agenda Leadership Awards.