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Sarah Nolet announced as the first speaker today announced Sarah Nolet as the first speaker.

Today at Aquawest, a business known for introducing technology into the agricultural sector, the Dubbo Chamber of Commerce President, Matt Wright, announced Sarah Nolet as the first speaker for


Sarah Nolet is a globally recognised food systems innovation expert and the CEO of AgThentic, a global food and agriculture technology consulting firm. Sarah has been instrumental in building the early-stage food system innovation ecosystem in Australia, including coaching dozens of start-ups, designing accelerator programs, and helping industry and government to implement international best practices in food and ag innovation.


A systems thinker with an understanding of the complexities of the food system, Sarah brings a visionary yet pragmatic approach to her work with farmers, agribusinesses, universities, investors and entrepreneurs. Sarah is on the Board of the Future Farmers Network, and holds a Masters in System Design and Management from MIT, and a B.S. in Computer Science and Human Factors Engineering from Tufts University.


More information can be viewed on Sarah at the following links:

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● Twitter: @svnoles

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Matt Wright said, “I am excited to be standing in amongst an agricultural business pushing the boundaries of technology while announcing our first speaker who spends her entire days pushing the boundaries of technology.”


Michelle Hawkes from Aquawest is pleased that there is recognition of the importance of agriculture in a technology expo. “We are seeing the increasing importance of technology in our business and we need to adapt to the latest in technology to deliver the best possible result for our clients. New technology is being used every day with our pumps for farmers and general gardens and solar is of increasing importance,” continued Michelle.



Matt Wright 0400 022 630 is a one day event to help businesses plan ahead for the next ten years by embracing the technology revolution that is impacting business currently and will impact business operations in the future. The agenda is set for informative sessions from leaders in technology industries. They will be delivering not just current technology changes for business, but changes and trends that will impact and change the day to day operations of business in the future. is an initiative of, and will be powered by the Dubbo Chamber of Commerce. 2019 will be held on Tuesday 20 August at the DRTCC.

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