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“Mark F. DeSantis, CEO of Bloomfield, to Speak at AgriNext Conference in Dubai”

Bloomfield, a leading venture-backed AI company in agriculture, proudly announces the participation of its CEO, Mark F. DeSantis, as a speaker at the upcoming AgriNext Conference, scheduled to take place in Dubai on November 13-14, 2024.

About Mark

Mark DeSantis brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the conference, drawing from his extensive background in entrepreneurship, AI technology, and public policy. As the CEO of Bloomfield, Mark spearheads initiatives that leverage artificial intelligence to revolutionize farming practices and enhance agricultural productivity worldwide.

Prior to his role at Bloomfield, Mark co-founded and served as CEO of RoadBotics, a venture-backed AI company specializing in assessing roadway infrastructure. His entrepreneurial journey also includes co-founding and chairing kWantix, a quant energy hedge fund, and kWantera, a venture-backed energy trading company.

Mark’s illustrious career spans various leadership positions, including CEO of Think Through Learning, a venture-backed online tutoring company, and US Managing Director of ANGLE Technology, PLC, a UK-based venture capital firm and consultancy.

Furthermore, Mark’s early career experiences shaped his expertise in public policy and technology. He served as the Director of Government Relations for Texas Instruments and held policy positions in The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy during the Administration of George H. W. Bush.

Mark’s dedication to academia is evident through his dual appointment as an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at the College of Engineering and Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University. Mark holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University, as well as a Doctorate in Business Administration from the Fox School of Business at Temple University.

His commitment to community development is reflected in his board positions at the Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania and Alma Lewis in Pittsburgh.

We are honored to have Mark DeSantis join us at the AgriNext Conference. His insights and leadership in leveraging AI for agricultural advancement will undoubtedly inspire attendees and contribute to meaningful discussions on the future of farming.

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