MySmartFarm, scooped the winning prize of the IBM SmartCamp that took place late last week. The Cape Town based company took up the title for its high tech innovative cloud based analytics solution to empower the agricultural sector.
MySmartFarm will represent Africa in the regional finals of IBM SmartCamp in Istanbul, Turkey on 30 and 31 October 2013. The IBM team of experts will support and mentor MySmartFarm all in preparation for this regional competition. MySmartFarm has been in existence since 2012 and have developed the “first ever” consolidation of high-tech agricultural services.
“Our cloud-based solution will mine agricultural data like weather, soil moisture, satellite data and more. Essentially, we have designed a system that collates and collects all the data that a farmer needs and then not only illustrate it appealingly, but also processes it to generate intelligence,” says Wolfgang von Loeper, Founder and CEO of MySmartFarm
“MySmartFarm and all the finalists of IBM SmartCamp demonstrated the kind of great technology innovation Africa is becoming renowned for – initiative and get totally practical. MySmartFarm ‘s solution is sophisticatedly simple, addresses a unique need in the market and is infinitely scalable which demonstrates the global aspirations we’d like to encourage in our partner start-ups. What’s more exciting is that their business model and future plans are solid and will definitely attract positive attention from the investment community to help accelerate their commercial aspirations,” says Clayton Booysen, Ecosystem Development Lead for IBM South Africa.