Award Presented at 12th SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization & Innovation Conference
The prestigious SHIPPINGInsight Innovation Award for 2023 was presented on Thursday, October 12th to Eli Feiglin, Chief Commercial Officer of AgwaFarm, for their autonomous vegetable machine operated by artificial intelligence algorithms to grow vegetables to perfection at the 12th SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization & Innovation Conference. Eli was unable to accept in person as he is a police reservist and needed to stay in Israel due to the conflict there.
- Each year, the award is given to recognize new technologies (“Chum”) who have achieved success in creating and executing an innovative initiative that pushes the boundaries of ship and fleet optimization objectives. The winner is chosen by the “Sharks” through their “investment” in the various technologies presented in the SHARK TANK. The second place was awarded to Katherine Mattikow, SUNY Maritime Graduate Student and class of 2023 for her Pilot Ladder safety mechanism. Third place went to Samantha Weckesser, Student Stevens Institute of Technology.
Agwa is an autonomous vegetable machine operated by artificial intelligence algorithms to grow your vegetables to perfection. Agwa’s algorithm controls the device and adjusts the growing conditions automatically and remotely. The Agwa 2.0 is so sophisticated that it can grow various vegetables simultaneously.
Eli who Zoomed in from Israel was grateful for the opportunity to present Agwa’s product amidst the turmoil happening. He presented in uniform, prepared to serve.
Carleen Lyden Walker, the Chief Evolution Officer for SHIPPINGInsight, emphasized, “We take great pride in providing a platform for solution providers to showcase their innovations. Our SHIPPINGInsight Innovation Award allows us to identify tomorrow’s solutions today. This underscores our commitment to offering opportunities for solution providers to shine on a global stage as many of our contestants go on to be picked up by investors and other maritime interests.”
This year’s judges (“Sharks”) included Glennette Fowler of Fowlco Maritime, Rich Pruitt of Carnival Cruise Lines, Jack Noonan of Binnacle Maritime, Milind Trilokekar of Triworld Shipping Services, Kevin Humphreys of Attender, and Paul Camp of Capital C.
To view the proceedings, go to SHIPPINGInsight.