AgTech from space – how tiny satellites are solving massive problems

Rapid advances in technology over the past 20 years have dramatically altered global access to space. Satellite miniaturisation, advanced manufacturing and cloud processing infrastructure are just some of the developments that are having fundamental impacts on industry and society. Myriota is an Adelaide-based communications company which has developed world-first nanosatellite technology that provides direct to orbit, large scale, and low cost connectivity to monitor massive numbers of remote devices. This lecture takes you through the exciting changes that have defined the New Space age, South Australia’s pivotal role in advancing Australia’s space interests, and what Myriota’s fascinating technology means for farmers in remote and rural regions.


Tom Rayner is VP Sales at satellite communications company Myriota. Tom was the first non-technical appointment at Myriota and joined the executive team 8 weeks after incorporation in early 2016. Since that time Myriota has established itself as the global leader in ultra-low-cost Internet of Things (IoT) satellite connectivity. Tom grew up as a fifth-generation wheat/sheep farmer in South Australia’s mid-north and left the family farm in his mid 20’s after completing university studies in commerce. In addition to his time in agricultural production, Tom has extensive experience in corporate agribusiness having filled various roles at Elders over an eight-year period. Tom is an inaugural member of the South Australian Government’s AgTech Advisory Group.In the two years prior to joining Myriota, Tom was General Manager, Consumer Business at the Adelaide Crows AFL Club.

6:30pm @Little Bang Brewing Co, 25 Henry Street, STEPNEY 5069

Also speaking at this location at 8:30pm is Timothy Angel


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