The agri-foodtech space is one of the most dynamic and exciting sectors in tech focused on helping to build a sustainable future for our planet. In this Table Talk Podcast we speak to two women who are working in agri-foodtech to share their personal experience. What inspired them to work in the sector, how did their career journey begin, what challenges they’ve faced and what is happening to increase diversity in agri-foodtech.
Joining our panel are Claudia Roessler, Agriculture – Strategic Partnerships, Principle Program Manager Azure Global Engineering at Microsoft, and Mikayla Sullivan, Co-Founder, Get Kinosol. Find out about their story and how the work they are doing is helping to promote change.
Claudia Roessler, Agriculture – Strategic Partnerships, Principle Program Manager Azure Global Engineering at Microsoft
Claudia Roessler is Director Agriculture in Microsoft Azure Global Engineering. She is responsible for developing strategic partnerships for Digital Innovation and Technology in the Agriculture and Food Industry. She helps organizations to achieve growth through digital solutions enabled by data & advanced analytics. Claudia Roessler joined Microsoft in 1992 in Munich, Germany. Her career is focused on Industry Solutions and Business Development. She assumed international roles in several disciplines including Business Development, Strategy & Operations, Sales & Marketing, and Engineering.
In addition, Claudia Roessler is on the Board of Directors for Ag Growth International. She is Venture Partner for Radicle Growth. And, she supports “Women for Agriculture” as part of their Advisory Board for Women in Food and Agriculture.
Mikayla Sullivan, Co-Founder, Get Kinosol
Mikayla Sullivan is an entrepreneur on a global mission. After traveling to over 20 countries and witnessing similar problems with food insecurity, she co-founded KinoSol, a social good startup focused on decreasing food waste, via solar food dehydrators and educational programs. Over the past five years, Mikayla’s grown KinoSol’s team and impact, while working to inspire other entrepreneurs to address global problems and assist them on their journey.