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Sat, Apr 20



SDG Innovation Lecture Series

Unlocking Africa’s Agricultural Potential: An AI and Metaverse Project Based Learning Framework for Engineering Capacity Building in Precision Agriculture

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Apr 20, 2024, 10:00 AM


About the Event

ADN is thrilled to announce the  inaugural lecture of our Chief Innovation Officer, Dr. Franck Adjogble - “Unlocking Africa’s Agricultural Potential: A Metaverse Framework for Precision Agriculture Engineering Capacity Building.” This groundbreaking event will bring together technologists, innovators, and thought leaders from Africa and the African Diaspora to delve into the transformative power of the metaverse in revolutionizing precision agriculture.

🌍 Africa holds immense agricultural potential, yet challenges such as climate change, limited resources, and lack of technological infrastructure hinder its growth. But what if we could leverage cutting-edge technologies like the metaverse to address these challenges and unlock unprecedented opportunities for sustainable agriculture?

🌾 In this lecture, we’ll explore how a AI and Metaverse Makerspace Project Based Learning framework  can empower engineers, researchers, and farmers to optimize agricultural practices, improve crop yields, and ensure food security for generations to come. From virtual simulations of agricultural landscapes to AI-driven precision farming techniques, we’ll dive deep into the innovative solutions shaping the future of farming in Africa.

Bio of Speaker

Dr. Franck Komi Lolonyo Adjogble, a native of Togo brings with him a wealth of experience and accomplishments in the realms of technology, innovation management, and computer science. He holds a Ph.D. in Technology and Innovation Management from the University of Hagen, Germany, in collaboration with the esteemed Fraunhofer Institute of Industrial Engineering, where he developed the “Computer Assisted Technology Intelligence” System, along with a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Siegen.

Dr. Adjogble has made significant contributions in various leadership capacities across the steel and aluminum rolling industries. His roles have included General Manager of Digital Technologies and Digital Solutions at SMS-Digital, Chief Engineer and Business Development Manager at SMS-SIEMAG LLC, and Manager of Automation Systems and Process Models at SMS-SIEMAG GmbH. His expertise in commissioning and managing rolling mills and automation systems, especially in hot strip and plate mills, is globally recognized, with project involvements spanning numerous countries including Germany, Sweden, India, Finland, Denmark, Saudi Arabia, China, and the United States.

His passion for education and mentorship is evident from his tenure as a lecturer at the TÜV Akademie Rheinland GmbH in Siegen, Germany, and as a faculty member at the University of Hagen. Dr. Adjogble has supervised and mentored several cohorts of students in Technology and Innovation Management, enhancing their skills and guiding them to successful degree completions.

Dr. Adjogble's ambition to blend practical industry knowledge with academic research is manifested in his aspiration for a long-term tenure as a university professor. His scholarly work has been recognized with numerous accolades, including the James Farrington Award and the Hunt-Kelly Award from the Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST), and the AIST Board of Directors Award. His research, encompassing areas such as the Industrial Internet of Things, Natural Language Processing, and Artificial Intelligence applications in Metals Industry, has been presented and published internationally.

His multilingual proficiency in German, French, English, and Ewe complements his global perspective and is a testament to his ability to engage with diverse groups effectively.

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