Scientific & Technical Committee
The AGRITECH DAY Scientific and Technical Committee is made up of some fifteen experts from industry, education and research whose mission is to assess the quality and relevance of the papers proposed by the speakers.
Drawing on their expertise and scientific culture, the committee members actively contribute to the development of the AGRITECH DAY program.
Philippe COLACICCO, AXEMA Technical Committee Chairman and Kubota’s Europe R&D Director
The Committee Chairman
Philippe Colacicco holds generalist engineer degree and PhD of mechanics, he has first held various positions in Research and Development, Validation and Project Management in the automotive sector. Philippe then joined CLAAS Tractor in 2008, firstly in charge of developing the range of specialized tractors, before heading the Research and Development department for 6 years.
In 2016, he joined the Kubota Corporation Group to create the European R&D Tractors Center that he leads. Since 2018 Philippe Colacicco is the President of AXEMA’s Technical Committee.
Scientific & Technical committee 2023
Kubota’s Europe R&D director
AXEMA Technical Committee Chairman
Head of the Electronic department
BUREL Innovation Director
David R WHITE
Harper Adams University (UK)
Senior lecturer in engineering
ACTA – agricultural technical institutes
Digital Agriculture Engineer
Head of the DIGIFERMES® network
Head of advanced autonomous systems
Polytechnic Institute UniLaSalle
Head of the Montoldre Technological Research Platform
Agro-equipment and agroecology project manager
Research engineer in environmental assessment
Teacher / researcher in mechanics / robotics
IN SITU Vensys Group
Technical and R&D Director
PICHON / SAMSON AGRO
Director of Quality, Autonomy and Impact
POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE UNILASALLE
Teacher-researcher in Agricultural Equipment Engineering
Project Manager -Robotics and Systems for Agriculture
Director of the division Plant Health and Environment