On June 13, 2019, the event Transformation of farming companies in agroindustrial ecosystems was held, developed by the sofOS company, where Eleven Rivers Growers had a participation in the panel: How is the transformation of farming companies going in smart ecosystems in Mexico? Mr. Ramsés Meza – CEO of Fundación Produce Sinaloa, Marcelino Rocha – IT Manager of Grupo Ceuta were also participating, and this panel was moderated by David Ruíz – Commercial Manager of sofOS, where they shared the trends of technology application in farming companies, from the perspective of the various areas in the supply chain: Production, Food Safety Certifications, and Research.
The event was developed in order to provide owners, CEOs, and IT managers of farming companies in Sinaloa, a clear path on how to start or deepen the digital transformation of their companies.
David Ruiz, Commercial Manager of SofOS, a SAP partner specialized in management systems for agri-food companies, states that for some time now, the talk in the country is about big data, the internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, robotics, mobility, digital core, drones, sensors, cloud computing, among many other technologies, without showing their use cases and the clear experience of Mexican companies that have already made progress in this path.
According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), these technologies have the potential to promote a quick progress in the sustainability, inclusion, and efficiency of food systems. As a result, digital transformation is important for a country such as Mexico, which is recognized as the third largest grower in Latin America, the 11th worldwide and the county hopes, as indicated by SADER, to end 2019 with a 2.6 percent growth in agricultural production.
“We wanted to join the discussion in order to end the myth, showing that companies which have implemented a series of technologies or computer applications with a clear strategy manage to become smart agroindustrial ecosystems. This allows them to take advantage over the challenges of the sector. This is why it is necessary that the issue of digital transformation becomes important in Mexico, to take advantage of its potential as a food producer, as well as to face the challenges to achieve it,” Ruiz said.
SofOS was founded in 1993 with the purpose of providing the best service in software development and business management systems. Two years later, in 1995, the company began providing support for ERP systems implementation. Throughout its history, SofOS products and services have been certified by SAP, in accordance with its high technical, methodological and quality standards, ensuring customers the access to high level professional practices and a World Class experience.