Articles by John Jefferson

About John Jefferson

John Jefferson is the Director for Statewide Constituency Relations at AT&T California covering the rural, environmental, public safety, and health care sectors. In this capacity, he works extensively with smart agriculture, smart cities and IoT teams to build partnerships and coalitions advancing the use of technology to improve outcomes across the state.

Finding Fresh: How Smart Farming is Impacting Smart Cities

The California economy is currently seeing a spillover of the newest technological innovations from Silicon Valley, into the Central, San Joaquin and Salinas Valleys; adding to the existing base of advancements in precision irrigation, spectral imaging, genomics, environmental, animal and plant sciences, and dozens of other areas of practice. Many of the applications in use in today’s cities will likely find their place on the farm or vineyard, especially when it comes to IoT (Internet of Things) technologies.

The smart city is meeting the smart farm, but the nature of technology necessitates this relationship will be symbiotic not unidirectional. Increasingly, the smart farm will be impacting the smart city. 

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