SatSummit 2024
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Davide Ceper

CEO at VARDA. He/Him.


Davide started his career as a Management Consultant for McKinsey & Company, working between Europe and Latin America across multiple industries. After an experience with the Sustainability Practice, he co-founded McKinsey’s Agriculture Practice in Latam, focusing on crop protection, biotech and sustainable agriculture clients. He then moved to the corporate world, working for several years at Gruppo Isagro, a global Italian crop protection and biosolutions company, becoming its General Manager. Since 2020, he led the initial incubation and scale-up of Varda, an agtech corporate spin-out sponsored by Yara with the mission to harness farm & field data to accelerate food systems’ sustainable transformation. Davide holds an MBA from Columbia University and an Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Bocconi University.

On the agenda

  1. Sustainable Agricultural Supply Chains

    May. 17, 10:15am
    The South Hub

    As agriculture continues to be a leading driver of global deforestation, we are seeing a shift from voluntary company commitments to mandatory regulatory compliance to remove deforestation from supply chains. The landmark European Union Deforestation Regulation (EUDR) is currently spurring activity across the sector. How can we use this moment as an opportunity to improve sustainable sourcing and forest conservation? EO and geospatial data have a huge role to play in solving this complex challenge. We will discuss the current state of work in this space and the remaining gaps to be filled, as the community works towards feeding the planet without destroying the planet.


    1. Jacob Abramowitz


    1. Craig Mills
    2. Jackson Harris
    3. Davide Ceper
    4. Evan Notman
    5. Bryce Cronkite-Ratcliff

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  1. NASA Lifelines


  1. Element84

  2. Esri

  3. Impact Observatory

  4. United States Agency for International Development (USAID)