Damien Lepoutre

Vice President, Agtech Intelligence

Land O'Lakes

United States of America

Damien Lepoutre is vice president of Ag Tech at Land O’Lakes. He drives innovation strategies and ag tech and digital transformation in the competitive agriculture landscape to help farmers and member cooperatives leverage new cutting-edge technologies and face today’s numerous challenges to better feed human progress.
He is an agronomist and obtained an MBA later in his career. He started in remote sensing in a NASA/USDA JV in Houston in 1980. He then worked in the IT department of the French Ministry of Agriculture before founding it’s Remote Sensing and GIS research lab in CEMAGREF (now IRSTEA). He founded GEOSYS in 1987 to better serve farmers and international agribusinesses, a company he developed with offices in the U.S., France, Switzerland, Brazil and Australia and sold to Land O’Lakes in 2013.

Damien Lepoutre envisions what changes will support the future of agriculture. He has proved successful in turning an ag tech start-up into a mature international company, has developed strong knowledge and expertise in digital ag technologies and the market, and serves as a good link between R&D, information technology and agriculture development and management