Damien Lepoutre

Vice President

Land O'Lakes

United States of America

Mr. Damien Lepoutre is VP of Land O’Lakes and President of the GEOSYS group, the remote sensing company for Agriculture headquartered in the US with offices in France, Switzerland, Brazil and Australia. For over 30 years, GEOSYS has helped professionals in agriculture and in the agribusiness make better decisions thanks to remote sensing and information technologies. GEOSYS services include Farmsat, a web service to build variable rate application maps with satellite imagery, Agriquest, to help better assess the supply of ag commodities worldwide, and Croptical to monitor crop condition and manage risks on each and every field. Geosys joined Land O’Lakes, a $14B farmer’s owned cooperative, in 2013.

Damien Lepoutre is an agronomist, with an MBA he obtained later in his career. He started in Remote Sensing in NFAP, a joint NASA - USDA/FS program, in Houston in the early 1980’s. He then worked in the IT department of the French Ministry of Agriculture to develop software to advice growers on when and how to apply chemicals. In 1983 he started and managed the Remote Sensing and GIS lab of the French Ministry of Agriculture in CEMAGREF (now IRSTEA). Damien Lepoutre then founded GEOSYS in 1987 to better serve the agribusiness and the growers. Damien Lepoutre consults with numerous organisations as he has proved successful in managing a start up to a mature international company, has developed strong knowledge and expertise in digital ag technologies and the market, and is a good link between R&D, information technologies, remote sensing and agriculture development and management.