The author, Sumer S. Johal, is a serial entrepreneur and the Founder and CEO of Agralogics –- an analytics and workflow management technology company that uses geo-registered Big-Data science to solve complex problems in the food ecosystem around resource management, yield, traceability, quality, security and safety.

Mr. Johal is a technology veteran with deep leadership experience in multiple Industries -– across the globe -– in both early stage ventures and publicly held companies. He has spent over 12 years in analytics companies and over 5 years in renewable bio-energy. Mr. Johal is deeply passionate about global sustainability of food, water, and energy –- particularly when these can be influenced by technology. He sits on numerous advisory boards -– at both for- and non-profit companies -- as well as contributes regularly to thought leadership discussions on these topics across the globe.

Mr. Johal has a BS and MS in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two sons