AgNext onboards Dr. Subrat Panda as CTO to scale its AgTech globally


AgNext’s leadership expansion aims to build deeptech in the agriculture and food sector bringing further value-added solutions for quality-based trade globally.

Agtech innovator AgNext, has announced the expansion of its leadership team by onboarding Dr. Subrat Panda as Chief Technology Officer. With Subrat, the company aims to further build smarter & intelligent SAAS solutions on its platform and extend it to a global audience.

AgNext’s technology brings a digital solution stack for food assessments during transactions happening in the prevalent agriculture supply chains. These forages have been done subjectively in a non-transparent manner, leading to huge losses for buyers and sellers alike.

AgNext deploys its Qualix platform at all points where buyers and sellers transact in the supply chain, building trust & speed in every transaction by digitizing quality assessments. Transparent and digitized transactions make it attractive for buyers and sellers alike, making it profitable for buyers and providing incentives for the sellers with better quality.

The company has filed 12 patents around these solutions and with the new CTO coming in, AgNext targets more than 70 patents in the coming two years. Subrat also plans to bring a unique quality based trade platform under its new technological developments, to provide further value-added SAAS solutions to agribusinesses worldwide.

Prior to joining AgNext, Subrat worked with Capillary Technologies as the Head of Engineering, AI, and Data Sciences. He is a B.Tech graduate in Computer Science from IIT Kharagpur and Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence from the same institution. Subrat brings immense experience in hardware, software, and artificial intelligence alike, having worked with companies like Synopsys, IBM STG, Nvidia, and Taro across his professional career.

Subrat has also authored multiple patents owing to his deep understanding of technological solutions and research prowess. Subrat also brings immense experience in research, wherein he had been a research consultant on various industry-sponsored projects at IIT Kharagpur. He brings immense experience working with technology startups deploying solutions globally, while also being a technology advisor cum mentor to multiple startups and AI communities.

At AgNext, Subrat will be focusing on structuring deeptech and aligning product lines for a global client base. Building further value-added SaaS solutions on its AI-enabled platform, Qualix. Subrat plans to overhaul Quality based trade using valuable SaaS solutions at all transaction nodes within agribusiness value chains.

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“AgNext is truly AI at its core working with the aim to deliver best applications to transform agriculture and make a global impact. I come from an agricultural background and always aspired to go back to my roots and make a dent in the agri industry leveraging technology. My passion for AI and agriculture are now coming together in the form of AgNext. At AgNext we are working on the vision to build a world class agri tech product leveraging AI, Smart and Intelligent IoT & sensors, robust platforms all coming together in the form of deep tech IP as an outcome of this process. A very integrated approach has to be undertaken in that direction as we are building the most valuable agritech product out of India, for the world”, Subrat Panda, CTO AgNext says.

Taranjeet Singh Bhamra, the Founder and CEO of AgNext says on the hiring, “AgNext is a perfect amalgamation of an integrated Data sciences, hardware, and software approach and we believe in excellence in integration as a key to provide highly valuable solutions to our client base. We are now scaling in India and globally, with thousands of locational deployments getting done for our solutions, across the agribusiness verticals we are focused on. Subrat has immense knowledge on AI, hardware, and software and such a combination of CTO is absolutely rare and unseen in any agtech startup worldwide.”



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