December 5, 2018 — Durham, N.C.

Event: FoodCon 2018

Topic:  Digital Agriculture

This panel discussion will explore the current state of precision agriculture and future developments in this area. Panelists will discuss the benefits of the technology, the challenges of implementation, and the economic case for investing in this space.


  • Peter Walter — Managing Director, L.E.K. Consulting
  • Michael Prorock — Founder,
  • Steven Valencsin — Founder and CEO, Growers
  • Paul Bisset — CEO, Harvest CROO Robotics
  • Matthew Brown — International Farming Corporation


December 5, 2018
Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business
100 Fuqua Drive
Durham, NC

Time: 10:15-11:15 a.m.


Peter Walter

Peter Walter is a Managing Director in L.E.K. Consulting's New York office. Peter has more than 20 years of global consulting experience, with a focus on strategy development and activation, mergers and acquisitions and performance improvement for both corporate and investor clients. He currently leads L.E.K.’s Agribusiness practice in the Americas and works extensively across selected industrials markets such as chemicals, packaging and industrial/business services. Peter formerly led L.E.K.’s Southeast Asia Practice for seven years and lived overseas for more than 12 years.

Peter received a BS in zoology from Duke University and completed his MBA (summa cum laude) from the Kellogg Graduate School of Business at Northwestern University. He is fluent in Spanish and Thai, proficient in Bahasa Indonesia, and has basic knowledge of Khmer and Portuguese.

FoodCon 2018

FoodCon is an annual conference that celebrates the food and agribusiness community. The business schools of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University and Duke University co-sponsor this one-day conference each year. Their goal is to bring together a diverse audience of students, community members and business professionals who have a shared interest in the sustainable food industry. FoodCon aims to increase the awareness and understanding of the sustainable food industry and to support and grow the industry in North Carolina and throughout the country.

About L.E.K. Consulting

L.E.K. Consulting is a global management consulting firm that uses deep industry expertise and rigorous analysis to help business leaders achieve practical results with real impact. We are uncompromising in our approach to helping clients consistently make better decisions, deliver improved business performance and create greater shareholder returns. The firm advises and supports global companies that are leaders in their industries — including the largest private- and public-sector organizations, private equity firms, and emerging entrepreneurial businesses. Founded in 1983, L.E.K. employs more than 1,400 professionals across the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe. For more information, go to