Deepak Pareek

Deepak Pareek

CEO - AgriWatch

Technology Pioneer - World Economic Forum

Director, Indigram Labs Foundation Co-Founder - Benzai10 Investment Ventures

Deepak is a well-decorated technocrat honored as Top 10 Agropreneur 2019 by Future Agro Challenge, Greece, and Technology Pioneer 2018 by World Economic Forum, Switzerland. He has also served as a member of the Expert Panel of the World Economic Forum on Digital Transformation. Deepak is an influencer in Blockchain and AgTech domains being regular speaker, moderator and evangelist.

Deepak is CEO of AgriWatch a consulting firm that provides market intelligence, research, and advisory services across the agribusiness value chain. Deepak is also co-founder of Benzai10, a SEBI registered Venture Capital firm focused on investing in Agriculture and Food Technology. He sits on board of Indigram Labs Foundation a DST, Government of India supported Technology Business Incubator, the most successful AgTech & FoodTech Incubator and Accelerator of India.

Deepak, before joining AgriWatch was Managing Partner at HnyB, a consulting company specializing in Social Domain, working to create an ecosystem to deploy cutting-edge technologies including Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, and Internet of Things in social sector. He has 22 years of diverse experience working across 34 countries on various projects. Initiatives undertaken by AgriChain, DigiAgri, and MyCrop (Three AgTech companies Deepak founded) have Increased the Productivity of Farmers, Reduce their Cost of Cultivation, Enhanced the Quality of Output, and hence increased the Income of thousands of farmers across multiple

countries. He also advised various private, public, and multilateral organizations in the agriculture and technology domain.

Other awards and recognitions include being awarded as top 10 startups by Cultivate Program of UNDP, top 100 Social Entrepreneur listed by the National University of Singapore and DBS Foundation, NASSCOM award for using AI for Good, top 10 Start-Ups CEO impacting Indonesia by AliPay, Top CEO of Start-Up in AgTech by Indian Council for Food and Agriculture.

Deepak is a global influencer in the agriculture and food space with demonstrated evangelism in areas of Food Safety & Security, Protected & Regenerative Farming, and Digital & Smart Agriculture. He is well networked across more than 50 countries with a strong footprint in Europe, Africa, and Asia. Deepak is a regular speaker of global repute with honor of speaking at events including Global Agriculture Summit – Greece, African Innovation Week - Ethiopia, World Economic Forum Annual Meeting – Davos/Tianjin, WEF ASEAN - Hanoi, WEF AFRICA – South Africa, GFIME – UAE, NASDAQ Technology Pioneer Meeting – New York, African Union Private Sector Conference – Madagascar, GROW ASIA – Singapore, Better Rice Initiative Asia – Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, and Thailand.

Deepak is a regular contributor to various research in Agriculture Technology and Innovation domain, conducted by organizations and think tanks like NASSCOM, Nikkei Asia, Alpha Beta, All India Management Association (AMA), CII, Frost & Sullivan, World Economic Forum (WEF) to name a few.

He is a well-published author with various published books (John Wiley & Sons, CRC Press) on technology and business. He has been profiled by reputed publications/media including Forbes, Nikkei, Channel News Asia, YourStory, Nasscom Research, Inc42, Business Insider to name a few.

Deepak is a Bachelor of Engineering, Electronics with specialization in Telecom, from one of the top Indian institutions, Regional Engineering College {REC/NIT} Surat, the batch of 1994 – 1998.