Ways Monsanto is using IT as an enabler for the digital future

When I joined Monsanto, it was evident that we had some good skills already in place and a few skill gaps. For example, we had a footprint in data science. When we acquired The Climate Corporation in late 2013, it was a powerful accelerator in that area because they are a data science, data-driven company. In essence, we combined our capabilities, adding a strong data science player to a strong agronomics player with expertise in soil management and crop production. This combination gave us a platform to elevate the use of data science capabilities across the corporation to benefit farmers. Where else are we building? In the area of predictive analytics and in software engineering, so that we can execute true cloud-based engineering initiatives. In the area of APIs and microservices,…


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