Two years ago John Deere announced that they were making their API’s open to third party developers. That move to being more open has led to a number of collaborations, integrations and even a joint venture. Opening up the Develop with Deere conference in Kansas City this year is Pat Pinkston, John Deere Agriculture and Turf Division, Vice President, Information Solutions, Intelligent Solutions Group.
He provided a review of all the progress that has been made, especially in the last year, working with developers and dealers to create new applications and ways to integrate new services with the whole MyJohnDeere.com platform.
Listen to Pat’s keynote speech here: [wpaudio url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/zimmcomm/jd-develop-pinkston-keynote.mp3″ text=”Pat Pinkston Keynote, John Deere”]
After Pat’s speech I spoke with him personally. One of those new collaborations has led to a joint venture called SageInsights. SageInsights will initially serve the agriculture industry with further development of DN2K’s existing cloud software platform, MyAgCentral, for agricultural retailers and others who provide consulting services to growers. One of the key features brought to John Deere customers is a multi-client view which is a huge benefit to ag retailers who want to look at multiple clients with one login. You can learn more in my interview with Pat.
Listen to my interview with Pat here: [wpaudio url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/zimmcomm/jd-develop-15-pinkston-interview.mp3″ text=”Pat Pinkston Interview, John Deere”]