Mr. Collis is a Senior Program Officer of Digital Agriculture Solutions at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Mr. Collis has over 20 years’ experience in agricultural information technology. A graduate of the University of New South Wales in Geomatic Engineering, Mr. Collis worked at the CGIAR and Texas A&M University on crop simulation, agro-climatic modeling and software development. He then co-founded aWhere, a Benefit Corporation focused on agricultural intelligence, information and insight to help increase food production, improve efficacy and mitigate climate risk in agriculture. His focus at the Gates Foundation is Digital Farmer Services and Smart Farming solutions.