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Michael Gilbert

Founder and Director of the BoardSemios

Vancouver, Canada Area

Member Since September 2021




Founder and Director of the Board at Semios. Helping farmers use data to optimize every acre. Father, founder, scientist. Passionate about sustainability and having fun shaping the future.

Published content

14 Strategies for Leaders to Adopt or Practice Mindfulness

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Adopting practices like mindfulness can be a great way to reduce stress and take back control of one's life. Between managing employees, monitoring the market and setting and achieving business goals, leaders have a lot of pressure on their shoulders. All of these responsibilities and expectations undoubtedly contribute to making stress a routine and ever-present part of the job for many leaders. While leadership and stress can go hand-in-hand, pursuing practices like mindfulness could help leaders better manage their stress and take back control. To help leaders prevent stress from negatively impacting their productivity and morale, 14 Newsweek Expert Forum members offer advice for how leaders can adopt or practice mindfulness on a regular basis.

3 Things Farmers Need to Embrace Innovation


Many farmers are at the breaking point, but innovation to help needs to arrive on their terms.

12 Effective Ways to Approach Managing Multiple Priorities

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Even the most experienced of leaders can struggle when it comes to managing several different priorities. Between catering to the needs of customers, ensuring employees are engaged, remaining true to the values of the organization and staying compliant on changing laws, running a business naturally requires entrepreneurs to balance several different priorities all at once. No matter how experienced a leader is or how top-notch their juggling skills are, any person would struggle with these responsibilities. Stepping outside of the mindset that they have to handle everything alone is a key first step for many leaders. Below, 12 Newsweek Expert Forum members each share one additional approach leaders can take when managing multiple projects and priorities.

The Missing Ingredient in Agtech: Boots on the Ground


Addressing this need requires a critical shift from thinking of agtech as a product to thinking of it as a service.

Here’s How Farmers Can Take Advantage of the Deflationary Power of Data


Precision agriculture — the use of sensors and AI to pinpoint what resources are needed where — has quickly gone from sci-fi to reality as farmers contend with several challenges.

How to Build a Culture of Curious Coachability at Work


Curiosity alone isn’t everything. It exists on a spectrum with coachability, and there’s a sweet spot somewhere in the middle.

Company details


Company bio

Semios is a scalable, data analytics platform for growers of tree fruit and tree nut crops that helps predict, identify, and prevent pest and disease pressure. The Semios analytics engine draws on multiple sources of data and information including a robust, wireless network of in-canopy sensors on every customer farm measuring climate, soil and insect pest activity. Leveraging a network of 2 million sensors, providing updates every 10 minutes, we apply big data analytics and machine learning to reduce and mitigate crop risks for growers. Semios improves sustainability by promoting reduced dependency on pesticides and crop management inputs while helping to increase the value of harvests through reduced loss and increased quality.



Area of focus

Integrated Pest Management

Company size

51 - 200