Mike Gomes

Topcon Positioning Group

Gomes has been active in the digital transformation of agriculture for more than 25 years. As Vice President of Strategic Business Development for the Agriculture business unit his responsibilities include working alongside global sales and product management teams to develop business strategy, products and alliances that drive business growth. His personal work experience includes utilizing various sensing technologies; optical, sonic, and positioning toward improving in field efficiency and is a co-inventor on patents for aspects of Auto Steering, Sensors and User Interface. He serves on the Association of Equipment Manufactures (AEM) Ag Sector board, vice chair of the AEM Ag Innovations council and a member of AEM Regulatory and Future of Food councils. He has served as Chair of the VDI’s Connected Off Highway Conference in Germany for 2018-2021.  In 2019, he was selected to the USA’s FCC Federal task force on Connectivity and Technology needs of Precision Agriculture and has received bi-partisan endorsement from both administrations. 

Topcon Positioning Group, headquartered in Livermore, California, designs, manufactures and distributes precise positioning products and solutions for the global surveying, construction, agriculture, civil engineering, BIM, mapping and GIS, asset management and mobile control markets.  Its brands include Topcon, Sokkia, Tierra, Digi-Star, RDS Technology, NORAC and 2LS. Topcon Corporation, founded in 1932, is traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.