Operations Center in MyJohnDeere
As production agriculture seeks to meet the needs of a growing population, the total solution John Deere provides gives users innovative tools to better manage and maximize their productivity while enhancing sustainability. The Operations Center in MyJohnDeere is John Deere’s commitment to innovation and technology. Operations Center is a unique, open, and accessible online ag-data solution that collects machine, logistic, and agronomic data in a central location. It provides tools that connects and empowers users and their team of advisors to make decisions before, during, and after the crop season. With John Deere APIs, software providers can work with Deere to create applications that benefit Operations Center users with greater insights to their operations. For more information on our APIs, or to ask about becoming a software partner, please visit developer.deere.com or stop by the John Deere booth in the Exhibit Hall.
Biography: Patrick Pinkston is Vice President, Information Solutions, a position he's held since September 2013 along with the Technology side as well. Pinkston was responsible for the Intelligent Solutions Technology function and the Information Solutions portion of Deere's Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG). In this role, Pinkston leads teams charged with establishing Intelligent Solutions technical architecture across all ISG business units, while also leading the strategy, design, delivery, and commercialization for the Information Solutions business unit. In addition, he plays a leadership role in operations and integration planning for ISG. Pinkstons current primary focus is the Information Solutions group. Pinkston began his career at Deere as an engineer in the Product Engineering Center in Waterloo, Iowa, in 1977. He held positions of increasing responsibility at that operation as well as at the John Deere Waterloo Works over the next two decades. In 1996, he was named Factory Manager, Componentes John Deere in Chihuahua, Mexico, and two years later Manager, Cotton Operations, John Deere Des Moines Works. In 1999, he was named Director, Worldwide Ag Quality, Deere & Company. He was appointed General Manager, John Deere Seeding in 2000 and General Manager, John Deere Waterloo Works in 2005. He later served as Director, Manufacturing Strategic Planning Global Tractor & Implement Sourcing, and was appointed to his previous role, Vice President, Global Platform Services for Deere's Agriculture and Turf Division, in 2009. Pinkston graduated from Iowa State University at Ames with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering in 1977.
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