Dr. Joe Russo is a co-founder and president of ZedX, Inc., an information technology company specializing in decision-support algorithms and data visualization tools for the agricultural and environmental industries.
Since 1999, Dr. Russo has been involved in the design and development of interactive, Web-based, decision-support and learning services for the ag sector. The most notable service is AgFleet, which was created for the precision ag market.
Since 2002, Dr. Russo has also been involved in the design and development of IT platforms for the government and universities. Some notable platforms include NAPPFAST for USDA APHIS, Soybean Rust (now ipmPIPE) for USDA CSREES, and PA-PIPE for the Pennsylvania State University extension service.
Dr. Russo is also a co-founder and president of SkyBit, Inc. SkyBit specializes in the electronic delivery of site-specific weather data to the agricultural communities of government, university and private industry.