AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS

The afternoon breakout sessions are concurrent content tracks.  Attendees will be able to choose which sessions to attend and can switch between tracks during the breaks between each session. Video of each track will be available for attendees so they can see content from both tracks after the Summit. 

Recital Hall

1:40-2:10: Kitchen TV: The Community Screen?

Yoon Lee, Head of Innovation, Samsung; Esme Williams (Allrecipes), Amanda Rottier, NY Times    

2:15-2:45: RIP Microwave: Here Comes RF Cooking

Yuval Ben-Haim, President, Goji Solutoins; Dan Viza, Marketing Director, RF Heating, NXP; Klaus Werner, RF Energy Alliance; Michael Wolf, The Spoon

2:50-3:20: Cooking Appliances 2025: A Look Into The Future

Steve Svajian, CEO, Anova Culinary; Michael Natkin, CTO, ChefSteps; Kevin Brown, CEO, Innit

3:25-3:55 Shared Plate: How The Sharing Economy Impacts Food & Cooking (Panel)

David McIntyre, Global Head of Food, Airbnb; Chetan Narian, Product Manager, UberEats; Interviewer: Brian Frank, FTW

 

NORCLIFFE FOUNDER'S ROOM

1:40-2:10 Don't Brick My Fridge

Kurt Beecher, Beecher Cheese

2:15-2:45 The Internet of Food (Interactive Talk)

Dr. Matthew Lange, UC Berkeley, IC-Foods

2:50-3:20 Exploring The Intersection of Virtual Reality & Food

Rupali Steinmeyer, Managing Director, MetaDesign

3:25-3:55 The Precision Revolution: Beyond Sous Vide

Bill Mitchell, CEO, PicoBrew; Joe Behm, CEO, Behmor; Eric Norman, CEO, Cinder

 

3:55-4:25: AFTERNOON BREAK

 

THE FINAL FIVE

RECITAL HALL

The Final Five are five individual, visionary talks about the future. They are meant to inspire and inform attendees so they can go home and catalyze action for their startup, big company or individual careers.

4:25-4:40

Re-inventing Retail for Smart Goods - Josh Shabtai, Director, Labs Productions & Operations, Lowe's Innovation Labs

4:40-4:55

Taste As Technology: Exploring Personalized Taste - Mikel Cirkus, Global Director Conceptual Design, Flavors Division, Firmenich

4:55-5:10

Gamifying Food: Applying Video Game Concepts To Cooking As a Recipe For Monetization - Kevin Yu, CEO, SideChef

5:10-5:25

Imagining A Printed Food Future - Vaiva Kalnikaitė, CEO, Dovetailed

5:25-5:40

Software Is Eating The Recipe - Jon Jenkins, Director of Engineering, Hestan Smart Labs