Over the past couple years, Buzzfeed's Tasty helped pioneer a new format for recipes that has catapulted them to the top of the world's leading video publishers. Now, the company is turning those same catchy quick-watch cooking videos watched by billions into software-powered cooking experiences to power their own cooking appliance, the Tasty One Top. In this fireside chat, Michael Wolf discusses the evolution of Tasty from viral recipe content site to a creator of a connected hardware product.
How does a company reinvent itself in the age of IoT, AI and big data? And more importantly, how does it use those technologies to improve the customer experience? In this fireside chat, we talk to two leaders charged with helping established brands innovate their way into the future about the transformative impact of new technologies and how it will impact the consumer relationship.
Over the past century, the main focus of food technologists was creating processes and technologies that enabled better and more efficient centralized production of food to feed a rapidly growing population. However, we are now at a tipping point where technology has enabled a great transition towards more decentralized production, where cities, neighborhoods and even our homes will eventually become points of production for a significant amount of our daily food intake.
Panelists: Kurt Beecher Dammeier, Founder, Beecher Cheese; Joe Behm, CEO, Behmor Coffee; Michael Wolf, The Spoon
StoreBound CEO Evan Dash asks, "What do innovators need to address now in the age of the connected kitchen?
The Spoon's Allen Weiner caught up with Scott Brady, the GM of Global Product for Breville.
Dr. Matthew Lange of IC-Foods presents his view on the Internet of Food. Learn how researchers and industry are looking at bringing a common data language and ontology to the world of food and the impact on activities such as food shopping and cooking.
Marc Andreessen famously said "software is eating the world."
So what happens when software enters and changes the way we cook?
Jon Jenkins of Hestan Smart Labs answers that question in his talk, "You are Eating Software."
Three dimensional replication of products today is largely about cheap plastic gadgets.
But what if we could print our food?
While many efforts around printed food still are still gestating in research labs, we are quickly moving towards a much more diverse future in "printed food". Vaiva Kalnikaitė, CEO of Dovetailed, helps us imagine what this world of 3D printed food will look like.
Speaker: Vaiva Kalnikaitė, CEO, Dovetailed
What happens when you apply gaming concepts and mechanics to the world of cooking and food? Who better to answer that question than Kevin Yu, CEO of SideChef and formerly of Blizzard Entertainment, the company behind World of Warcraft?
Speaker: Kevin Yu, CEO, SideChef
Firmenich is the world's biggest private taste and fragrance company. Mikel Cirkus talks about the era of personalized taste.
Josh Shabtai of Lowe's Innovation Labs talks about how one of the world's biggest home improvement retailers is preparing for the future.
The arrival of precision heating into the kitchen came via sous vide. Now, we are seeing precision heating impacting other aspects of the kitchen and enabling new techniques and even business models. This panel explores the impact of precision heating in across the consumer kitchen.
How will the emergence of virtual and augmented reality impact food? This panel explores that topic from a variety of viewpoints.
Panelists: Jinsoo An, Project Nourished; Basheer Tome, Hardware Interface Designer, Google VR; John du Pre Gauntt, The Augmented City; Moderator, Ashley Daigneault, The Spoon
What happens when we get to a world of connected kitchen devices? Specifically, there are all sorts of issues (good and bad) around consumer support, product longevity, brand interaction, replenishment, etc., that will shift. At the same time, existing sales channel and interaction paradigms with consumers are largely built around the world of non-connected products. What happens when the fridge gets the appliance equivalent of the Blue Screen of Death? Also, are these products secure and do they protect consumer's privacy?
Panelists: Joe Britt, CEO, Afero; Cristian Ionescu, Renesas; Chris McGugan, Head of Innovation & Kenmore, Sears; Jonathan Cobb, COO, Ayla Networks; Moderator: Richard Gunther, Universal Mind & Home:On Podcast
In August, Miele showed off the world's first solid state RF oven targeted at the consumer market. The technology has the potential to have a massive impact on how people cook food.
This panel focused on the future of RF solid state cooking.
Michiel Bakker is responsible for feeding Google staff around the world but his mission does not stop there. In this talk we learn about his vision about solving problems with our global food system and his work in leading the inspiring efforts from the Google Food Lab.