Artificial intelligence & machine learning algorithms promise to transform the food industry. Innovative startups are leveraging these technologies to change the way we produce, distribute & consume food from early plant disease detection to streamlining product development & consumer insights. What is A.I.? How does it actually work? How are companies leveraging it & why?
Join us to hear from CEOs & COOs of companies that are building intelligence platforms from the farm to plate at our March Food+Tech Meetup, A.I. in Food. Founders will do a deep dive into their business models & technologies. We will also have networking with the community & lots of great food & drinks to sample from Bad Apple Produce, Artisan Revere, Silly Chilly Hot Sauce, Element Farms, Oswald Co + More
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6 - 7:30pm: Networking + Company Showcase
7:30 - 9pm: Presentations + Q&A
9pm - 9:30pm: Networking
Alon Chen, CEO & Co-Founder, Tastewise
Tastewise leverages AI to tap into the culinary consciousness that drives the worlds freshest food & beverage insights. Our platform analyzes billions of food data points to provide real-time insights for restaurants, hospitality groups, & food brands. Tastewise equips industry professionals to identify target segments & competitors, understand emerging trends, & determine which dishes or products should be served next. A senior Google executive for close to a decade, Alon Chen has a wealth of experience in leveraging AI & big data across technology, business & marketing. During his time at Google, Alon initiated & launched the Google Partners channel program in 27 countries, on-boarding 60,000 partners worldwide. Alon also served as Googles Chief Marketing Officer for Israel & Greece & led the companys relationship with the World Economic Forum. As Chief Business Officer for Voyager Labs, an AI & cognitive deep learning company funded by Oracle, Alon developed & led their AI marketing-tech eCommerce solution.
Riana Lynn, Founder, Journey Foods
Riana is the founder of Journey Foods, an AI-powered platform that helps support new product development & nutrition precision. It is creating the future of nutrient consumption through software that supports smarter R&D & efficient, data-driven production of plant-derived snack foods. Its first product line focuses on re-imagining fruit snacks & adding functional ingredient complexes to target immunity, digestion, energy & brain function. A biologist turned serial entrepreneur, Riana has developed high-growth, nationally recognized technology, & food businesses. Her accomplishments have been featured on CNBC, Forbes, USA Today, Wired, TechCrunch, Entrepreneur Magazine, among others.
Chris Chan, Chief Operations Officer, Farmwave
Chris Chan is the COO of Farmwave, a company that is transforming the worlds agricultural information into AI data models to power decision-making & preserve the future of farming. As Farmwave's human Swiss Army knife, Chris leverages his experience in nonprofit management, technology consulting, & startups to facilitate ideation, develop strategy, & support product development. His efforts support the entire company, but he works most closely with the marketing, design & business development teams.
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