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March 22, 2017

Smart Technology For Sustainable Food Practices

Posted by Aniket Maindarkar (View Profile | View All Posts) at 10:20 AM

Smart Technology For Sustainable Food Practices

In the food services and logistics industry, it's all about quality, flavor and delivery: customers want their food fast and natural. Advances in technology are altering the farm-to-table journey and the food experience. As Peter Diamandis points out, an average American meal travels 1,500 miles before being consumed. With discerning customers watching their carbon footprint, interest is deepening on where food is grown, how it travels and when it is processed. The way forward is to make sustainability central to food production, adopt automation and robots for cost-efficiency and shift towards smart machinery for efficient farming.

All the goodness of nature

The food industry can be a high risk, low reward business. Unpredictable weather, challenges in food logistics, perishability of food, and transient trends contribute to a perfect storm. Could an innovative enterprise convert these factors of uncertainty into a sustainable food business?

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March 20, 2017

How Entertainment Will Be All About Experiences

Posted by Anurag Vardhan Sinha (View Profile | View All Posts) at 3:45 AM

BBC Frozen Planet Augmented Reality - created by INDE [Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fv71Pe9kTU0]

Technologies such as augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) have empowered entertainers to immerse their audiences into intended experiences. What is even more powerful is that the rate at which these new technologies have proliferated in the last decade is far higher than that of the entire previous half century of developments.

About deep immersive experiences

See-through AR device such as the Microsoft HoloLens is becoming mainstream. It has been effectively used in public relations and marketing initiatives for motion pictures, television and other promotional campaigns.

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March 13, 2017

The Uber Effect On The Food Industry

Posted by Amitabh Mudaliar (View Profile | View All Posts) at 4:02 AM

The Uber Effect On The Food Industry

Startups with a loyal user base are entering the food delivery business. Digital enterprises such as Uber, Sprig and Good Eggs are combining accessibility and cost-effectiveness with unique offerings, such as healthy meals, organic ingredients and fine-dining experiences. On-demand food delivery companies provide an interesting learning for the operations-intensive food services industry: strike a balance between simple ordering and prompt fulfillment.

Technology to better the customer experience

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