This week will see plenty of interest in the future of our food industry, as today kicks off day one of the first ever Smart Kitchen Summit (SKS) Europe in the exquisite Guinness breweries of Dublin, Ireland.
The inaugural event is the first of its kind here in Europe and is expected to feature some exciting discussions, talks and showcases of the latest trends in smart technology disrupting the food industry.
Spokesperson for SKS Europe, Ashley Daigneault, said that this week’s event promised to be an exciting few days of important industry insights with more than 250 people expected to attend.
“SKS Europe is the first-ever technology conference to bring together powerhouse line-ups of startups, leaders and innovators across food, tech, design, commerce, appliances and housewares to examine the future of food, cooking and the kitchen,” she said.
“In its first year, SKS Europe is a very similar format to our flagship event in Seattle but on a smaller scale.”
“We are planning the same type of content – TED-style talks, fireside chats, lively panel discussions along with a startup showcase competition – and we know the community and interest here in Europe will grow exponentially in the next few years.”
Smarter’s own founder and CEO, Christian Lane, has been invited to give a special talk during the conference on ‘Reinventing Kitchen Appliances: Smarter, AI Powered & Affordable’. He is scheduled to speak tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon. Read Christian’s Speaker bio here
As one of the fastest growing startups in the UK, Smarter has been a key component in the smart kitchen industry, having pioneered and created some of the most innovative products that are used in everyday homes across the world.
Christian’s talk will delve into where the future of the kitchen is going, how AI technology will play a central role and why it is important to ensure that smart technology remains open to all.
Christian will be joined by other like-minded industry leaders giving talks at this week’s event including Rodrigo Arévalo (Uber Eats), Lulu Grimes (BBC Good Food), Nick Holzherr (Whisk.com), Devvret Rishi (Google) and many others to share their thoughts and insights into future innovation and what’s next for the smart kitchen.
Asked whether SKS Europe would be back again for a second year, Ashley said;
“Absolutely, SKS Europe will become part of our global event series, joining SKS in North America on October 8-9 in Seattle and SKS Japan in August.
“We are going to examine other European cities for 2019 and beyond and we’re already heard requests for certain spots!”
For more information on SKS Europe check out their event page here