CESA Conference: bonus session on the Smart Kitchen

Friday breakfast panel to consider kitchen connectivity

2017 CESA Conference, in association with Cedabond, ENSE and the FCSI

Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th November, De Vere Wokefield Estate Hotel, Reading

This year’s CESA Conference, in association with Cedabond, ENSE and the FCSI, is on Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 November.  Now CESA has announced that there will be a bonus session for delegates on Friday, with a breakfast discussion panel on the Smart Kitchen.

The panel will be led by Gary Meehan who, for almost 30 years, has worked with food equipment brands as a digital strategy, software development and marketing consultant.  His focus has been to help them make better use of digital systems, applications and technology, to streamline operations and enhance the customer experience. As a strong advocate for the benefits associated with ‘smart connected kitchens’ he has spent the last four years leading the development of a common information, asset and lifecycle management ecosystem for the foodservice industry.

The breakfast session will consider if the future of the Smart Kitchen really depends on increased collaboration and an open standard.  “What happens if the trend continues down the path of ‘stand alone’ applications and systems?” Gary asks.  “We will look at what that means for the future of the Smart Kitchen.”

The session is open to all CESA members and conference delegates and will be held over breakfast at the De Vere Wokefield Estate Hotel.  Attendees will be invited to ask questions and contribute to the debate.  “We want to start an open dialogue to identify and discuss the obstacles and the opportunities that the Smart Kitchen will bring,” says Gary.

The Smart Kitchen session will be free to attend for Conference delegates – register to attend by emailing enquiries@cesa.org.uk.

The Conference is open to all in the foodservice industry, both operators and those working in the supply chain. Non CESA members are welcome.  Numbers are limited, to book space visit www.cesaconference.co.uk, email enquiries@cesa.org.uk or call 020 7793 3030

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