In this special issue of CXO Outlook, we have covered opinions, insights and ideas of experts, leaders, and foodies on the topic, Food and Tech. This is our effort to identify trends, challenges and opportunities in the food tech industry that our readers are keen to know more about.
Bharti Sanghi is a Food Expert who brings to food connoisseurs, a variety of age-old dishes and desserts with her tasteful twist. She comes from a prestigious Marwari Pittie family and her penchant for traditional recipes made her passion into a successful venture.
Vimal Daga, Founder of Linux World (P) Ltd, Arth School of Technology, IIEC (Indian Innovation and Entrepreneur Community)
Vimal Daga believes that no technology can be as challenging or complex as the World suggests or presents to us. He believes that It is merely a matter of knowing the right path and taking it forward as per one’s requirements”. /span>
Dr. Pablo Erat, Deputy CEO & Suniti Gupta, MD and CEO, InnoterraTech
Dr. Pablo is co-founder of Innoterra AG and Suniti is the MD and CEO of Innoterra Tech, a Swiss-Indian food-tech company that aims to reinvent the food ecosystem to provide healthy food to the world in a sustainable manner.
Satyajit Hange, Co-Founding Farmer, Two Brothers Organic Farms
Satyajit worked in the banking sector for almost a decade with companies like KotakLife Insurance, Citicorp Maruti Finance, DBS and later at Bharti Vidyapeeth. At TBOF, besides being a farmer and overseeing the farm daily operations, he is also the CEO-Director.
Rohit has close to 10 years of experience in the food industry from working with Intercontinental Marine Drive and Radisson Blu Goa to setting up his own corporate catering and school catering firm to finally setting up Lokal Kitchen with his childhood best friend & co-founder Rohit Gawli.
Having a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Delhi University, Abhishek Bansal is a Co-Founder of KitchenXS. He comes with a deep financial & business understanding across different sectors. Ankush has 6+ years of experience in the hospitality industry. Before starting Kitchen XS, he had a successful stint at entrepreneurship in Dubai, where he started two restaurants in Dubai and scaled them to reach profitability in the shortest amount of time.
Madhav Kasturia is the Founder and CEO of ZFW. He started ZFW back in 2015 and through multiple pivots over the last six years, has grown ZFW’s portfolio to include both B2C & B2B services and has been successful in positioning it as India’s fastest growing expansion Platform.
Sanjay has been working in the commercial refrigeration industry for the past 25 years. Sanjay founded Elanpro along with Ranjan Jain and Shashank Joshi and positioned the company amongst top five commercial refrigeration companies in India
Dheeraj Gupta is an Indian business owner and fitness enthusiast. He is the founder and MD of JUMBOKING Foods, India’s largest homegrown brand of vegetarian burgers. He has played a key role in the large-scale acceptance of franchising as a framework for doing business for the QSR industry.
Pooja Dhingra is the founder of the Le15 chain of patisseries and cafes, which she founded in 2010. She is a graduate of hospitality from Cesar Ritz Colleges, Switzerland and trained at Le Cordon Bleu, Paris, for a Patisserie Diploma.
Chaitanya Manas is a Designated partner at Os’yummly. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the National Institute of Fashion Technology. Having 4+ years of experience in Marketing and Merchandising, he is quite proactive in his approach.
Mr. Dinesh Gupta, Director, Bry Air (Asia), a flagship company of the Pahwa Group, has over 3 decades of experience in Indoor Environment Control. He has specialized in application and engineering of environment control equipment like dehumidifiers, energy recovery system and airgineering systems.
Harsh Shodhan, CEO & Co-Founder, H & J Food Concepts
Having catered to some of the city’s premier businesses & high net worth families, large corporates, premium fashion & jewellery stores amongst a large ever-increasing client base, Harsh now thinks, dreams and lives to create more scrumptious cuisines for his guests.