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RTN Member Spotlight: Carl Moberg

Chief Technology Officer, Avassa
Cody Czmyr
Director of Marketing, Communications and Membership
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    What unique problem does your company solve for restaurants?

    Today, restaurant IT needs to move at the speed of software. As many applications have moved to the cloud over the last decade, a void has grown between the tooling that’s being used for the cloud and the applications that must live in the restaurant itself. This makes application lifecycle management extremely manual and slow in restaurants, which might be fine for a single restaurant but daunting for hundreds of restaurants at once.

    That is all about to change. Avassa provides an application orchestration platform for the edge that allows platform teams to manage their applications in restaurants in an easy, consistent, and automated fashion. The solution is application-centric and edge-native, meaning that users have full control over which applications that run in which restaurants, the ability to roll out upgrades in a single command and continuously monitor the health of the applications.

    Why did your company join RTN?

    As a company with an ambition to solve deep technical challenges, I was intrigued by the direction and vision of RTN. How to apply leading-edge and innovative technologies to further the digitalization of the restaurant industry in a collaborative fashion.

    At Avassa, our goal is to provide the most comfortable set of tools to manage a diverse set of software in restaurants in a manner that allows for the same speed of innovation as in the cloud. There is no better way to ensure that we are building the right and most valuable solution than to come together with leaders on the restaurant side, but also from the rapidly expanding world of innovative in-restaurant software.

    What’s your favorite personal pastime?

    I ride my road bike, read a lot and think an awful lot about distributed systems.

    What three words would you use to describe what’s happening in the restaurant industry right now?

    Full of potential

    What’s your most-used restaurant app?

    Foodora and Starbucks

    Restauranteur you most admire and why?

    The Swedish Chef and restaurateur Niklas Ekstedt is inspiring in his pursuit of evolving traditional means of cooking over an open fire.

    What technology are you most excited about for the future of restaurants and why?

    I most intrigued about the opportunities ahead around personalized food experiences which will require some interesting integrations between AI/ML, customer data platforms and back-of-house technologies.

    Where is your HQ Located?

    Stockholm, Sweden