RTN Member Spotlight: Carl Moberg
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.
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.
I ride my road bike, read a lot and think an awful lot about distributed systems.
Full of potential
Foodora and Starbucks
The Swedish Chef and restaurateur Niklas Ekstedt is inspiring in his pursuit of evolving traditional means of cooking over an open fire.
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.