Tech and Food
19

Tuesday, 19 November

6 8 pm MST

GA Denver @ Industry RiNo Station

3858 Walnut St
Denver, CO 80205
FREE!
Regular Ticket

In Partnership With:

ezCater logo

Questions? Read our FAQs

Tech and Food | November 19

Megan Cornish Photo


Vice President Government & Industry Affairs, FoodMaven

Whitney Ariss Photo


Co-owner, The Preservery

Matt Gregory Photo


Director of Marketing, Gastamo Group

Brian Krzeminski Photo


Engineering Manager, ezCater

19

Tuesday, 19 November

6 8 pm MST

GA Denver @ Industry RiNo Station

3858 Walnut St
Denver, CO 80205
FREE!
Regular Ticket

In Partnership With:

ezCater logo

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Event

Colorado food culture has been growing and evolving. There are chic restaurants popping up on corners, more delivery options, and unique dishes popping up on menus. The way we see and access food is changing.

Join General Assembly for a panel discussion exploring the future of the food industry as it intersects with technology.

Overview:​ At this exclusive panel event, we host thought-leaders from the food tech industry to explore new intersections between their field and technology. Together, we discuss how they’ve been impacted by the rise of tech, ways they’ve adapted and innovated along the way, and what they expect to see in the future.

What You’ll Take Away: Gain insight and inspiration from experts in specific fields and hear first-hand how technology is transforming their work. Expand your understanding of today’s tech-based world, and fuel your own ideas for the future.

Featured Experts: Leaders in the food tech community will break down the biggest challenges and opportunities they face with the rise of new technology, and explain how their teams adapt to the fast pace of innovation.

Why It Matters: The omnipresence of technology has rapidly transformed lives over the last decade (remember, the iPhone was only released in 2007). Now, it’s rare to go about a regular day without interacting with tech — whether it’s an alarm app that wakes you up, your Nest Thermostat-regulated apartment, or the software you use at work. Staying ahead of the innovation curve and being able to predict the future of tech in various industries has never been more important — both at work and at play.

    Agenda:
  • Check-in & Networking 6:00 - 6:30 pm
  • Panel/Lighting Talks 6:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Q&A and Networking 7:30- 8:00 pm

About the Panelists

Megan Cornish Photo

Vice President Government & Industry Affairs,
FoodMaven

Megan Cornish is the Vice President of Government and Industry Affairs at FoodMaven. Megan provides leadership through the tangle of regulations, policies, and industry affairs that characterize the food ecosystem. She has years of lobby and legislative experience in Washington, D.C., serving in two congressional offices and on a number of political campaigns. She has a Masters in Global Security from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelors in Political Science from Colorado College. Megan wrote her Master’s thesis on the nexus between food insecurity and political instability. She is passionate about food security and believes there is a sustainable way to reduce hunger.

Whitney Ariss Photo

Co-owner,
The Preservery

But you can call her Whit. She is the boss lady and co-owner of The Preservery, a community-driven restaurant in RiNo/Five Points which she created from scratch along with her husband and business partner, Obe, back in April 2016. Before that, she worked as a professional baker, cooked on the line in fancy restaurants, worked in specialty food markets, managed coffee shops, catered events large and small, and ran her own personal chef company (not necessarily in that order and sometimes all at once). She grew up in Fresno, in the midst of the California Cuisine movement, where her hippie, urban homesteading parents grew much of their own fruits and vegetables and made almost everything they ate from scratch, including bread, pasta, ice cream and, of course, preserves of all kinds. She is passionate about eating well, treading lightly, fighting for social justice in the restaurant industry, knowing where all her ingredients come from, cooking with the seasons, and giving vegetables their proper due.

Matt Gregory Photo

Director of Marketing,
Gastamo Group

Matt Gregory has spent the past decade working in design and brand marketing. He received his masters in Industrial Design from Georgia Tech, where he began to focus on service design. Before coming to Colorado, he was at NCR in Atlanta where he helped hospitality and retail brands reimagine their customer experiences. Matt spends his days now at the intersection of technology and hospitality, working to make brands like Birdcall stand out in a sea of sameness. He is currently the Director of Marketing at the Gastamo Group in Denver, CO.

Brian Krzeminski Photo

Engineering Manager,
ezCater

Highly accomplished technical innovator with a track record of defining growth strategy, improving operating performance, leading cross-functional teams, and driving measurable results. Industry experience in retail systems, payments platforms, web and mobile applications, and B2B. Skills include strategic planning, marketing strategy, program management, software and hardware architecture, and operating high-availability software systems.

About Our Partners

ezCater

ezCater is a high-growth online marketplace that is leading the way in the growing and expansive catering market ($60+ billion annually in the U.S., last time we checked), Through partnerships with over 60,000 caterers and restaurants, ezCater's website and app connect businesspeople to reliable and local options to feed their meetings and events. We’re backed by $320 million in venture funding and were valued at $1.25 billion. Our people are terrifically talented straight-shooters who love what they do.

Refund Policy

We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.

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