Food and tech intersect at Foodora drone delivery event

To encourage discussion about how food and tech are intersecting both now and in the future, restaurant home delivery app Foodora teamed with digital innovation agency IE Digital to use drones to deliver lunch to a select group of retailers.


Toon Gyssels, CEO and co-founder at Foodora Australia, told Mumbrella: “With the fast technological advancements – just look at the self-driving cars – there is no doubt that technology can change the landscape of logistics, and now, of course, the food delivery space.

“Technology is a leading regulation from that perspective, as it is obviously a complicated matter, not only from a safety perspective but also for privacy.”

The Melbourne event included food from Foodora restaurant partners including Fonda, The Beer + Burger and Miss Chu. Guests included representatives from brands such as Forever New, Mecca, Myer, Amcal, Sussan Group and The Body Shop. IE Digital founder, Rhys Hayes, and Foodora Melbourne CEO, Pan Koutlakis, also attended.

Foodora and drones

During the lunch guests were asked to discuss why technological advancements are important in today’s food industry.

With so many restaurants now using apps to connect directly with customers or via third party food services such as Foodora, the intersection of technology and food, and the issues of privacy – such as apps retaining customer information, was also discussed.


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