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Qatar entrepreneurs attend the International Consumer Technology Conference as guest speakers

Qatari entrepreneur and innovator Khalid Aboujassoum was a guest speaker at the CES Food Tech Conference, an annual trade show hosted by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).
Aboujassoum is the founder and CEO of Else Labs Inc and manufactures and sells Oliver, his own innovative invention, a smart cooking robot that helps optimize kitchen automation.
He is also the co-founder and current chairman of Ibtechar, Qatar’s first incubation innovation and turnkey solution startup. It has actually provided 70% of all innovation spaces in Qatar over the last decade.
Ending Saturday at the Venetian Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, the event will feature a presentation of the consumer electronics industry’s products and technologies.
This conference examined how innovation and technology are reinventing the world of food and cooking. Leaders in the food, culinary and technology industries from around the world have come together to share lessons learned and discuss the greatest opportunities and challenges in food technology.
CTA is a standards and industry association representing more than 2,200 consumer technology companies in the United States. Its flagship conference serves as the ultimate platform for business tycoons and pioneering thinkers to connect, collaborate and drive consumer technology. Key participants include manufacturers, developers and suppliers of consumer technology hardware, content and technology delivery systems.
Selected as Qatar’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011, Aboujassoum received the first Stars of Science Award in Qatar in 2012. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering, engineering management, and applied science in entrepreneurship from the University of Ottawa, Canada.
Aboujassoum participated as a panelist in a session entitled “The Kitchen 2030: How Food and Cooking Will Change in the Future”. The discussion focused on the key changes that artificial intelligence (AI), smart technology, and robotics are expected to bring to the way people cook, store, and even eat food over the next decade.
“It is inevitable that robots cook our food. The question is when and who will achieve it. In our design paper, form should follow function, and Oliver says that. It’s a manifestation. I don’t think cooking robots have hanging hands to perform tasks. Future cooking robots are familiar and purpose-designed. Oliver is exactly that. “Technology is driving process convergence,” Aboujassoum said in a speech.

http://www.gulf-times.com/story/707607/Qatari-entrepreneur-participates-as-guest-speaker- Qatar entrepreneurs attend the International Consumer Technology Conference as guest speakers

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