The company Foss A/S is exhibiting at High Tech Summit 2018 FOSS is well-known for producing analytical instruments that enable companies to run intelligent data-driven productions with reduced waste and higher yields. We asked FOSS senior manager Lars Nørgaard five questions:
Why are you exhibiting at High Tech Summit 2018?
High Tech Summit 2017 was very inspiring. There were exciting keynotes, presentations, and panel discussions—especially within the fields of artificial intelligence, big data, and machine learning, which are extremely relevant areas for FOSS’s digital business strategy. FOSS offers and is working on new digital solutions under the ‘Analytics Beyond Measure’ concept, where we use artificial intelligence and digital networking solutions, and we’re looking forward to being part of High Tech Summit 2018.
Which main themes interest you most?
We are very involved with digitalization, big data, and robotics. These areas are very relevant for FOSS’s solutions—solutions that provide value to our customers through optimizing food production, quality assurance, fair payment for raw materials, and minimizing food waste. In addition, food safety is an important strategic area, and here we’re excited that biotechnology is the application theme for High Tech Summit 2018.
What role does digitalization and robotic technology play in your company?
Digitalization plays a major role in FOSS today. An entirely new business area has been formed called ‘Digital Business’, and FOSS is investing more than DKK 1 billion over a five-year period in innovation that will drive the digital transformation of the world’s largest food companies, among other things. Today, every other employee in our R&D department is working on software and digitalization.
What holds most value for you at the summit?
The High Tech Summit is a very good networking event with strong academic competencies. Consequently, it offers good opportunities for inspiration, for meeting existing and potential business partners, and for experiencing exciting applications of new technologies. The High Tech Summit is a melting pot with a good mix of plenary lectures, workshops, panel debates, technology demonstrations, and informal networking.
What can we expect from FOSS at High Tech Summit 2018?
We haven’t yet decided exactly what we’ll be presenting, but I’m convinced that our digital solutions will be an integral part of whatever we do.
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