Keeping up with all the new capabilities that technology can offer vending and related services has become one of the biggest challenges for companies active in convenience services.

Which of today’s up-and-coming innovations — such as artificial intelligence, computer vision, biometric identity verification, machine learning, virtual reality, augmented reality, cryptocurrency — have proven to boost efficiency and improve customer experience in a cost efficient manner for convenience services operations?

A panel of experts during the Self-Service Innovation Summit, Dec. 14-16 in Hollywood, Florida, will weigh in on this critical question in a seminar, “Hot New Vending Technology: Improving Operational Efficiency and the Customer Experience.”

Panelists include:

  • Jeremy Cauble, director of customer experience, Compass/Canteen.
  • Charles Lee, founder and CEO, Palmetto Superfoods and advisor, Robojuice.
  • Erin Moshier, director of retail, Aramark Refreshments.
  • Drew Patterson, regional account manager, Zink Foodservice.

Ravi Venkatesan, CEO at Cantaloupe Inc., will serve as moderator.

To register for the Summit, click here.

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