SKS16 Sessions: The Kitchen Operating System

We will be publishing audio from sessions of the Smart Kitchen Summit 2016.

This is from a session called the Kitchen OS: Bridging Islands in the Connected Kitchen.

The panelists include:

Moderator - Michael Wolf (host of the Smart Kitchen Show); Kevin Brown, CEO, Innit; Charlotte Skidmore, Director of Energy & Environmental Policy, Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers; 
Ben Harris, CEO, Drop

Examining The Impact of The Mirai IoT Botnet Attack on The Smart Kitchen

Last week a botnet attack was carried out using an army of IoT devices. While the vulnerable devices were netcams and home routers, we know that as more kitchen devices add connectivity, they could become unwilling participants in nefarious attacks.

For this podcast we visit with Jim Hunter of the IoT Consortium to talk about the implications of the Mirai attack and how home appliance makers can protect themselves and consumers from future attacks.

SKS16 Director's Cut: The Smart Kitchen Summit 2016 Wrap-Up With Mike and Ashley

Whether a hurricane, venue change or a 400 pound palett of BBQ basters, nothing was going to keep us from having an amazing Smart Kitchen Summit 2016.

Now that it's all said and done, we wanted to give you the director's cut of the SKS16. We discuss what it was like during the run up to the show, what was going on back stage, some of our favorite moments from SKS16 and much more.

We also want to thank all the attendees, speakers, sponsors and listeners for helping to put together a great week.

From Zero To Two Billion: The Story of Buzzfeed's Tasty

Buzzfeed's Tasty started only a year ago, and in that time it's become the top video publisher in the world. Averaging around 2 billion video views per month, the site is changing the way people discover recipes and teach themselves to cook.

In this show we talk with Tiffany Lo, who is the senior manager for Video at Tasty and Nifty at Buzzfeed.

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News Show: How about a nice tall glass of cockroach milk?

Mike and Ashley catch up on the latest news in the smart kitchen and foodtech, including:

-The Samsung/Dacor merger
-Elon Musk's brother and vertical farms
-Sur La Table launches Perfect Kitchen Pro
-Amazon launching cooking show in Japan
-Picobrew Pico: Mike has made beer
-An early review of the ChefSteps Joule
-Pizza Hut's DJ pizza box (London)
-Elsevier publishes "insects as food ingredients"

Make sure to tell Mike and Ashley what you think of the show on Twitter. They're at @michaelwolf and @ashleydano

News Show: Meet Alexa, Your New Bartender

Mike and Ashley catch up on the latest connected kitchen news, including:

-The Alchema connected cider maker
-Patrón's integration with Alexa
-Mozilla's new kitchen and recipe recommendation bot
-Making beer with AI
-How foodtech investment is shifting towards the kitchen

From The White House to Smart Kitchen Startup With Sam Kass

How does one go from being an aspiring baseball player to being the personal chef of the President to working in the smart kitchen space? That's something only Sam Kass could tell us.

We talk to Sam about:
- how he became a chef
-how he started working for the Obama family
--planting the first functional vegetable garden at the White House in almost a century and how
-how he became interested in foodtech
-what he sees for the future of Innit and the connected kitchen

News Show: Food Service Robots & The Meat Juice Problem

Mike and Ashley catch up on the foodtech and connected kitchen news, including:

-3D food printer ChefJet is still alive
-A performance art piece posing as 3D printer food restaurant in London
-Food service robots are going to take your food service job
-Food delivery startup gets $ for being fresh
-Plus updates on the Smart Kitchen Summit!

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Bringing Connected Kitchen Products to Market With GE's FirstBuild

It used to take years for GE to bring a new product to market. With FirstBuild, their innovation community/incubator/maker space, they're compressing the development cycle to months. FirstBuild is helping GE conceptualize and productize for new ideas in the kitchen and beyond, and it's also helping them enter test market viability through new mechanisms such as crowdfunding.

In this podcast, Mike talks with Taylor Dawson, the lead evangelist for FirstBuild.

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Hotrodding The World's Coolest Coffee Grinder with GIR's Sam Rose

Sam Rose started her business by making really great spatulas, but eventually she decided to make what she describes as the most "hot-rodded coffee grinder" she could possibly think of. With that, the Voltaire was born.

We talk about her journey on this episode of the Smart Kitchen Show.

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The future of cooking with Darren Vengroff

This episode of the Smart Kitchen Show features the Chief Scientist for Hestan Cue, the division of cookware giant Meyer creating a next-generation smart cooking product called the Hestan Cue.

Darren and Mike discuss the early days of sous vide, the evolution of precision cooking, the emergence of a new appliance category called guided cooking systems and much more. If you're interested in the future of cooking, this is a good episode to check out.

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Hey Alexa, Cook Me A Meal

It's a smart kitchen news roundup with Mike and Ashley.

The stories we tackle:

Crowdfunding by big companies like GE and Whirlpool
Google Home, Echo and the smart kitchen
Innit's world premiere launch in June
Guided cooking systems
Pantelligent and Wemo
Joanna Stern's piece
Smart Bottle Opener

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