Healthcare, Technology, Communication Author:WIM Committee , Mitch Kwo Editor:Luke Sheehan Nov 13, 2020 09:15 PM (GMT+8)

Winnow's award-winning artificial intelligence technology helps thousands of chefs measure, monitor and cut waste by improving accuracy, saving time and eliminating human error.


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On December 9-11, 2020, EqualOcean will host this year's World Innovators Meet (WIM). WIM2020 will take on a bolder stance and adopt a more global outlook by taking the form of an online conference that will be streamed simultaneously in all countries and regions that champion the realm of technology and innovation. 

We are delighted to announce Marc Zornes, Co-founder and CEO of Winnow, as our confirmed guest speaker at the World Innovators Meet 2020. His keynote topic in the European Chapter will highlight ‘How Artificial Intelligence can help solve the food waste problem’.

Globally a third of all food is wasted, accounting for around 8% of global greenhouse gasses, causing approximately $1trn per year to be lost in value. Artificial Intelligence has a key role to play in addressing this problem, helping create a more efficient global food system. Winnow creates Artificial Intelligence tools to help chefs run more profitable and sustainable kitchens by cutting food waste in half. Marc Zornes is a renowned expert in food and sustainability and created Winnow because he believes food is too valuable to waste. Hear his perspective at WIM2020 on how China and the rest of the world should see food waste as an opportunity rather than a problem, and how entrepreneurs are at the heart of the solution.  

“I started Winnow because I saw a massive opportunity in solving the problem of food waste. I believe that food is too valuable to waste, and that technology can help us change the way we make food. I started my career at a large wholesale grocers, and food and sustainability have been my two passions ever since,” Marc expressed. 

Prior to Winnow’s establishment, Marc worked as a former Manager at McKinsey & Company where he was a leader in the Sustainability and Consumer practices. While at McKinsey, Marc co-authored the Global Institute Report ‘Resource Revolution: Meeting the World’s Energy, Materials, Food, and Water Needs.’ In developing this report, his team highlighted food waste as one of the biggest issues globally and yet very little was being done about it.

Consequently, Marc then left McKinsey to found Winnow which has created a revolutionary technology that will help willing chefs run their kitchens more efficiently – to start, by supporting them as they learn to understand and prevent food waste. Nowadays, Winnow is considered as a Series B startup, having raised over $31.6 million in funding. Marc and Winnow are well recognized leaders in their field, with various accolades including an FT Transformational Business Award and a Circular from the World Economic Forum. 

About WIM

Hosted by EqualOcean, the World Innovators Meet (WIM) is a world-class event for innovators. It provides limitless opportunities to learn from and connect with the most sought-after technology pioneers.

About WIA

The World Innovation Awards (WIA) are announced at WIM to recognize game-changers across various industries and geographies. Selected by a committee of distinguished experts, entrepreneurs and investors, the WIAs are designed to acknowledge technology disruptors striving to make a positive impact.

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