Business & Innovation- July 26, 2022
Innovating the future: Technology in action
For this edition of Local Hero Story, we are taking a look at some of the great tech initiatives from across the company. A core element shared amongst all our global teams is the drive for innovation: using creativity and deep tech knowledge to solve for unique, complex and modern problems. Witnessing new ideas come to life is the very real way our Heroes across the globe get to experience one of our core values: always delivering solutions.
Read on more to discover some fresh ideas across the Delivery Hero Group – from the new tech talk event at talabat Egypt, the Woowa robots being used to optimize delivery at Seoul’s largest airport, and the new tech academy by foodpanda Singapore.
Tech talks at talabat Egypt
This June talabat Egypt hosted their first annual talabat tech talk at their Cairo tech hub.
The goal of the initiative is to bring the wider Egyptian tech and product community together through a series of knowledge sharing events. This year’s theme was ‘The Fallacy of Quality vs Speed’. The event aimed to spread some of the best practices talabat has developed to unlock the challenges that any tech company may face in trying to win the hearts of customers while scaling at speed.
The Tech Talk featured many internal speakers including Rose Marsch, Director of Product talabat, and Michel Aguib – Director Of Engineering at talabat, as well as many others from talabat’s engineering and product teams.
Quick delivery with Woowa
Woowa Brothers (Baemin) is set to start piloting an indoor robot delivery service for airport users at Incheon International Airport Terminal 1 as of August 18.
This pioneering effort started ten months ago, when Baemin signed an agreement with Incheon International Airport Corporation and the Korea Institute for Robot Industry Advancement under the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy to supply robot delivery services at Seoul’s largest airport.The service allows passengers to order food and beverages and conveniently receive their items right at their gates before boarding the plane.
Passengers can order with a QR code placed at each seat in front of the gates in both English and Korean. After selecting a store and their desired order through the QR code reader function in the Baemin app, a delivery robot delivers the order to the designated seat. Orders can also be made via the English web app – so there is no need for customers to have the mobile app downloaded in order to enjoy the convenience of the service. The robots are aiming to go the distance, being able to service even the furthest gate at about 250 meters away.
Foodpanda PowerUp! Tech Academy
Foodpanda Singapore recently launched their PowerUp! Tech Academy. The academy includes carefully curated programs aiming to grow the local tech talent pool, upskill riders, and help merchants digitalize to boost their businesses across Asia.
As part of foodpanda’s PowerUp! Tech Academy and their continuous commitment to nurturing local tech talents, foodpanda, and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding – indicating their exciting commitment for a long-lasting collaboration in the crossovers between tech talent development, research, and innovation.