In June we were invited to Cannes Lions Festival, the most creative event in the beautiful and cozy city of Cannes. We had four days of great mentoring thanks to R/GA Ventures.
There we met amazing and creek (creative+ geek! ) people like Patrick Collister (Creative Lead in The Zoo EMEA for Google) and David Shing (AOL’s Digital Prophet) and we shared our experiences with great startups like Dashbot, Whalar and Lobster.
Eduardo Rivara was one of the speakers at Innovation Day where advertisers and marketers were impressed about the possibility of using face recognition in multiple marketing fields.
Sheila González, our Creative Director, was watching the winners shortlist and talking to the world’s creative elite.
After a non-stopping week (yes, we spent the whole week there) we have one proposition : Next year, we’ll be helping one of those companies win a Cannes Lions using face recognition technology. We still don’t recognize animal faces but we… go for you, Golden Lion!
Last month, we were invited to showcase our technology at the NACDS Total Store Expo, Vision 2028 (http://tse.nacds.org/plan/vision-2028) in San Diego, California.
The claim of the Vision 2028 area of the expo was “Insights into the future of chain and retail pharmacy”, so our idea was to show how facial recognition can be used to improve customer experience inside the stores, as well as explore other ideas for the health industry.
We spent three amazing days discussing with major health industry companies, like Walgreens, CVS as well as hundreds of representatives of pharmacies across US and the world, and showing how technology can be used to provide a new experience in that area.
Also, we were invited to take part with three more tech startups in the insight session panel “TECHNOLOGIES THAT ARE TRANSFORMING THE RETAIL AND CPG INDUSTRIES”, with Pano Anthos, Managing Director at XRCLabs.
Thanks a lot, specially Steve Perlowski for a great experience at NACDS Total Store Expo. We hope to see you back next year.