In this episode, we talk with Laura Scott from Takeoff Technologies about using robotics automation for online grocery fulfillment.
Reid Jackson: Welcome to the Decoded podcast presented by GS1 US, where today's thought leaders help us crack the code on emerging technologies. Hello everyone, my name is Reid Jackson and I will be your host for today's podcast. And I'm super excited about today. We're going to be talking about robotics with Laura Scott from Takeoff Technologies, but before we get to Laura and the show, I wanted to give you just a quick little background and foundation for who we are and why we're doing this.
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About Laura Scott
Laura Scott is the COO of Takeoff Technologies, a startup that is disrupting the grocery industry with robotic solutions. Prior to Takeoff, Scott was a VP of Operations at Wayfair, building a drop ship network from 10,000 suppliers and leading a team of 400 people across four countries. She is currently on the board of two startups—MadeiraMadeira, the Wayfair of Brazil, and DeliveryCircle, a one-stop shop for same day, last-mile delivery services. Previously, Laura led the operations for Woodstock Soapstone, a manufacturing and direct retail company, and the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps, a non-profit youth organization. She earned an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a B.S. from the University of Vermont. Laura is a mother of two children, a Labrador retriever, and also serves on the board of directors for FamilyAid Boston, serving homeless families.
About Reid Jackson
As Vice President, Corporate Development, Reid Jackson helps leads the investigation of new technologies, partnerships and business opportunities to increase the relevance and reach of GS1 Standards. Drawing on his extensive IT background and experience implementing solutions for both large and small corporations in retail, grocery, healthcare and manufacturing, Mr. Jackson helps lead the exploration of collaboration opportunities to help businesses leverage emerging technologies including the Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning and computer vision.
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