Kathirgugan Kathirasen
Foundee and Technical Lead Chowbotics China
Kugan is the Foundee (Founder-Employee) and Technical Lead at Chowbotics, a pioneer in the food robotics industry. He joined the Silicon Valley startup as its first employee and is currently based in Shenzhen, China. Chowbotics, which builds fresh food robots, has won praise from prestigious publications such as the New York Times and Bloomberg and has been named one of the most innovative companies in the world. In addition to that, its creation, Sally the Salad Robot had been adjudged the Most Innovative Product of the Year for 2018 by the Best in Biz Awards (the only business awards program judged by independent panels of prominent writers and editors from top-tier publications.) After graduating from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA, he moved to Silicon Valley and has been involved in the startup scene ever since. Speaking on "How Businesses Can Stay Future-relevant"