Council Post: Cloud Kitchens: A Technology-Driven Phenomenon

CTO and Founder at pulsd — a company in the business of democratizing fun in New York City.

Like seemingly everything else, technology has been taking over the food industry. Around 60% of new restaurants fail within the first year, and almost 80% shut down before their fifth anniversary. So if technology can give the industry an uplift, I’ll call it a win.

What are the cloud kitchens (a.k.a. ghost kitchens, shared kitchens, dark kitchens or virtual kitchens)?

They have been in the news a lot lately. So chances are that you have at least heard of them. On the surface, cloud kitchens are delivery-only restaurants. However, if you dig deep, you’ll find out that they are a little more than that.

Historically, we have used the word “cloud” to mean either that the processing happens at some data center or the files are saved at a data center.

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Prince William Taps Shakira, Cate Blanchett, and More for Earthshot Prize Council

Photo credit: WPA Pool - Getty Images
Photo credit: WPA Pool – Getty Images

From Harper’s BAZAAR

Prince William has brought together a list of global leaders from the worlds of entertainment, sports, and philanthropy to assemble a 13-strong council for his $65 million environmental prize.

Familiar faces on the influential and diverse panel include Cate Blanchett, Shakira, Queen Rania of Jordan, and basketball star Yao Ming, all of whom are currently engaged in environmental activism.

The Earthshot Prize prize council members, who represent six continents, will sit alongside the Duke of Cambridge and Sir David Attenborough as they are supported by a scientific advisory panel to select five winners each year for the next ten years to provide at least 50 solutions to the world’s biggest environmental problems by 2030.

Also joining the group are Brazilian soccer star Dani Alves, Costa Rican diplomat Christiana Figueres, former PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi, Chinese business magnate and philanthropist Jack

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IIM Calcutta Innovation Park signs MoU with West Bengal State Council of Science & Technology | India Education,Education News India,Education News

Kolkata: IIM Calcutta Innovation Park (IIMCIP), one of the leading technology and business incubators in India under the aegis of IIM Calcutta, has signed a MoU with West Bengal State Council of Science & Technology, Department of Science & Technology and Biotechnology (WB-SCST), to promote entrepreneurship in the areas of Science and Technology in the State. The MoU was signed in the presence of Shri Bratya Basu, Minister, Science and Technology and Biotechnology Department, Govt of West Bengal and Dr Subhrangshu Sanyal CEO of IIMCIP and Prof. Anju Seth, Director of IIM Calcutta.

The agreement will consist of a series of programs and activities that would help in identifying and nurturing S&T entrepreneurial talent in West Bengal. IIMCIP will act as a ‘Knowledge Partner’ in the West Bengal’s S&T driven Entrepreneurship Development efforts, by supporting various activities that would encourage, train, recognize, reward and nurture budding entrepreneurs of West Bengal,

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Ujwal Nirgudkar Appointed Member of Oscars Academy’s Science & Technology Council | Bollywood

MUMBAI — Ujwal Nirgudkar, Oscar Academy Member & Chairman of SMPTE-India Section, who is promoting standards for Digital Cinema in India, is appointed by the Oscar Academy to serve on the 2020-21 Science and Technology Council. An Indian Resident is being invited as a member for the first time in 17 years of the council.

Nirgudkar is working in the Indian film industry for the past 39 years. Currently, he is also chief technical advisor from KPMG for “National Film Heritage Mission,” a 60 billion project under the National Film Archives, Information & Broadcasting Ministry, Government of India.

During the course of the year, the council will discuss industry liaison activities, general motion-picture technology-related issues, ideas for future council initiatives and presentations from council members on current technology topics. The council is supposed to have its first virtual meeting Oct. 12 with a brief orientation session for the new council

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Council Post: Prototypical Vs. Unique Leadership

CEO & Coach at Empowertale.com – Empowering leaders to turn stress into positive energy and attack challenges with peak health and focus 

Who is a great leader: the one who looks for harmonic collaboration, or the one who assertively pushes through with their agenda?

We live in a world that is torn between two poles. We strive for work cultures in which everyone feels fulfilled and happy with their environment. Empathy and compassion aren’t limited to the end of the working day. Some of the big players like Ikea are successfully “navigating global crises with mindfulness and humanity,” just as diversity and inclusion have become indispensable conditions of modern corporations that people want to join — and stay with. 

But at the same time, we reward strength and heroism. We look up to people who stand out. When we think of great leadership, the most dominant attributes often seem

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Council Post: The Disruption Era: The Future Of Coworking

Yanie Durocher; founder of POMPOM Creative focused on lifestyle brands for China’s marketplace for PR/Social/Content. IG @YanieYanson

The pandemic was a total unforeseen surprise, taking us unprepared to face what was about to come. Here one of the biggest world shifts happened: We started working from home.

The concept of remote working isn’t new. Still, even though some people were already used to a home office, most weren’t. Living rooms became the new workspaces, dining tables became the new desks, pajamas became the new suits while Zoom and Tencent became the new conference rooms.

Companies are slowly beginning to think about how they are going to reopen and while some companies are sticking to the work from home model for the foreseeable future. However, working 100% remotely seems unlikely, since human connection is one of our most important needs, along with safety according to Buffer.

My firm is based

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Ujwal Nirgudkar Appointed as Member of Oscar Academy’s Science & Technology Council

  • | Monday | 5th October, 2020

Ujwal Nirgudkar, Oscar Academy Member & Chairman of SMPTE-India Section who is promoting standards for Digital Cinema in India is now appointed by Oscar Academy to serve on the 2020-21 Science and Technology Council.
Ujwal Nirgudkar had organized Oscar Academy’s President Mr. John Bailey’s first historic visit to India in May 2019.
This visit has initiated a new relationship between the Indian Film Industry & Oscar Academy.
There are 21 Members of the Science & Technology Council, invited by the Council Executive Committee.
On this Ujwal Nirgudkar quoted he is really happy & honored to be invited to join Oscar Academy’s “Science & Technology Council”.

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Drivers are More Likely to Wear a Mask Than Drive Without Using a Cell Phone, According to Survey From National Safety Council and TRUCE Software

Drivers are More Likely to Wear a Mask Than Drive Without Using a Cell Phone, According to Survey From National Safety Council and TRUCE Software

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ITASCA, Ill., Oct. 6, 2020

During the 10th anniversary of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, NSC and TRUCE find far too many risky behaviors – and an unwillingness to let them go

ITASCA, Ill., Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — According to a survey released today by the National Safety Council and TRUCE Software, drivers remain persistently unable to disconnect behind the wheel, even 10 years after Distracted Driving Awareness Month brought increased attention to a persistent roadway killer, and nearly all states have some form of legislation prohibiting certain types of distractions.

The National Safety Council is dedicated to eliminating the leading causes of preventable death and injury focusing our efforts on the workplace, roadway and impairment. (PRNewsfoto/National Safety Council)
The National Safety Council is dedicated to eliminating the leading causes of preventable death and injury focusing our efforts on the workplace, roadway and impairment. (PRNewsfoto/National Safety Council)

In the survey

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Federal Safe to Work legislation receives support from the Northern Virginia Technology Council

The measure was introduced earlier this year to offer business protection from potential COVID-19 litigation. Opposition groups feel as though the measure could limit responsibility as businesses reopen amid an ongoing pandemic.

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As businesses begin to reopen, many companies are introducing measures to ensure public safety amid the pandemic, including limited indoor capacities, mandated mask guidelines, temperature checks, and more. At the same time, a number of employers have been sued by the families of employees who contracted the coronavirus. This risk of coronavirus-related litigation has spurred members of Congress to introduce legislation.

Sen. John Cornyn introduced the Safeguarding America’s Frontline Employees to Offer Work Opportunities Required to Kickstart the Economy (Safe to Work Act on July 27. On Thursday, the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), announced its support of the legislation, stating that the bill protects businesses from coronavirus-related litigation as companies reopen.

“Liability exposure protections are

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Technology Executive Charisse Richards appointed to Infrastructure Masons Advisory Council

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Infrastructure Masons (iMasons), a global non-profit association for digital infrastructure professionals, has appointed technology executive Charisse Richards to the iMasons Advisory Council. In addition, Richards has accepted the position of co-chair of iMasons Diversity and Inclusion Committee. 

The iMasons Advisory Council is made up of seasoned industry leaders who are passionate about expanding and improving our community,” said Dean Nelson, iMasons Founder and Chairman. “Charisse has extensive full-stack experience in her role as CIO at three different companies. In addition to her technical expertise, she also graciously accepted the position of co-chair of our D&I committee. The board and I are confident that Charisse will add invaluable perspective to our technical and cultural efforts.”

The iMasons Advisory council consists of executives from colocation companies, global equipment suppliers, and hyper-scaler executives that manage some of largest portfolios in

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