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Drop is delighted to return to Smart Kitchen Summit 2021 (SKS) this year as a sponsor.

The two-day event, hosted by The Spoon, kicks off on November 9, and we’re looking forward to sharing what we’ve been cooking up over the last 12 months. 

SKS is where food tech and future food innovators come together to bring the industry forward.

2021 has been a big year for Drop, most recently with the release of the Instant Pot Pro Plus, so we have put together a great schedule of speakers and demos to keep you informed and entertained. Here’s what to expect:

Drop at SKS 2021

Drop CEO Ben Harris on the Main Stage with Mike Wolf 
Ben Harris, co-founder and CEO at Drop, joins The Spoon Editor in Chief, Mike Wolf, for a talk on how Drop has become the IoT center of excellence for some of the most beloved brands in the kitchen. Since walking the walk with the Drop Scale in 2014, our company has become the go-to for manufacturers who want to ship smart appliances. Stop by the main stage on day one to hear the vision for the kitchen working together – across brands – for truly effortless cooking.
Live Demo of the Instant Pot Pro Plus, the Smartest Multi-Cooker on the Market 
Haley Mueller, Drop’s Global Account Manager in conversation with Cynthia West, our VP of Global Sales, will demo our latest collaboration with Instant Brands, the Instant Pot Pro Plus. It is the first fully connected Instant Pot powered by Drop and the company’s best multi-cooker to date. Stop by our virtual booth to see smart features like guided cooking, remote monitoring and automatic steam release in action. 
The Value of Consumer Insights for Smart Kitchen Appliances
Cristina Dennstedt, Director of Brand Experience at Thermomix USA (Vorwerk), in conversation with Cynthia West, will discuss the value created by smart appliances through consumer insights. By integrating the Drop platform with their appliances, partners like Thermomix can truly connect with their customers and use data to create better product experiences.
Why the Smart Kitchen of the Future will be Brand Neutral
Cynthia will also be speaking both days about the magic of the KitchenOS. Cynthia will explain how Drop is the only technology that seamlessly brings together appliances, recipes and home cooks to create a smart cooking experience.
UX in the Kitchen
Marc Brophy, User Experience Lead at Drop, will discuss the rising role of UX in the kitchen. Marc will explain the unique approach that kitchen brands need to take in order to create an appliance that is an everyday essential versus one that is gathering dust.  
We’re excited for this year’s Smart Kitchen Summit and to have the opportunity to virtually meet with those responsible for the innovation we’ve seen over the years in food tech. Be sure to stop by the Drop booth, talk with our speakers and see amazing connected cooking.
Reach out to our VP of Global Sales, Cynthia West, if you’d like to keep the conversation going and hear even more about what Drop can do for your brand.  

Where do I sign up?

The fully virtual event will run from 9 a.m–5 p.m Pacific Time on November 9–10. Tickets are still available. Click the button below for more. We hope to see you there!


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