AI in Action E245: Kevin Ferguson, VP of Engineering at BentoBox


Welcome to episode 245 of the AI in Action podcast, the show where we break down the hype and explore the impact that Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are making on our everyday lives.

Powered by Alldus International, our goal is to share with you the insights of technologists and data science enthusiasts to showcase the excellent work that is being done within AI in the United States and Europe.

Today's guest is Kevin Ferguson, VP of Engineering at BentoBox in New York. Founded in 2013, BentoBox empowers restaurants to own their presence, profits and relationships. Trusted and loved by over 6,000 restaurants worldwide, BentoBox puts the restaurant first and offers tools that drive high-margin revenue directly through the restaurant’s website. Their vision is to leverage new technology that elevates every interaction between restaurants and their guests.

Kevin brings over 18 years of experience in delivering software through all phases of development to BentoBox and has a proven track record of hiring and developing software engineers to become high-performing teams. Kevin is an ambitious engineering leader with a passion for building great software and a results-oriented professional who takes extreme pride in exceeding customer expectations.

In the episode, Kevin will tell you about:

The interesting work they do in the hospitality sector

How their engineering team has evolved

Interesting projects the data engineering team are working on

How they successfully grew the team during the pandemic

Plans for the future and what they're looking for when hiring

Why he loves working at BentoBox

To find out more about Kevin and all the fascinating work at BentoBox, check out the website or follow them on Linkedin and Twitter @get_bento. You can also connect with Kevin on Linkedin.

What did you think of Kevin's podcast? Where do you see the future of AI and Data Science heading in the industry in the next few years? We would love to hear your thoughts on this episode, so please leave a comment below.

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