Fast casual and quick service dining is about speed, convenience and food quality. For larger restaurant chains, introducing new menu items or services always begins with extensive experiments and innovation in a controlled environment. But because of COVID-19, the industry has been forced to accelerate innovation in response to CDC guidelines and customers’ changing needs. Restaurants have reinvented day-to-day operations on the fly, many of them shutting down over the counter and dining room operations to focus solely on digital-first, curbside service.

In the process, restaurants discovered that curbside and delivery aren’t merely stop-gap measures. The act of innovating helped…

Insights from Nomad Go CEO and Co-founder David Greschler.

In my last post, I described the unique aspects of the Nomad Go solution and how we’ve made computer vision accessible for our customers. The focus of today’s post is focused on a real-world deployment so you can learn more about how the solution is being leveraged for multiple use cases.

ATS Automation is one of the largest building automation companies in the Pacific Northwest, providing solutions for some of the region’s most iconic buildings including the Space Needle and the Spheres. As ATS also services hospitals, data centers and other…

Insights from Nomad Go CEO and Co-founder David Greschler.

Physical space is something that many of us take for granted, but the events of the last year have redefined how we treat it. As companies look for better ways to use and manage their physical space — and conduct business within it — they should look no further than computer vision, which can offer an unprecedented level of insight about the nuances of what happens within their stores, office buildings and other facilities. But building a CV solution takes a tremendous amount of time and technical know-how. It also requires…

Tracking occupancy in spaces such as buildings, meeting rooms and more is not a new concept. Building operators and facility managers have been tracking occupancy using a variety of methods — either manually or using technology — for decades. Understanding the occupancy for a space is used for a variety of purposes, including better planning, optimizing operations and, more recently with COVID, limiting occupancy.

While these traditional methods may provide a sense of building or room occupancy, they all have fundamental limitations that mean organizations are missing out on the true value of real-time, advanced occupancy data to improve their…

Insights from Nomad Go CEO and Co-founder David Greschler.

When the Worldwide Web hit the market in the mid 90’s, doing much of anything with it — such as building a website — required programming skills in Java, HTML or a handful of other languages. And anything beyond that, such as adding e-commerce capabilities or running ads, required a custom-built solution. The number of people with those skills was in short supply, and the availability of coding tools to help was even less. If you didn’t have the requisite skills, you had to pay consultants who did.

Around the same…

Insights from Nomad Go CEO and Co-founder David Greschler.

With every wave of innovation, there’s a set of obstacles that can prevent progress. Some are technical blockers, some economic, some regulatory and some based in human nature. At this moment we’re on the cusp of the next wave of innovation, which could equip companies with in-depth business intelligence about their physical environment and how people interact with it. The relevant data can be collected in a fraction of the time of the traditional method (clipboard, stopwatch and the watchful eyes of a time-and-motion specialist) and provides a level of detail…

Insights from Nomad Go CEO and Co-Founder, David Greschler

Back in the mid-90’s, when the Internet went mainstream, I was director of exhibits at the Computer History Museum in Boston, Massachusetts (now located in Mountain View, California). Everything we take for granted today about the web was cutting edge stuff back then, and every day it seemed that business people would ask me basic questions like “What’s the Internet?” or “Why does my company need a website?”

We’ve come a long way since then, but while the Internet and mobile breakthroughs have focused on making sense of the digital world-tracking…

In any restaurant, retail or hospitality business, a long line is better than no line at all. Customers might be packed inside, standing outside, or waiting around the block, but the registers are ringing and the cash is flowing inside. Business is good!

That is, until they walk out. With the convenience of online ordering, 1-hour delivery, and self-service, customers have entered the convenience era and redefined what It means for a business to be fast. A study of consumer behavior found that the average consumer will wait in line for 6 minutes before giving up and walking out, abandoning…

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