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Revolutionizing the Food Service Industry with Blockchain Technology

Articles 12 November 2018

The blockchain is a distributed ledger than assures security through storing data in a decentralized fashion across nodes. One of the ways the technology can achieve this heightened level of security is with the use of cryptographic hashes which are used to encrypt data which further ensures security and reliability. Further, the blockchain ensures another

Gaining Business Intelligence Through Unifying CAKE’s Data

Sysco LABS 29 October 2018

The CAKE restaurant technology platform empowers restaurants and improves the experience of their customers through a holistic tech offering comprised of multiple applications that work seamlessly together. CAKE’s POS, Guest Manger, Waitlist, Online Ordering and Reports applications form a synergy that benefits both the customer and the restaurant owner in ways that are not possible

Introducing Kids to STEM: A Sysco LABS – IgniterSpace Collaboration

Sysco Labs 15 October 2018

“Kids are born Scientists” – Neil deGrasse Tyson Kids are naturally curious, and this curiosity makes their minds perfect for learning. However, early childhood education rarely includes education in Science, Technology or Engineering, failing to take full advantage of their potential. IgniterSpace on the other hand, is an organization that specializes in teaching STEM subjects

The Agile Maturity Index

Sysco LABS 20 August 2018

Startups. Fun work environment, fast paced work speed, just-get-it-done attitude and close-knit colleagues. While all of this may sound fun, it’s not something that can last forever. The company must grow, the products that they are working on need to reach stability, and the just-get-it-done attitude changes to a lets-get-it-done-right attitude. As your company continues

Stop Pretending You’re Agile!

Sysco LABS 17 August 2018

The second Engineering Nexus revolved around the challenges of adopting and absorbing Agile into an organization, especially one with an established culture, why we seem to fail at it, and how to get better – all from an architectural, process and delivery standpoint. Following are the complete video documentations of the individual speaker sessions of

Sysco: Pushing Boundaries and Reimagining an Industry Through Technology

Sysco LABS 15 August 2018

Sysco’s Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Wayne Shurts and Vice President Business Technology for the Americas, Wesley Story, talks to us about how technology is helping Sysco create more value in almost every aspect of Sysco’s business – from improving customer experience and business operations, to helping decrease Sysco’s carbon footprint – pushing

From Plank to Ship as You Sail Along

Sysco LABS 3 August 2018

In this Innovation Session, Ishan Madhusanka, Theekshana Dilshan, Dilini Mampitiya, Nethmi Hettiarachchi and Shashika Gunasena took us on a trip to the high seas. The topic – “From Plank to Ship as you Sail Along”. Is it possible to build a ship, from a plank while you sail? Well no, that borders on the impossible,

Confirmation Bias – the Hidden Trap in Decision Making

Sysco LABS 23 July 2018

“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance; it is the illusion of knowledge” – Stephen Hawking It is the quintessential Silicon Valley story. Elizabeth Holmes, a 19 year old Presidents Scholar at Stanford drops out of college to launch her startup. Holmes’ big idea was to perform multiple tests on a single drop of

Things to Consider Before Choosing DynamoDB

Sysco LABS 25 June 2018

DynamoDB is the non-relational database service provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS) as the fast , flexible and eventual consistent database solution for modern large scale applications. Being an eventually consistent database system, DynamoDB relaxes the consistency in favor of availability and partition tolerance. Even though DynamoDB is a NoSQL database system, DynamoDB has significant differences

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