Foodpanda to focus on machine learning and data sciences

Foodpanda today announced the launch of its dedicated technology centre in Bengaluru focused on machine learning and data sciences.

The state-of-the-art tech centre will be aimed to strengthen the technology infrastructure, product capabilities and end user experience for the company. The company plans to hire around 100 team members in a span of 6 to 9 months.

The centre will be headed by Nitin Gupta, who is recently appointed as the Head of Engineering at Foodpanda and will be operational in a couple of weeks.

The tech centre will extensively work on re-imagining the product, integrate functions and introduce specialised domains of machine learning and data sciences. The centre will also be used for aggressive R&D functions in the future while leveraging best practices from around the world.

Pranay Jivrajka, CEO, Foodpanda India said, “Through the technology centre in Bengaluru, we envision to bring together the best team of tech enthusiasts working on building a future ready product. Leveraging robust data sciences and machine learning, we intend to personalise offerings for all our stakeholders. Following the commitment to strengthen our delivery network, this is an instrumental step towards building a strong food tech ecosystem in the country.”

With Foodpanda’s recent allocation of Rs. 400 crore for delivery logistics, the tech centre will ensure an aggressive push in the direction of building a seamless experience for all its stakeholders – partner restaurants, riders and end consumers – and creating a significant long-term business value. The tech centre is intended to provide an avenue for cross-pollination of talent within domains and fields in the food tech landscape.