Yegor Anchyshkin

CTO, Takeoff Technologies

Yegor Anchyshkin founded CartFresh, an end-to-end grocery eCommerce platform in 2010. By 2016 CartFresh was supporting eCom operations within three out of top-20 of the world's largest grocery retailers. By merging in 2017 Takeoff Technologies and CartFresh have joined forces to establish industry-leading robotics-driven eGrocery technology, process, and model.

Prior to CartFresh Yegor co-founded and served as CTO of Viewdle, a computer vision company. Viewdle was awarded several prizes as "best startup in Europe", was invested by BestBuy Capital, Qualcomm Ventures, Blackberry Partners Fund, and was acquired by Google.

Yegor received a B.S. in Applied Mathematics and a M.S. in Computer Science from National Technical University of Ukraine (“Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic”). Yegor is co-author of US patent #US8064641B2.

Xcelerate presentation

The coming revolution of "micro" in the retail supply chain

12:25pm – 1:10pm  |  Thursday October 4th

The battle for consumer convenience in eGrocery has evolved. Instead of same-day or next-day home delivery it is now about delivery in minutes and hours. Instead of yes or no for meal-kits it is about best fresh and packaging within a meal kit. With this evolving landscape, retailers have to manage heterogeneous supply chains built from tens of thousands of nodes, where each node is a "micro" material handling system. Complexity and reliability of such distributed chains is the key challenge in building best-in-class operations. Maybe there are simple everyday practices that can help connect the best of automation and human labour to achieve truly great consistent service, though many are looking to artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things for help. Join Yegor’s session and get a glimpse into the future of revolutionary supply chains built on cost-effective, fully-automated, reconfigurable, and distributed "micro" systems.