To a packed room, Just Eat CTO Fernando Fanton proclaimed the beginning of a new era of disruption in food technology.

A recent event in Dublin showcased new technologies in the field of augmented reality and artificial intelligence, with Fernando Fanton, chief product and technology officer at Just Eat; Iseult Ward, CEO and co-founder of FoodCloud; and Mikey Cannon, Bizimply co-founder and head of product.

Just Eat is active in 13 markets around the globe, and the app has been downloaded 850,000 times in Ireland since it was launched. More than 80pc of orders are sent via the mobile app.

“We are at the beginning of the disruption of food technology. We see our role as a global leader to grow the ecosystem, and that’s why we are super-engaged and we have accelerator programmes and seed programmes to help invest in the community,” Fanton said.