WinTech Sponsor Spotlight Series

Sponsor Spotlight: Finger Foods Studio

Finger Food Studios is making waves with their work in AR/VR  and their 25,000ft2 Holodeck design & development space

Founded in 2009 by CTO Trent Shumay, Finger Food, Coquitlam, began as a game and mobile app  company. Fast forward, to 2017 and Finger Food is  now an award-winning technology innovation company creating revolutionary immersive mobile, MR/AR/VR, internet of things, cloud and entertainment products. More than adept at working in a three-dimensional digital space, Finger Food Studios helps businesses grow by integrating techniques like 3D holographic data visualization, machine learning and IoT.

Their most impressive holographic visualizations were developed using Microsoft HoloLens at Finger Food’s 25,000 square foot dedicated holographic design and development space,The Holodeck. At first glimpse, the Holodeck looks like a big empty warehouse. But then the magic starts. Once a viewer slips on a pair of Microsoft HoloLens glasses, they can see and interact with, virtually, any holographic truck hood including airflow and heat mapping. A kitchen space that allows a user to switch appliances and experience different heights of door knobs, is one useful business hack. The company is one of Microsoft’s HoloLens Agency Partners. Both the HoloLens and Finger Food’s Holodeck facility have stirred huge excitement amongst businesses that want to use virtual and mixed reality.

CEO Ryan Peterson predicts that as technology becomes cheaper, small and medium-sized companies will adopt new technologies to increase their ROI. He believes that emerging technologies, such as the convergence of holographic computing, AI and IoT will ultimately change business processes and infrastructures.

Helping the wider community, Finger Food  has donated over 200  Spheros to their local school districts. Using the Sphero Edu app created by Finger Food, children are given early exposure to coding and computational thinking. Finger Food also collaborated with the Coquitlam school district to develop coding curriculum with the aim of helping kids to contribute to the future, by helping to create it, rather than simply being consumers.

The company remains adamant about attracting the best engineers and industry pioneers. This has facilitated their rapid expansion and success. Finger Food promotes minority representation, especially female representation, in the technology sector. Their talented and diverse team of  innovators, engineers and developers are dedicated to tackling every project with curiosity and creativity.

WinTech Sponsor Spotlight Series

Sponsor Spotlight: Finger Food Studios

Finger Food Studios is making waves with their work in AR/VR and their 25,000ft2 Holodeck design & development space

Founded in 2009 by CTO Trent Shumay, Finger Food, Coquitlam, began as a game and mobile app  company. Fast forward, to 2017 and Finger Food is  now an award-winning technology innovation company creating revolutionary immersive mobile, MR/AR/VR, internet of things, cloud and entertainment products. More than adept at working in a three-dimensional digital space, Finger Food Studios helps businesses grow by integrating techniques like 3D holographic data visualization, machine learning and IoT.

Their most impressive holographic visualizations were developed using Microsoft HoloLens at Finger Food’s 25,000 square foot dedicated holographic design and development space,The Holodeck. At first glimpse, the Holodeck looks like a big empty warehouse. But then the magic starts. Once a viewer slips on a pair of Microsoft HoloLens glasses, they can see and interact with, virtually, any holographic truck hood including airflow and heat mapping. A kitchen space that allows a user to switch appliances and experience different heights of door knobs, is one useful business hack. The company is one of Microsoft’s HoloLens Agency Partners. Both the HoloLens and Finger Food’s Holodeck facility have stirred huge excitement amongst businesses that want to use virtual and mixed reality.

CEO Ryan Peterson predicts that as technology becomes cheaper, small and medium-sized companies will adopt new technologies to increase their ROI. He believes that emerging technologies, such as the convergence of holographic computing, AI and IoT will ultimately change business processes and infrastructures.

Helping the wider community, Finger Food  has donated over 200  Spheros to their local school districts. Using the Sphero Edu app created by Finger Food, children are given early exposure to coding and computational thinking. Finger Food also collaborated with the Coquitlam school district to develop coding curriculum with the aim of helping kids to contribute to the future, by helping to create it, rather than simply being consumers.

The company remains adamant about attracting the best engineers and industry pioneers. This has facilitated their rapid expansion and success. Finger Food promotes minority representation, especially female representation, in the technology sector. Their talented and diverse team of  innovators, engineers and developers are dedicated to tackling every project with curiosity and creativity.

Everyone knows that we are living in an increasingly tech-enabled world. Not surprisingly, this is reflected in the number of jobs that are now available in the tech industry. The problem is, while the Computer Science workforce has grown by 60% since 1991, the percentage of young women going into the industry has declined (Stats Canada 2011). This needs to change.