Menlo Park, Calif. — Dragonfruit AI, retail’s first massively scalable video AI platform, has named Ray Cooke — most recently senior vice president at Hanwha Techwin America — as its new vice president of business development.
Dragonfruit’s Frontier was custom-built for Retail Loss Prevention/Asset Protection (Video Summaries, ORC Investigations, OSHA Compliance, Slip/Fall, Liquid Spill), Store Operations (Checkout Metrics, Point-of-Sale Analysis with Video Verification) and Marketing/Merchandising (In-store Commerce Funnels).
Designed from the ground-up for multi-location retailers, Frontier provides the flexibility for retailers to start solving their most pressing needs and add on more capabilities as required.
In his new role, Cooke will help large-scale retailers use Frontier to derive insights from their video to address pivotal challenges — such as optimizing staffing, detecting unsafe conditions, accelerating investigations, managing store layouts and streamlining operations.
“We’re excited to have Ray onboard to engage with our retail customers,” says Amit Kumar, CEO of Dragonfruit. “He brings a wealth of experience in video technology coupled with a practitioner’s eye for problem-solving that will be invaluable in helping retailers navigate the possibilities of video AI.”
Cooke has over 25 years of experience in safety and security solutions at companies such as IBM and Cisco. Prior to joining Dragonfruit, he spent over 8 years at Hanwha Techwin America, where he started as vice president of business development. In that role, Cooke landed the first and largest enterprise project win in retail for North America. Later, as senior vice president of products, solutions and integrations, he expanded Hanwha’s product line while growing its roster of 3rd party integrations.
Dragonfruit AI is retail’s first massively-scalable video AI solution, combining consumer-grade usability with enterprise-grade capability. The hybrid solution is designed for bandwidth-constrained environments, and powers instant-on advanced analytics priced by consumption. Its flexibility, customizability and effortless deployment help companies transform their video data into business intelligence. For more information, visit https://dragonfruit.ai.
SOURCE: Dragonfruit AI