We have asked Petar Jerinic, Invenda’s outstanding software engineer and architect specializing in cloud enterprise solutions, to reveal to our readers some of the challenges he is facing climbing the ladders of technological development. Our team is tackling different matters each day and aiming to become a global operating ecosystem for automated retail. When talking about some of the most significant technological challenges in IoT today, there is an inevitable expansion of disruptive technological solutions that will bring closer products and services to its end-user.
How come vending, and what inspired you to work on this product?
For me, the inspiration lies in the opportunity to work on the product that will make step changes to an ‘old’ industry and bring new technologies to the vending world. And, of course, it has a great potential for innovations such as advertising on vending machines and pretty unique features such as product recommendations since this industry was mostly untapped until recently.
How and why did you pick Microsoft Azure and the Microsoft IoT Hub for the Invenda backend and cloud?
What were some of the challenges with the vending machine being connected to the cloud 24/7?
How would you describe the path to success to someone else who would be creating an IoT product?
Since the technologies you are working with are fairly cutting edge, what are some challenges in building a great team?
For you, what is the greatest success in the field of cloud enterprise solutions?
The most memorable moment at Invenda?
Many memorable moments pop up, but one of the favourites would be the presentation of our first pilot machine in France. It was in 2018, and we worked patiently with a lot of sleepless nights but with such fantastic energy and atmosphere within the team. When that first consumer went up to the machine and immediately bought a product, we knew we had built an intuitive solution.