Jeff Brown to Speak at CyborgCamp Portland!

We’re excited to announce that local restauranteur and entrepreneur Jeff Brown will be speaking at CyborgCamp! Jeff will be speaking about how AI, Deep Learning, Machine Learning and Robotics relates to food. He will also be providing a delicious and healthy lunch for all attendees and volunteers!


About Jeff

Jeff Brown is committed to responsible stewardship of resources, driving innovation, and preserving the human element of hospitality. In his role as GM of Food & Beverage for Sage Restaurant Group, Jeff oversees Urban Farmer and Departure Restaurant and Lounge at The Nines Hotel, a LEED certified property in Portland, OR. He loves teaching and using technology to provide an enhanced guest experience.

Jeff’s passion for food transparency and creating sustainable food systems has led him to collaborate with a more diverse set of academics and scientists to better understand food for tomorrow. Jeff and his team have an indoor mushroom incubator, a rooftop garden, and an apiary, and he has built out an underground food lab below the hotel where there are over 100 different types of plants, vegetables, and fruits grown in aeroponics, aquaponics, and hydroponic growing systems.

After earning a degree in Hotel, Restaurant, Travel & Administration from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Brown launched his career with Marriott International in Boston. He went on to be the GM at Morton’s The Steakhouse and then the Area Director of Operations for Kimpton Hotels and Resorts in San Diego.