Tuesday, September 14 7:30am – 12:00pm

Registration & Information Desk

Location: Longhorn Ballroom Prefunction
Presented By:
NCR Corporation
Branded Strategic Hospitality
Oracle Food and Beverage
Tuesday, September 14 8:00am – 11:30am

Sponsor Tear-Down

Location: FSTEC Marketplace (Longhorn Ballroom E-F)
Tuesday, September 14 8:30am – 9:45am

Networking Breakfast

Location: Grapevine Ballroom A-D
Presented By:
Tuesday, September 14 9:45am – 11:30am

General Session

Location: Grapevine Ballroom A-D
How CMOs Use Tech Today

The CMO’s job has become inseparable from technology as things like social media, digital promotions and loyalty become key areas of focus for restaurants. Hear restaurant CMOs discuss their strategies around technology and marketing.


President | Moderator
Growth Partners, LLC

Chief Marketing Officer
Earl Enterprises

Chief Marketing Officer
Papa Gino’s Pizza and D’Angelo Grilled Sandwiches

Chief Marketing Officer
Blaze Pizza

Artificial Intelligence: Are Humans in Jeopardy?

In 2011, all-time Jeopardy! champ Ken Jennings took on his greatest challenge ever: Representing the human race against IBM’s “Watson,” the super-intelligent supercomputer specifically designed to beat the world’s best players at Jeopardy! When Watson won, Ken became the most celebrated person to lose his job to AI. He won’t be the last. In this fascinating talk, best-selling author and former computer programmer Jennings shares a behind-the scenes account of his epic battle with Watson. He also poses important questions for anyone interested in — or, thanks to Hollywood, terrified by — the idea of increasingly sentient machines that can reason and learn. 


Greatest Jeopardy! Player of All Time