Sunday, September 08 8:00am – 4:00pm

Technology Showcase Sponsor Setup

Location: Trinity Exhibit Hall
Sunday, September 08 11:00am – 7:00pm

Registration and Information Desk

Location: Trinity Pre-Function
Sunday, September 08 3:30pm – 5:30pm

Opening General Session

Location: Trinity Ballroom
FSTEC "State of the Industry" 

Presented by Technomic, this in-depth look at the state of foodservice will address current headwinds facing the industry. Our discussion on industry sales and traffic data and over-arching trends will highlight technology’s growing impact on foodservice using Technomic’s Transaction Insights sales-performance tracking tool.

Speakers:

Managing Principal
Technomic

Principal
Technomic

Presented By:
Xevo
What's Next in Tech? Thrive in a 'Wiki' Future

Jimmy Wales speaks on a wide range of issues surrounding the future of technology, shedding light on the opportunities and threats for businesses and organizations in a globally connected world. Speaking fluidly about artificial intelligence, automation, and other new technologies that lie at the heart of disruption, Mr. Wales illuminates how open-source, open-content technology is changing the face of the internet and how businesses can adapt in order to compete and innovate. He reveals opportunities in tapping into new technologies—whether implementing new collaborative tools, or cutting-edge ways to interact with customers, distributors, and suppliers—to ultimately reveal what is needed to thrive in a Wiki future.

Speakers:

Founder
Wikipedia

Presented By:
Altametrics
Sunday, September 08 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Technology Showcase and Welcome Reception

Location: Trinity Exhibit Hall

As you settle in and gear up for a great conference, plan to join FSTEC's Technology Showcase and be one of the first to check out every booth in action. Discover some of the industry's latest innovations, mingle with peers and help us kick off FSTEC 2019 in style with an exciting Welcome Reception complete with food, drinks and great conversation! 

Sunday, September 08 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Meet & Greet with Jimmy Wales

Speakers:

Founder
Wikipedia

Presented By:
Altametrics
Monday, September 09 7:00am – 7:30am

FSTEC Running Club

Monday, September 09 8:30am – 6:30pm

Registration and Information Desk

Location: Trinity Pre-Function
Monday, September 09 8:30am – 9:30am

Networking Breakfast

Monday, September 09 9:30am – 10:15am

Innovation Forums: (Choose 1 of 6)

Keep your finger on the pulse of the latest developments in foodservice technology. Learn from industry experts and visionaries who are leading the way in implementing unique solutions and offering high-level insights to your operation's biggest challenges.

Option 1:
Presented By:
Cogensia
Option 2: 
Presented By:
Zebra Technologies
Option 3:
Presented By:
Toast
Option 4: 
Presented By:
NuArx Inc
Option 5: 
Presented By:
Xenial
Option 6: 
Presented By:
Zenput
Monday, September 09 10:30am – 12:30pm

General Session 

Location: Trinity Ballroom
FSTEC AWARDS: Saluting the Leaders in Restaurant Tech and Digital Media

Restaurant Business recognizes companies that are revolutionizing their business model by using technology that results in operations improvements or an enhanced guest experience—and ultimately bottom-line growth. From among the three winners—one each from limited service, full service and emerging operations—one will rise to the top. Join us as we celebrate the innovations and accomplishments of three outstanding operations – to be announced.  And then, of course, enjoy the excitement as we announce the Tech Accelerator of the Year!  

Speakers:

Content Director, Foodservice
Winsight Media

Editor-at-Large
Winsight Media

Presented By:
ParTech, Inc.
The Future of Payment

Is Bitcoin going to take off as a form of payment in restaurants? Probably not anytime soon. But as debates wage on about the fairness of cashless restaurants, the best form of digital ordering and payments—website or in-app—and whether or not tap-and-go/NFC technology is worth turning on, operators need to address how consumers will want to pay tomorrow, and what technology is and will be available to get there. 

Presented By:
GLORY
Failure is Always an Option

Thinker, tinkerer, inventor, problem solver, backyard engineer, special effects wizard, pyromaniac.. and co-host of the hit series MythBusters on the Discovery Channel.  Adam Savage has proven that it's cooler than ever to be a geek.  From his unique way of thinking to his unique experiences as a designer, expect Adam's presentation and interactive moderated Q&A session to be insightful, entertaining and unforgettable. Look at science and innovation and risk taking in a whole new way--lessons applicable to all types of businesses and organizations.

Speakers:

Award-Winning Special Effects Designer, Host of MythBusters

Presented By:
Chowly
Monday, September 09 12:30pm – 2:30pm

Technology Showcase and Networking Lunch

Location: Trinity Exhibit Hall

The Technology Showcase opens for another day of tech sampling and networking. FSTEC's Technology Showcase is the only place you're sure to stumble upon "the next big thing." Be sure to see what each unique supplier has to offer while enjoying a delicious lunch!

Presented By:
Qu
Monday, September 09 2:30pm – 3:15pm

Innovation Forums: (Choose 1 of 6)  

Keep your finger on the pulse of the latest developments in foodservice technology. Learn from industry experts and visionaries who are leading the way in implementing unique solutions and offering high-level insights to your operation's biggest challenges.

Option 1:
Presented By:
Mission Data
Option 2:
Presented By:
Level 10
Option 3:
Presented By:
Spendgo
Option 4:
Presented By:
NCR Corporation
Option 5:
Presented By:
ItsaCheckmate
Option 6:
Presented By:
CrunchTime! Information Systems, Inc.
Option 7:
Monday, September 09 3:15pm – 3:45pm

Networking Break

Monday, September 09 3:45pm – 4:30pm

Innovation Forums:

Keep your finger on the pulse of the latest developments in foodservice technology. Learn from industry experts and visionaries who are leading the way in implementing unique solutions and offering high-level insights to your operation's biggest challenges.

Option 1:
Presented By:
Chowly
Option 2: 
Presented By:
Restaurant365
Option 3: 
Presented By:
ParTech, Inc.
Option 4: 
Presented By:
Revel Systems
Option 5: 
Presented By:
PlayerLync
Option 6:
Presented By:
Oracle Food & Beverage
Monday, September 09 4:45pm – 5:30pm

General Session

Location: Trinity Ballroom
21st Century Security

As the Grammy Award-winning guitarist for The Doobie Brothers and one of the founding members of Steely Dan, Jeff "Skunk" Baxter is particularly skilled in looking at existing technologies to see other ways they can be used.  As he said in an interview some years ago, this "happens in music all the time and happens to be what terrorists are incredibly good at." He successfully brings his creativity and passion for music to his work today, which includes consulting for the U.S. Department of Defense at the highest levels.  Baxter highlights creative, unconventional problem-solving and planning techniques by showing audiences how to apply knowledge gained in one area to advance goals in completely different fields. He explains how to approach issues with new "logic templates" and how to leave preconceptions behind. Through humor and lateral thinking, Baxter helps corporations and colleges map effective strategies and rediscover the drive to innovate and ignite passion.

Speakers:

former guitarist, The Doobie Brothers; consultant, Department of Defense

Presented By:
NCR Corporation
Monday, September 09 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Meet and Greet with Jeffrey "Skunk" Baxter

Speakers:

former guitarist, The Doobie Brothers; consultant, Department of Defense

Presented By:
NCR Corporation
Monday, September 09 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Technology Showcase and Networking Reception

Location: Trinity Exhibit Hall
Monday, September 09 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Technology Showcase Sponsor Tear Down

Location: Trinity Exhibit Hall
Monday, September 09 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Dinner on Your Own

Be sure to check the FSTEC Event App for restaurant suggestions!

Monday, September 09 8:30pm – 11:00pm

IFBTA Celebration of Technology

Location: Bowlounge (167 Turtle Creek Blvd, #103, Dallas, TX 75207)

Join the International Food and Beverage Technology Association (IFBTA) and your industry peers for a Celebration of Technology on Monday, September 9th from 8:30-11:30pm. Hosted at Bowlounge in the heart of Dallas, you’ll be treated to desserts, drinks, and networking while playing a round of retro bowling and enjoying vintage arcade games. All FSTEC attendees and IFBTA members are welcome to attend and transportation will be provided to and from the Hilton Anatole. 

Tuesday, September 10 7:15am – 11:30am

Registration and Information Desk

Location: Trinity Pre-Function
Tuesday, September 10 7:30am – 8:45am

Networking Breakfast

Tuesday, September 10 8:00am – 11:30am

Sponsor Tear-Down

Tuesday, September 10 8:45am – 9:30am

Innovation Forums:

Keep your finger on the pulse of the latest developments in foodservice technology. Learn from industry experts and visionaries who are leading the way in implementing unique solutions and offering high-level insights to your operation's biggest challenges.

Option 1: 
Presented By:
Capgemini
Option 2: 
Option 3: 
Presented By:
Yext
Option 4: 
Presented By:
Hughes
Tuesday, September 10 9:45am – 11:30am

General Session

Location: Trinity Ballroom
Restaurant of the Future

Restaurants already look and function much different than they did 20 years ago. And as innovation continues to rip through the industry at warp speed, we can expect even more changes in the future. So what does the restaurant of tomorrow look like? This session provides a peek into the technologies and ideas that are poised to change the game. 

Tuesday, September 10 10:45am – 11:30am

Our Automated Future

“Humans make noisy predictions” says world-leading Artificial Intelligence researcher and economist Ajay Agrawal. Author of the game-changing book Prediction Machines and founder of U of T’s Creative Destruction Lab—which boasts the greatest concentration of AI start-ups of any program on the planet—Agrawal’s talks illuminate the incoming realities of AI: how machine prediction, stripped of all that noisy (and expensive) human thought, is on the verge of presenting us with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to change the way we do business, “drive” cars, run governments, and provide healthcare.

Speakers:

Creative Destruction Lab and Author, Predictive Machines

Presented By:
Altametrics