Sunday, October 25 8:00am – 4:00pm

Technology Showcase Sponsor Setup

Sunday, October 25 11:00am – 7:00pm

Information Desk

Sunday, October 25 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Opening General Session

 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 treasure-trove of information and insights.

Speakers:

Principal
Technomic

Managing Principal
Technomic

Presented By:
NCR Corporation
A Conversation with Mayim Bialik

An acclaimed actress and neuroscientist, Mayim Bialik is best known for her role on one of TV’s most popular comedies, “The Big Bang Theory.” If you’ve seen the show, you’ll know that her character blurs the boundaries between art and life. Mayim joins us to share her keen scientific mind and her wonderful sense of humor as she explores the work of the brain, of behavioral development, of her life as an actress and scientist, and how a person can explore their many talents.

Speakers:

Actress, Author, and Neuroscientist

Sunday, October 25 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Technology Showcase and Welcome Reception

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 2020 in style with an exciting Welcome Reception complete with food, drinks and great conversation! 

Sunday, October 25 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Meet & Greet

Speakers:

Actress, Author, and Neuroscientist

Monday, October 26 6:30am – 7:00am

FSTEC Running Club

Monday, October 26 7:30am – 6:00pm

Information Desk

Monday, October 26 7:30am – 8:30am

Networking Breakfast 

Presented By:
Qu
Monday, October 26 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.

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Monday, October 26 9:30am – 10:00am

Break and Transition

Monday, October 26 10:00am – 10:45am

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Monday, October 26 10:45am – 11:15am

Transition to FSTEC Marketplace

Monday, October 26 11:00am – 3:30pm

FSTEC Marketplace

11:00am - 11:30am: Marketplace Displays
11:30am -12:30pm: Networking Lunch
12:30pm - 3:00pm: Structured Networking 1:1 Meetings
1:00pm - 2:50pm: Editoral "Ted Talks"

Monday, October 26 3:30pm – 6:00pm

General Session

Technology in the Age of COVID

After months of hearing about the importance of social distancing, consumers are still squeamish about close interactions with staff and fellow guests. How is technology helping restaurants function while addressing those concerns? Learn how it can be a facilitator in this look at products and deployment strategies that promote consumer confidence and feelings of safety while also easing operations.

Speakers:

Chief Revenue & Innovation Officer
Texas Restaurant Association

Creativity Can Solve Anything

How people have used creativity to design new solutions to new and old problems. Adele’s battles with ticket scalpers, the invention of the three-point shot, the history of modern medicine, and some inspiring creations through Kickstarter, among others, show humanity at its most creative. This talk shows how creative thinking, attention to detail, and bold actions can lead to new ways of approaching old problems.

Speakers:

Co-founder, Kickstarter

Monday, October 26 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Dinner on Your Own

Monday, October 26 8:00pm – 11:00pm

IFBTA Celebration of Technology

Tuesday, October 27 7:15am – 11:30am

Information Desk

Tuesday, October 27 7:30am – 8:30am

Networking Breakfast

Tuesday, October 27 8:45am – 9:30am

Innovation Forums

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Tuesday, October 27 9:30am – 9:45am

Transition to General session

Tuesday, October 27 9:45am – 11:30am

General Session 

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. 

Speakers:

Greatest Jeopardy! Player of All Time 

Presented By:
Revel Systems