Speakers

An exceptional list of experts and thought-provoking keynoters

General Session

Ira Blumenthal

President
CO-OPPORTUNITIES, Inc.

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Scott Cuppari

Director of Digital Marketing and Enabling Technologies
The Coca-Cola Company

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Maureen Cushing

Vice President of Technology and Processes, Union Square Hospitality Group
Co-founder, TechTable

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Shawn DuBravac, Ph.D., CFA

Founder
Astra Insights

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Mark Freeman

Senior Manager, Global Dining Services
Microsoft

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Matt Hood

Chief Marketing Officer
The Habit Restaurants, LLC

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Kevin Jaskolka

Vice President, Marketing
ParTech,Inc.

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Jeff Jones

Director of Enterprise Sales
OpenTable

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Kelly Killian

Director, Foodservice Content Group & Editor-in-Chief, Restaurant Business
Winsight Media

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Nick Low

Senior Solution Manager for F&B
Oracle

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Darla Morse

Chief Information Officer
Arby’s Restaurant Group

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Josh Patchus

Chief Data Scientist
CAVA

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Andrew Plimmer

Founder and CEO
Motim Technologies

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David Pogue

Founder
Yahoo Tech

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Peter Romeo

Editor-at-Large
Winsight Media

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Sara Rush Wirth

Managing Editor, Foodservice Content Group & Managing Editor, Restaurant Business
Winsight Media

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Dan Schulman

CEO
PayPal

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JB Straubel

CTO
Tesla

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Erik Thoresen

Principal
Technomic

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Randy White

Vice President, Retail Information Technology
FOCUS Brands Inc.

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Boot Camps and Education Workshops

Rafael Alfonzo

CEO
Datum Technologies

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Jim Balis

CEO
Norms Restaurants LLC

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Liz Bosone

Director, Enterprise B2B Relationships
Grubhub

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Austin Brinson

VP of Analytics
b.good

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Paul Butschli

Systems Analyst
Retail Data Systems

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David Cantu

Co-Founder and Chief Customer Officer
HotSchedules

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Doug Collister

CMO
ChinaLive

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Phil Crawford

CIO
SHAKE SHACK

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Vince Crimaldi

Vice President, Consumer Products and Retail, Restaurant Leader
Capgemini

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Marc DeFigueiredo

Senior Vice President, Managing Director
Rauxa

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Aashish Dhamdhere

VP of Marketing
Amperity

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Donnie Diaz

Senior Director of Retail IT
Peet's Coffee

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Bora Dincer

VP of Technology
Jamba Juice

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Bill Draper

Founder | CTO
Gusto POS

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Larry M. Fiel

Director of Marketing
PDQ Signature Systems

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Josh Flinn

Enterprise Solutions Architect
Cradlepoint

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Bill Ford

Director of Operations
Stewart Restaurant Group

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Anand Gala

Managing Partner
Gala Capital Partners, LLC

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Mark Garcia

Director, Theater Systems Innovation
AMC

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John Gigliotti

Director of Information Technology
Chuy’s Restaurants

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Zach Goldstein

Founder and CEO
Thanx

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Bruce Hawkins

CFO
Earl Enterprises

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Trevor Haynes

Vice President of Global Operations
Subway®

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Erika Jelovsek

Director of Operations
Altametrics

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Ruth Jones

CFO
Larkburger

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Prakash Karamchandani

Co-Founder
Balance Pan-Asian Grille

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Eric Kinniburgh

Chief Operating Officer
Bareburger

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Ram Krishnan

CEO
Buzztime

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Scott Langdoc

Vice President and Practice Lead
BRP

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Jon Lawrence

Senior Director of Hospitality Solutions
NCR Corporation

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Fred LeFranc

Founding and Managing Partner and Chief Chaos Strategist
Results Thru Strategy

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John Lukas

SVP of Restaurant Technology
Heartland Commerce

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Sherif Mityas

SVP Strategy and Brand Initiatives
TGI Fridays

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Aman Narang

President & Co-Founder
Toast

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Deepak Narisety

SVP Technology
Rauxa

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Corey O’Donnell

SVP of Marketing
Mobivity

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Dan Orth

Information Systems Manager
Culvers Franchising System, Inc.

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Miguel A. Ortiz

Director of Marketing, Restaurant Solutions
TransAct Technologies, Inc.

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Jayesh Patel

Senior Vice President, Business Development
Cybera

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Kishan Patel

CEO
American Pub

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Brian Pearson

CIO
Stacked

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David Pennant-Jones

Chief Technical Officer
Paradigm Investment Group

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Christin Prince

SVP of Marketing
Tupelo Honey Café

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Larry Reinstein

President
LJR Hospitality Ventures

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Paul Rubin

Chief Strategy Officer
ParTech,Inc.

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Brad Rukstales

CEO
Cogensia

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Gail Seanor

Sr. Director, Marketing Technology
TGI Fridays

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Kelly Seeman

Global Sales Industry Manager
Facebook

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Rick Smith

VP of Technology Integration
Acrelec

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Tal Spirer

Director of SureCheck Sales
ParTech,Inc.

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Patrick Sugrue

President & CEO
Saladworks

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Hunter Swartz

Founder
Eastman Egg

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Tim Tang

Product Marketing Director
Hughes

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Joe Tenczar

CIO
Sonny's BBQ

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Jeremy Theisen

EVP of Sales
Punchh

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Emily Thompson

Senior Manager, Food Safety
Red Robin

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Alec Veinger

Vice President
AccuStore

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John White

EVP/CTO
PDQ Signature Systems

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Melissa Wilson

Principal
Technomic

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Peter Wolf

SVP, Retail Markets
Glory Global Solutions

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Saraswati Yagnavajhala

Director, Cloud Strategy and Solution Management
Oracle Hospitality

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Tech Accelerators

Paul Houle

Director of Campus Dining Services
University of Colorado Boulder

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Brian Krakower

CIO
BJ’s Restaurants

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Josh Patchus

Chief Data Scientist
CAVA

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