Speakers

LEARN FROM INDUSTRY EXPERTS & VISIONARIES WHO ARE LEADING THE WAY IN TECHNOLOGY

General Session

Eric Affeldt

CEO
ClubCorp

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Patrick Benson

CIO
ClubCorp

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Paul Brown

CEO
Arby’s Restaurant Group

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President George W. Bush

43rd President of the United States

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Rob Clapper

Executive Director
Your Grateful Nation

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Adam Garner

Vice President, Operations
Which Wich Superior Sandwiches®

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Trish Giordano

Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Earl Enterprises

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Rob Grimes

Founder & CEO
ConStrata Technology Consulting

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Nick Hayman

President
Winsight Events

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Yvonne Heyne

CEO
Nextx

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Hattie Hill

CEO
Womens Foodservice Forum (WFF)

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Frank Liberio

Senior Vice President, Global CIO
McDonald’s Corporation

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Brian Little, Ph.D.

Distinguished Scholar, Department of Psychology
Cambridge University

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Mike Lubitz

CFO
My Fit Foods

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Darla Morse

Chief Information Officer
Arby’s Restaurant Group

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Robert O’Neill

Team Leader
Naval Special Warfare Development Group

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Rob Palleschi

President & CEO
TGI Fridays™

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Toni Portmann

CEO
DHISCO

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Laura Rea Dickey

CIO
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

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Karen Sammon

President & CEO
PAR

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Erik Thoresen

Principal
Technomic

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Boot Camps and Education Workshops

Wade Allen

Vice President of Digital Innovation and Customer Engagement
Chili’s® Grill & Bar

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Kevin Enders

SVP, Retail & Consumer Services
Softtek

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René Barak

Big Data Solutions Architect
Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.

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Bill Bellissimo

President
CrunchTime! Information Systems

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Ron Blum

Associate Professor
Johnson & Wales University

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Laurel Brackenridge

Senior Director of Restaurant Systems and Helpdesk Support
Le Duff America

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Lyle Bunn

Founder
BUNN Co.

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Brian Cliette

Instructor, School of Hospitality Management
Penn State University

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Chris Crabtree

Vice President, Information Systems
Captain D’s Seafood

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Vince Crimaldi

Vice President, Restaurants Sector Leader
Capgemini

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Jeff Dinard

Chief Information Officer
On The Border

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Bill DiPaola

President & Chief Operating Officer
Dat Dog Enterprises

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Garrett Dodge

Co-Founder & CEO
Rockbot

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David Doyle

Chief Information Officer
Brinker International

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John Doyle

Vice President, IT Retail Systems and Support
SONIC Corp

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Adrian Dragomir

Senior Director, Information Technology
Huddle House

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Todd Dreger

Partner, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer
ISG

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Brian Duncan

Co-Founder
Chowly Inc.

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Tamy Duplantis

Vice President of Information Technology
Main Event Entertainment

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Mitesh Gala

Founder & CEO
Altametrics

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Zach Goldstein

Founder & CEO
Thanx

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Lou Grande, Jr.

Vice President of Information Technology
Red Lobster Seafood Company

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Darin Harris

CEO
CiCi’s Pizza

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Darrin Heisey

Vice President of Information Technology
Reach Restaurant Group

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Marcos Jimenez

CEO
Softtek USA & Canada

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Justin Keenen

Director of Information Technology
Veggie Grill

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Sharon Koval

Assistant Digital Marketing Manager
Pei Wei

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Ram Krishnan

CEO
Buzztime

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Douglas Kwong

Digital Director
Cici’s Pizza

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Candace LaRocca

Director of Brand Experience
Crushed Red Urban Bake & Chop Shop

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Brian Leonardi

Co-Owner and Business Manager
Ristorante Firenze

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Tom Lindblom

Chief Technology Officer
CKE Restaurants, Inc.

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Jeff Loether

President & Founder
Electro-Media Design

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Toby Malbec

Managing Director
ConStrata Technology Consulting

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Tracy Markie

CEO
Small Box Energy

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Ummara Marshall

Director POS
Marriott International, Inc.

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Jermaine Martin

IT Manager
Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.

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Sean McAnally

Senior Director, Technology Infrastructure
Captain D’s Seafood

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Frank McGuinness

Revenue Management & Analytics, Digital Guest Communications
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

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Suzanne Miller

President & Founder
SPM Communications

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Tim Miller

VP, Enterprise Sales
Yext

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Todd Nonken

Vice President of Marketing
Pollo Tropical

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Ryan Nowlin

Vice President, Information Technology
Fiesta Restaurant Group

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Anita Pandey

Vice President, Marketing
Cybera

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Zerrick Pearson

Vice President of Information Technology
Five Guys Burgers and Fries

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Mike Pennington

Senior Manager, Technology Integration
Togo’s Eateries

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Larry Reinstein

President
LJR Hospitality Ventures

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Paul Rubin

Senior Vice President
Brink Software / PAR

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Sara Rush Wirth

Foodservice Content Group & Managing Editor, Restaurant Business
Winsight Media

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Laura Sawyer Messing

Marketing Director
Crushed Red Urban Bake & Chop Shop

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Claudia Schaefer

Chief Marketing Officer
Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen

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Tripp Sessions

Managing Partner
Ex|Op|Sol

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Andy Sirmon

Solutions Marketing Manager
NCR Hospitality

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Jim Steinberg

Director of Enterprise Partnerships
LoyaltyPlant

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Paula Suarez

Head of IT and Development
Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.

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Tim Tang

Director, Enterprise Solutions
Hughes Network Systems, LLC

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Anthony Tse

Owner
Jack’s Sliders and Sushi

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Oliver Vagner

Senior Director, Restaurant Solutions and Data Analytics
TGI Friday’s™

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Mark Wayne

Executive Vice President, Sales
NuArx

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Jim Wenner

Vice President of Technology
Sheetz

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Matt Wilber

CFO
The Barteca Restaurant Group

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Don Zimmerman

Chief Technology Officer
NCR Hospitality

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