SPEAKERS

Wade Allen
Chili's Grill & Bar
VP of Customer Engagement & Digital Innovation

Brian Anderson
Modern Market
Director of Technology

Chris Andrews
Pei Wei
VP-IT

Paul Barber
Dunkin' Brands
Vice President, IT Marketing Systems

Karen Bird
Hooters of America, LLC
Chief Information Officer

Alex Birnbaum
Results thru Strategy
Partner

Maryann Brydak
Potbelly Sandwich Shop
VP, Information Technology

Benjamin Calleja
Livit Design
CEO

Phil Crawford
Shake Shack
VP of IT

Dorothy Creamer
Hospitality Technology
Editor

Chris Demery
Bloomin' Brands, Inc
GVP & General Manager, Off-Premises Dining

Louis Grande, Jr.
Red Lobster Food Company
SVP Information Technology

John Huddle
Silver Diner Inc.
Director of Information Technology

Todd Kaufman
SSP America
Vice President, Information Technology

Skip Kimpel
Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza
Director of I.T.

Andrew Kohn
Andre-Boudin Bakeries, Inc.
Director of Information Systems & Technology

Tom Lindblom
CKE Restaurants, Inc.
Former Chief Technology Officer

Richard Long
Pieology
Senior Director of IT

Abigail Lorden
EnsembleIQ
Vice President & Group Brand Director

Toby Malbec
ConStrata Technology Consulting
Managing Director

Carlo Martinez
La Torta Plaza
Director of Strategy and Innovation

Sherif Mityas
TGI Fridays
Chief Information Officer and VP Strategy & Brand Initiatives

Ryan Nowlin
Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.
VP, Information Technology

Pankaj Patra
Brinker International
VP, Information Technology​

Zerrick Pearson
Five Guys Enterprises
VP Information Technology

Chris Ray
Taco Mac Restaurant Group
Vice President, Information Technology

Seth Robinson
CompTIA
Senior Director, Technology Analysis

Jason Scroggins
Fridays
Sr. Director of Customer Strategy

Gail Seanor
TGI Fridays
Sr. Director, Marketing Technology

Steve Smyth
Taco John’s International, Inc.
Senior Restaurant Technology Manager

Robert Stephens
The Geek Squad
Founder

Randy Vanderhoof
U.S Payments Forum
Executive ​Director

MJ Worsham
Roy Rogers Restaurants
Corporate IT Manager