SPEAKERS

Wade Allen
Brinker International
Chief Digital Officer

Brian Anderson
Modern Market
Director of Information Technology

Chris Andrews
Pei Wei
Vice President of Information Technology

Nikki Barua
BeyondCurious
Co-Founder and CEO

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

Daniel Connolly, Ph.D.
Drake University
Dean, College of Business & Public Admin

Doug Cook
Sonic Drive-In
Vice President & Chief Architect

Dorothy Creamer
Hospitality Technology
Editor

Scott Curry
Craft​W​orks Restaurants & Breweries
VP of IT

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

Flavio Diomede
Starbucks Coffee Company
StratPOS

Sterling Douglass
Chowly
Co-Founder & CEO

Joseph Essas
OpenTable
CTO

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

John Huddle
Silver Diner Inc.
Director of Information Technology

Todd Kaufman
SSP America Inc
Vice President, Information Technology

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

Tom Lindblom
Formerly of CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc.
Chief Technology Officer

Abigail Lorden
RIS News
VP & Group Brand Director, HT & RIS News

Veronica Luna
Taco Bell
Digital Innovation Manager

James Lux
Papa Gino's
Vice President, Information Technology

Toby Malbec
ConStrata Technology Consulting
Managing Director

Michael Marino
Caesar's Entertainment
Chief Experience Officer

Carlo Martinez
La Torta Plaza
Director of Restaurant Operations

Jim Melvin
Intelligent Transactions
CEO

John Miller
Caliburger
CEO

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

Ryan Nowlin
Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.
Chief Information Officer

Pankaj Patra
Brinker International
VP, Information Technology​

Zerrick Pearson
Five Guys Enterprises, LLC
VP Information Technology

Chris Ray
Taco Mac Restaurant Group
Vice President, Information Technology

Seth Robinson
CompTIA
Senior Director, Technology Analysis

Jason Scoggins
TGI Fridays
Sr. Director, Customer Strategy

Gail Seanor
TGI Fridays
Sr. Director, Marketing Technology

Jason Siska
CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries
Sr. Manager of Loyalty and CRM

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

Mark Wayne
NuArx Inc.
Executive Vice President

MJ Worsham
Roy Rogers Restaurants
Corporate IT Manager

Tim Young
eatsa
Co-founder & CEO