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Our biannnual meetings bring you face-to-face with experienced colleagues and cutting edge ideas. Every contact and topic is focused on the responsibilities you handle.

Meetings have addressed issues such as mobile payments, loyalty programs, PCI compliance, social media and tablet management.


Our group’s members-only Listserv is an effective way to ask your colleagues questions, share news, and contribute to discussions on issues important to professionals in your field. To be eligible, you must work full-time in the field of information technology for a company that is a restaurant member of the National Restaurant Association. Click here to subscribe. To send questions to the listserv, email technology@lists.restaurant.org.

Spring Agenda

Sunday, April 23

9 p.m. - 10 p.m. Informal Cocktail Hour
  Location: ART Hotel

Monday, April 24

11:30 a.m. - Noon Registration Open
Noon - 1 p.m. Lunch & Introductions
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. The DevOps Handbook: How to Create World-Class Agility, Reliability, and Security in Technology Organizations
Please read the book to contribute to the discussion: http://a.co/6V8CxGK
2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Networking Break
3:45 p.m. - 5 p.m. IT Capability Planning - Tools for Alignment of Company Goals
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Dinner
  Location: Charcoal Restaurant, 43 W. 9th Avene, Denver

Tuesday, April 25

8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Breakfast
9 a.m. - 10 a.m. EMV: Pay at the Table and Drive-Through
10 a.m. - 11 a.m. ITIL Practice
11 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Networking Break
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Becoming Better Leaders
  Speaker: Laura Rea Dickey, CEO, Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.
  In this session, Dickey will share her leadership journey from CIO to CEO. Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. is a Texas-based operator founded in 1941 and currently has 530 locations in 43 states.
12:15 p.m. - 1 p.m. Lunch
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Technology, Social Media and the Voice of the Customer
  Speaker: Robert Blatt, Chairman and CEO, MomentFeed
2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Four Winds Tour
  Tour of the products showroom at Four Winds Interactive Corporate Headquarters. From there, transportation will be provided to Honor Society to see an implementation of Four Winds technology.
5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Happy Hour
  Location: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, 2907 Huron St., Denver
*Dinner on your own*

Wednesday, April 26

8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Breakfast
9 a.m. - 10 a.m. Customer-Facing Technology
10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Using Technology to Hear the Customer
11 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Networking Break
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Date Warehousing


The meeting will be held at the ART Hotel in Denver. Please be sure to make your room reservations online via the link below.






1201 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 572-8000
$219/night + tax - single/double
Friday, March 31, 2017



United Airlines offers up to 10% off published fares to IT attendees based on booking class. To save, book online at United.com/meetingtravel. Choose your flight times, enter "DEN" as the airport and access eligible discounts by inserting code, ZX4F230235 in the Offer Code box. Discount available for travel between April 21-29, 2017.

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