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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.

2017 Fall Agenda

Tuesday, October 24

8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Breakfast
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Welcome & Introductions / Company Profiles
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Capabilities-Based Technology Strategy
  Speaker: John MacDorman, Research Director, Gartner
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Supply Chain Integration and Technology Horizon
  Speaker: Sam Khoury, President, Next Stage Partners
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Disruption and Regulation - How Technology Can Help
Susan Carroll-Boser, Director IS, White Castle Systems
Kevin Steele, CIO, National Restaurant Association
2:45 p.m. - 3 p.m. Break
3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Using APIs to Move Data
  Moderator: Skip Kimpel, Director, Information Technology, Anthony's Pizza
4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Restaurant Technology Automation
  Speaker: Michael Atkinson, Restaurant Technology Investor, Orderscape and Roostersbot
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Dinner
  Location: III Forks, 111 Lavaca St, Austin
Cocktail Hour: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Dinner at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, October 25

8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Breakfast
9 a.m. - 10 a.m. Creating the Ultimate Technology Enabled Guest Experience at iPic
  Speaker: Tom Holmes, CTO, iPic Entertainment & Tuck Hospitality Group
10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Book Discussion: The Wolf in CIO's Clothing by Tina Nunno - purchase the book here
  Moderator: Rex Smith, Sr. Director, IT Business Solutions, Red Lobster
11 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. - Noon Legislative Update & Cybersecurity 201
  Speaker: Laura Knapp-Chadwick, Director, Commerce & Entrepreneurship, National Restaurant Association
Noon Adjourn for Restaurant Innovation Summit*

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