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Advance registration for the Information Technology Executive Study Group will close on Oct 6. You will still be able to register after Oct. 6 on-site at the same price point.
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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.


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. Cybersecurity
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Third-Party Delivery
2:45 p.m. - 3 p.m. Break
3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Kiosks
4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Restaurant Technology Automation
  Speaker: Michael Atkinson, Restaurant Technology Investor, Entrepreneur and Strategic Advisor to Brands, Venture Investors, Investment Banks and Technology Innovators
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Dinner

Wednesday, October 25

8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Breakfast
9 a.m. - 10 a.m. Leadership Keynote
10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Book Discussion: The Wolf in CIO's Clothing by Tina Nunno - purchase the book here
11 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. - Noon Legislative Update
  Speaker: Laura Knapp-Chadwick, Director, Commerce & Entrepreneurship, National Restaurant Association
Noon Adjourn for Restaurant Innovation Summit*

*You will have the option within your IT ESG registration to add on the Restaurant Innovation Summit, Oct. 25-27 at the same hotel as the IT ESG, for an extra $100. You will not need to register separately for the Restaurant Innovation Summit, and details for both events, along with housing information, will be included in your IT ESG registration confirmation email.


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We have reserved a limited number of reduced-rate hotel rooms at the Hyatt Regency Austin. Once you register for the IT ESG, you will receive a registration confirmation email which has a link to reserve your room within our reduced-rate housing block.

Hyatt Regency Austin
208 Barton Springs
Austin, TX 78704
Room Rate: $259 single/double + tax
Room Rate Deadline: October 3, 2017

United Discount

United Airlines offers discounts up to 10% off pubished fares based on booking class to Information Technology meeting attendees. To save, book online at United.com/meetingtravel. Enter ZX4F230235 in the Offer Code box. Make sure you enter AUS as the airport. Discounts are available for travel booked between Oct. 20-30, 2017.

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