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SPEAKERS OF 2019
An exceptional list of experts and thought-provoking keynoters.

General Session Speakers

Damola
Adamolekun

Chief Executive Officer
P.F. Chang’s

Bill
Belichick

Head Coach
New England Patriots

Sheila
Bennett

Executive Director
CORE

Paul
Brown

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Inspire Brands

Tucker
Bryant

Poetic Leadership Speaker/Google Product Marketer

Daniel
Carr

Managing Partner
Carr's Steakhouse

Damon
Chandik

Co-Head & Managing Director Consumer Investment Banking
Piper Sandler & Co.

David
Chang

Award-Winning Chef and Founder, Momofuku, Restaurateur, Bestselling Author, Host, Netflix's "Ugly Delicious"

José
Cil

Chief Executive Officer
Restaurant Brands International

Alice
Crowder

Chief Marketing Officer
Krystal Restaurants, LLC

Tana
Davila

Chief Marketing Officer
P.F. Chang’s

Kieran
Donahue

Chief Marketing Officer
IHOP

Anne
Fink

President, Global Foodservice
PepsiCo, Inc.

Joe
Guszkowski

Senior Editor
Restaurant Business

David
Henkes

Senior Principal
Technomic

Chris
Keating

Executive Vice President, Conferences
Winsight

Angie
Keilhauer

BMI Featured Artist

Nancy
Kruse

Founder and President
The Kruse Company

Heather
Lalley

Managing Editor
CSP Daily News

Jonathan
Maze

Editor-in-Chief
Restaurant Business

James
O'Reilly

CEO
Smokey Bones

Joe
Pawlak

Managing Principal
Technomic

Joth
Ricci

CEO and President
Dutch Bros Coffee

Peter
Romeo

Editor-at-Large and Vice President of Content Innovation
Restaurant Business

Hugh
Roth

Senior Vice President, Chief Customer and Business Development Officer
PepsiCo Global Foodservice Division

Claudia
San Pedro

President
SONIC Drive-In

Susannah
Sellers-Ryan

Vice President, Industry Relations and Business Development
PepsiCo Foodservice

Christopher A.
Tomasso

CEO & President
First Watch Restaurants, Inc.

Jason
Valentine

President
Zoup! Eatery

Marie
Zhang

Chief Supply Chain Officer
Blaze Pizza

Innovation Forum Speakers

Ken
Abosch

Partner
Aon

Doug
Adams

General Manager, Business Applications, US Retail and Consumer Goods
Microsoft

Dave
Altmann

Co-Director of Operations
Jersey Mike’s

Coby
Berman

Co-Founder and COO
Radar

Elaine
Black

Director of Food Safety and Public Health
Ecolab

Peter
Boivin

Vice President, Restaurant
Vericast

Joshua
Bova

Franchise Development Manager, Central U.S., Market Planning and Development Analytics
KFC

Courtney
Brafford

Director of Student Success
University of Memphis Global

Ben
Bromberg

SVP, Strategic Enterprise Engagement
Paradox

Scott
Brubaker

Director, Enterprise Sales Retail, CPG & QSR
NVIDIA

Damien
Calderini

Chief Executive Officer, Global and North America
Entegra

Alex
Canter

Chief Executive Officer
Nextbite

Jeff
Chandler

CEO
Hopdoddy Burger Bar

Lokesh
Chawla

Vice President– Global Sales, Strategy & Execution
Capgemini North America

Frank
Chen

Director of Product Marketing
Toast

Dionne
Crawford

Manager of US Restaurant Food Safety
McDonald’s Corporation

Chris
DeFrain

Vice President, Strategic Planning and Business Development
Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group (Red Robin Franchisee)

Luke
DeRouen

Chief Marketing Officer
Walk-On's Sports Bistreaux

Frank
Dombroski

Founder & CEO
FlexWage Solutions

Kieran
Donahue

Chief Marketing Officer
IHOP

Lori
Duggan

US Rewards Lead
McDonald's Corporation

Scott
Dunnewind

SVP of Customer Success
Inkling

Lindsay
Eichten

Director of CRM & Loyalty
TGI Friday's

Austin
Fabel

Business Development Director of Restaurants
Fetch Rewards

Stephen
Farr-Jones

President
ADM Marketing

Joe
Ferguson

Vice President of Development
Cousins Subs

Blake
Flores

Innovation Team Leader--Foodservice
Hormel Foods

Travis
Freeman

SVP, Demand Generation
Inspire Brands

Dan
Gertsacov

Senior Advisor
McKinsey & Company

Ira
Gleser

Director/Industry Advisor, US Retail and Consumer Goods
Microsoft

Patrick
Gormley

Global Practice Lead Data, Analytics + AI
NCR

Louis
Grande

SVP IT
Red Lobster

Scott
Griffith

CMSO
Market Force Information

Jen
Grimes

SVP, Client Success
Service Management Group

Scott
Guettinger

Director, Azure IoT Partner Ecosystem Team
Microsoft

Mickey
Haynes

Principal Architect, Practice Lead
AT&T Connected Spaces

David
Henkes

Senior Principal
Technomic

Heather
Hicks

Senior Vice President, Client Partner
Epsilon

Russ
Holland

Vice President of Real Estate, QSR
Inspire Brands

Amy
Hom

Executive Vice President of North America Retail and Kitchens
REEF Technology

Raymond
Howard

Chief Sales Officer
Ziosk

Andrea
Huels

Head of AI, N.A.
Lenovo

John
Iannucci

Chief Operating Officer
BirdCall

Jessica
Jackson

Director, Strategy & Innovation
Dine Brands

Briana
Jurado

Director, Beverage Program
Botrista

Cheryle
Kaiser

Consultant
Aon

Will
Kelso

SVP, Sales & Strategic Alliances
Interface Systems

Haris
Khan

Senior Director, Restaurant Excellence
Chipotle

Kevin
King

President
Donatos Pizza LLC

Katie
Kirschner

VP + Global Lead Hospitality Consulting
NCR

Atif
Kureishy

CEO
Vistry.AI

Rob
Lauber

CEO and Founder
XLO Global

Clint
Lautenschleger

Senior Vice President of Human Resources
Restaurant Growth Services

Dr. Howard
Liebman

Superintendent of Schools
Smart Horizons Career Online High School

Stephanie
Lind

Founder & Chief Business Development
Elohi Strategic Advisors

Randy
McBrayer

Senior Franchise Development Manager
Pizza Hut

Ed
McBride

Vice President of Information Technology
Dave's Hot Chicken

Brooke
McKillop

Vice President, Foodservice Sales
Georgia-Pacific

Deena
McKinley

Chief Experience Officer
New England Authentic Eats, LLC, parent company of Papa Gino’s Pizzeria and D’Angelo Grilled Sandwiches

Anthony
Mejia

Vice President of Technology
Zippy’s Restaurants

Sherif
Mityas

President
BRIX Brands

Jim
Mizes

Board Member and Panel Host
SiteZeus

André
Moraes

Senior Director, Marketing
PepsiCo

Hernan
Mujica

Chief Information Officer
Texas Roadhouse

Andrea
Mulligan

Chief Customer Officer
Paytronix

Katie
O'Dell

VP of Accounts
Bounteous

Lydia
Olu-Harding

VP of Customer Success
Zenput

Carl
Orsbourn

Author
Delivering the Digital Restaurant - A Roadmap to the Future of Food

Chris
O’Malley

Director of Marketing – IoT & Edge
Intel

Pankaj
Patra

SVP/CIO
Brinker International

Joe
Pawlak

Managing Principal
Technomic

Courtney
Radke

Field CISO – Retail & Hospitality
Fortinet

C.J.
Ramirez

SVP of Marketing
Dog Haus

Jeff
Rausch

VP of Digital Technology
Shake Shack

Pat
Riley

Vice President
DataDelivers

Dimitra
Rizzi

Chief Executive Officer
Elohi Strategic Advisors

Chip
Romp

Senior Director, Workforce and Business Services
National Restaurant Association

Andy
Rosenbloom

VP of Marketing
Buyers Edge Platform

Hugh
Roth

Senior Vice President, Chief Customer and Business Development Officer
PepsiCo Global Foodservice Division

Laura
Rueckel

CMO
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

Ted
Ruscitti

Chief Experience Officer
CrunchTime!

Meredith
Sandland

Author
Delivering the Digital Restaurant - A Roadmap to the Future of Food

Shane
Schaibly

SVP Culinary Strategy/Corporate Chef
First Watch Restaurant Group

TJ
Schier

Chief Operating Officer
BigShots Golf

Sara
Schmillen

VP of Marketing
Kahala Brands

Mandy
Sedlak

Senior Food Safety and Public Health Manager
Ecolab

Christina
Serino

Senior Director, Quality Assurance & Food Safety
P.F. Chang’s

Rich
Shank

Sr. Principal and Vice President of Innovation
Technomic

Ike
Shehadeh

Founder
Ike’s Love & Sandwiches

Savneet
Singh

President and CEO
PAR

Brian
Slowik

SVP Wage & Corporate Disbursements
rapid!

Susan
Sly

CEO
RadiusAI

Jacob
Tache

Senior Manager – B2B Marketing
Tillster

Josh
Tackett

CTO
Buyers Edge Platform

Jim
Thompson

COO
Chicken Salad Chick

Regan
Turner

Vice President
InStride

Jason
Valentine

President
Zoup! Eatery

Chris
Walton

Founder and Editor-in-Chief
Omni Talk

John
Welch

Regional Vice President of Operations
Jersey Mike’s

Lee
White

Vice President of Strategy
TuSimple

Nicole
Wolack

Sr. IT Director, Digital Guest Experience
Brinker International

Marie
Zhang

Chief Supply Chain Officer
Blaze Pizza

John
Zurovchak

Sr. Director of Ops Training at Burger King
RBI

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1350Attendees