Innovation Forum Speaker

Don Zimmerman

Vice President, Global Hospitality Product Management
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Don Zimmerman currently serves as vice president of product management for digital-first restaurants at NCR.  In this capacity, he is responsible for the strategy and direction of restaurant products worldwide. Previously, Zimmerman served as the chief information officer of The Wendy’s Company, headquartered in Dublin, Ohio and was responsible for all aspects of technology utilized by the brand.  Prior to the sale of Arby’s, he served as chief information officer of the Wendy’s/Arby’s Group, Inc., which was comprised of both the Wendy’s® and Arby’s® brands. He joined Arby’s as their chief information officer in 2005 with more than 20 years of technology experience. Zimmerman’s experience with technology-driven business transformations, data warehousing, business intelligence, technical infrastructure and operations make him a seasoned, well-rounded technology leader.  Prior to Arby’s, he provided IT leadership to Sears, Roebuck and Company, PepsiCo, and General Dynamics in numerous capacities, both domestic and international. Don graduated from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas with an MBA, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri. 



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