Innovation Forum Speaker

Shyam Rao

Co-Founder and CEO
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Shyam Rao is the Co-Founder and CEO of Punchh, the leading customer platform for restaurants and retailers that provides all-in-one CRM, loyalty and analytics. Previously, Shyam has held positions of increasing seniority at Motorola in its CDMA and WiMAX divisions; served as Vice President of Business Development at Prime Focus, a large media services company; served on the Principal Investments team at Merrill Lynch; and co-founded LoCognition, a mobile startup focused on aggregating and standardizing access to location-based services across different cellular networks. Shyam holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the University of Chicago.



The longtime marketer was cited for the innovation and boldness he has fostered at Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut

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