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Speakers
An exceptional list of experts and thought-provoking keynoters.

General Session Speakers

Geoff
Alexander

President & CEO
Wow Bao

Ritch
Allison

Chief Executive Officer
Domino's

Jessica
Bryant

Senior Director, Marketing and Strategy
NCR Corporation

José
Cil

Chief Executive Officer
Restaurant Brands International

Robert
Earl

Co-Founder
Virtual Dining Concepts

Scott
Finlow

Chief Marketing Officer
PepsiCo Foodservice

Rob
Gifford

President
National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

Joe
Guszkowski

Senior Editor
Restaurant Business

Sam
James

BMI Featured Artist

Chris
Keating

EVP, Conferences
Winsight, LLC

Sean
Kennedy

Executive Vice President, Public Affairs
National Restaurant Association

Jonathan
Maze

Editor-in-Chief
Restaurant Business

Admiral William H.
McRaven, USN (Ret.)

Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command (2011-2014) and of U.S. Joint Special Operations Command (2008-2011)

Jerry
Morgan

CEO and President
Texas Roadhouse

Patrick
Noone

Executive Vice President, Business Development
Technomic

Aaron
Noveshen

CEO, Starbird / Founder & Chairman, The Culinary Edge

Shaquille
O'Neal

Member NBA Hall of Fame & 15-Time NBA All Star Player, Media Personality, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

Joe
Pawlak

Managing Principal
Technomic

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 Foodservice, Inc.

Susannah
Sellers-Ryan

Vice President, Industry Relations and Business Development
PepsiCo Foodservice

Gretchen
Sussman

Chief Commercial Officer
Leading NOW

Innovation Forum Speakers

Ken
Abosch

Partner
Aon

Clinton
Anderson

Chief Executive Officer
Fourth

Candice
Barnett

VP of Premises Dining and New Restaurant Opening Ops
P.F. Chang's

Bill
Bellissimo

President & CEO
CrunchTime!

Jodi
Boyce

CMO
Teriyaki Madness

Jeff
Carr

CEO
Inkling

Lokesh
Chawla

Principal and Head of Restaurant Sector
Capgemini North America

Jeff
Cook

Chief Operating Officer
EMJAC Industries

Kelly
Cooke

CMO
Salsarita's

Peter
Cryan

Vice President of Equipment Innovation and Supply
Inspire Brands, Inc.

Matt
Drewes

SVP, Group Head, Restaurant
Cardlytics

Kelly
Esten

Vice President of Product Marketing
Toast

Stephen
Farr-Jones

President
ADM Marketing

Scott
Ferguson

Senior Director
ServiceChannel

Blake
Flores

Innovation Team Leader
Hormel Foods

Stephanie
Forand

National People and Culture Business Partner
ISS/Guckenheimer

Alec
Frisch

Vice President & General Manager, Foodservice
Georgia-Pacific

Shawn
Geller

Co-Founder & CEO
Quikly

Trish
Giordano

Chief Sales and Marketing Officer
Earl Enterprises

Adam
Golomb

President & Chief Marketing Officer
Primanti Bros.

John
Graham

CMO
Dutch Bros

Charles
Gray

Chief Revenue Officer
Paytronix

Thomas
Grote

Chief Catalyst Officer
Edge Innovation Hub

Alisha
Gulden

Senior Vice President of Sales, Training and Certification
National Restaurant Association/ServSafe

Mary
Hamill

Vice President Sales Solutions
Fourth

Bryan
Hart

Sr. Manager, Solution Sales
Georgia-Pacific

Dan
Hartlein

President
Antunes

Denise
Herrera

Vice President Food & Beverage
Burtons Grill

Donna
Hood Crecca

Principal
Technomic

Wendy
Hull

Vice President of Human Resources
Salad Collective, DBA MAD Greens & Snappy Salads

John
Iannucci

Partner
G2G Management Group

Cheryle
Kaiser

Consultant
Aon

Rob
Lauber

CEO and Founder
XLO Global

Matt
Lukosavich

Director, Industry Strategy – Restaurant
Vericast

Aaron
Marshall

VP of Strategic Planning
McLane Foodservice, Inc.

Ivan
Matkovic

Founder & CEO
Spendgo

Courtney
Maxedon

Vice President, Interactive Marketing
Kahala Brands

David
Medley

Director of Facilities
Modern Market

André
Moraes

Senior Director of Marketing
PepsiCo Foodservice

Dan
Mosher

Chief Revenue Officer
Presto

Jacqui
Mueller

Senior Vice President, Client Insights
Service Management Group

Hope
Neiman

Chief Marketing Officer
Tillster

Lydia
Olu-Harding

VP of Customer Success & Support
Zenput

Ryan
Ostrom

Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
Jack in the Box

Niko
Papademetriou

SVP of Sales & Business Development
Qu

Pankaj
Patra

SVP/CIO
Brinker International

John
Poulos

President
DiscoverLink

Vince
Purves

President
Consolidated Concepts

Brendan
Quinn

Head of Product, Grubhub Direct
Grubhub

Kevin
Rice

CMO
Hathway

Pat
Riley

Vice President
DataDelivers

Robin
Robison

Chief Operating Officer
Modern Restaurant Concepts

Lewis
Rudd

President/Co-Founder
Ezell's Famous Chicken

Meredith
Sandland

Author, Delivering the Digital Restaurant

Nick
Scarpino

SVP of Marketing and Off-Premise Dining
Portillo's

Joshua
Secrest

VP of Client Advocacy
Paradox

Brenda
Serrano

Director of Supply Chain Operations
The Cheesecake Factory

Rich
Shank

Vice President, Research & Insights
Technomic

Savneet
Singh

President and CEO
PAR Technology Corp.

Brian
Slowik

SVP Wage & Corporate Disbursements, rapid! Co-Founder
rapid!

Susan
Taylor

President and CEO
Juice It Up!

Geoff
VanBueren

Executive Director, Consumer Engagement Product Management
NCR Corporation

Mike
Vichich

Vice President & General Manager of Customer Engagement
Olo

Ryan
Zink

President & CEO
Good Times Restaurants, Inc.

100+Speakers
1350Attendees