The countdown for MURTEC Executive Summit  is on and if you haven't registered yet, be prepared to ask yourself, “What have I been waiting for?” This year’s event will bring together the top minds in IT leadership from leading restaurant brands and technology suppliers. Here are five concrete things you’ll take home from the desert.
  1. How the Best CIOs Help their Brands Compete

Learn what successful C-suite executives are doing to help their brands win over customers in a crowded market. Top IT leaders from Shake Shack, Papa John’s and Zume Pizza will name their picks for the technologies customers are ravenously using, and which ones they aren’t. Nothing is off limits as the panel fields questions about 2020 technology plans and strategy; what they’re doing about delivery; and how they really felt about the last season of Game of Thrones. 

  1. Latest Research on the Tech Your Customers Actually Want 

Customers are a fickle bunch and the pace of technological change is the only thing more mercurial. HTs new research confirms that more than half of consumers will pay for more food if the tech at the restaurant is good. Find out how customers’ “Uber expectations” are driving delivery demands and what technologies will get diners to pick your restaurant over a competitor’s.

  1. Other Industries are getting Disrupted, too. What are they Doing About it? 

Opening keynoter Shawn DuBravac, a global futurist and trendcaster whose bragging rights include 12 years innovating the CES show, will provoke restaurant brands to remember that everything can – and will – be disrupted. DuBravac will cut to how other industries are re-thinking the customer journey, using virtual reality, artificial intelligence, analytics, drones, digital payment, geolocation and more to create new customer experiences. The future is more accessible than you might think: "We're so accustomed to doing things the same way -- there are also opportunities to grow your offerings using assets that you already have at hand," hints DuBravac.

  1. Coca-Cola’s Vision for your Fully-Integrated FoH, BoH and OP Experience

Coca-Cola executives share unique perspectives on the table-stakes technology evolution required to meet today's digital economy demands, including fully-integrated front of house, back of house, and off-premise. They’ll quench your thirst for tapping tech that wows consumers wherever, whenever and however they experience your brand. 

  1. A Visualization Exercise with Nando’s. Plus the Equation Del Frisco’s uses to Vote Go/No-Go on New Tech

Kathleen Chugh, North America CTO for Nando’s, will walk you through an exercise designed to help both IT managers and executive leadership visualize technology investment through a lens of level effort, output and expected returns. Later, Brandon Coleman, president of Del Frisco’s Grille, breaks down the who and why of customer experience ROI. He’ll share the equation he uses to measure the viability of new technology on customer experience. Hint: your customers need to get more than they give up.

(That list was actually six things -- you’re welcome. )

Who You'll Meet

Tech-savvy and growth-oriented restaurant companies

CEO/President/Owners, C-Suite and VP Level Executives

Leaders from technology, finance, operations and marketing
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Interested in returning next year
Technology decision makers and influencers
Brought back specific ideas to improve themselves and their team's job performance
Past Restaurant Executive Attendees

Senior Vice President of Operations, Alicart Restaurant Group

CIO, American Blue Ribbon Holdings

Sr. Director of Retail Technology, American Blue Ribbon Holdings, LLC

Vice President, Baggin's Gourmet Sandwiches

President, Baggin's Gourmet Sandwiches

Director of Operations, Baggin's Gourmet Sandwiches

Director of IT, Bahama Buck's Franchise Corporation

Director of IT, Bill Miller BBQ

EVP Digital and CIO, Bloomin Brands, Inc.

GVP & General Manager, Off-Premises Dining, Bloomin' Brands, Inc

EVP and CIO, Bloomin' Brands, Inc.

Vice President, Blueridge Restaurant Group

VP of IS, Boddie-Noell Enterprises, Inc.

Executive VP & CFO, Boddie-Noell Enterprises, Inc.

CTO, CaliBurger

Senior Director of IT, California Fish Grill

Vice President, Charley's Philly Steaks

VP IT/CIO, Chick-fil-A, Inc.

CMO, Chief Outsiders

Digital Marketing, Chipotle

VP of IT, Chopt Creative Salad Co

Director, Strategy & IT, Chopt Creative Salad Co.

Chief Information Officer , CKE  Restaurants

Sr Business Analyst, CKE Restaurants

Senior VP Operations & IT, Connor Concepts

SVP, IT & Operations, Connor Concepts Inc.

Director, Delicious Raw

Chief Executive Officer, Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer, Dickey's Capital Group

CCO, Drake QSR - PJ Chile

VP of Operations, Duck Donuts

Business Intelligence, Dutch Bros Coffee

Vp of Marketing, Famous Recipe

VP, Information Technology, Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.

Chief Information Officer, Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.

VP of IT, Firehouse Subs

Director of IT, Fireman Hospitality Group

VP Information Technology, Five Guys Enterprises

VP, Retail IT, Focus Brands

CIO and EVP, Focus Brands

CTO, Fresh Hospitality

Director of IT, Global Franchise Group

Director of Entertainment, Atmosphere and Technology (E.A.T.), Glory Days, Inc

Head Geek, Grill Concepts, Inc.

VP of Operations, Grinders Above & Beyond

Director of System Services, Hat Creek Burgers

Director of  I.T., Hat Creek Burgers

Managing Director of IT, Hershey Entertainment & Resorts

COO, Hooters of America, LLC

VP of Information Technology, Huddle House

Systems Support Administrator, Hungry Howie's Pizza

CIO, Hurricane Grill & Wings

Director, Supply Chain Traceability, IPC, A Subway Franchisee Owned Organization

Information Systems Director, J. Alexander's Holdings, Inc

CTO, Jack's Family Restuarants, LP

CIO, Jason's Deli

CIO, Jersey Mike's Franchise System

Senior Director - PM , Jersey Mike's Franchise Systems

President, Johnny Rockets Restaurant Group

Director of Information Technology, K&N Management

COO, Kenneth Enterprise

CEO, Kitchen United

CEO, Lakehouse

Owner, Lakehouse

Manager, Lakehouse

Vice President of Information Technology, Le Duff America

Chief Information Officer, Logan's Roadhouse, Inc.

Chief Technology Officer, Lynnwood Grill & Brewing

Head of Marketing, Manta Holdings LLC (Jamba Juice)

VP CIO, Marco's Franchising, LLC

Interim CIO, Marco's Franchising, LLC

RMS/IT Manager , Marco's Franchising, LLC

 Sr. Director of Media/CRM/Data, Marco's Franchising, LLC

CEO, Mascott Corporation

Director of Technology, Mellow Mushroom

President North America & Chief Technology Officer, Millennium Hotels and Resorts

Director of Information Technology, Momofuku

Vice President of IT, Murphy Adams

Group Head of Technology, Nando's Ltd

IT Restaurant Systems Architect , Noodles & Company

VP - IT, Noodles & Company

Sr. Director - IT Applications, P.F. Chang's

Head of Interactive Engagement (Digital - Loyalty - CRM - eCommerce), P.F. Chang's China Bistro Inc.

Vice President - Guest Marketing, Panda Restaurant Group

Director, Panera To You Technology Lead, Panera Bread

Director, Papa John's International

SVP, Chief Information & Digital Officer, Papa John's International

VP-IT, Pei Wei

Director Marketing and Technology, PJW Restaurant Group

Director Marketing and Technology, PJW Restaurant Group

CEO, Potatopia

SVP, Information Technology, Potbelly Sandwich Shop

VP Information Technology, Rave Restaurant Group

SVP - Technology & Strategy, Rock and Brews

VP, Information Technology, Ryman Hospitality Properties

VP of IT, Shake Shack

PMO Director, Sizzler USA

IT Director/Controller, Soft Pretzel Franchise Systems, Inc

CIO, Sonesta International Hotels

Director Retail Systems, Sonic

Director Retail Systems, Sonic Corp

CIO, Sonny's BBQ

CIO, Sonny's Franchise Company

CEO, Southern Pie LLC

CIO, STACKED Restaurants

CFO, Stonefire Grill, Inc.

Vice President of Operations, Taco John's

CIO, Tao Group

Chief Experience Officer, TGI Fridays

Director of Operations, The Briar Group

Controller, The Briar Group

Interim CIO, The Briar Group

CFO, The Halal Guys

Managing Director/Area Director, The Inn at St. John's

Sr. Director of Information Technology, The ONE Group LLC

Director of Technology, Torchy's Tacos

VP of IT, True Food Kitchen

Director of IT and Purchasing, Tumbleweed Tex Mex Grill & Margarita Bar

Chief Legal Officer, Twin Peaks Restaurant

CFO, Vibe Coffee Group

IT Director, Wood Ranch