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Advance registration for the Information Technology Executive Study Group will close on Oct. 13. You will still be able to register after Oct. 13 on-site at the same price point.
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Our biannnual meetings bring you face-to-face with experienced colleagues and cutting edge ideas. Every contact and topic is focused on the responsibilities you handle.

Meetings have addressed issues such as mobile payments, loyalty programs, PCI compliance, social media and tablet management.


Our group’s members-only Listserv is an effective way to ask your colleagues questions, share news, and contribute to discussions on issues important to professionals in your field. To be eligible, you must work full-time in the field of information technology for a company that is a restaurant member of the National Restaurant Association. Click here to subscribe. To send questions to the listserv, email technology@lists.restaurant.org.


Tuesday, October 24

8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Breakfast
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Welcome & Introductions / Company Profiles
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Capabilities-Based Technology Strategy
  Speaker: John MacDorman, Research Director, Gartner
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Supply Chain Integration and Technology Horizon
  Speaker: Sam Khoury, President, Next Stage Partners
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Disruption and Regulation - How Technology Can Help
Susan Carroll-Boser, Director IS, White Castle Systems
Kevin Steele, CIO, National Restaurant Association
2:45 p.m. - 3 p.m. Break
3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Using APIs to Move Data
  Moderator: Skip Kimpel, Director, Information Technology, Anthony's Pizza
4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Restaurant Technology Automation
  Speaker: Michael Atkinson, Restaurant Technology Investor, Orderscape and Roostersbot
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Dinner
  Location: III Forks, 111 Lavaca St, Austin
Cocktail Hour: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Dinner at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, October 25

8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Breakfast
9 a.m. - 10 a.m. Creating the Ultimate Technology Enabled Guest Experience at iPic
  Speaker: Tom Holmes, CTO, iPic Entertainment & Tuck Hospitality Group
10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Book Discussion: The Wolf in CIO's Clothing by Tina Nunno - purchase the book here
  Moderator: Rex Smith, Sr. Director, IT Business Solutions, Red Lobster
11 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. - Noon Legislative Update & Cybersecurity 201
  Speaker: Laura Knapp-Chadwick, Director, Commerce & Entrepreneurship, National Restaurant Association
Noon Adjourn for Restaurant Innovation Summit*

*You will have the option within your IT ESG registration to add on the Restaurant Innovation Summit, Oct. 25-27 at the same hotel as the IT ESG, for an extra $100. You will not need to register separately for the Restaurant Innovation Summit, and details for both events, along with housing information, will be included in your IT ESG registration confirmation email.


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Hyatt Regency Austin
208 Barton Springs
Austin, TX 78704

United Discount

United Airlines offers discounts up to 10% off pubished fares based on booking class to Information Technology meeting attendees. To save, book online at United.com/meetingtravel. Enter ZX4F230235 in the Offer Code box. Make sure you enter AUS as the airport. Discounts are available for travel booked between Oct. 20-30, 2017.

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