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2011 Restaurant Executive Summit
Scott WiseJoe Tenczar
Senior Director of Technology / CIO
Hard Rock International

Joe Tenczar is CIO/ Sr. Director of Technology for the Hard Rock global brand since January 2008. As the top technology executive, he specializes in not only the overall tactical hospitality technology necessities, but a strategic focus on new technology’s place in the industry.

After 10 years as a Web technologies programmer and manager for banking and financial software companies, Joe was a senior technology leader for the second largest arm of the Marriott Corporation. He took his hospitality experience with him when he joined Ripley’s Entertainment as VP of Technology during the construction of their Great Wolf Lodge in Niagara Falls, Canada.

Joe holds a dual Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Telecommunications from the University of Florida and a Masters of Business Administration from Rollins College. He sits on the Advisory Board for the Central Florida Society for Information Managers, the Hospitality Technology Editorial Advisory Board, the FSTEC Advisory board, and is a member of the Central Florida chapter of Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals.