MURTEC® UNIVERSITY: Small Sessions. Big Results
New this year, MURTEC University was created in response to attendee interest in small-group teaching sessions. Sessions will be led by topic experts who will provide detailed "how-to" guidance, best practices, and implementation tips around using specific types of technology. Attendees can expect great peer-to-peer sharing and actionable takeaways. These sessions are open to restaurant operators only and run 90 minutes. Sessions will be offered at 2 p.m., and repeated again at 3:45. Space is limited. Registered MURTEC attendees will be given an opportunity to sign up in advance, and sessions will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
FIRST ROUND: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
SECOND ROUND: 3:45 - 5:15 p.m.
How to Go Mobile! Roadmap to Rolling out Guest and Enterprise Mobile Solutions
Leader: Brian Pearson, CIO, Stacked Restaurants
Getting Started with Cloud Migration: Data Storage & Email
Ready to roll out mobile, but need help getting started? "How to Go Mobile" will cover a variety of topics for adding both guest- and enterprise-facing mobile solutions. The session is led by Brian Pearson, CIO for Stacked Restaurants, a pioneer for leveraging mobile devices for ordering, payment, and staff use. From app development to mobile device management, this session is ideal for restaurant IT executives who are looking to build out a pilot environment. Content will cover:
* Apps for guests and for enterprise use;
* Mobile development: in-house vs. contractor based;
* Data discovery: what you need to know, and how to access it;
* The Web layer of apps;
* Deployment and device management;
* Power and enclosures.
Leader: James Lux, Vice President of Information Technology, Boloco
Moving to Cloud-Based POS
Cloud-based systems are widely recognized for their financial and security benefits. Two of the best places to start building a cloud-based infrastructure are data storage and email. This MURTEC University session will offer a detailed primer for creating and managing these two business-critical functions in a cloud environment. Led by Jim Lux, VP of IT for Boloco and adjunct instructor at Northeastern University, this session will cover:
* An overview of the differences between public and private cloud;
* Weighing options of major cloud providers, including Amazon and Google;
* Detailed, step-by-step process for migrating files/data storage to the cloud;
* How-to for migrating corporate email to the cloud;
* Tips for managing cloud-based infrastructure on an ongoing basis.
Leader: John Laporte, Vice President, Information Technology, El Pollo Loco Inc.
This MURTEC University session explores scenarios in cloud-based point of sale software for restaurant operators who are considering making the switch. Led by John Laporte, VP of IT for El Pollo Loco, the session will offer best practices for choosing and managing a cloud-based POS system. Content highlights will include:
Got Data?! Utilizing SQL Reporting Services
* Determining if cloud-based POS is right for your environment;
* How to evaluate different cloud-based POS solutions;
* How to build a cloud-based POS into the technology roadmap;
* Best practices for the migration;
* How to manage cloud POS over the long term;
* Managing concerns and the communication process.
Leader: Ted Stathakis, Director of Software Applications, Del Taco Restaurants
Got data but no time or budget for an involved and expensive BI solution? Break out the tools you already own and start using the data you have to provide insights into the business. SQL Server Reporting Services is an often overlooked, underappreciated and relatively easy to use component of Microsoft's SQL Server solution. This session will be led by Ted Stathakis, Director of Software Applications for Del Taco, who has been using and developing Reporting Services solutions since its release a decade ago. Class format will combine a conversation about using Reporting Services with solution examples, demonstrations, best practices and tips & tricks. This session is targeted for the BI professional but equally well suited to anyone looking to expand their reporting collection. Content will cover:
* SQL Reporting Services Overview (session will focus on version 2008 R2)
* Source Data Options
* Report Creation, Presentation and Automation
* Database considerations for performance
* Designing reports for the target audience
* Using other MS Office suite tools like Excel and PowerPivot
* Best Practices, Tips and Tricks