2014 Multi-Unit Restaurant Technology Conference
Chris Demery MURTEC14 Speaker

Chris Demery

GVP, IT Strategy, Applications & International IT
Bloomin' Brands Inc.

Chris has over twenty years of experience in IT, holding senior IT positions within NCR, Domino’s Pizza, and most recently, Bloomin’ Brands Inc. While he’s well versed in both legacy and bleeding edge technologies and issues most IT executives face today—including leveraging big data, mobile architectures, customer engagement, and enterprise-scale software implementations like SAP—he’s also interested in the much overlooked details that can make or break these types of endeavors: the team members we all expect to understand, adopt, execute and support them.

Chris works to ensure his teams are thinking about how best to communicate to, and engage employees in, business initiatives (especially those from the IT department), believing technology initiatives must address the simple question "what’s in it for me?"

He’s led cross-function teams comprising both technical and creative professionals, earning several internal and external awards, including two Domino’s Pizza’s Circle of Excellence Awards (for work on the St. Jude Children’s Thanks & Giving Campaign and for Call-Center & On-Line Ordering application), Hospitality Technology Magazine’s 2011 ‘Breakthrough Award in Enterprise Innovation’, and the 2013 Ventana Business Leadership Award for ‘Cloud Computing’.