Meet Our Speakers


Brian Christenson

Vice President
Peak Portfolio

Patrick Coty

Director, IT / Infrastructure & Security
KFC Corporation

Douglas S. Davis

Information Systems Coordinator
Monical's Pizza Corporation

Allen Eskelin

Peak Portfolio

Scott Ford

Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs

Ted Harrington

Executive Partner
Independent Security Evaluators

Stevie Liang

Vice President, Digital Engineering & Services
Focus Brands

John Lukas

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

Kevin McIntosh

Vice President, Information Technology
Ignite Restaurant Group

Stephanie Nardini

Sr. Director of IT
Jersey Mike's Franchise System Inc.

David Naumann

Vice President, Marketing
Boston Retail Partners

Derek Nettles

Director, Information Technology
Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts

Michael Pennington

Director of Information Technology
Togo's Eateries LLC

Guarav Pant

Sr. Vice President, Research & Principal Analyst
EKN Research

Will Riley

Vice President, Brand Management

Kathy Sy

Director, Information Technology
Grill Concepts Inc.

Barry Shufeld

Interim CIO
Marco's Franchising LLC

Ted Stathakis

Director, Business Intelligence
Del Taco

Tripp Sessions

Managing Partner

Jayson Tipp

Chief Development Officer
Papa Murphys

Oliver Vagner

Sr. Director, Data Analytics & Guest Experience
TGI Fridays

Michael Verdesca

Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Focus Brands

Victor Wolters

Enterprise Cloud Strategist

Kyle Welch

Chicago Scoops