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Experience three days filled with groundbreaking insights, products, and networking opportunities.
7:00am – 7:00pm

Registration & Information Desk

Location: Trinity Pre-Function
Presented By:
NCR Voyix
PAR
7:15am – 8:15am

Breakfast

Location: West Wing Foyer
Presented By:
Toast
8:15am – 9:00am

Innovation Forums (choose 1 of 8)

Keep your finger on the pulse of the latest developments in foodservice technology. Learn from industry experts and visionaries who are leading the way in implementing unique solutions and offering high-level insights to your operation's biggest challenges.

Revolutionize Your Guest Experience with Innovative “Better-Together” Solutions from PAR
Location: Coronado B

Delivering a great guest experience takes products and solutions that are tightly integrated to work better together. It is time to revolutionize your approach by leveraging solutions that are designed to work together.

Join us as we share how our “Better-Together” Solutions deliver an unparalleled guest experience. From our One Tap Loyalty solution for the Apple Wallet to our Menu + Punchh integration, you’ll learn how we can give a boost to entire operation by driving an increase in active users, maximizing customer engagement, and driving an overall seamless experience across all channels.

Speakers:

Chief Product & Technology Officer | Moderator
PAR

Chief Marketing Officer
Salsarita's

Vice President of Information Technology
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

Director Restaurant Technology
Five Guys

Presented By:
PAR
Navigating the New Frontier: Revolutionizing Restaurant Employee Experience
Location: Coronado C

Join SpotOn for an engaging discussion that uncovers the evolving landscape of the restaurant employee experience. Discover the strategies and best practices to keep your team motivated, engaged, and satisfied while effectively managing costs and ensuring compliance. During this session, you’ll gain invaluable insights into the latest industry trends, innovative tools, and proven techniques Trey Dyer of Mesero Group and Jonathan Gillespie of Adalina are using to enhance employee retention, productivity, and overall satisfaction. Don't miss out on this opportunity to create a culture that fosters success, reduces turnover, and maximizes your restaurant's potential.

Speakers:

President and Chief Executive Officer
Mesero Group

Director of Strategic Accounts
SpotOn

Partner
Adalina

Presented By:
SpotOn
Building a Cloud-Optional Point-of-Sale that syncs without the Internet
Location: Cortez D

Poor internet or cloud outages hinder a restaurant's ability to sync orders across devices such as Point of Sale, Kitchen Display System, and mobile devices, stalling all sales and upsetting customers and employees alike. Our presentation takes an in-depth look into how we built a completely cloud-optional point-of-sale system that requires no network hardware and operates independently of an internet connection. This provides more resilience to outages and enhanced speed ensuring workers can always provide the highest quality service regardless of in-store connectivity. By moving key operational data between team members and devices quickly, seamlessly, and with no round trips to central services, your business can bring true computational power to the edge.

Speakers:

Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Spont

Chief Executive Officer and Cofounder
Ditto

Presented By:
Ditto
Conquering Labor and Supply Chain Issues to Increase Your Profitability
Location: Cortez C

Soaring labor costs coupled with staffing shortages. Supply chain issues on top of inflation. This is the new normal restaurants must overcome to achieve sustained profitability. With the right strategies in place, these challenges are the perfect opportunity to automate hiring, scheduling, and inventory decisions to drastically reduce labor and inventory costs. 

Join Fourth and its customers for an active discussion on how these brands improved forecasting accuracy, utilized real-time labor target attainment, and gained above store visibility into operational KPIs to drive down food waste and reduce labor budgets. 

Speakers:

Chief Operations Officer
Fourth

Chief Executive Officer
Fourth

Chief Technology Officer
Modern Restaurant Concepts

President and Chief Operating Officer
Smokey Bones

Vice President of Technology
Whataburger

Presented By:
Fourth
Driving Traffic in Challenging Times
Location: Coronado A

With all of the economic pressures facing consumers today, successful brands are winning by driving additional visits from both new and existing guests. Join this lively panel discussion and hear brand leaders share how they are using customer data, CDPs, and other marketing technologies to drive frequency, grow brand loyalty, acquire new guests faster, and increase customer lifetime value. 

Speakers:

Head of Technology, NA
Jollibee Foods Corporation

Director of Marketing
Good Times Restaurants, Inc.

Vice President
DataDelivers

Vice President of Marketing
Primanti Bros

Presented By:
DataDelivers
True AI Scalability: The Secret Ingredients for QSR Voice Orders
Location: Coronado D

This FSTEC panel discussion, "Scaling Voice AI in Quick-Service Restaurants," will delve into the unexplored potential of scalable AI and voice recognition technology. With a focus on enhancing drive-thru ordering across multiple location. Industry experts will explore why scalability is the hidden secret of voice AI for QSRs. They will discuss how to build ROI, the importance of customization, the current challenges in accuracy, and why many existing market solutions fall short. Join the conversation and discover the future of QSR technology.

Speakers:

Chief Executive Officer
Hi Auto

Chief Information Officer
Bojangles

Former Vice President of Corporate Operations, Advisory Board
Hi Auto

Chief Administrative Officer
Falcons Group

Presented By:
Hi Auto
Reimagining Guest Experience and Loyalty Driving Same Store Sales Growth
Location: Cortez A

Hear industry veterans speak to the experiences, techniques, and tools used to drive value and business outcomes by reimagining the guest experience and loyalty leading to increased same store sales. This panel will explore how to improve speed to market and deliver desired value to guests across the dimensions of convenience, service, and experience by working in collaboration with IT and brand operations. The panel will also explore the importance of defining the new team member journeys in conjunction with new guest journey and delivery channels for seamless delivery to delight guests.

Speakers:

Chief Technology Officer
Subway

Director, Global Sales, Strategy & Execution
Capgemini North America

Presented By:
Capgemini
9:00am – 9:30am

Networking Break

Location: West Wing Foyer
Presented By:
Amazon One
9:30am – 10:15am

Innovation Forums (choose 1 of 6)

Keep your finger on the pulse of the latest developments in foodservice technology. Learn from industry experts and visionaries who are leading the way in implementing unique solutions and offering high-level insights to your operation's biggest challenges.

Come on Down… For the Spice is Right!
Location: Coronado A

Be a part of our “live audience” for a special interactive panel in the spirit of the price is right! We’ll be engaging the audience in real time, as attendees guess operators’ most pressing challenges and dive into the solutions that are solving these common pain points. Will you be able to “Pick a Pair”, “Pass the Buck” or guess the “Price Tag” without going over? You’ll have to join us to find out! You won’t want to miss this fun, yet informative panel. 

Speakers:

Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Branded Hospitality Ventures

Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Powerhouse Dynamics

Digital Business Leader
Cargill Digital Business Studio

Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Branded Hospitality Ventures

Senior Brand Marketing Manager
Nestle Professional

Presented By:
Branded Hospitality Ventures
Fireside Chat: Imagining New Recipes for Restaurant Technology
Location: Coronado B

Meeting the needs of Millennial and Gen Z digital natives is increasing the complexity of restaurant operations. They want convenience and seamlessness in every dining experience. In addition, labor challenges are driving the need to improve operational efficiency. This discussion will show how Carlisle Restaurant Group's (Wendy's) deploys innovative technologies to improve their operations. Join us to learn creative ways to infuse innovation into your business.

Speakers:

Managing Director, Verizon Business Global Solutions | Moderator
Verizon

Vice President of Technology
Carlisle Corporation

Presented By:
Verizon
Bonchon’s Recipe for Growth: Empowering Frontline Leaders with Tech
Location: Cortez D

With 122 US locations, Bonchon, the global restaurant brand known for its signature Korean Fried Chicken, boasts a record of consecutive years of sales growth and they plan to open 30 new restaurants in the US in 2023. So, what’s the recipe for success? The short answer — using technology to empower their frontline leaders and franchisees.
In this session, Ashley Helkenn, Director of Training at Bonchon, will share how they leverage technology to better support franchisees and their leaders to focus on restaurant profitability. She will also talk about the challenges Bonchon experienced while scaling and how technology has helped them streamline communications, standardize processes and improve operational results.

Speakers:

Director of Training
Bonchon

Client Director
YOOBIC

Presented By:
YOOBIC
Serving Up Big Data: How AI/ML Can Transform Your Business and Be Your Recipe for Success!
Location: Cortez A

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) have transformed enterprises globally, and the restaurant industry is no exception. Join us as we delve into the possibilities of cloud-based AI/ML solutions, reshaping restaurant operations, elevating customer experiences, and driving sustainable growth.

Through compelling real-life case studies, we’ll showcase how restaurants leverage cloud-powered AI/ML to optimize supply chain management, demand forecasting, and customer service. Stay ahead in the ever-evolving industry by harnessing the transformative power of data and AI-driven decision-making.

Speakers:

Director of Solutions Architecture
Logicworks, a Cox Business Company

Presented By:
Cox Business
Transforming Your Online Food and Delivery Business
Location: Cortez B

Explore the latest tools in next generation online food ordering and delivery that can help create more visibility for your business and boost sales. Learn how you can transform your restaurant’s delivery ecosystem by putting you in control to own your customer data, lower fees, and create a more seamless and superior customer experience.

Speakers:

Global Business Development
Google

Global Business Development
Google

Executive Director
Digital Restaurant Association

Presented By:
Digital Restaurant Association
Using Data to Win in the Age of Personalization
Location: Cortez C

Now that most restaurant brands are taking steps to navigate a growing percentage of digital orders, they must tackle the next challenge: creating and delivering hyper-personalized guest experiences that convert. Unlocking your data is key to a deeper understanding of your guests, and connecting in ways that increase loyalty.

In this panel discussion, you’ll learn more about: 

- How personalization fosters guest satisfaction, loyalty, and brand growth
- The business and guest benefits surrounding personalization 
- Tips to help identify the next right step in your brand’s digital journey toward creating guest experiences that convert

Speakers:

General Manager
Olo Engage

Senior Director of Marketing
First Watch

Vice President of Strategy, Insights & Activation
Bounteous

Presented By:
Olo
10:15am – 10:45am

Networking Break

Location: Trinity Ballroom Pre-Function
Presented By:
Apex Order Pickup Solutions
10:45am – 12:45pm

General Session

Location: Trinity Ballroom
C-Suite in the Hot Seat- Meet the New Class of Industry Disruptors

This lightning round hot seat style session will feature top restaurant leaders who will address some engaging questions about how they are changing the food service game (for the better) by using technology to their advantage breaking industry norms to create innovative solutions to combat issues- from supply chain challenges, staffing shortages, 3rd party delivery and more. Each mini one-on-one interview will provide insightful business practices, leadership advice, and unique stories about their innovative path to success.

Speakers:

President and Chief Operating Officer
Dave's Hot Chicken

Chief Executive Officer
Birdcall

Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Craveworthy Brands

Chief Marketing Officer
Newk’s Eatery

Chief Operating Officer
Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers

EVP, Conferences | Moderator
Informa Connect Foodservice

Editor-at-Large and Vice President of Content Innovation | Moderator
Restaurant Business

Presented By:
Revel Systems
Don’t Get Left Behind with an Outdated Tech Stack

With a difficult economy still perpetuating labor shortages, supply-chain challenges, rising costs and a shrinking profit margin, brands need to retain customers with an unparalleled guest experience while maintaining the ability to scale and grow their business. Hear from a panel of top operators about why building a modern integrated tech stack is a key driver to cultivating engaged employees and loyal superfans.  Learn how to tailor your focus toward delivering personalized customer interactions and transforming operational efficiencies when unified commerce is done right!   

Speakers:

Chief Information Officer
Hooter’s of America

Chief Technology Officer
CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc

Chief Information Officer
Big Chicken

CEO | Moderator
PAR Technology

Presented By:
PAR
Insights for Productivity and High Performance Under Any Circumstance with Apolo Ohno

Reinvention is at the core of Apolo Anton Ohno, the eight-time Olympic medalist and the most decorated U.S. Winter Olympian in history. He acquired and honed this skill over a decade of Olympic speed skating competition and continually adapts that performance mindset to support his ongoing personal and professional growth. He has drawn on this acumen to become a global cross-industry entrepreneur, a successful sports broadcaster, a television personality, New York Times best-selling author, and a lifelong scholar inside and outside the university setting. Apolo harnesses these experiences to educate and inspire global organizations on fostering a sustained leadership mindset needed to overcome current business challenges for success!

Speakers:

Eight-Time Olympic Medalist & The Most Decorated U.S. Winter Olympian in History

Presented By:
Branded Hospitality Ventures
12:45pm – 5:45pm

FSTEC Marketplace

Location: Trinity Exhibit Hall
Presented By:
Olo
Networking Lunch
Presented By:
Oracle Food And Beverage
Meet and Greet with Apolo Ohno

Apolo Ohno joins us in the FSTEC Marketplace for a meet and greet from 1:00pm - 1:45pm.  

Speakers:

Eight-Time Olympic Medalist & The Most Decorated U.S. Winter Olympian in History

5:45pm – 7:30pm

IFBTA Celebration of Technology

Join the International Food and Beverage Technology Association (IFBTA) and your industry peers to Celebrate Technology during FSTEC on Thursday, September 14th from 5:45-7:30pm. Hosted at the Gossip Bar, inside the Hilton Anatole hotel, you’ll enjoy great food and drinks as we come together and celebrate technology within food and beverage.

Presented By:
International Food and Beverage Technology Association (IFBTA)
6:15pm – 10:00pm

Marketplace Tear-Down

Location: Trinity Exhibit Hall
70+Speakers
1600+Attendees