General Session Speaker

Chris Padilla

Vice President, Brand Technology
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Dine Brands

Chris Padilla is the Vice President of Brand Technology at Dine Brands. Chris is an accomplished technology leader who oversees brand technology, restaurant technology products, and customer success (help desk) for domestic and international Applebee's, IHOP, and Fuzzy’s Taco Shop. Focused on providing a leading customer experience for franchisees, above restaurant management, front and back-of-house, and diners alike; Chris’ leadership inspires his team to achieve greater heights and deliver results that exceed expectations, driving business operations and profitability through technology enablement.  

Chris has a track record of creating scalable products and leading successful strategic initiatives. Before joining Dine Brands, Chris worked in various technology and product roles across multiple industry-leading Fortune 500 companies such as Pitney Bowes, Sikorsky Aircraft, and United Technologies. Most recently, Chris served as Vice President for Realogy Franchise Group, where he led an enterprise business product organization with a charter to enable customers to unlock their performance & productivity through scalable products that drive organic growth.  

Chris earned his M.S. in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Hartford. He currently resides in Waldwick, NJ, with his wife Maria, their son Christopher Junior, and their Labrador Retriever Prime.