General Session Speaker

Joe Park

Chief Digital and Technology Officer
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Yum! Brands, Inc.

Joe Park is the Chief Digital and Technology Officer for Yum! Brands. In this role, Park oversees the Company’s global technology strategy, partnering with the KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and The Habit Burger Grill divisions to ensure Yum! provides a best-in-class digital experience for customers and restaurant team members and strong economics for franchisees. Prior to his current role, Park served as Chief Digital and Technology Officer for Pizza Hut Global, where he was responsible for leading omnichannel customer experiences, e-commerce and restaurant technologies for more than 19,000 Pizza Hut restaurants in more than 100 countries. At Pizza Hut, Park also oversaw the rollout of Dragontail’s AI-based platform for optimizing and managing the entire food preparation process from order through delivery, and HutBot, Pizza Hut’s “coach-in-your-pocket” app for managers, both of which have been deployed in thousands of restaurants across multiple markets. Park joined Yum! in 2020 as the Company’s first Chief Innovation Officer, leading the development of emerging technologies, including leveraging AI and automation to both streamline operations in restaurant kitchens and enhance the experience for team members and customers. Prior to joining Yum!, Park held executive leadership positions at Walmart and GE. At Walmart, Park was VP of Associate Digital Experience and Enterprise Architecture, providing technology to the largest private sector workforce in the world, modernizing platforms, digitizing processes and transforming user experiences. Park is a graduate of Northwestern University with a Master’s in Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor of Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.