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Industry Certifications

Industry Certifications

Restaurant Technology Certification

By partnering with RTN Board of Governors and Restaurant CIOs Joe Tenczar and Brian Pearson, RTN is offering an industry first: Restaurant Technology Certifications. Currently only available for restaurant members, these certifications pack a powerful punch with real-life expertise passed along through on-demand digital coursework and in-person certification testing.

Tenczar and Pearson have worked with brands like Sonny’s BBQ, Hard Rock, Stacked, Ruby’s Diner and BJ’s Restaurants. With demand for CIO-level expertise skyrocketing in the industry, the two saw an opportunity to package their highly desirable experiences into a new educational and leadership training platform known as cio.school. Through the cio.school platform, Tenczar and Pearson offer technology-driven coursework for restaurant IT executives looking to advance their personal and professional profiles in the industry. The educational tracks are based on topics most relevant to restaurant technology leaders, and when successfully completed and tested, will result in official Restaurant Technology Network (RTN) certification.

Industry Certification Details

RTN Technology Procurement Certification

Assessing and purchasing technology for your brand is one of the most important things you do. You’ll learn the following:

  • How to effectively evaluate and communicate company needs
  • How to understand the technology procurement value proposition
  • How to assess technology solutions against to company goals
  • Every critical step of the RFP process
  • How to close the deal
  • PLUS, get templates for budgeting and resource allocation

A free, first-preview course focused on Technology Procurement will kick off at HT’s MURTEC March 11-13, where restaurant executives can test the waters and sign up for RTN membership, coursework and certification.

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Ask The CIOs

Do you have a burning question you’d like to ask our instructor Restaurant CIOs, Joe Tenczar and Brian Pearson? It’s easy. Just email us your question, and we’ll get back to you. This feature is normally exclusive to RTN members, but for a limited time we’re inviting everyone into the conversation. Go ahead. Ask away!

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New Certifications Coming Soon!

Additional restaurant technology industry certifications are on the horizon. Check the list below to see if your favorite topic is covered. If not, shoot us an email and let us know what you’d like to see taught by our expert CIOs. You never know, the next course could be thanks to you.

  • Restaurant Data
  • Technology Finance
  • Technology HR
  • Technology Management
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Master Class

After being certified in all RTN core Industry Certification tracks, including Technology Procurement, Restaurant Data, Technology Finance, Technology HR and Technology Management, Restaurant CIOs will guide you through a series of fully intensive, fully-immersive sessions and workshops designed to prepare you for a seat at the table. More to come!

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Are You A Restaurant Technology Industry Expert?

If you’re a restaurant technology industry expert looking to expand your horizons and educate others, we’d like to hear from you.

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