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Strategic Partners

Strategic Partners

Restaurant CIOs

Founded by restaurant industry CIOs and technology innovators Joe Tenczar and Brian Pearson, Restaurant CIOs will develop and distribute educational programs and certifications custom-built for the restaurant technology industry. These tracks will ensure restaurant technology leaders have the core knowledge necessary to take their restaurant companies to the next level. Restaurant CIOs courses are designed from real-world expertise, and stem from Restaurant CIOs leadership educational and training program, known as



Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG) is a membership-based organization serving hoteliers and technology suppliers. HTNG has over 17 years of experience executing workgroups, and has published 150+ industry specifications. HTNG will partner with RTN exclusively to successfully model its workgroups for the restaurant industry. RTN workgroups bring restaurateurs and technology solution providers together to solve specific industry challenges. Topics are chartered by members, and workgroups meet regularly to achieve defined goals and deliverables.


“We’re passionate about helping restaurant technologists, many of whom rose through the ranks, reach their fullest potential. With, we’ve developed educational programs specific to the restaurant technology industry, and RTN Certifications help formalize that expertise for the industry, advancing careers and allowing restaurant organizations to tap into exceptional talent.”

-Joe Tenczar, Co-Founder, Restaurant CIOs

“For restaurant operators, workgroups present an opportunity to collaborate with product, engineering and software development teams to help solve real-world problems. For technology suppliers, workgroups create an unrivaled opportunity to work side-by-side, both with peers and with restaurant operators, not only to craft best practices, but also for members to design to spec and be first to market with a solution.”

-Michael Blake, CEO, HTNG

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If you’re interested in partnering with RTN to share your expertise in a restaurant technology-related area, please reach out to us. We’d love to hear from you.

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