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Member Spotlights

 Member spotlights 


Christopher Medeiros, General Manager, Retail Data Systems - Hospitality

What technology are you most excited about for the future of restaurants?

If you have good food, great customer service and a stable PCI compliant point-of-sale system, what else do you really need?  Read more...

Subha Rajagopalan, VP-IT, P.F.Chang's

Why did you join RTN's Board of Governors?

To interact with like-minded people, share common ideas and grow the restaurant industry in even a small way.  Read more...

Donagh Herlihy, EVP & CTO, Bloomin' Brands

What technology are you most excited about for the future of restaurants?

The combination of AI and robotics to automate repetitive tasks allowing our employees to give their entire focus to delivering outstanding hospitality.  Read more...

Fred LeFranc, Chaos Strategist, Results Thru Strategy

Describe your work philosophy in one sentence.

Letting your people do great things will always create significant sustainable results!  Read more...

Sterling Douglass, Co-Founder and CEO, Chowly

Why did your company join RTN?

We joined RTN to help push the industry forward by lifting the biggest obstacle to its growth: the lack of communication between technology solutions. We’re helping overcome that challenge by making sure all the different technologies actually “talk” to each other.  Read more...

Chris Lybeer, Chief Strategy Officer & Chief Marketing Officer, Revel Systems

What unique problem does your company solve for restaurants?

Consumers want something new, especially digitally, more and more frequently (Alexa, send a pizza to the soccer field for me in 20 minutes) - Revel was built with these consumer enabling channels in mind and is flexible enough to support them quickly and natively!  Read more...

Chris Adams, VP of Strategy, Oracle Food and Beverage

What technology are you most excited about for the future of restaurants?

Voice recognition - the ability to just say what you want versus needing to key in via a human, via a kiosk, etc. The tech has come leaps and bounds to make this a natural experience. Tying it into operational flows is going to be an exciting change. Read more...

Joe Tenczar, Restaurant CIO, Restaurant CIOs

Why did you join RTN's Board of Governors?

Where else can you have a better opportunity to have a positive impact on the restaurant industry? Read more...

Sherif Mityas, Chief Experience Officer, TGI Fridays

What three words would you use to describe what's happening in the restaurant industry right now?

Disruption, Personalization, Technology-forward.

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