RestCon 2018

Plano, Texas
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Agenda updates will occur as sessions, content, speakers, and panelists are confirmed.

Inclement Weather Update: Due to storms in the Dallas area, many flights have been canceled or delayed. But don't worry–you can register whenever you arrive!

February 20

Registration (1:00 PM- 6:00 PM)

Opening Night Event (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

Join us for cocktails and help bring ‘Tech-to-Table’ in a fun group activity with No Kid Hungry and help end childhood hunger in America

February 21st

Breakfast (7:00 AM - 8:00 AM)

OPENING (8:00 AM - 8:10 AM)

Rom Krupp, CEO of Marketing Vitals

KEYNOTE  (8:15 AM - 9:25 AM)

Eric Siegel, Ph.D., is the founder of Predictive Analytics World and author of Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die

PANEL: State of the Industry (9:30 AM - 10:30 AM)

Introduced by Wallace Doolin, Founder & Chairman of TDn2K

Moderated by Danny Klein, Digital Content Editor of Food News Media

Panelists: Wallace Doolin, Founder & Chairman of TDn2K;

Andrew Smith, Co-Founder & CEO, Four Foods Group;
Phil Crawford, Vice President of Information Technology, Shake Shack;
Jim Balis, Managing Director and Director of Strategic and Restaurant Operations, Capital Spring

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Payment / EMV / Customer Tracking (10:45 AM - 11:15 AM)

Joe Tenczar, CIO, Sonny’s BBQ

Now more than ever, consumers want to ensure their safety while merchants want to provide a frictionless experience–but how? Tenczar walks you through his perspective on what you can expect to see in 2018, including EMV changes, cryptocurrency/ blockchain, and digital wallets

ANNOUNCEMENT:  An APP-etizing Breakthrough in Dining (11:15 AM - 12:00 PM)

Special Announcement by Rom Krupp, CEO of Marketing Vitals, and Shama Hyder, CEO of Marketing Zen

Lunch (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)

FOOD FOR THOUGHT:  The Need for a Universal API (1:00 PM -1:15 PM)

Matt Haselhoff, Senior Vice President of Sales, Omnivore

PANEL: All in the Family - Win-Win Data Partnerships (1:15 PM - 2:15 PM)

Moderated by Rom Krupp, CEO of Marketing Vitals
Panelists: Matt Haselhoff, SVP of Sales, Omnivore; Michael Baker, Senior Account Executive, MyEmma; Neville Letzerich, Chief Marketing Officer, HotSchedules; Nancy Hampton, Chief Business Development Officer, Trabon; Tyler Carlson, VP of Sales, SiteZeus

Afternoon Break (2:15 PM -2:45 PM)

PANEL:  Consumer Dining & Restaurant Marketing Trends (2:45 PM - 3:45 PM)

Moderated by Dan Bejmuk, CEO of Dreambox

Panelists: Chef Uno Immanivong; Brian Siemienas, Senior Director of Marketing, Darden International and Franchise; Renae Scott, CMO, Abuelo's Mexican Restaurants; Zach Miller, VP of Marketing for Granite City Food & Brewery

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Social Media in the Age of Big Data (4:00 PM - 4:30 PM)  
Shama Hyder, CEO of Marketing Zen, shares her creative and innovative perspective on utilizing social media and big data insights in the restaurant industry

Q & A with Jack Gibbons, President, Front Burner Restaurant, and Randy DeWitt, CEO and Founder, Front Burner Restaurant (4:30 PM - 5:00 PM)

Prime examples of data-driven innovators in the restaurant industry share their story and their latest creation, Legacy Food Hall


Rom Krupp, CEO of Marketing Vitals

Offsite Activity at Legacy Food Hall (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

February 22nd

Breakfast (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)

OPENING (9:00 AM - 9:15 AM)

Rom Krupp, CEO of Marketing Vitals, to kick off the day

KEYNOTE (9:15 AM - 10:15 AM)

John Tesar, Renowned Chef and Restaurateur

John Tesar will offer a chef’s perspective on the use of big data in the restaurant industry, identifying what’s changed and what’s remained consistent

PANEL: Trailblazers: Leading the Way (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)

Moderator Karen Robinson-Jacobs, Dallas Morning News 

Panelists: Jake Thompson, Director Of Marketing, Big Beat Dallas; Brandon Coleman, III, President, Del Frisco's; Tim Miller, President, North America, iMiMobile; Michael Mabry, President & COO, Mooyah Burgers

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Lunch & Learn Marketing Vitals General Session (11:30 AM - 2:00 PM)


Contact Information

  • Phone: 877-370-3395, ext. 213
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