Live Digital Learning
Kevin Vasconi, chief information officer for Wendy's, joins CREATE to share a closer look at how the burger brand is making major investments in both employee- and consumer-facing tech. Hear what trends Vasconi, who previously helped build Domino’s into a tech leader, is watching now and how digital innovation, AI, automation and the metaverse are transforming the restaurant experience.
Kieran Donahue, chief marketing officer for IHOP, joins CREATE for an in-depth discussion on how the brand is transforming its customer experience through digital innovation and spearheading a new loyalty program. Learn how the value proposition is evolving for today’s consumer and why the secret to connecting with today’s consumer is “all about joy.”
Wan Kim, CEO of Smoothie King, joins CREATE for a keynote discussion on how he has steered the brand’s record growth since taking the helm 10 years ago. Hear how a lean menu, a laser focus on the brand’s mission and store-level efficiencies helped the brand maintain its rapid expansion and unlocked record AUV growth even during the most challenging periods of the pandemic.
The Emerging Restaurateur Live Learning Series is a one-of-a-kind digital forum where emerging brand leaders can access exclusive data-driven insights and connect with the industry’s most innovative minds for new ideas and practical business tips to chart a course for future growth.
This session will be moderated by Nation's Restaurant News Editor-in Chief Sam Oches & Savory Restaurant Fund Managing Director Andrew K Smith. The full speaker lineup for each session will be announced soon.