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Technology Trends in the Restaurant Industry

  • Restaurant Brokers discuss Technology Trends in the Restaurant Industry
  • Industry Experts Discuss Technology Trends
  • The Realities of New Technology in the Restaurant Industry

Are you looking to franchise your company overseas? How do you know when you are ready? What are the challenges of international expansion versus domestic expansion and where can you get help? This week, the restaurant brokers along with CEO of Buffalo's Cafe and CEO of YoBlendz and JuiceBlendz tackle international franchising.

Industry Guests Join the Restaurant Brokers

Larry Abramson
Larry Abramson
Larry Abramson is chief executive officer of Red Book Connect and also serves on the board of directors. Larry provides strategic direction and business guidance for the company, including the integration of multiple technology solutions into one integrated platform. Prior to joining Red Book Connect, Larry was senior vice president and general manager of Oracle Advanced Customer Services, which he led to more than $1 billion in revenue. Larry also held senior leadership positions with USinternetworking, Appshop and Arthur Andersen. In 2004, Larry was named Entrepreneur of the Year by El Dorado Ventures for his work as Appshops CEO.
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  • Larry.abramson@redbookconnect.com Email
  • www.redbookconnect.com Website
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Geoffrey Simpson
Geoffrey Simpson
Geoffrey Simpson is the founder of Moxie Software and the creator of several successful products including Diner Connection, Connected 2 Us, SkaFlash and ShuttleQ. He has both his Bachelors of Science in Computer Science and his Masters of Business Administration from Oklahoma State University, and he currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics as the first alumni to do so and is also the President of the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics Alumni Association. Geoffreys creations have been noticed by The Wall Street Journal, Mashable.com, FastCompany.com, Microsoft.com and Restaurant Business Magazine. Moxie Software received the Innovator of the Year award in 2011 for Diner Connection from the Journal Record, and Geoffrey received recognition as a Tulsa 40 under 40 also in 2011.
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  • Geoffrey@DinerConnection.com Email
  • http://www.DinerConnection.com Website
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Adi Bittan
Adi Bittan
Adi Bittan founded OwnerListens.com because of her passion for helping local businesses and for providing great customer service. She believes both businesses owners and customers benefit from communicating directly through OwnerListens instead of exchanging public blows online. With her partner, Oren Dobronsky (who also owns a restaurant in Palo Alto, CA), Adi designed an app that makes it super easy for consumers to send a private message to businesses. Businesses can respond in real time, solve the problem and regain the customer. A big believer in giving back, Adi mentors student entrepreneurs at Stanford University, StartX and UpWest Labs (Silicon Valley based incubators). She specializes in customer development and lean startup methodologies.
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  • adi@ownerlistens.com Email
  • www.ownerlistens.com Website
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