Brian Krakower has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at BJ’s Restaurants since February 2013. Prior to joining BJ’s, Mr. Krakower served as Chief Technology Officer for Restaurant Revolution Technologies, a restaurant order management technology solutions company. From 2007 to 2012, Mr. Krakower was employed by California Pizza Kitchen, Inc., operator and licensor of casual dining restaurants, as Vice President of Information Technology. From 2003 to 2007, Mr. Krakower served as Senior Director of Information Technology – Corporate Systems for The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated, a publicly held operator of upscale casual dining restaurants. Prior to that, Mr. Krakower was employed by House of Blues Entertainment, Inc., an operator of restaurant and music venues, concerts and media properties, where he served as its Senior Director of Information Systems & Technology from 1997 to 2003.
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What Tech to Invest in Now
With so much new technology on the market, it can be hard for growth-minded operators to decide where to spend their dollars, and when. Similarly, it’s a challenge to determine which “hot” innovations have lasting power versus those that are just fads. This panel will address the types of technologies that actually make a difference to the bottom line—those that customers will notice, those that will have a positive impact on operational efficiencies and those that just make sense for restaurants today.
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