March 24-26, 2024 | Kansas City, MO — Early Bird registration ends Nov. 17. Register Now
Breakfast Briefing / Tuesday / March 21, 2023 / 8:40 AM
Technology as Your Restaurant’s Competitive Edge
How can you meet today’s market challenges like labor shortages and increased food costs with technology? Join Derek Soutiere, from AT&T Business and Britten Divani from GeoTab to discuss how connectivity is key to delivering the technology that can provide a reliable experience for customers and help your employees to be more efficient.
Britten Divani | Partner Account Manager | Geotab
Britten Divani is an experienced Partner Account Manager at Geotab supporting the carrier channel AT&T Fleet Management. She works closely with AT&T to support their business customers as an expert in fleet management. She consults with companies to find ways to increase fleet productivity, safety, and sustainability. Britten’s undertakings include working with commercial and public sector customers finding them the right solution for the business needs.
Taylor Mraz | Vertical Marketing Research Lead | AT&T Business
Taylor Mraz leads Vertical Market Research at AT&T Business. She ensures that AT&T solutions are tailored to our valued customers top trends and priorities in this ever-evolving market. She provides a verticalized lens to the organization, delivering scalable and customizable solutions to our partners specific business needs.
Derek Soutiere | Sales Director, Account Management | AT&T Business
Derek Soutiere is a proven sales leader. Based out of Dallas, TX – Derek serves as a Sales Director in AT&T Business, Mid-Markets. He joined the company in March 2010 through AT&T’s Business Sales Leadership Development Program (now B2B Sales Program) and has been in Sales Leadership since October of 2015. As a Sales Director, Derek is tasked with coaching sales managers and reps who are new to AT&T and the business segment. In his time as a Director, he has promoted numerous managers and reps while continuing to build the new Inside Sales Vertical team. He attributes this success to his own experience in small business and his in-depth knowledge of AT&T’s product portfolio. Prior to the Sales Director position, Derek was a Sales Manager in South Texas covering new acquisition sales in small business. Prior to that he was in individual contributor in the Enterprise Market. While in that role, he learned AT&T’s Strategic portfolio while also leveraging his knowledge of wireless solutions.
Many of the fastest growing and most successful chains in the restaurant industry are embracing innovation throughout their operations. These forward-thinking brands are constantly looking for the next innovation — new technologies, new menu items, new marketing tactics, new training programs, etc. — that will propel them to even greater heights.
At the Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit, executives from leading brands will share their success stories of the numerous ways they have innovated to grow their franchises. Attendees will gain insight and inspiration to help them be more progressive in every facet of their businesses.