Global Best Practices 2019 Pre Conference Session

Bringing together restaurant industry finance and insights professionals.

In 2019, Black Box Intelligence will celebrate it’s 10th anniversary. Serving a rapidly growing community of operations, finance, marketing and insight teams and uncovering the relevant insights in those numbers is what gets us up every day; and we know the numbers are just the start. This pre-conference session is designed to provide an intimate and private opportunity to tackle the complex competitive and financial pressures currently felt by the chain restaurant industry.

As only TDn2K can do, we will connect the dots between employees, consumers and financial performance. What do the best companies do that makes a difference? This is an opportunity to spend time with your peers, outside experts and thought leaders. Critical discussions will include the economic forecast, consumer behavior and insights, the impact of technology, investor relations and the critical labor market challenges we face today. As always our focus will be on data that informs, conversations that tackle the tough issues, along with hospitality that delights.

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Marketplace

Who is the consumer and how are they changing? How is your company adapting? How is the economy affecting our day to day operations?

Workplace

Workplace

Where do insights belong in the organization? How much does your workforce determine the success, or failure, of the brand? How do HR, finance and insights work together to build culture and drive performance?

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Financial Results

Woven throughout the day will be how all of this contributes to the bottom line. Weighing cost and efficiencies of new and existing efforts and how they support the business.

Our 2018 Summit Agenda

BREAKFAST
7:30 AM

WELCOME TO THE FIRST ANNUAL FINSIGHTS SUMMIT!8:30 AM

Wally Doolin
Chairman
TDn2K
Joni Doolin
Founder & CEO
TDn2K
PLANNING AND EXECUTING IN A WORLD WITH TOO FEW EMPLOYEES8:45 AM

Insights into the workplace challenges and solutions through the lens of HR & Operations

Ed O’Boyle
Global Practice Leader
Gallup
Chris Martin
Brand President
Scotty's Brewhouse & Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Company
Diane Sanford
CPO
On The Border
Lon Ledwith
EVP of Operations, BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse
2018 HR Executive Summit Chair
Joni Doolin
Founder & CEO
TDn2K
WHAT GIVES?9:30 AM

If the economy is great, then why aren't we seeing better industry results? Consumer research & market insights expert Sarah Quinlan will explore share of wallet, share of stomach and share of restaurants.

Sarah Quinlan
SVP and Group Head of Market Insights
Mastercard
BREAK
10:15 AM

WHO OWNS "INSIGHTS"?10:45 AM

If every company needs knowledge and insights, who owns the work and process? Where does knowledge and Insights fit in the organization? Is it finance, marketing or a shared insight function? How are decisions made utilizing knowledge and insights?

Gary Bales
Chief Brand Officer
FOCUS Brands
Ali Charri
SVP of Strategy
Darden
Paul Hineman
CEO
Avenger Capital
THE FUTURE OF MEASURING SHARE GROWTH11:30 AM

Market Share is won by stealing competitive share one market at a time. TDn2K and Mastercard will introduce new ways to understand the MARKET level share game and guest segmentation.

Tor Opedal
Vice President
Mastercard
Cathy McCullough
VP, Special Projects
TDn2K
Lunch
12:00 PM

WHAT DOES IT REALLY TAKE TO BE A TOP BOX PERFORMER?1:00 PM

After nine years of providing data to our members, we know numbers are just the start. Get ready for the latest and greatest TDn2K insights on what the top performers in our industry are doing differently to achieve success and growth!

Kathleen Koehler
Senior Director, White Box Social Intelligence
TDn2K
Gerret Montgomery
Director, Business Analytics & Operations
TDn2K
Victor Fernandez
VP, Insights & Knowledge
TDn2K
HIGH EXPECTATIONS. WHAT YOUR BOARD NEEDS AND WANTS TO KNOW.1:45 PM

What does your board expect from it's finance and insights teams? What do board members need and want to know about consumer and competitive insights for the brand?

Steve King
CEO
Dave and Busters
Jerry Deitchle
Chairman of the Board
BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse
Edna Morris
Senior Advisor at PJ Solomon
Managing Director at Axum Capital
Summit Adjourns
2:45 PM

Our 2018 Summit Speakers

Jerry Deitchle

Chairman of the BoardBJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse

Paul Hineman

CEOAvenger Capital

Sarah Quinlan

SVP and Group Head of Market InsightsMastercard

Kathleen Koehler

Senior Director, White Box Social IntelligenceTDn2K

Diane Sanford

CPOOn The Border

Tor Opedal

Vice PresidentMastercard

Chris Martin

Brand PresidentScotty's Brewhouse & Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Company

Ali Charri

SVP of StrategyDarden

Steve King

CEODave and Busters

Gary Bales

Chief Brand OfficerFOCUS Brands

Edna Morris

Senior Advisor at PJ SolomonManaging Director at Axum Capital

Lon Ledwith

EVP of Operations, BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse2018 HR Executive Summit Chair

Wally Doolin

ChairmanTDn2K

Bob Rycroft

VP, Advisory ServicesTDn2K

Victor Fernandez

VP, Insights & KnowledgeTDn2K

Cathy McCullough

VP, Special ProjectsTDn2K

Gerret Montgomery

Director, Business Analytics & OperationsTDn2K

Joni Doolin

Founder & CEOTDn2K

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