CEO, KFC Indonesia
Shivashish is currently engaged as the Director and CEO at Fast Food Indonesia Tbk., a public listed company operating over 730 KFC stores across Indonesia. PT. Fast Food Indonesia owns and operates KFC stores under franchise from Yum! Restaurants International. Shivashish joined the company in 2013. In his previous roles he has served as Director of PT. Korpindo Konsultansi, an Indonesian boutique strategic & management advisory firm for four years. He has been the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Perkasa Engineering Group (Texmaco Group), a large Indonesian Textile, Industrial and technology conglomerate. He also served in other capacities within the same group.Shivashish is a qualified Chartered Accountant from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and holds an MBA degree from Mt Eliza Business School in Australia. He lives in Jakarta with his wife and two sons
Senior Research Analyst, IDC Research, Hospitality & Travel Digital Transformation Strategies
Dorothy Creamer provides research and advisory services for hotels, casinos, restaurants and travel organizations at IDC. Her research focuses on how these business segments are transforming and leveraging technology to increase efficiencies, deliver operational benefits and identify new revenue streams. Prior to joining IDC, Ms. Creamer was Editor-in-Chief of Hospitality Technology (HT) magazine, where she led the brand’s content strategy and execution and acted as editorial liaison with clients. During her tenure she launched the Top Women in Restaurant Technology Awards, honoring innovators, influencers and rising stars in restaurant IT. She was also was the lead analyst and author for HT’s award-winning and bench-marking research reports that are cited in national news outlets such as The New York Times.
CTO, KFC Canada
A passionate, energetic and seasoned Technology leader. A software engineer and computer scientist by education, a certified Project Manager that holds an MBA in Leadership with Honors and Distinction from University of Liverpool. A public speaker on various disciplines of technology strategy with a Harvard Business School executive leadership program training to round it all. Challenges status quo and conventional practices, is a risk taker and alert decision maker with a proven “Make It Happen” and “keep all happy” personality. With multiple computer software and project management publications she is a strategic mentor on various non-profit organizations and is the former Chair of Canadian Women in Technology South Western Ontario.”
Head of E-commerce, CRM & Loyalty - Middle East, Turkey, Africa and Pakistan, Pizza Hut (Yum Brands)
Srikanth is a digital experience and is e-commerce business leader, working at the intersection of technology, marketing and consumer experiences. He is currently working as the Head of e-commerce at Pizza Hut, where he leads digital and technology strategy, and provides seamless digital experience for customers across the online and in-store ecosystem. Prior to that, he was a VP of days strategy for bank of America and has spent 14 years in the US and UK working for various financial services companies. He has an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business and a master's degree in computer science from Georgia State.
Arvind R P
Director – Marketing, Communications, Menu, Strategy & Insights, McDonald’s India
Arvind holds a Bachelor's Degree in Statistics and has completed his MBA from Bharathidasan Institute of Management, Trichy. He has also completed various executive education programs from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. He has over 20 years of experience in Marketing and Sales across various geographies and categories such as Fashion retail (Levi Strauss), Consumer goods (Britannia),Automobiles (TVS Motor Company) and Beauty-retail (Kaya). His career also included an assignment for the SE Asian market based out of Jakarta. He is a board member of the India Local Council of Mobile Marketing Association, which strives to stimulate the growth of mobile marketing and its associated technologies in the country. At McDonald’s India he heads the overall strategy & marketing for the brand, to further strengthen its leadership in the QSR space.
Head of Marketing and Technology, Domino’s Pizza Indonesia
Mayank is a passionate new age business evangelist having led, developed, managed, and scaled businesses and products in the past. He enjoys helping organizations build and grow their business through new initiatives. He is an enthusiastic technology lover and addicted to the use of technology. In the past, he has been associated with companies Like Zee Entertainment, Domino’s Pizza India, Times, NDTV, Tech startups and more. He is currently leading the Marketing, Technology and Digital Business for Domino’s Pizza Indonesia.
Chief Operating Officer - GCC (except KSA), Levant & Pakistan Domino’s Pizza (Alamar Foods Company)
Shobhit is a graduate from Hotel Management and has done his Masters from prestigious colleges like Symbiosis, IMT and ISB. His 21 years of experience spans across core Operations and Marketing before taking over a business role. He is currently working with Domino’s Pizza as the COO, overseeing 9 markets in the Middle East, Levant and Asia. He was awarded the Digital Champion of the Year in the Brand Leadership Awards. During his tenure in Marketing, Domino’s India won several awards from CMO Asia, Effie’s, IAMAI and eRetail Congress to name a few. His biggest strength is in building a team that is motivated to win and consistently wins to motivate themselves.
Global Lead – Travel & Hospitality, AWS
Florian brings 20+ years of experience in the travel and hospitality industry with leading commercial roles for IT solutions and strategic partner management at Fortune 500 companies and technology players. Based in Boston, MA, he is responsible for leading the AWS Partner Ecosystem for Travel and Hospitality globally. Florian holds a degree in business economics and is a certified airline commercial manager. He lived and worked in Germany, France and the United States with a passion for all things travel and technology.
Steven M. Elinson
Head, Worldwide Business Development, Restaurants, Catering, and Food Service Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Today’s restaurant must deliver a personalized and seamlessly connected guest experience while being operationally efficient with optimized assets, high utilization, predictive analytics and quality, health and safety standard compliance. As a trusted advisor, Steven utilizes his broad knowledge and 30 years of experience to drive these guest experiences (top-line) and to increase operational efficiency (bottomline.) The AWS Restaurant team supports customers such as Chick-fil-A, Compass Group, Deliveroo, Delivery Hero, Domino’s, DoorDash, Dunkin’ Brands, Eataly, Jollibee, McDonald’s, Subway, Sweetgreen, Sysco and Upserve, together with members of the AWS Partner Network (APN). Before joining AWS, Steven held various leadership roles in restaurant and restaurant technology businesses. His experience ranges from operations, training, supply chain, technology and new concept creation having created and sold a restaurant concept. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management from Purdue University, and a Master of Business Administration from Florida International University.
Chief Marketing Officer, Algonomy
Raj Badarinath is the CMO at Algonomy, where he’s enabling retailers and brands to compete on memorable digital experiences. With over two decades of experience in Software/SaaS, Raj is responsible for driving growth via global marketing and communications initiatives for the company, from strategy, positioning to demand generation, branding, alliances, martech and product marketing. His prior background over the last two decades were with high growth startup companies with successful exits such as Nutanix (NASDAQ:NTNX), 2Checkout, PeopleSoft and systems integrators such as Capgemini and Infosys.He lives in the SF Bay Area with his family and is a dog lover.
CTO,Algonomy and Chair NASSCOM Product Council
Atul is CTO at Algonomy, a global market leader for SaaS based analytics and AI products used by retail and consumer businesses in over 25 countries to drive better decision making. He is also Chair of NASSCOM Product Council and a member of the NASSCOM Executive Council. Atul’s career has spanned across analytics and AI, enterprise software and middleware, consumer internet and search, as well as enterprise mobility. Prior to Manthan, he held leadership roles at Yahoo!, Good Technology, Motorola, Sun Microsystems, iPlanet, and has advised start-ups in Silicon Valley and Bangalore.
VP, Product Consulting, Algonomy
Amit Rohatgi is VP Product Consulting at Manthan, responsible for leading prospect and customer discussions in North America. In this role, he focuses on helping consumer-facing businesses leverage data, advanced analytics, and marketing technologies to drive analytics based decisioning, customer engagement and profitability. Amit brings over two decades of experience working with technology firms serving analytical needs of retail, e-commerce, CPG and QSR businesses. His experience includes data management, analytics for retail and restaurant businesses, CRM & personalized marketing.
Director – Solutioning & PreSales, Algonomy
Sachin is the pre-sales and solutioning lead for Asia at Algonomy. He is responsible for working with both technical and business leaders to understand their challenges, propose solutions in the customer marketing and experience space. He manages and leads complex multi-product client engagements in the field of customer data platform, customer analytics, retail analytics, restaurant analytics and experience personalization. He comes with 16 years of solutions consulting in customer analytics, digital marketing and data-driven marketing operations across multiple domains like banking, insurance, retail and e-commerce.
Chief Customer Officer, Algonomy
As Chief Customer Officer at Algonomy, Ravi Shankar is passionate about creating customer delight and successful business outcomes for over 400 clients worldwide. A seasoned executive champion and business leader with over 20 years of experience in driving sustainable revenue growth for SaaS business solutions, Ravi has an exceptional track record of delivering strong retention, high growth, and building a world-class customer success function. He has deep domain expertise in managing customer success for retail and consumer businesses, and delivering AI, Analytics, Big Data and Martech solutions that has nurtured several decade-long, multi-million dollar client relationships for Algonomy. His interests include his keen love for off-road biking, emerging practices for sustainable living and orchestrating community giving. He also serves as a champion for Algonomy’s CSR programs.
Sr. Partner Solutions Architect Specialist, AWS
Sudhir Gupta is a Sr. Partner Solutions Architect Specialist at Amazon Web Services. He has over 15 years of experience in database and analytics. He works with AWS consulting and technology partners to provide guidance and technical assistance on data warehouse and data lake projects, helping them to improve the value of their solutions using AWS.
Principal Analytics Specialist, AWS
Puneet Piplani is a Principal Analytics Specialist at AWS focused on strategic accounts. He has 25 years of experience within consulting, high tech, retail/wholesale and manufacturing industries defining strategy, managing P&L, building high performance teams, and leading large capital projects. Prior to AWS, Puneet has worked at Fortune 500 as well as high growth companies such as Microsoft, Mu Sigma, Nordstrom, and Aeropostale. Puneet holds an MBA from the Stern School of business at New York University and Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from DCRUST, Haryana.