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The Tech Chef, Restaurant, Hospitality and Hotel Technology Business Podcast - Skip Kimpel EPISODE 46, 6th April 2021
TCP046: Industry Rockstar, Joe Tenczar, Co-Founder of Restaurant CIOs
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TCP046: Industry Rockstar, Joe Tenczar, Co-Founder of Restaurant CIOs

MURTEC is next week, April 13th and 14th. Can you believe it is here already? You can register online right now at murtech.com.  

Pulling out the big guns today and digging in deep into some futuristic technology with my good friend, Joe Tenczar.  Joe is a founding partner of Restaurant CIOs, a strategic advisory company where he and his CIO partners collaborate to help hospitality companies see their restaurant business through the eyes of seasoned CIOs.  

Joe is one of those Rockstar guests that you can only hope you get a chance to spend that much time with.   Luckily, I have known Joe long enough to convince him to spend some quality time with us.   I LOVE his futuristic view…. I can’t think of anyone more appropriate to have that type of conversation with.

Joe Tenczar, Co-founder, Restaurant CIOs and CSO, Sonny’s BBQ  

Joe Tenczar is a founding partner of Restaurant CIOs, a strategic advisory company where he and his CIO partners collaborate to help hospitality companies see their restaurant business through the eyes of seasoned CIOs.  

Joe Tenczar also acts as the Chief Strategy Officer for Sonny’s BBQ, one of the largest and most popular barbecue restaurant companies in the country.  Tenczar has also led the Technology, Marketing, Finance, and Purchasing areas for Sonny’s.

Before Sonny’s BBQ, Tenczar was the global CIO for Hard Rock International, where he led the R&D and rollout of many innovative technologies that still affect Hard Rock guests and staff members. 

After beginning his career as a programmer and manager for financial software companies, Tenczar was a senior technology leader for the second largest arm of the Marriott Corporation.  

His specialties include a strategic focus on emerging technology’s place in hospitality.  Tenczar holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunications and Computer Science from the University of Florida and a Masters of Business Administration from the Crummer Business School at Rollins College.  He sits on the executive advisory boards for many industry groups, conferences, and cutting-edge hospitality technology companies.

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Next Week’s Show…

Next week I will be coving the MURTEC online conference and will have back to back episodes to cover both days….. Super stoked for next week’s events!