Fourth to Speak at 2019 Restaurant Leadership Conference on the Power of Predictability

 

WHAT: 
The Restaurant Leadership Conference (RLC) is an invitation-only event that brings together the most progressive and influential individuals in the restaurant industry. On day one of the four day conference, Fourth, the provider of the industry’s leading hospitality operations platform, will host a session titled, “The Power of Predictability.” During the 45-minute session, Fourth will reveal how predictive technology can help restaurant operators unlock business success and drive profitability. Fourth will also discuss the importance of Weighted Mean Absolute Percentage Error (WMAPE) when accurately forecasting restaurant performance.

WHO: 
Karina Coen, director of labor productivity at Fourth 
Karina has 16 years of experience working for independent and multinational hospitality organizations in both operational and functional roles. As director of labor productivity at Fourth, she is passionate about working with businesses to execute brilliantly, turning strategic plans into specific results for growth and productivity.

James England, senior vice president of strategic partnerships at Fourth 
James has worked in the hospitality industry his entire career, including seven years in hotel management for Scandic and the InterContinental Hotels Group, followed by an additional seven years at Oracle/Micros before joining Fourth in 2002. Based in Fourth’s New York City office, he is responsible for developing strategic partnerships in the U.S. In his spare time, he runs, cycles, skis, swims and is a keen traveler.

Johnny Wilkinson, head of workforce management technology at Fourth 
Johnny is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for mathematics and data. He’s developed multiple software solutions for the hospitality sector over the past 15 years, including Fourth’s labor productivity tool. In 2013, he joined Fourth as head of workforce management technology, leading the data science department. He believes that all businesses are becoming more and more reliant on large volumes of data, and that data science and machine learning are key to optimizing processes and decision-making.

WHEN: 
Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m., MT

WHERE: 
Session Title: “The Power of Predictability” 
Sonoran D 
JW Marriot Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort and Spa 
5350 E Marriott Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85054

For more information and to register, https://restaurantleadership.com/

About Fourth 
Fourth provides complete, end-to-end restaurant and hospitality management solutions that empower operators to optimize profits, enhance guest satisfaction, improve employee engagement and scale profitably. Developed by hospitality professionals for hospitality professionals, Fourth offers an intuitive, all-in-one hospitality operations technology platform for purchase-to-pay & inventory and workforce management - underpinned by advanced demand forecasting, predictive analytics and collaboration tools. Additionally, Fourth provides unmatched access to full-service, hospitality-specific payroll, benefits and HRO services. Founded in 1999, Fourth serves more than 1,200 customers in 60 countries, including many notable hospitality brands in the U.S. such as Bar Louie, TGI Fridays, FoodFirst, Shari’s, Pinstripes, Dairy Queen, Soho House and Le Pain Quotidien. To learn more, visit http://www.fourth.com or follow on Twitter @fourthnews.

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