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Jason Silva of Nat Geo Brain Games Fame to Keynote MURTEC 2019

Emmy-nominated television personality and world-renown futurist, Jason Silva, will kick off MURTEC 2019, being held March 11-13 at The Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Silva is widely recognized as the host of the National Geographic Channel’s Brain Games and Origins – broadcast in more than 171 countries.

Hailed by The Atlantic as “A Timothy Leary of the Viral Video Age,” Silva is considered an extraordinary new breed of philosopher who meshes philosophical wisdom of the ages with an infectious optimism for the future. Combining intriguing insights and a mastery of digital film-making, Jason delivers “philosophical shots of espresso” which unravel the incredible possibilities the future has to offer the human race.

MURTEC attendees will be riveted by Silva’s use of video and engaging story-telling to explore the co-evolution of humans and technology. In this not-to-miss session, Silva will offer his hyper-enthusiastic insights on how brands must embrace creativity, innovation, technology, philosophy and humanity.  

In his opening keynote, “Become an Organization of the Future,” Silva will challenge attendees to recognize that innovating at the beginning is easy – sustaining that enlightened path and not falling victim to disruption is where many organizations falter. Throughout the session, Silva will demand that brands think exponentially and question everything. As a rare blend of philosopher/futurist, Silva will challenge attendees to consider new uses not just for technology, but for the human brain as well.

Attendees will leave this session a little more enlightened and perhaps a little scared, but that’s a good thing. What seems scary could be the biggest opportunity for success.

Jason has been featured in CBS News, The Atlantic, The Economist, Vanity Fair, Forbes, Wired,, IO9, Huffington Post, BigThink, and BrainPickings, among others and he was also featured as part of the Gap “Icons” campaign.


Now in its 24th year, MURTEC has become the "Gold Standard" event for education and networking in the restaurant technology industry. The 2019 event will take place March 11-13, at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. Hosting 700+ restaurant technology executives and solution providers, MURTEC has grown every year to expand on all fronts more technology, more education, more networking all while still maintaining an exclusivity and intimacy that fosters invaluable peer-to-peer idea-sharing. The 2019 schedule will still feature popular standbys including: the annual golf outing and MURTEC University sessions. MURTEC also hosts the presentation of the Top Women Restaurant Technology Awards recognizing a diverse array of women in the foodservice technology industry, from restaurants and technology suppliers.  To register or learn more about MURTEC, follow this link:


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