MURTEC Executive Summit 2018 to Offer Insights on Food Safety

At the second annual MURTEC Executive Summit (#MURTECExec), operators and service providers will come together to learn from the mistakes of others and why they should not underestimate the power of a food safety incident. Complacency can be what results in a devastating occurrence for a single location or a brand as a whole.

On Thursday, October 18, Lucelena Angarita, director, supply chain traceability of IPC, a Subway franchisee owned organization and Toby Malbec, principal, TWM Insight LLC will discuss how operators can quantify the risk of doing nothing or only taking half measures, versus safeguarding one's business using GS1 US Foodservice Standards to leverage the power of accurate data and technology. Malbec will outline the “why” and give insights on what restaurants should be aware of and consider. Malbec will help attendees identify how technology can be leveraged in the restaurant environment to complete the tracking from the "field to the plate," providing operators a view into how today's innovation can prevent tomorrow's food safety nightmare. Angarita will advocate for how the industry can and should leverage GS1 standards to communicate using one language and find efficiencies while achieving full supply chain traceability from field to restaurant, mitigating brand risk.

Lucelena (Lucy) Angarita is the Director of Supply Chain Traceability for IPC, SUBWAY’s Purchasing Cooperative. She is an Industrial Engineer and Lean Six Sigma Certified Black Belt, with over 18 years’ experience in Program Management, IT, and process improvement.  For more than 6 years, she has been leading the adoption of GS1 US Foodservice Standards for the SUBWAY® system, which includes product data synchronization and accuracy, item and location identification, as well as full supply chain traceability. She participates in various Foodservice US GS1 Workgroups to collaborate and promote trading partner alignment for mutual growth. Lucy also helps lead the Incident Management Team for IPC/Subway which handles product recalls and withdrawals. Previously, Lucy served as Manager of Global Training Projects at Burger King Corporation.

Toby Malbec is the Principal at TWM Insight LLC and in that capacity works closely with many emerging restaurant brands as well innovative technology vendors to help them leverage their technology investments to bring measurable results to the company’s business operations. As an objective industry expert, Malbec does not sell any product but rather works closely with the client to assess needs and match requirements with commercially available solutions for the best fit for the client and their operations.

Malbec is an “operational technologist” who brings more than twenty-five years of technical and operational expertise to his clients. He began his career in the hotel industry coming up through the ranks of operations before getting into the technology domain as hotels were first beginning to embrace the value of technology as a mainstream affordable operational tool. He was responsible for the design and development of some of the first PC-based Property Management Systems for small to mid-sized hotels as well as working on the design and functionality of early touchscreen-based POS systems. In 2004, Malbec assumed the role of Vice President of Business Development for Springer-Miller Systems, one of the premier hotel software companies in the world with applications designed for the resort and high-end luxury properties. In 2008, he joined the IPC (Independent Purchasing Co-Operative), the organization created by Subway restaurant franchisees, and was responsible for designing, building, and managing the team to build the in-house restaurant technology platform. This project and its associated applications created the POS platform currently in use for nearly all restaurants worldwide.

A sister event to MURTEC (Multi-Unit Restaurant Technology Conference), the MURTEC Executive Summit will be an intimate gathering of senior-level executives, unique from other technology events in the industry. The format and content is designed to draw in technology thought leaders and influencers in a program that prioritizes group discussions, two-way dialogue, and collaboration amongst both peers and sponsors.

The audience of senior-level technology decision makers and influencers from the nation’s leading and emerging restaurant brands will consist of C-suite, VP and director-level titles and is invitation only. Technology leaders will be joined by line-of-business executives who influence IT decisions – marketing, analytics, finance, customer experience and more.

The unique agenda includes collaboration exercises, with the intent to spark both peer-to-peer and peer-to-sponsor discussion. Sessions are designed to generate new ideas and conversations between attendees and technology experts. The strategic and relevant content focuses on driving innovation in today’s restaurant environment.

The MURTEC Executive Summit offers a low pressure environment for building relationships with potential partners. The 2018 MURTEC Executive Summit will take place October 17-19, 2018 in Nashville, Tenn.

About the Author


Michal Christine Escobar

Michal Christine Escobar is Hospitality Technology’s Senior Editor, with a concentration on the hotel industry.  She has a decade of experience as a B2B journalist. She is responsible for the hotel beat at the magazine and often writes about AI, VR, IoT and other emerging technologies affecting hospitality.

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