OPENING KEYNOTE / SUNDAY / OCTOBER 18, 2020 / 5:10 PM
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Companies that innovate will be successful, but companies that innovate on people and talent will win. If you have the talent piece in place, your brand can thrive in an age where every company in every industry is disrupting or transforming their category. As a long-established successful fast-casual brand, Panera has been on a transformation journey of its own, underscored by investments in technology—to seamlessly integrate digital ordering platforms, Rapid Pick-Up and delivery services—as well as its commitment to clean and healthy ingredients. A pivotal part of that journey, for every company, is attracting both customers and top talent to carry the brand into the future.
Scott Boatwright | Chief Restaurant Officer | Chipotle Mexican Grill
Scott Boatwright joined Chipotle as Chief Restaurant Officer in May 2017. In his current role, he is responsible for overseeing daily operations of more than 2,400 restaurants with 70,000 employees in the United States and Canada. He is also accountable for facilities, training, food safety, supply chain and compliance. Prior to Chipotle, Scott spent 18 years with Arby’s Restaurant Group in various leadership positions, including for the last six years as the Sr. Vice President of Operations, where he was responsible for the performance of over 1,700 Arby’s restaurants in numerous states. Scott holds an MBA from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.