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Breakout Session | October 19, 2015 | 9:30am - 10:30am

The Changing Course of Consumer Behavior

Consumer buying habits are in a constant state of change and with the restaurant space heating up with competition, where and when consumers dine continues to evolve. Where and how are consumers dining now and what are they looking for from the restaurants they frequent? Our session has the answers.


Sarah Quinlan | SVP, Marketing Insights | Mastercard Advisors

Sarah is the SVP and Group Head of Market Insights for MasterCard Advisors, the analytics and insights consulting unit of MasterCard. Since joining MasterCard in January 2013, Sarah has advised executives in a range of industries, including retail, banking, capital markets, and government agencies, providing macro-to-micro economic trends related to consumer spending and retail sales. She and her team analyze and predict spending patterns to create solutions that help clients make better business decisions. Sarah appears regularly in the media including CNBC, the Associated Press, Fox Business Network, Bloomberg TV, the Times of London, The Daily Telegraph, and Women’s Wear Daily (WWD).

Tom Nix | CEO | Scala (Moderator)

As CEO of Scala, Tom focuses on Scala’s evolution and expansion in digital communications and customer engagement. He is passionate about digital signage as part of a company’s omni-channel strategy. He loves highly immersive, intelligent, personalized experiences that drive high returns for Scala’s many customers across the globe. Tom believes that leveraging Scala’s Advanced Analytics to predict patterns and improve conversions is a major value add for our customers and is always looking forward to Scala’s next big idea to advance the industry forward.

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