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Maryann Byrdak


CIO and SVP, Information Technology
Potbelly Corporation
Maryann has spent 20 years leading restaurant and retail transformation initiatives at corporations such as Potbelly, OfficeMax and Sears. She is part of the executive team at Potbelly and leads the IT department through growth, and many digital and customer experience innovative initiatives. She has partnered with many industry solution providers such as NCR, LevelUp & GrubHub to deliver seamless experiences.

Her strong in depth knowledge of restaurant technology, retail, marketing, merchandising and technology integrations allowed her to drive many challenging cross-functional customer facing solutions. Prior to Potbelly, she held many leadership roles at Fortune 500 companies including, POS implementations at Sears, merchandising transformations at OfficeMax and merger integrations between OfficeMax and Office Depot.

Maryann holds a BS in Computer Science, MBA in Information Management & Marketing and more recently executive certificates in M&A and Finance from Booth School of Business.

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Monday Jan 14
2:20 - 2:40 PM
Marriott Marquis, 7th Fl, Astor Ballroom
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