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Rob Grimes

Rob Grimes

Robert (“Rob”) Grimes is the Founder & CEO of the IFBTA (the Food and Beverage Technology

The IFBTA was launched at FSTEC (Foodservice Technology Conference and Showcase) 2014 which
was founded by Rob in 1996, and is a non-profit professional association promoting and advancing
technology and innovation for the global food and beverage industries.

Prior to establishing the IFBTA, Rob also founded ConStrata Technology Consulting and its predecessor
companies, which have been providing information technology consulting services for the global
hospitality, foodservice and retail industries and is headquartered in Potomac, Maryland since 1994.

Rob has been a regular technology columnist for several industry and technology publications and has
contributed articles to many other publications in the U.S. and abroad as well as co-authored and
contributed to a number of books. He has spoken at over 1,000 industry shows, conferences and events
around the world. He is a Conti Professor in the Program of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional
Management (“HR&IM”) at Penn State University and also serves on the Industry Advisory Boards of
the HR&IM Programs at the University of Delaware and the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

Rob has served on the Board of the National Restaurant Association and is an active member of the of The Young Presidents Organization (YPO) having served as the Chair of YPO’s Food & Beverage and Hospitality Networks. He is a triathlete having completed the Ironman in Lake Placid in 2002, 2003,
2004 and 2007 and Ironman World Championship in Kona in 2005.

Speaking in:

Monday Jan 14
1:00 - 1:20 PM
Marriott Marquis, 7th Fl, Astor Ballroom
Monday Jan 14
1:20 - 2:00 PM
Marriott Marquis, 7th Fl, Astor Ballroom
Technology. You likely use it every day, but what does it mean for the success of your business? More importantly, what types of technology will take your brand and business to the next level? Third party delivery and food mobility are hot topics,... Read more
Monday Jan 14
4:50 - 5:00 PM
Marriott Marquis, 7th Fl, Astor Ballroom