Anna Tauzin Rice

Restaurants | Marketing | Tech | Biz Dev

(202) 320-5784

I Like to Share Ideas & Nerd Out

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Anna is a frequent speaker, panelist, and lecturer on a variety of subjects, including restaurant technology and marketing, startup strategy, and social media. She is available for keynote lectures, training, panels, and brainstorming sessions. Often called a "natural moderator," Anna facilitates conversations easily between experts and personalities. She especially enjoys working with small businesses and startup entrepreneurs, including associations and community groups.

In addition to the below selection of speaking experiences, Anna also regularly hosts and participates in webinars and live chats.

Get in touch if you'd like to have Anna join your next event. 

Below is a video of a session at Street Fight Summit West in June 2o16:


Hospitality Technology - Digital Restaurants and Delivery Tech: The Future of Hospitality

Hospitality Technology - Bridging the Safety Gap Between On Demand Delivery and Restaurant Operators

Hospitality Technology - Smart Kitchens Seek Smart Investments

FSR Magazine - Getting the Real Dish on Food Delivery

Eater - "It's 2016. Where Are the Pizza Delivery Drones?"

Eater - "How Small Restaurants Tackle the Big Challenge of Building Mobile Apps"

Boston Globe - "How restaurants know what you want to eat before you do"

Nation's Restaurant News - "Experts: Technology is changing restaurants inside and out"

Austin American-Statesman - "Can restaurants, delivery companies make money off on-demand meals?"

Philadelphia Business Journal - "Texas competitor to Instacart, Postmates comes to Philadelphia"

TechCrunch - "The Restaurant OS"

Associations Now - "A Taste for Tech: Restaurant Technology Appeals to All Generations" 

Speaking Engagements

September 2016

Restaurant Innovation Summit
Austin, Texas
Conference Host
August 2016

On Demand Delivery Summit
Chicago, Illinois
June 2016

Texas Restaurant Assocation Marketplace
Houston, Texas
Moderator and Panelist, Swipe, Tap & Go: Mobile Pay Solutions
Financial Officers & Tax Executives Study Group
Denver, Colorado
Discussion Lead, How the Sharing Economy Affects Restaurants
Street Fight Summit West
San Francisco, California
Moderator and Panelist, Rethinking the Restaurant Experience
May 2016

Fast Casual Industry Council (FCIC) Meeting
Chicago, Illinois
Moderator, The State of Hospitality Technology
Marketing Executive Group (MEG) Event
Chicago, Illinois
Moderator, Social Media in the Disruptive Age
April 2016

The Future History Festival
Baltimore, Maryland
Presenter, Marketplace of Ideas
March 2016

Philly Chef Conference @ Drexel University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Panelist, The State of Hospitality Tech
Northside Innovation & Taste Talks
Austin, Texas
Moderator, Fail, Pivot, Fail, Iterate: Tales of Failure and Creative Solutions
SXSW Interactive
Austin, Texas
Panelist, From Palate to Plate: Defining a Taste Platform
NW Foodservice Show
Seattle, Washington
Solo Lecture, The New Restaurant Tech
Moderator, The State of Hospitality Technology
November 2015

Tech Tour
Silicon Valley & San Francisco, California
Hostess and meeting leader with Google, Apple, Pandora, Twitter, and OpenTable
October 2015

Restaurant Innovation Summit
San Diego, California
Conference Host
Moderator, Screens, Sensors and Displays: A Personalized Experience
September 2015

St Helena, California
Moderator, Serving Up Restaurants to Millennials
August 2015

CSRA Summer Conference
Columbus, Ohio
Hostess, Pitch Competition
July 2015

FARE Conference
Nashville, Tennessee
Moderator, Converging Technologies: Reducing Complexity and Adding Value
June 2015

Business of Food Conference @ James Madison University
Harrisonburg, Virginia
Keynote, National Restaurant Trends
Solo Presenter, Advanced Social Media and Marketing
May 2015

NRA Show
Chicago, Illinois
Moderator, Social Media Big Guns
January 2015

National Restaurant Association Board Meeting
Orlando, Florida
Hostess, Mobile Payments in Restaurants Roundtable
November 2014

Tech Tour
Silicon Valley and San Francisco, California
Hostess and meeting leader with Google, Facebook, Visa, PayPal, and Yelp
October 2014

Restaurant Innovation Summit
Atlanta, Georgia
Conference Host
May 2014

Marketing Executive Group Conference
Chicago, Illinois
Moderator, Social Media for Restaurants
March 2014

Restaurant of the Future @ Ryerson University
Toronto, Ontario | Canada
Keynote Speaker, Restaurant of the Future

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