Thought Leader for Food+Tech

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. 

At the bottom of this page is a video of a session at Street Fight Summit West.

Anna (on left) at 2017 Restaurant Innovation Summit

Anna (on left) at 2017 Restaurant Innovation Summit

Quoted - Restaurants’ Future to Include Robots and Drones

San Antonio Express-News - S.A.’s dining boom leaves too few cooks for all the kitchens

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

FSR Magazine - Getting the Real Dish on Food Delivery

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

November 2017

Council of State Restaurant Associations Government Affairs Conference
Third Party Delivery
New Orleans, Louisiana

October 2017

Restaurant Innovation Summit
Moderator: Artificial Intelligence (AI) + Chatbots
Moderator: Actionable Analytics

Austin, Texas

August 2017

Greater Austin Restaurant Association
Restaurant Delivery Panel
Austin, Texas

July 2017

TRA Marketplace
I Want it Now - On-Demand Delivery is Here to Stay
Dallas, Texas

June 2017

FARE Conference
7 Disruptions Impacting Foodservice
Dallas, Texas

Food Waste and Restaurants
Touch Bistro & WeWork Panel
Austin, Texas

May 2017

NRA Show
On Demand Delivery
Chicago, Illinois

March 2017

SXSW Interactive
Grocerants, Dark Kitchens, and the New Food Economy
Austin, Texas

December 2016

Tech Tour
Hostess and meeting leader with Apple, Uber, Square/Caviar, IDEO, and Slack
Silicon Valley & San Francisco, California

September 2016

Restaurant Innovation Summit
Conference Host
Austin, Texas

August 2016

On Demand Delivery Summit
Chicago, Illinois

June 2016

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

May 2016

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

April 2016

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

March 2016

Philly Chef Conference @ Drexel University
Panelist, The State of Hospitality Tech
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Northside Innovation & Taste Talks
Moderator, Fail, Pivot, Fail, Iterate: Tales of Failure and Creative Solutions
Austin, Texas
SXSW Interactive
Panelist, From Palate to Plate: Defining a Taste Platform
Austin, Texas

NW Foodservice Show
Solo Lecture, The New Restaurant Tech
Moderator, The State of Hospitality Technology
Seattle, Washington

November 2015

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

October 2015

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

September 2015

Moderator, Serving Up Restaurants to Millennials
St Helena, California

August 2015

CSRA Summer Conference
Hostess, Pitch Competition
Columbus, Ohio

July 2015

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

June 2015

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

May 2015

NRA Show
Moderator, Social Media Big Guns
Chicago, Illinois

January 2015

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

November 2014

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

October 2014

Restaurant Innovation Summit
Conference Host
Atlanta, Georgia

May 2014

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

March 2014

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