Join Gray Taylor as he sits down with Victor Paterno in this Fireside Chat VIP session.
Gray and Victor discuss the role of technology and data competency in the convenience industry, 8112s, clean data, and whatever other topics may flow during this casual conversation.
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About the Speakers
Victor is president and CEO of Mandaluyong, Philippines-based Philippine Seven Corporation (dba 7-Eleven Convenience Store) and 2023-24 NACS chairman. Philippine Seven Corporation holds the license to operate 7-Eleven stores in the Philippines. There are more than 3,000 stores operating on the main island of Luzon, of which 54% are franchised. At the invitation of his father, Victor joined the company as the construction and maintenance manager in 1993. He was appointed president and CEO in 2005. Victor also serves on the NACS Board of Trustees and is the director for foreign franchises at the Philippine Franchise Association.
Gray literally grew up in the convenience store industry with the opening of the family’s first convenience store in 1963. Involved in the family business, comprised of 87 stores, he gained experience in all phases of convenience store and chain retail operations.
Gray has been involved on a variety of projects, including heading global product management for three of the world’s largest retail petroleum equipment and systems suppliers and Vice President of Research & Technology for the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS). Gray managed product portfolios that included payment platforms for EMV migration markets from Malaysia to Canada, as well as mobile/RFID payments initiatives. Gray also established NACS’ card payments program which saved the industry $60M in its first year of operations, and currently serves over 1,500 stores, doing 100m transactions annually.