In today's world, what does it mean to be agile? Join Ed Dzadovsky, Circle K's VP of North America IT, and Gray Taylor, Executive Director of Conexxus, in exploring the impacts and benefits of an agile culture. Fostering innovation, starting from the top down, allows for organizations to be adaptive AND adoptive when the new thing comes around, such as APIs. And because we don't know what the future holds, an agile IT infrastructure is the ultimate risk mitigator.
About the VIP Guest: Ed Dzadovsky
VP, North America IT, Circle K
Ed Dzadovsky is the VP of North America IT at Circle K where he is responsible for applications, delivery and support across 7,000+ stores in the United States and Canada. With a history of acquisitions at Circle K in North America, Ed’s teams focus on standardization of solutions and the development of digital plans for future growth with their broadening customer base.
Ed started his career at McDonald’s Corporation in the Pittsburgh region as a crew member. After working ten years in field operations, he moved to McDonald’s headquarters in 2011 as the Operations Restaurant Technology Senior Director, responsible for the business design, field testing and deployment of user friendly restaurant technology solutions including their point of sale and back office. With his passion for people, he quickly became known for developing a high performing team of operations and technology experts. He spent many years in Global and US IT leadership roles powering the business through innovative technology features such as Mobile Payments, Offers, and Ordering, integrated cashless, and kiosks.
Ed is an alum of the University of Pittsburgh where he earned a degree in Computer Science. He and his wife, Laureen, reside in Tempe, AZ area but remain devoted Pittsburgh sports fans.
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