Our 2015 Key Note Speaker 2015-07-27T12:19:28+00:00

To announce our Key Note Speaker for this year’s Convention, we start with these words from RTOA President, Jeff Acton:

“His genius is not only measured by what he has accomplished, but also by the fact that he continues to dream, create and inspire more. Very few individuals have forged their dreams into solid, cutting edge businesses — even fewer do so continuously. One such individual is Nolan Bushnell.”

Nolan is a pioneer of technology and will give us his perspective on how it plays a crucial part of success in the restaurant business today. He is credited with starting more than twenty companies, including Atari, Inc., and later, the Chuck E. Cheese’s Pizza Time Theater chain. The history of his amazing career connects him to people like Steve Jobs, George Lucas and Rupert Murdoch – he is still blazing trails with his latest company Brain Rush, focusing on educational software.

As an inductee into both the Video Game and Consumer Electronics Association Hall of Fame, as a recipient of a Fellowship from the British Academy of Film and Television and Arts (BAFTA) Fellowship, as awarded the Nations Restaurant News “Innovator of the Year” award, and, as one of Newsweek ’s “50 Men Who Changed America,” his accomplishments have been recognized by the most prestigious of his peers.

Accordingly, we are proud and excited to announce that Mr. Bushnell will be our Key Note Speaker at the 2015 RTOA Convention.

Please join us in welcoming him.