1 p.m.-1:40 p.m.
What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You: Part II
Food Safety Update -- Mick Miklos (Waffle House, Inc.)
1:50 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Data Security & PCI Compliance
Moderated by Brett Lockwood (Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP)
Featuring: Walt Davis (Retail Data Systems, Inc.), Mike Seymour (Postec) & Lawrence R. Godfrey (Heartland Payment Systems)
If you place a high value on food safety, you won't want to miss our afternoon presentation featuring Mick Miklos, VP of Food Safety & Training for Waffle House – the NRA Operator Innovations Food Safety Award Winner. Georgia-based Waffle House is setting the national standard for food safety and innovation. GRA Board Member Mick Miklos will be on-hand to share his insight, including the new ServSafe 6th Edition, nutritional labeling, the status of the Georgia Food Code revisions and a summary from the Conference for Food Protection.
Then, "What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You" continues with insight on the elephant in the room – data security and PCI compliance. Brett Lockwood, Partner in the Corporate Practice of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP, regularly advises on matters involved with commercializing technology, data privacy, security matters, and PCI compliance. Lockwood will be moderating an expert panel featuring Walt Davis (Retail Data Systems, Inc.), Mike Seymour (Postec), and Larry Godfrey (Heartland Payment Systems).
Mark "Mick" Miklos
is VP of Food Safety & Training at Waffle House, Inc. His work impacts 30,000 Associates in 1,600 locations across 25 states. Mark serves on the GRA Board of Directors, the GA Food Code Advisory Committee and the GA Food Safety & Defense Task Force. He is Co-chair of the Food Safety Task Force for the National Council of Chain Restaurants. He contributed to the 5th & 6th editions of ServSafe Essentials, wrote CFPM exam questions and serves on the Hourly Food Handler Oversight Committee. Mark won the 2012 NRA Operator Innovation Award for Food Safety.
is a Partner in the Corporate Practice of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP and chairs the firm’s Technology Transactions Practice. In this capacity, Brett regularly advises on matters involved with commercializing technology and data privacy and security matters and PCI compliance issues. His clients include companies in the hospitality, online and offline retail and mobile payments industries, as well as a major provider of point of sale systems and applications. Among his professional and industry involvements, Brett currently serves as Vice Chair of the State Bar of Georgia’s Technology Law Section.
has over 25 years of experience consulting to independent restaurants and large chains in the POS industry. He holds a degree in Accounting and Finance from Mississippi State University and is a board member of the Georgia Restaurant Association, General Manager Retail Data Systems Southeast, and Partner of Data Systems, Inc. He is the PCI compliance advisor to Five Guys and Firehouse Subs.
is the COO at Postec, a leading reseller of POS Systems delivered with a broad range of innovative security and support programs. In his role, Mike directs the sales, service and installation operations as well as managing the accounting, information technology, and marketing operations for the company. Mike joined Postec in 1987 as the startup company’s first service manager; he has since served as its Director of Professional Services, Sales Manager, Atlanta Branch Operations Manager and CFO. Mike is a 2011 graduate of the Executive MBA program at the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University.
has held several sales leadership positions and is currently the Director of Sales Engineering for Heartland Payments. Larry is part of the team that brought E3TM the first end to end encryption solution to the payments industry. Prior to joining Heartland in 2003 Larry spent 20 years in the information technology and telecommunications working for Digital Equipment Corporation and Telcordia Technologies.