• Restaurant Technology

    Bailiwick Ventures Startup Studio

    Dallas • San Francisco • London

  • Michael L. Atkinson

    Professional Biography

    About

    Restaurant Technology Innovator, Investor and Entrepreneur

    A multi-hyphenate living in Dallas, Texas, Michael is founding CEO of Bailiwick Ventures, a ResTech Startup Studio that invests, creates, builds and supports a growing portfolio of restaurant technology startups.

     

    Michael is a former investment banker, restaurant operator and restaurant chain CFO. He founded FOHBOH.com, inFOH.com and Orderscape.com, a voice technology software company that has built a voice portal and restaurant marketplace with over 50,000 restaurants, to enable food and restaurant discovery and voice ordering using digital assistants, mobile voice platforms and other voice enabled gateways. Bailiwick Ventures founded, VoiceStar.ai, a Kitchen AI voice technology software and artificial intelligence company that voice-enables legacy restaurant business processes, beginning with VoiceINV™ to count and manage food and bar stock assets more efficiently using advanced voice and AI technology.

     

    As a former restaurant owner, operator and advocate for transformative food and restaurant technologies, Michael advises restaurant brands, private equity funds and technology companies on matters relating to conversational AI and automation, business intelligence, data models, restaurant technology, Tech-Stack design and digital transformation strategies. via FOHBOH, a digital marketing agency and restaurant technology consultant.

     

    Personal

    Michael is happily married to Kim Atkinson, the father of two amazing and successful adult children, Sarah Higgins and Dylan Atkinson. Michael is an amateur chef, accomplished skier, scuba diver, beachcomber, backpacker and wine collector. Michael loves dining out, cooking with friends and family and visiting as many wineries as possible.

     

    Speaking

    Michael speaks about transformative technologies affecting the global restaurant industry. Specifically, restaurant automation, voice technology, restaurant delivery, and takeout, ghost restaurants and the changing nature of customer engagement using integrated data and analytics and modern data management models. For information about speaking, or consulting, please contact Michael through this website.

     

    Consulting
    Michael has been a strategic advisor to brands and technology innovators on digital transformation and refreshing technology stacks for more than two decades.

     

    See past speaking events below.

     

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  • Live one - on -one restaurant technology consulting sessions

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  • Speaking Engagements

    TOPICS: Restaurant Automation • VoiceTech + AI • Data and Insights • Tech-Stack Design

    Food Tech Week - London

    October 30 - November 3

    I am speaking on the transformative effects of restaurant automation as it relates to commerce, food-maker robots and chatbots for voice ordering and guest engagement.

    Restaurant Innovation Summit - Austin

    October 25 - October 27

    I am speaking on the transformative effects of restaurant automation as it relates to commerce, food-maker robots and chatbots for voice ordering and guest engagement.

    IFBTA Chapter Meeting - DC

    April 24, 2018

    I am speaking on the transformative effects of restaurant automation as it relates to commerce, voice ordering, robotics, labor, delivery and guest engagement.

    IFBTA Chapter Meeting - Orlando, FL

    April 26, 2018

    I am speaking on the transformative effects of restaurant automation as it relates to commerce, voice ordering, robotics, labor, delivery and guest engagement.

    UCLA Restaurant Industry Conference - LA

    May 2, 2018

    I am speaking on the transformative effects of restaurant automation as it relates to commerce, voice ordering, labor, delivery and guest engagement.

    IFBTA Chapter Meeting - LA, CA

    May 3, 2018

    I am speaking on the transformative effects of restaurant automation as it relates to commerce, voice ordering, robotics, labor, delivery and guest engagement.

    Restaurant Takeout, Delivery & Catering Symposium - Denver, CO

    June 19, 2018

    I am speaking on the transformative effects of restaurant automation as it relates to conversational commerce, voice ordering, food maker robotics and guest engagement.

    CGA Insight 2018, London, UK

    April 19, 2018

    I am speaking on the transformative effects of restaurant automation as it relates to conversational commerce, voice ordering, food maker robotics and guest engagement.

    VOICE Summit, Newark, NJ

    July 24-26, 2018

    I am speaking on voice commerce at scale, with Orderscape's conversational commerce and voice search technology and platform.

    Restaurant Technology Summit, DC

    September 27, 2018

    I am speaking on voice commerce, robotics and automation.

    Voice of Hospitality Summit, Dallas, TX

    June 4, 2019

    I am speaking on restaurant automation, voice search, discovery and conversational commerce for the restaurant and hospitality industries.

    2019 Voice Summit, Newark, NJ

    July 22-25, 2019

    I am speaking on voice search, conversational commerce and automation for the restaurant and hospitality industries.

    Atlantic Club, Washington, D.C.

    October 22-34, 2019 - NRA Headquarters, D.C.

    I am speaking on voice search, conversational commerce and automation for the restaurant and hospitality industries

    2020 Project Voice, Chattaooga, TN

    January 13-17, 2020

    I am speaking on voice search, conversational commerce and automation for the restaurant and hospitality industries.

    2020 TRA Conference

    August 16-21, 2020

    I am speaking on future RestTech, voice search, conversational commerce and automation for the restaurant and hospitality industries.

    2020 FRLA Conference

    October 12-13, 2020

    I am speaking on the digitalization of restaurants on data optimization, tech-stack refresh strategies, VoiceTech and COVID-inspired innovations that will last.

    NRA Virtual Event

    December 8, 2020

    I am presenting a webinar on voice technology for restaurants, with current use cases, showcase VoiceINV™, the first, voice-enabled inventory app, share other emerging voice technologies and discuss why voice is something operators and marketers should embrace today. Voice-as-a-layer is the future for digital.

    Texas Restaurant Association

    July 12, 2021

    I am leading a panel on Tech-Stack design. What technology investments are crucial to the future of your restaurant, which ones should be back-burnered, and which ones should be ignored completely? Hear from these restaurant tech experts as they provide guidance and lessons learned to get your tech stack solid as we move into a post-pandemic world.

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