General Session Speaker &
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Dave Harris

Chief Information Officer
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Shake Shack

Dave Harris has served as Shake Shack’s Chief Information Officer since February 2019 and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of technology at Shake Shack. Dave has a breadth of experience across digital innovation and technology-enabled growth in large multi-unit environments.

Prior to joining Shake Shack, Dave served as Vice President of Digital Technology at Newell Brands, where he had global responsibility for digital solutions across their diverse portfolio of brands including Sharpie, Elmers and Graco. He has led the delivery of multiple tech transformation initiatives ranging from creating new commerce websites, optimizing checkout to increase conversion, developing new analytics capabilities, and building a cohesive data-centric view of consumers across Newell's brands.

Before Newell, Dave was CIO at Yankee Candle where he was responsible for leading the global IT function. There, he led the development of their omnichannel strategy which included deployment of a new POS across 600+ retail stores as well as the implementation of the web, mobile and kiosk technology.

Prior to joining Yankee Candle, Dave held various technology leadership roles at Legends, jetBlue Airways, Avis Rent A Car and Virgin Atlantic Airways, where he developed and led teams responsible for consumer websites, reservations and POS systems, loyalty programs, information security, infrastructure, operations and compliance.