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Don Zimmerman

General Manager, Global Hospitality Group
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NCR Corporation

Don Zimmerman currently serves as Vice President and General Manager of the Industry Solutions Group for NCR’s Hospitality Division.  In this capacity, he is responsible for the strategy and direction of our hospitality business solutions worldwide.

Previously, Zimmerman served as the chief information officer of The Wendy’s Company, headquartered in Dublin, Ohio and was responsible for all aspects of technology utilized by the brand.  Prior to the sale of Arby’s, he served as chief information officer of the Wendy’s/Arby’s Group, Inc., which was comprised of both the Wendy’s® and Arby’s® brands. He joined Arby’s as their chief information officer in 2005 with more than 20 years of technology experience.

Zimmerman’s experience with technology-driven business transformations, data warehousing, business intelligence, technical infrastructure and operations make him a seasoned, well-rounded technology leader.  Prior to Arby’s, he provided IT leadership to Sears, Roebuck and Company, PepsiCo, and General Dynamics in numerous capacities, both domestic and international. 

Don graduated from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas with an MBA, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri.  He currently resides in the Atlanta area with his wife and three daughters.

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