IDG’s CIO announced Dine Brands Global, Inc., the parent company of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP restaurants, as a recipient of the 2018 CIO 100. The 31st annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT).

“Every year, we are honored to showcase the technology innovation and business value delivered by our CIO 100 award winners. Each of these companies has achieved notable success in accelerating businesses to the front lines of the digital revolution,” says Maryfran Johnson, executive director of CIO programs for CIO Events and the CIO executive council. “This year’s winners are inspiring examples of how IT leadership, business partnerships and customer engagement can reshape the future.”

“It is an honor to receive the CIO Award,” says Adrian Butler, senior vice president and chief information officer, Dine Brands Global, Inc. “At Dine Brands we are elevating the way guests experience our brands not only in our restaurants, but through the channels they use most: mobile, web, in car, or delivery. Our technology creates a better, more seamless experience so guests have more ordering options at their convenience while minimizing the impact on operations or the in-restaurant experience.”

As one of the world’s largest full-service restaurant companies, Dine Brands remains a top franchisor of choice within the industry. Its focus on technology innovation, data and insights serves its mission to empower, support and grow the world’s most-loved restaurant brands.

Executives from the winning companies will be recognized at The CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony, to be held Wednesday evening, August 15th, at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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