Simon de Montfort Walker Leads Renewed Focus on Food and Beverage as New GM

  • Oracle Hospitality Food and Beverage Solutions
  • 11.29.18
Oracle Food and Beverage is continuing its commitment to the success of independent restauranteurs and large established food and beverage players with the appointment of Simon de Montfort Walker as senior vice president and general manager of the Oracle Food and Beverage Global Business Unit. 

Simon’s deep experience in hospitality technology will establish a renewed focus on delivering innovation for customers and continue the momentum of Simphony and MICROS in the marketplace.
 
“Oracle Food and Beverage has a rich history of serving as a trusted partner and provider of critical technology that streamlines operations, personalizes the guest experience and drives long term loyalty for restaurants of all sizes” said Simon de Montfort Walker, senior vice president and general manager of Oracle Food and Beverage. “I look forward to leading Oracle Food and Beverage with a commitment to hardware and cloud innovation, encouraging a rich partner ecosystem and arming our customers with the tools they need to grow their businesses, innovate and lead their markets. The industry is being challenged by intensifying competition, increasing guest expectations, rising costs, growing staff needs and disruptive technology. Oracle is uniquely positioned to bring class leading tools and innovation to this industry.  To underline our commitment to helping operators navigate these challenges we will be hosting a customer forum in February to hear directly from our customers, share customer success stories and offer hands-on demos of our latest solutions.”
 
“The food and beverage industry is in the midst of a unique transformation, where food alone is no longer the star of the show. Consumers are looking for an unforgettable experience and technology is critical to enabling the kind of personalized service that helps brands differentiate amongst an evolving sea of competitors,” said Bob Weiler, executive vice president at Oracle Global Business Units. “Simon’s deep hospitality and operations experience will be an invaluable asset to our newest global business unit. His leadership, combined with our technology and years of experience being at the center of thousands of successful F&B businesses, uniquely positions Oracle to help customers navigate this transformation.”
 
Simon has over 15 years of experience in technology with a proven track record in software sales, strategy and execution in both public and private companies. Most recently he served as the chief technology officer and president of eGate solutions at gategroup with a focus on hospitality, supply chain and end customer servicing solutions. He has also served as EVP of operations at Blue Cod Technologies and general manager for Octavian Inc. Simon has held leadership roles in multiple technology firms as well as led the operational turnaround efforts for technology companies in travel, banking, insurance and hospitality as an operator and previously as a management consultant with Sapient Corp.
 
“Recent customer implementations from MASH, TGI Friday’s and Foodation have underlined the opportunity for innovation with Simphony & Simphony cloud and I am excited to expand our efforts bringing more of the best of Oracle to our F&B clients,” added Simon.
 
Simon will be presenting at Oracle Food and Beverage Connect, from Feb. 4-6, 2019, in Florida. Customers are invited to join us for strategic updates and product insights, with topics including mobility, payments, integration, artificial intelligence, machine learning and more.




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