Speakers

Chris Laping

Chris Laping

  • Co-Founder & CEO
  • People Before Things, LLC

Chris Laping brings more than 24 years of information technology and business transformation experience to his newly launched effort, People Before Things, which includes a boutique consultancy and upcoming book on change leadership. Chris enjoyed 14 years as a Chief Information Officer across three different brands and the work of his teams has been spotlighted in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fast Company and CIO Magazine.

Most recently, Chris was the Senior Vice President, Business Transformation and Chief Information Officer at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, where he was part of a management team that completed a successful turnaround of an $8 stock to $89. Chris developed a Business Transformation organization to drive and accelerate change, which included Information Technology, Learning & Development, Enterprise Project Management and Operations Services.