Digital Evolution of Restaurants: Hear From Olo Founder & CEO in Fireside Chat

IPO Edge and the Palm Beach Hedge Fund Association hosted a fireside chat at the 2022 ICR Conference with the Founder & CEO of Olo, Inc. (NYSE: OLO) to discuss Digital Entirety in the restaurant space, direct connection, ownership of the guest relationship, and Quick Service Restaurants (QSR) as the next digital evolution. The event featured Olo Founder & CEO Noah Glass joined by IPO Edge Editor-in-Chief John Jannarone in a moderated video session lasting approximately 15 minutes.


About Olo

Olo (NYSE: OLO) is a leading on-demand commerce platform powering the restaurant industry’s digital transformation. Millions of orders per day run on Olo’s enterprise SaaS engine, enabling brands to maximize the convergence of digital and brick-and-mortar operations. The Olo platform provides the infrastructure to capture demand and manage consumer orders from every channel. With integrations to over 100 technology partners, Olo customers can build digital experiences with the largest and most flexible restaurant commerce ecosystem on the market. Over 500 restaurant brands use Olo to grow digital sales, maximize profitability, and preserve direct consumer relationships. Learn more at

Mr. Glass discussed:

  • Digital Entirety in the restaurant space
  • Direct connection and ownership of the guest relationship
  • Quick Service Restaurants (QSR) as the next digital evolution

About the Speaker:

Noah Glass is the Founder & CEO of Olo (, a leading on-demand commerce plat-form powering the restaurant industry’s digital shift. He is an industry visionary whose mobile ordering work pre-dates the iPhone, beginning with text message ordering on feature phones in 2005. His work in the foodservice industry began nearly twenty years ago, serving as a cashier, server, bartender, and delivery driver before founding Olo. Olo’s customer list includes over 500 of the most-loved enterprise restaurant brands.

Noah currently serves on the Board of Share Our Strength, a non-profit focused on ending childhood hunger in the United States. He is the recipient of a 2019 No Kid Hungry Corporate Leadership Award for Olo’s ongoing efforts to help realize No Kid Hungry’s mission. Noah also sits on the Board of Trustees for the Culinary Institute of America, providing guidance and ad-visory to the world’s premier culinary college.

Noah was named number one on the 2020 Nation’s Restaurant News Power List where he was also featured in 2017 and 2018, and was recognized as one of the Most Intriguing Entrepre-neurs at the Goldman Sachs 2019 Builders + Innovators Summit. He has also been recognized by Businessweek and Business Insider for his contributions in shaping the restaurant industry, and his thought leadership has been featured by “ABC World News,” Advertising Age, CNBC, CNN, Entrepreneur, “Good Morning America,” Inc., The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and more.

Olo went public on the NYSE in March 2021.


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