In this interview, Derrick shares how he first got interested in artificial intelligence (AI) technology, his first job in fast food, and what the broader landscape of both retail and restaurants will look like in the next decade.

Derrick Johnson is inspiring and relentlessly passionate about utilizing artificial intelligence to change on-premise retail. He is the co-founder & CEO of Encounter AI.

Encounter AI leverages voice technology to make restaurant and retail experiences faster, friendlier and more efficient. Encounter AI continues to win awards and accolades and has been featured in American Inno, Interesting Engineering, and Business Journal.

Prior to Encounter, Derrick spent time as a restaurant owner as well as a Senior Data Architect and Analytics Engineering Lead at companies including SAP Concur, WageWorks, and Accenture.

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