MARK PATTON

VP AND CTO, STUDIO MOVIE GRILL

With over 30 years of technology implementation and leadership experience, Mark draws on unique perspectives from industries such as manufacturing, telecommunications, insurance, retail, and entertainment. Mark has managed and architected solutions that exploited the benefits of multi-tiered computing and service-oriented architecture with such telecommunications giants as Motorola, Sprint, and Cingular/AT&T – yielding a U.S. patent and awards recognizing his contributions to the wireless standards community.

Over the past 10 years, Mark has focused on establishing Enterprise Architecture, Business Intelligence, and System Integration practices at companies such as HealthMarkets, JCPenney, and GameStop, both as a consultant and as an IT Executive. Today, Mark is Vice President & CTO of Studio Movie Grill where he leads all technology innovation, development and operations in the fast-growing and exciting industry of full-service, dine-in cinema.

Mark earned his B.S. degree in Computer Science from Sam Houston State University and his M.B.A. from the University of Dallas.