Jim Javenkoski
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Director | Enabling Technologies for Learning
National Restaurant Association Solutions
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Consulting, Networking
Personal Quote
"Evangelizing cuisine a la biere since 1994."
Jim Javenkoski, Ph.D. serves as Director | Enabling Technologies for Learning, at the National Restaurant Association Solutions ("NRA Solutions") in Chicago. His role focuses on leveraging existing and emerging technologies to deliver and enable workplace learning in the foodservice industry, which is composed of 945,000 restaurant and foodservice outlets staffed by a workforce of 13.1 million people. He is currently researching the concepts and modalities of Learning 2.0 with particular attention to social media platforms in the business context. During Jim's nearly seven years at the NRA Solutions, he has worked in Product Development, as Manager | e-Services and most recently as Director | Custom Solutions, in a collaborative role with most departments in the NRA Solutions' Operations division.

Prior to being hired by the NRA Solutions in July 2001, Jim earned a B.S. in Food Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Ph.D. in Food Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he received two teaching certificates, worked as a Graduate Assistant at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications and developed several innovative online and collaborative learning projects for students in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition.
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At 7:00am on November 4, 2008,
Jeff Cobb
Jim - Enjoyed speaking with you as well. I'm in the midst of what are proving to be a crazy couple of weeks, but I will definitely be back in touch soon about talking with you and Michael. - Jeff
At 2:50pm on May 22, 2008, Michael L. Atkinson said…

Thanks again for arranging our presentation today and being such a great advocate for FohBoh.

Let's talk soon.
At 11:05am on April 11, 2008, Lucy Saunders said…
Hi, Jim, I'm signing up for the molecular gastronomy group, too. Off to San Diego for the Craft Brewers Conference and will look forward to seeing you the following week in Chicago! cheers, Lucy
At 7:45am on March 22, 2008, Sheila Bennett said…
How are you my friend??? Let's connect at the NRA Show this year. Recently, I began working with Share Our Strength's The Great American Dine Out.
At 7:36pm on March 4, 2008, Jake Stanfill said…
Enjoyed meeting you at the CHART conference and thanks for the breakout on Learning 2.0. Look forward getting some Zaxby's up your way.
At 10:36am on February 6, 2008, Melissa Papaleo said…
Hi there Jim! Long time no talk. I hope all is going well for you at the NRAEF. I just moved to Michigan and only 90 minutes from Chicago- I need to come and say hi to everyone soon! Glad to see your face!
At 1:34pm on January 7, 2008,
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