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A collection of news, articles and other featured content about Retail Executive Summit 2017.

CIO of the Year Awards

See Who Was Named the CIO of the Year

RIS News’ annual CIO of the Year Awards were announced last week at the Retail Executive Summit. See which retail leaders took home the coveted hardware.

How Macy’s Decreased Employee Turnover by 28%

By implementing a new strategic vision coupled with a powerful engagement solution Macy’s has greatly reduced employee turnover. Find out how the department store chain did it and how you can too.

"The Bot platforms that are available today and for the next decade will change everything," warned Eugene Roman, Chief Technology -Officer, Canadian Tire Corporation Ltd. during the rapidfire session: "Digital Commerce: Welcome to the Chat Bot Age." Hear what else Roman had to teach about artificial intelligence at the Retail Executive Summit.

Inspiring ideas that produce “aha” moments are out there but difficult to find, which is why RIS sponsored a shark-tank competition at the recent Retail Executive Summit.

Check out this photo montage from the Retail Executive Summit. See your friends and colleagues in action on the stage, having fun on the golf course, and enjoying the numerous networking opportunities.

Michael Relich, chief operating officer, Crate and Barrel, speaks with RIS News at the Retail Executive Summit (RES) 2017. Relich was honored at RES as a Hall of Fame inductee and talks about the next-gen retail technology he's worked on throughout his career, and what he sees coming down the pike.

Canadian Tire Corporation CTO Eugene Roman will present a rapidfire session at RES 2017 and examine how chat bots represent a unique opportunity to provide a seamless, feature-rich, scalable experience for consumers and enterprise operations alike.

Xcel Brands' CEO Robert D'Loren tells how the company is achieving such fast growth through its media strategy and supply chain speed.

At the Retail Executive Summit (RES) 2017, Vicki Cantrell, Honorary Chair of RES, speaks with Joeseph Skorupa, RIS News. Find out why Cantrell, who was just entered into the RIS News' Hall of Fame, says leadership is critical and stories of store closings don't tell the real story.


Learn how to compete with Amazon from the best!

Make Frazzini, CTO, eBags, who took home the Tech Leader Award, Strategic Impact at the seventh annual CIO of the Year Awards, discusses the retailer’s mobile-first approach.

Edward Park, GUESS? Inc. talks with RIS News Senior Editor Timothy Denman about what Guess is doing with curated looks and the innovative projects the apparel retailer is working on now. 

Tophatter COO Andrew Blachman speaks with RIS News in this exclusive video about how to reimagine a mobile shopping experience and how an auction environment and mobile technology engages shoppers.

The 16th annual Retail Executive Summit (RES) is fast approaching! Here are a few highlights from the jam-packed agenda you won't want to miss!

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