Past CIO of the Year Winners RIS CIO of the Year 2021 After a year of transformative disruption, RIS was presented with one of the most impressive lists of nominees to date. RIS CIO of the Year 2020: Sarah Miller Miller was given the award for her work in transforming Neiman Marcus into a nimble and personalized luxury retailer. CIO of the Year Awards Winners Announced At the Retail Experience Summit, RIS honored six of the industry’s greatest innovators and visionaries at its annual CIO of the Year Awards. 2017 CIO of the Year Awards: The Results Are In The 7th annual awards program honors retail technology’s elite. See which innovative retail technologists took home the top honors in four distinct categories. 2016 CIO of the Year Winners Revealed At the opening night of RES 2016 the winners of the sixth annual RIS News CIO of the Year Awards were announced. See which forward-thinking retail CIOs made up this year's class of winners.