Who Is the 2019 CIO of the Year?


The role of the chief information officer continues to evolve at a breakneck pace, and only those executives that advance in lockstep will enjoy prolonged success. Do you know one of these exceptional CIOs? Help RIS honor them.

Nominations are open for RIS’ ninth annual CIO of the Year Awards in four exciting categories designed to highlight and pay tribute to retail IT’s boldest.  

“It is always exciting to honor retail’s most influential and innovative tech leaders,” said Tim Denman, executive editor, RIS. “With so much transformation occurring across the industry the need for dedicated and pioneering executives has never been stronger. I can’t wait to see who will take home the top honors in this year’s awards.”

In order to make the awards program a success RIS needs the help of our readers to pinpoint the tech executives that have been killing it over the past year. Please take a few minutes to nominate a deserving colleague and help RIS cast the widest net possible.

This year’s awards will be presented in five distinct categories including the induction of new members into the RIS Hall of Fame:

CIO of the Year Award ─ Awarded to a CIO who led a major project in his/her organization that advanced the retailer’s business performance, technological capabilities, and competitive position in the marketplace.

Tech Leader Award, Innovation ─ Awarded to a senior-level retail IT professional who led a major project involving advanced or emerging technology that successfully delivered top-line growth, bottom-line savings, and/or increased customer satisfaction.

Tech Leader Award, Strategic Impact ─ Awarded to a senior-level retail IT professional who led a major project that is advancing the organization in a new direction, market, channel or technology arena.

Tech Leader Award, Customer Experience─ Awarded to a senior-level retail IT professional who led a project that significantly enhanced customer experience, satisfaction, functionality and/or services.

RIS Hall of Fame – The RIS News Hall of Fame honors individuals who have led major technology projects and initiatives that have embodied innovation, advanced strategies and leading-edge technologies and moved the industry forward throughout long and distinguished retail careers. The Hall of Fame is open to retailers, analysts and vendors alike.

Nomination Deadline: September 25, 2019

Click Here To Nominate Today!

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