RIS News Reveals Finalists for 2016 CIO of the Year Awards

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Presented at the 2016 Retail Executive Summit, the sixth annual awards show and banquet honors retail CIOs driving the industry forward with unique and differentiated tech deployments.

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RIS News will present its sixth annual CIO of the Year Awards at a special awards show and dinner on June 22nd to kick off the 2016 Retail Executive Summit in Laguna, CA.

The awards will be presented in four distinct categories: Innovation, Strategic Impact, Customer Experience, and Retail Transformation and are designed to honor those forward-thinking retail CIOs that are driving the industry and their organizations to new heights.

In addition to the dinner and award ceremony, attendees will be treated to top notch entertainment as emcee and illusionist Bob Garner will wow the audience with his mystifying effects. Joining Garner onstage to present the awards will be long-time RIS editorial director Joe Skorupa.

"This is always an exciting event," Skorupa said. "Every one of these talented CIOs is deserving of recognition and they so rarely get it. I look forward to presenting the 2016 group of Retail CIO of the Year winners with their well-deserved awards."

This year's outstanding retail CIO finalists are:

Innovation Category:
Paul Coby, John Lewis
Kevin Eberhart, Boscov's
Harry Roberts, Century 21

Strategic Impact Category:    
Rob Mills, Tractor Supply
David Johns, Ascena Retail Group
Denise Clark, Estee Lauder
Graham Wilkinson, Oakley

Customer Experience:     
BJ Morden, Town Shoes
Sahal Laher, Brook Brothers
Eugene Roman, Canadian Tire

Retail Transformation:     
Bob Evans, FullBeauty Brands
Ralph Niebles, The Art of Shaving
Diane Randolph, Ulta Beauty

The awards dinner and ceremony is just the start of a packed agenda at this year's summit held June 22-24 at the Montage Resort in Laguna, CA. The conference will feature keynotes from retail leaders, peer-to-peer exchanges, a golf outing, the annual CIO of the Year Awards, networking opportunities and relationship building. For more information, to view the full agenda, or to register for the event click here.

Tim Denman
Senior Editor, RIS News

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