Welcome to the nomination process for the RIS News 2018 CIO of the Year Awards, a prestigious award program that recognizes executives for excellence in retail technology annually at the Retail Experience Summit (RES).

This year’s awards program features four categories: Innovation, Strategic Impact, Customer Experience, and CIO of the Year. In addition, RIS will be inducting its second annual class into the RIS’ Hall of Fame  
RIS accepts retailer nominations from technology vendors, consultants and retailers. A judge's panel consisting of RIS staff, retailers and consultants will review each nomination and the winners will be announced at the Retail Experience Summit, June 11-13, at the Grand Del Mar in San Diego, CA.

Except for the CIO of the Year Award, individuals do not need to hold the title of CIO to be considered. The Hall of Fame is open to both current and former retail executives, consultants and solution providers that have advanced retail IT through the use of innovative strategies and leading-technologies over long and distinguished careers. 

Thank you for helping us honor retail's IT leaders who are driving the industry forward!

Tim Denman
Executive Editor
RIS News

*Please do not click the "Submit" button until your nomination is complete.

* 1. Which award are you nominating for?

* 2. Nominated retail executive

* 3. Contact information for executive's assistant (if applicable):

* 4. Person submitting this application (Nominator):

* 5. If the executive is selected for an award, are they available to attend the Retail Experience Summit at the Grand Del Mar, San Diego, CA, June 11-13, 2018?
For more information on the Retail Experience Summit click here.

* 6. For Hall of Fame nominations only. Briefly describe the technologies and/or strategies the executive introduced over his/her career that made a lasting impact on the retail industry. Highlight the most innovative aspects of their approach and why they are considered one of the living legends of retail. Please limit your response to 500 words.

* 7. For all other nominations. Describe how the executive’s leadership, strategic vision, and business/IT alignment activities significantly impacted the organization and/or industry. Cite the most innovative aspects of a specific project or initiative and any metrics associated with its success. Please limit your response to 500 words.

* 8. Please list the top three vendors whose products are most important to the project or initiative.

* 9. Which of the following best describes the current status of the project or initiative? (Select one)

* 10. What is the time frame for the full payoff of the project or initiative? (Select one)