Welcome to the nomination process for the RIS News 2023 CIO of the Year Awards, a prestigious award program that recognizes retail executives for excellence in retail technology.

RIS accepts retailer nominations from technology vendors, consultants, and retailers. A judge's panel will review each nomination, and the winners will be announced later this year.

In addition, RIS is accepting nominations for its Hall of Fame. The Hall 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!

Jamie Grill-Goodman
Editor in Chief
RIS News
 
Nomination Deadline: February 21, 2023

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

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* 1. Which award are you nominating for?

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* 2. Nominated retail executive:

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

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* 4. Person submitting this application (Nominator):

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* 5. For Hall of Fame nominations. 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.

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* 6. For CIO of the year 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.

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

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

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

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