The eighth annual RIS News’ CIO of the Year Awards is almost here. The yearly event will once highlight RIS’ flagship Retail Experience Summit (RES), held in San Diego, CA, and honor retail’s most influential and innovative.

In addition to the iconic CIO of the Year award, three Tech Leader awards will be presented at the event in the following categories:

  • Innovation. Awarded to a senior-level retail IT professional who led a major project involving advanced or emerging technology that successfully delivered ROI top-line growth, bottom-line savings, and/or increased customer satisfaction.
  • 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.
  • Customer Experience. Awarded to the senior-level retail IT professional who led a project that significantly enhanced customer engagement, satisfaction, functionality and/or services.

Additionally, RIS will also be inducting industry veteran Bob Graham into its Hall of…