CIO Council

The NRF CIO Council offers participation specifically to the most senior technology executive within NRF member retail companies. Participants share the goal of improving the knowledge, standing and influence of retail technology leaders. The council currently consists of more than 140 CIOs and CTOs, representing a broad cross-section of retail member companies. Council meetings provide unique opportunities for peers to network and engage with industry experts and policy stakeholders.

Meetings

The council convenes through virtual and in-person meetings, including NRF’s Retail Big Show held in New York City each January.

Eligibility

The NRF CIO Council offers participation specifically to the most senior technology executive within NRF member retail companies, such as the CIO, CTO, SVP of IT or at NRF’s discretion.

How to join

To join the NRF CIO Council or learn more about NRF’s technology-focused activities, fill out the form below or contact Christian Beckner, NRF’s vice president for retail technology and cybersecurity.

The NRF CIO Council offers participation specifically to the most senior technology executives within NRF member retail companies, such as the CIO, CTO, Chief Digital Officer, VP of IT or at NRF’s discretion.

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NRF CIO Council interest form
 
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CIO Council resource

NRF Connect is an online discussion forum exclusively for council members to facilitate collaboration and problem solving for critical business challenges that arise throughout the year. Access the CIO Council’s channel on NRF Connect here.

The NRF CIO Council provides strategic leadership in support of NRF’s other technology-focused member communities, including the IT Security Council, Technology Leadership Council and Women in IT Committee.

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NRF Membership

Interested in joining a council, but unsure which is right for you or if your company is a member? Don’t miss out on being part of our community. Connect with the team at membershipinfo@nrf.com to learn more.