Technology Leadership Council

Join our technology leadership network

The NRF Technology Leadership Council convenes emerging technology leaders (e.g., direct reports to CIOs and CTOs) within NRF retail member companies. This council provides a forum for members to engage and network with NRF and other technology leaders on critical technology and business issues. The members-only network provides leadership development and other strategic opportunities that prepare council members for more senior roles within their companies.

The NRF Technology Leadership Council is a subcommittee of NRF’s CIO Council.

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The council connects during regular virtual roundtable calls and meets in person 2-3 times a year, including during NRF’s Retail’s Big Show and at the annual technology-focused NRF Nexus conference.


The NRF Technology Leadership Council is open to emerging technology leaders, including direct reports to CIOs and CTOs within NRF retail member companies.

How to get involved:

To join the NRF Technology Leadership 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.

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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 Technology Leadership Council’s channel on NRF Connect here.

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

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NRF Technology Leadership Council interest form


Interested in joining?

Interested in joining a council, but unsure which one is right for you or unsure of your company’s membership status? We want you to be part of our retail community. Connect with the team today at to learn more.