Aberdeen Group announces Retail Executive Excellence award nominations for May 2012 Retail Summit

Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company, has announced the nominations for its Retail Excellence industry achievement awards. The awards will be presented to retail industry innovators selected from within three categories, and will be announced at Aberdeen's 3rd annual Retail and Consumer Markets Summit being held 1-2 May 2012 at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City. The theme of this year's event is Retail on Broadway: Game-Changing Retail Technologies - Creating a Winning Game Plan.



Award nominees were selected based on proprietary Aberdeen research conducted over the past year examining cross-channel supply chain, logistics, merchandising, mobility, customer loyalty, and inventory management. The awards recognize the individual executives responsible for the success of their organization's initiatives in these categories. The nominees are:

Retail CIO Excellence Award:

  • Ed Jurica, CIO, Fossil
  • Michael Relich, CIO, Guess, Inc.
  • Ambs Kesavan, CIO, Vann's Inc.

Retail VP Excellence Award:

  • Tim Money, VP of Merchandising, Dollar General
  • David Coleman, VP of Supply Chain, Geneva Watch Group
  • Tom DeCaro, SVP of Supply Chain, Michaels Stores
  • Skip Kodak, SVP LEGO Direct to Consumer, LEGO Brand Retail

Retail Director Excellence Award:

  • Kit Volmer, Director of Planning and Inventory, Hanes Brands
  • David Abbott, Director of Logistics/Supply Chain, Lindt & Sprngli (USA)
  • Michael Moseman, Director of Customer Contact Center, Brooks Brothers

Hosted by the Aberdeen Group's Vice President and Principal Analyst, Retail and Consumer Markets research practice, Sahir Anand, and the Aberdeen Retail and Consumer Markets research team, the Summit is built around the concept of achieving greater alignment between operations, merchandising, marketing, supply chain, and IT, and focusing on applying technology to deliver improved customer engagement, customer retention, return on net assets, and gross margin return-on-inventory investment.

"We have presenters and panellists from some of the most innovative and widely-recognised retail brands in the world participating in this event," according to Anand. "Executives from C. Wonder, Best Buy, Brooks Brothers, David Yurman, eBay, Guess, Lord & Taylor, Maidenform, Marc Jacobs, Macy's, RadioShack, and others will be sharing their insights on the successful integration of retail and technology, covering a range of topics including mobile retail, social media, analytics, omni-channel marketing, category management, and managing Big Data."

Summit Sponsors and Partners include HCL Technologies, Alliance Data, HP, Epicor Software Corporation, Tomax Corporation/retail.net, VeriFone Systems, Inc., 4R Systems, Inc., 1010data, Kony, GS1, Integrated Solutions for Retailers, Mobile Marketer, Retail TouchPoints, and VILRI.

For complete agenda information please visit: http://summits.aberdeen.com/index.php/Retail-Summit/2012-retail-summit-agenda.html

Complimentary VIP passes available for qualified retail executives. To apply for a pass, visit: http://vault.aberdeen.com/public/check-identity/summit/RTL2012209/event.aspx

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