Many retailers and their partners are hesitant to network with peers for fear of giving away secrets. Throughout this session, Cathy will explore the nine reasons to go full speed ahead and network with your peers.
About Cathy Hotka
Cathy Hotka knows most of the retail chief information officers in North America, and creates opportunities for retail leaders to network with one another. Her firm creates networking events, summits, and parties, and helps technology companies create go to-market strategies for retail. Clients include most of the largest technology companies throughout the world.
After starting her career in the White House and on Capitol Hill, Cathy turned to association work. She created the NRF CIO Council and NRFtech, which have changed the way CIOs converse. She established Cathy Hotka & Associates to create communities to facilitate constructive networking and finding new solutions to shared problems. Since then, she has created the Store Operations Council, the VP IT Council, and the newly-formed CXO Council.
• Recipient, Computerworld Premier 100 Award
• Judge, CIO 100 Awards
• Finalist, Wharton Infosys Business Transformation Award
• Braintrust Panelist, RetailWire
• Honoree, RETHINK Retail’s 100 Most Influential
• Board of Trustees, The Retail Orphan Initiative.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language and Literature from the Catholic University of America and resides in Washington, DC.