RANDOLPH, NJ--(Marketwired - Feb 24, 2015) - RIS News has announced that Ken Silay, a retail thought leader at national retail chain Chico's FAS, will serve as honorary chairman for RetailTechCon (http://www.retailtechcon.com), which will take place March 25-27 in Orlando, FL.
As honorary chairman, Silay will provide perspective on the theme of the event "Inspired Retailing: Collaborate, Connect, Innovate." As part of his honorary chairman role, Silay will provide insight into a vision for inspired retailing and how it fits into the future of retail based on his experience at Chico's FAS, a $2.6 billion multi-brand specialty retailer that operates more than 1,500 stores nationwide and in Canada and Mexico.
"It is my belief that retailing is being forced out of its traditional comfort zone by shoppers who want more than many retailers are currently delivering," said Silay. "Today, retail leaders must execute inspired plans that will fundamentally change their own internal organizations, processes and IT systems to enable them to better serve omnichannel shoppers in a true omnichannel way."
Silay is the latest addition to an impressive list of speakers at the upcoming RetailTechCon in Orlando. As the Director for Technology Research & Innovation at Chico's FAS, Silay brings a 30-year body of unique multi-industry skills and experience to his role at RetailTechCon. Of these is a proven ability to lead an innovation culture at Chico's and create a structured methodology for developing IT business strategies.
The impressive list of speakers at RetailTechCon that Silay joins includes: Grant Shih, VP of IT development and enterprise architecture at Carter's, Yasir Anwar, group VP of engineering customer applications & platforms for Macys.com/Bloomingdales.com, Jennifer DiMotta, VP of e-commerce at Sports Authority, Jeff Roster of Gartner, Greg Buzek of IHL Group and many others.
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