NEW YORK, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- International Data Group's (IDG) CIO magazine announces Chico's FAS Inc. as a recipient of the 2014 CIO 100. The 27th annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT).
"For 27 years now, the CIO 100 awards have honored the innovative use of technology to deliver genuine business value," said Maryfran Johnson, Editor in Chief of CIO Magazine & Events. "Our 2014 winners are an outstanding example of the transformative power of IT to drive everything from revenue growth to competitive advantage."
"We are delighted to be recognized in this way by the CIO 100, an organization that has been at the forefront of technology for so many years," said Eric Singleton, CIO of Chico's FAS, "Our entire IT team has rallied toward innovation and invention with die-hard commitment."
Chico's FAS has made a significant commitment to driving innovation in the retail industry. Their Chico's Digital Retail Theatre™ product suite is at the forefront of omni-channel and is one of the first end-to-end information ecosystems engineered to embrace the customer from dawn to dusk. The Chico's Digital Retail Theatre™ is already delivering a retail experience second to none. Engineered by Chico's in concert with a world-class team made up of Google, Apple, DISCO Systems, and more, business benefits are already being felt with their "tech tables" and "customer book" applications being deployed now.
"This team has really flourished with our current technology direction," said Alan Mariotti, Vice President of IT and Security for Chico's FAS, "our rapid creation of a developer focused environment and infrastructure links directly to the business strategy, and the results have been overwhelmingly positive."
Executives from the winning companies will be recognized at the CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony, to be held Tuesday evening, August 19th at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.
Complete coverage of the 2014 CIO 100 award recipients will be online at http://www.cio100.com/ on August 1, 2014 and in the August 1st issue of CIO magazine.
About Chico's FAS, Inc.
The Company, through its brands – Chico's, White House | Black Market, Soma and Boston Proper, is a leading women's omni-channel specialty retailer of private branded, sophisticated, casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates, complementary accessories, and other non-clothing items.
As of May 3, 2014 the Company operated 1,496 stores in the US and Canada. The Company's merchandise is also available at www.chicos.com, www.whbm.com, www.soma.com and www.bostonproper.com. For more information on Chico's FAS, Inc., please go to our corporate website at www.chicosfas.com.
About CIO Magazine
CIO is the premier content and community resource for information technology executives and leaders thriving and prospering in this fast-paced era of IT transformation in the enterprise. The award-winning CIO portfolio—CIO.com, CIO magazine (launched in 1987), CIO executive programs, CIO custom solutions, CIO Forum on LinkedIn, CIO Executive Council and CIO primary research—provides business technology leaders with analysis and insight on information technology trends and a keen understanding of IT's role in achieving business goals. Additionally, CIO provides opportunities for IT solution providers to reach this executive IT audience. The CIO Executive Council is a professional organization of CIOs created to serve as an unbiased and trusted peer advisory group. CIO is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events, and research company. Company information is available at http://www.idgenterprise.com/.
About the CIO 100 Awards
Recipients of this year's CIO 100 Award were selected through a three-step process. First, companies filled out an online application form detailing their innovative IT and business initiatives. Next, a team of external judges (many of them former CIOs) reviewed the applications in depth, looking for leading-edge IT practices and measurable results. Finally, CIO editors reviewed the judges' recommendations and selected the final 100.
Coverage of the 2014 CIO 100 Awards will be available online at CIO.com on August 1, 2014 and in the August 1st issue of CIO magazine.
SOURCE Chico's FAS, Inc.