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NRF Membership

NRF members enjoy a number of benefits and opportunities including members-only platforms and content, networking opportunities and more. To learn more about membership ROI and benefits, please contact our membership team.
 
Not a member? Be a part of the world’s largest retail association. Everyone in your company can take advantage of NRF membership benefits. For more information on joining, contact membershipinfo@nrf.com or schedule a quick introductory call here
 

Retail technology networking opportunities

CIO Council

The NRF CIO Council is a member group open exclusively to the most senior technology executive within NRF-member retail companies. The Council currently has more than 125 CIOs and CTOs as part of its membership, representing a broad cross-section of NRF’s large and medium-sized member companies.
 
The Council meets in person 2-3 times/year, virtually and in person. These meetings provide unique opportunities for peer networking and engagement with industry experts and policy stakeholders. Through secure, private NRF Connect digital platform, NRF facilitates CIO Council member networking and interaction on critical business challenges throughout the year.
 
The CIO Council also provides strategic leadership in support of NRF’s other technology-focused member communities, including the IT Security Council, Technology Leadership Council, and Women in IT Committee.
 
If you are interested in joining the NRF CIO Council, or learning more about NRF’s technology-focused activities, please contact Christian Beckner.
 

Technology Leadership Council

The NRF Technology Leadership Council (“TLC”) is a subcommittee of NRF’s CIO Council for emerging technology leaders (e.g. direct reports to CIOs and CTOs) at NRF’s retail sector members.  The Council provides a forum for members to engage with NRF and their retail sector peers on critical technology and business issues. The Council also provides leadership development and other strategic opportunities that prepare Council members for more senior roles within their companies. The Council meets in person 2-3 times/year, virtually and in person.
 
If you are interested in joining the NRF Technology Leadership Council, or learning more about NRF’s technology-focused activities, please contact Christian Beckner.
 

Industry resources

NRF Cyber Security Exchange

Exclusive only to NRF retail members, the NRF Cyber Risk Exchange provides cybersecurity leaders and stakeholders with a collaborative and intuitive platform tailored to the retail industry.
In collaboration with PwC, the NRF Cyber Risk Exchange helps increase awareness of the ever-evolving cyber threat landscape for efficient collection and dissemination of actionable cyber risk information. Member companies can leverage this information to protect their systems and networks.
 

Thought Leadership

RETAIL GETS REAL

Subscribe to NRF’s podcast, Retail gets Real for unfiltered, insightful conversations with industry retail executives, entrepreneurs and influencers. Check out this featured podcast from past Subscribe to NRF’s podcast, Retail gets Real for unfiltered, insightful conversations with industry retail executives, entrepreneurs and influencers. Check out this featured podcast from past NRFtech speaker  Healey Cypher, Zivelo CEO.
 

NRF RESEARCH

NRF produces research throughout the year responding to trends, consumer sentiment and economic forces. Some research can only be accessed with a member log-in like our NRF state of retail payments report.