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Cathy Hotka, Principal

Cathy Hotka

Principal, Cathy Hotka & Associates

Cathy Hotka knows most of the retail chief information officers in North America, and creates opportunities for senior retail leaders to network with one another.

Her firm creates networking events, dinner discussions, summits, and executive events that bring retail CIOs together, and is retail’s go-to player when technology companies need marketing strategies for the retail industry.

Clients have included nearly all the largest technology companies pursuing the American market.

She created the CIO Council for the National Retail Federation, consulted to the Retail Industry Leaders Association, and staffed the American Petroleum Institute’s IT Committee and its subcommittees, after six years in the White House and on Capitol Hill. She has extensive experience in working with senior-level decision-makers. She is a Computerworld Premier 100 winner, is a Wharton School of Business and Infosys Transformation Award qualifier,and serves as a judge for CIO Magazine’s CIO 100 Awards each year.

Cathy serves on the Board of Trustees of 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 with her family.