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16 May 2017

IDC Retail Insights Vice President of Research Leslie Hand Recognized by RIS News as Top Industry Influencer

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., May 16, 2017Leslie Hand, research vice president at IDC Retail Insights, was named a top influencer in retail by RIS News in its recently published Top 10 Mover & Shaker list. To view the entire list, please visit:

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Published by leading retail IT publication RIS News, the Top 10 Movers and Shakers in Retail were each chosen for their contribution to the retail industry and their respected companies. To compile this list of retail's most influential, RIS News interviewed each honoree to uncover not only the innovative projects they have led over their illustrious careers but what makes them tick.

With more than three decades of experience in the retail industry – from leading operations and driving technology strategy to implementing retail IT and spearheading innovative industry research – Leslie credits her success to having worked with the best and brightest in the industry over the years and a passion for helping retailers drive transformative change by applying innovative technology.

"I am honored to be named among my esteemed colleagues as an influencer and appreciate the recognition from the RIS News editorial staff," said Hand. "No matter where my career has taken me, I have always believed I am a retailer at heart. In my current role at IDC Retail Insights, I am grateful for the opportunity to work with many of today's top retailers and the technology providers that serve them to help guide transformative change for the betterment of the industry."

As Vice President of Research, Hand is responsible for the research direction for IDC Retail Insights and leads research related to the digital transformation of retail omnichannel operations. Her specific research includes a particular emphasis on mobile, Internet of Things, and augmented/virtual reality technologies and the threats and opportunities now facing the entire retail ecosystem from evolving consumer behaviors. Read more of Leslie's recent research HERE.

To arrange a one-on-one briefing with Leslie Hand, please contact Sarah Murray at 781-378-2674 or

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IDC Retail Insights assists retail businesses and IT leaders, as well as the suppliers who serve them, in making more effective technology decisions by providing accurate, timely, and insightful fact-based research and consulting services. Staffed by senior analysts with decades of industry experience, our global research analyzes and advises on business and technology issues facing the retail industry. International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology market. IDC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology, media, data, and marketing services company. For more information, please visit, email, or call 508-935-4490. Visit the IDC Retail Insights Community at

Regions Covered

United States

Topics Covered

Digital Transformation

Vertical Markets

Retail global supply chain, Retail investments