Frisco, TX, July 10, 2017– Protivix, a Microsoft Gold Partner, is launching a specialized practice to focus on the retail industry. Protivix hires Chad Ehmke, a 30-year retail veteran and CIO, as their Senior Vice President of Retail Solutions to lead this new practice. Ehmke’s knowledge of retail challenges and the solutions needed to address them, will enable Protivix to deliver high value retail solutions and applications.
Protivix’s initial offerings will include solutions that provide retailers advanced customer analytics to drive improved customer engagement, resulting in higher sales and brand loyalty. Protivix will extend the capabilities of the Microsoft Cloud Technologies, including Dynamics 365, Power BI and Azure, to develop suite of intelligent cloud applications. These solutions will connect data across sources, drive intelligent decisions and outcomes, and transform business processes from end to end.
“I’m truly excited to have Chad as part of our Protivix team. He’s had a tremendous amount of success as a CIO transforming businesses and deploying the latest cloud technologies for major retailers and corporations. Under his leadership, we can drive tailored solutions for the retail industry that will improve the bottom line for our customers,” Richard Cano, President & CEO.
Protivix is aligning with Microsoft’s industry strategy, announced last week, which will facilitate bringing retail solutions to major retailers across North America. Protivix will be participating at this year’s Retailing Summit 2017, hosted by Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School – Center for Retailing Studies, October 12-13 in Dallas, Texas. Protivix also plans to unveil many of their retail solutions at next year’s NRF’s Annual Convention and Expo, “Retail’s Big Show”, January 14-16, in New York City. This event brings nearly 40,000 attendees from around the globe each year.
“Working with the team at Protivix will give me the opportunity to continue to help companies reach their full potential using technology that produces significant value. I’m looking forward to using my industry experience and partnership with Microsoft to help our customers be even more successful in an increasingly complex environment,” Chad Ehmke, Senior VP of Retail Solutions.
Protivix, a Microsoft Gold Partner, is focused on bringing high value industry solutions to market. Protivix leverages Microsoft’s latest suite of cloud technologies to deliver business results. We accomplish this by partnering with our customers on strategy, showing them the art of the possible, and implementing a pragmatic approach to solving their core business challenges.
About Chad Ehmke, Senior VP of Retail Solutions
Chad Ehmke has over 30 years of experience helping companies drive value through the use of technology, and game-changing strategies that unlock business potential of companies nationwide. After nearly 20 years as a Chief Information Officer across multiple industries, including Retail, Restaurants, Home Building, and Consumer Packaging Goods (CPG), Chad has distinct knowledge of identifying ways to successfully use technology to enable the business, empower associates, and connect with customers.
His experience includes successful implementations of the complete spectrum of systems within a company, spanning from complex global ERP, including Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Digital Marketing, and thousands of effectively implemented retail POS solutions.
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