Session Information

Monday, May 16th, 2:25–3:05pm

TRACK 4: IoT and Sensors

Smart Homes

Ryan Ciovacco
President, Connected Living & Consumer Electronics, Sears Holdings
Ryan Ciovacco has served as the President of Consumer Electronics and Connected Living for Sears Holdings Corporation (SHC) since August, 2014. He is responsible for TVs and Home Entertainment, Computers and Tablets, Audio/Visual, and Connected Products/Wearable Technology for Sears, Kmart, and Online formats. Ryan also leads the enterprise Connected Living and Internet of Things strategy that includes the recently acquired Wally Home.

Ryan brings several years of experience in Marketing, Merchandising, Planning, Forecasting and Operations at the corporate level. He previously worked at Amazon.com where he managed the Home Automation, Wearable Technology, and several other Home Improvement categories. Ryan also led two major confidential retail and technology initiatives while at Amazon.com. Prior to Amazon, Ryan led multiple analytics and operational improvement initiatives at Morgan Stanley. Ryan brings unique leadership experience to SHC following his four combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan as a commander in the US Special Operations Ranger Regiment.

He received an MBA in Finance and Strategy from Columbia Business School and a BS in International Relations and Civil Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Sears Holdings was created in connection with the merger of Kmart Holding Corporation and Sears Roebuck and Co., which was completed on March 24, 2005. The company generates approximately $25 billion in annual revenues and includes approximately 1,700 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States.