CIO of the Year

ORBIE Awards

2017 Finalists

GeorgiaCIO has announced finalists for the 2017 Georgia CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Awards, which recognizes the best-of-the-best in Georgia’s technology leadership. Winners will be announced at the CIO of the Year Awards breakfast on November 15th at the Cobb Galleria.

Healthcare

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Rick Allen
CTO
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Allana Cummings
CIO
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Patricia Lavely
SVP & CIO
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Ben McKeeby
SVP & CIO
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Jaspal Sagoo
CTO
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Global

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Mark Baker
CIO
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Gregory Casagrande
CtO & EVP
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David Cutter
VP IT
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Sanjay Lall
CIO & VP
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Vish Narendra
VP & CIO
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Enterprise

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Steve Cavanaugh
Director, IT
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Richard Fitzgerald
CTO & EVP
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Christopher Lindner
CIO
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Tom Miller
SVP, Innovation & CIO
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Ed Ringer
CIO
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Corporate

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David Cline
COO & CIO
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George Lott
SVP, CIO & CTO
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Matt Ringer
Global Director IT
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Tushar Sachdev
CIO & SVP
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Martin Smith
CIO
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Nonprofit

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Gary Brantley
CIO
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Steven Ferguson
CIO
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Serena Sacks
CIO
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Samir Saini
CIO
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Phil Ventimiglia
CIO
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2017 Georgia CIO Keynote

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Jim Whitehurst

James “Jim” Whitehurst is president and CEO of Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source enterprise IT products and services. Whitehurst is an avid advocate for open software as a catalyst for business innovation. With a background in business development, finance, and global operations, Whitehurst has proven expertise in helping companies flourish—even in the most challenging economic and business environments. Since joining in January, 2008, he has more than quadrupled the company’s revenue. Under his leadership, Red Hat was named to Forbes’ list of “The World’s Most Innovative Companies” in 2016, 2015, 2014, and 2012; added to Standard and Poor’s (S&P) 500 stock index in 2009; and named one of the best places to work by Glassdoor.

In June 2015, Whitehurst published a book with Harvard Business Review Press entitled “The Open Organization: Igniting Passion and Performance” showing how open principles of management—based on transparency, participation, and community—can help organizations navigate and succeed in a fast-paced connected era.

Prior to Red Hat, Whitehurst spent six-years at Delta Air Lines where he oversaw all aspects of airline operations and drove significant international expansion as chief operating officer. Before Delta, Jim held several corporate development leadership roles at The Boston Consulting Group, working in the Chicago, Hong Kong, and Shanghai offices, and as a partner in the Atlanta office with numerous clients across a wide range of industries.

2017 Georgia CIO of the Year® Awards Agenda

6:30am – 7:00am

Registration & Networking

7:00am – 7:30am

Pre-Event VIP Reception*

7:30am – 9:30am

Georgia CIO of the Year® Breakfast

9:30am – 10:00am

Post-Event Q&A

*Access limited to CIOs, Underwriters, Sponsors, and one representative from each VIP Table-of-Ten

SPONSORSHIP

GeorgiaCIO Awards sponsors are highly valued partners invited by local CIOs to experience the unique opportunity of supporting and recognizing the senior technology leadership of Georgia’s top organizations through a series of year-long events.

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