CIO of the Year

ORBIE Awards

Established in 1998, the Georgia CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Awards is the premier technology executive recognition program of its kind. This annual event honors chief information officers who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership. CIOs are recognized in five categories: Global, Enterprise, Corporate, Non-profit / Public Sector, and a special Lifetime Achievement Award.

The CIO Awards enjoy the active participation of more CIOs than any other technology event in Georgia. It has sold-out for the past five years and approximately to 1,000 attendees representing over 300 organizations.

Experience what giving a CIO the recognition they deserve looks like.

2017 Georgia CIO of the Year® Awards Agenda

6:30am – 7:30am

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

Selection Criteria

  • Innovation in strategy and implementation of enterprise-wide IT systems.

  • Leadership and management effectiveness.

  • Business value created as a direct result of IT operations for the organization.

  • Community involvement in industry and or philanthropy outside their organization.

Nominee  Requirements

  • Holds the title of chief information officer or equivalent senior IT leadership position.

  • Is a member of top management.

  • Primarily responsible for the IT operations of a Georgia-based organization or subsidiary located in Georgia.

  • Has held current position since April 1 of the year before the Awards ceremony.

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