Event Details

Cobb Galleria Centre

2 Galleria Pkwy SE, Atlanta, GA

November 8, 2019

7:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Meet the 2019 CIO ORBIE Finalists

GeorgiaCIO has announced finalists for the 2019 Georgia CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Awards, which recognizes the best-of-the-best in Georgia technology leadership. Winners will be announced at the CIO of the Year Awards breakfast on November 8, 2019 at the Cobb Galleria Centre.

2019 Awards Season

CIO of the Year nominees & finalists are honored at a series of executive events, beginning with the Nominee Reception and ending with the CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards breakfast.


2019 Keynote

James Dallas, President, James Dallas & Associates

Mr. Dallas is president of James Dallas & Associates. He consults with and speaks to companies and organizations about managing change and executive leadership development in a digital world. James is an accomplished senior executive with extensive experience as an agent of change in large domestic and international corporate settings.



Georgia CIO of the Year Awards sponsors are highly valued partners invited by local CIOs to experience the unique opportunity of recognizing the senior technology leadership of top organizations in Georgia through a series of year-long events.


2019 Georgia CIO of the Year Awards Agenda

7:00am Registration & Networking
7:00am VIP Reception*
8:00am CIO of the Year® Awards Breakfast
10:15am Q&A with Keynote**

*Access limited to CIOs and select sponsor representatives.
**Access limited to CIOs, their direct reports, and select sponsor representatives.

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Ed Steinike, Former VP & CIO, Coca-Cola Company

Ed Steinike is receiving the posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award at the Georgia CIO of the Year Awards. Ed was the consummate Coca-Cola leader and ambassador, a man who led with great care and competence the technology operations of the company. Mr. Steinike began his tenure at The Coca-Cola Company as Chief Technology Officer in 2002, responsible for all technology, including networks, data centers, operations, data warehousing and systems architecture.

Explore 20 years of CIO ORBIE finalists and winners.