Event Details

Cobb Galleria

November 5, 2021

7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Meet the 2021 ORBIE Winners!

The CIO of the Year ORBIE Award recognizes CIOs who have shown excellence in technology leadership in Georgia. Congratulations to this year’s award recipients!

2021 Awards Season

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


2021 Keynote

Jed Yueh, Founder & CEO, Delphix

Jedidiah Yueh is the best-selling author of Disrupt or Die, a book that refutes conventional ideas on innovation with proven frameworks from Silicon Valley. Prior to his book, Jed put his frameworks to the test, leading two waves of disruption in data management, first as founding CEO of Avamar (sold to EMC in 2006 for $165M). Avamar pioneered data de-duplication and generated over $4B in cumulative sales. After Avamar, Jed founded Delphix, which accelerates enterprise data delivery for over 30% of the Global 100 and has surpassed $100 million in ARR. In 2013, the San Francisco Business Times named Jed CEO of the Year. Jed has over 30 patents in data management and graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude with a degree in English from Harvard.



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.


2021 Georgia CIO of the Year Awards Agenda

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Pre-Event Networking
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. VIP Reception*
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. CIO of the Year® Awards
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Post-Reception

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

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Lee Crump, Managing Partner, The Crump Group, LLC

Lee W. Crump is the Managing Partner of The Crump Group, LLC, a Memphis based Management and IT Consultancy. Previously he served 12 years as the CIO and Group Vice President of Rollins, Inc., an Atlanta based Pest Control holding company with 14,000+ employees world-wide and $2.2 Billion in annual revenue. He retired from Rollins in April 2021. Prior to joining Rollins in 2009, he served 10 years as the CIO of Terminix, Inc., the largest and most profitable ServiceMaster subsidiary, located in Memphis, TN.

Explore 20 years of CIO ORBIE finalists and winners.