CIO of the Year

ORBIE Awards

October 26 | 7:00 – 10:45am | Cobb Galleria

Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, 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 eight categories: Super Global, Global, Enterprise, Corporate – Large, Corporate, Healthcare, Nonprofit/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.

2018 winners were announced on October 26th 2018.

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

2018 Georgia CIO of the Year® Awards Agenda


Registration & Networking


VIP Reception*


Georgia CIO of the Year® Awards Breakfast


Q&A with Keynote**

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

Selection Criteria

  • The size and scope of responsibilities.

  • Leadership and management effectiveness.

  • Business value created by technology innovation.

  • Engagement in industry and community endeavors.

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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