National ORBIE Awards

At Converge24, ORBIE winners from chapters across the US will be recognized for outstanding leadership as they compete in the National ORBIE Awards.

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For over 25 years, the ORBIE Awards have recognized technology executives for outstanding leadership.

At the National ORBIE Awards, previous ORBIE winners are given the opportunity to compete for the title of National ORBIE Winner, with winners announced live at the National ORBIE Awards Dinner on the final evening of Converge24.

About the ORBIE Awards

The ORBIE Awards is the premier technology executive recognition program in the country, honoring chief information officers and chief information security officers who demonstrated excellence in technology leadership. CIOs & CISOs are recognized in multiple categories, based on the size and scope of their organization and responsibilities.

Meet the Finalists

Finalists and winners are selected by an independent peer review process, led by prior ORBIE recipients, for:

  • Leadership and management effectiveness
  • Business value created by technology innovation
  • The size and scope of responsibilities
  • Engagement in industry and community endeavors

Awards Events

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Finalist Event

This live, national event is hosted on the Imaginate platform, where prior year national winners announce live the 2024 National ORBIE Awards finalists.

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Finalist Dinner

The most exclusive event in the ORBIE Awards program is the Finalist Dinner. This event, themed “The Most Interesting CIOs in the World”, is a multi-course experience, with a chef-introduced menu and sommelier-selected wine pairings, led by CIO finalists and attended by CIO & CISO members and select sponsor executives.

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National ORBIE Awards

ORBIE winners from across the US compete for the National ORBIE Award. Winners are announced live during the National ORBIE Dinner, a broadcast-quality, professionally produced, awards ceremony recognizing outstanding CIOs in the business community.

Converge provided me very valuable exposure to the needs that CEOs and board members have of their CISO. By hearing first hand their perspective, I’m much better positioned to be an even better enterprise leader in my organization.

Ian Schneller

Ian Schneller

CISO and DSVP
Health Care Service Corporation
Health Care Service Corporation

Very impressed with the conference - certainly exceeded my expectations. Well done! The speakers and topics were excellent but everything still had a light, fun, and engaging mood.

Justin McFarland

Justin McFarland

EVP of Information Technology
McCarthy Holdings, Inc.
McCarthy Holdings, Inc.

An amazing and exceptional platform in a super private setting to connect, learn, teach and build relationships with likeminded senior business and technology leaders.

Ganesh Iyer

Ganesh Iyer

CEO
NIO
NIO

Outstanding gathering of best of the best global business and technology leaders. A forum to connect, share best practices, and celebrate with the best CIO's in the world.

Mike Schmidt

Mike Schmidt

CIO
Deloitte
Deloitte

Phenomenal planning, preparation, arrangement and execution. This mirrored 'Hollywood Oscars'.

Nagarajan Muthusamy

Nagarajan Muthusamy

CIO, CTO & CISO
Reliable Parts
Reliable Parts

The best and most collaborative event for technology business leaders that you'll attend this year.

Jamey Taylor

Jamey Taylor

CTO & CISO
StateServ
StateServ

Converge22 was a premier event for CIOs across the country to 'converge' and share ideas, build relationships and gain knowledge to empower them in their roles.

Marcia Calleja-Matsko

Marcia Calleja-Matsko

CIO
OneDigital
OneDigital

Probably one of the best CIO oriented conferences I've attended. Good combination of networking, learning, and motivational.

Jim Cavellier

Jim Cavellier

EVP & CIO
Cass Information Systems
Cass Information Systems

Valuable content and relationship building with numerous moments of surprise and delight.

Rachel Lockett

Rachel Lockett

CIO
Pohlad Companies
Pohlad Companies

Great networking event and one of the best collection of conversations about the challenges facing CIOs now and in the future.

Randy Volkin

Randy Volkin

CIO
Perry Homes
Perry Homes

Engaging, inspiring, thought-provoking…awesome!

Judith Apshago

Judith Apshago

VP of Information Technology
Amtrak
Amtrak

Expect the unexpected. Expect to be delighted. Be ready to pause, think deeply about something you just heard, and to take action.

Curt Carver

Curt Carver

VP & CIO
UAB
UAB

Join us & be inspired.

August 13–15, 2024 | Dallas