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CIO of the Year Awards

Recognizing excellence in technology leadership since 1998.

For over 20 years, the CIO ORBIE Awards have recognized technology executives for leadership, innovation and excellence in this rapidly growing, CIO-led national professional association.

The Capital CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Awards is the premier technology executive recognition program in the Capital area. The Capital CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Awards honors chief information officers who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership. CIOs are typically recognized in multiple categories, based on the size and scope of their organization and responsibilities.

Experience highlights from the Capital CIO ORBIE Awards
Meet the Winners

Meet the 2019 Capital area technology leaders.

The 2018 Capital CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards were held on November 30, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner.

 

Judging Criteria

Nominees must meet the following requirements:

  • Holds the title of chief information officer or equivalent senior IT executive position.
  • Is a member of senior management.
  • Primarily responsible for the IT operations of an organization or subsidiary based in the Capital area.
  • Has held current position for at least 1 year prior to nominations closing.

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

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

View 20 years of CIO ORBIE finalists and winners.