Event Details

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August 13, 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 the Capital Area. 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

Dick LeFave

Founded a CIO level consulting company, D and L Partners, LLC focused on information strategy and execution based on over 30 years IT experience. LeFave works on IT delivery strategies, with his hands-on experience, provides insight into large scale IT merger strategies, global outsourcing, CIO advisement, synergy attainment and IT organizational effectiveness/business alignment. He joined the Amdocs Corporation Board of Directors in 2011 as an independent Director and is a member of the Audit, Governance and Compensation Committees. He provides pro-bono IT consulting to the State of Connecticut CIO for over 3 years.



Capital 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 the Capital Area through a series of year-long events.


2021 Capital 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. - 9:30 a.m. CIO of the Year® Awards
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Post-Reception

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

Leadership Award Recipient

Theodore (Ted) Colbert III, EVP of The Boeing Company, and President & CEO of Boeing Global Services, Boeing

Ted Colbert is EVP of The Boeing Company and President and CEO of Boeing Global Services. He is a member of Boeing’s Executive Council. Colbert was named President and CEO of Global Services in October 2019. He is responsible for leading Boeing’s aerospace services development and delivery model for commercial, government and aviation industry customers worldwide, focused on global supply chain and parts distribution, aircraft modifications and maintenance, digital solutions, aftermarket engineering, analytics and training. Global Services offers customers lifecycle solutions regardless of platform manufacturer to accelerate delivery schedules, reduce operational costs and enhance operational efficiencies. Global Services has more than 300 locations in more than 70 countries.

Explore 20 years of CIO ORBIE finalists and winners.