Nominate a CIO

Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center

650 15th Street
Denver, CO

April 24, 2020

7:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Nominations are open!

Anyone may nominate a deserving CIO, however, the best nominations are from trusted business partners and colleagues who know and are known by the CIO nominee.

Nominate a CIO

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Who will you nominate?

When everything works perfectly, no one seems to notice the CIO or IT teams responsible for the innovative technology and complex, secure systems required to support modern business and commerce. Until now…

The CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Award recognizes Chief Information Officers (and equivalent senior technology executives) for leadership excellence and the business value created through technology innovation.

The ORBIE Awards are presented annually by the Colorado CIO Leadership Association (ColoradoCIO), the preeminent professional association for Colorado Chief Information Officers. ColoradoCIO brings together technology executives from our region’s largest public and private companies, government, education, healthcare and nonprofit organizations to connect, recognize and inspire CIOs to achieve their leadership potential.

Anyone may nominate a deserving CIO, however, the best nominations are from trusted business partners and colleagues who know and are known by the CIO nominee.

Meet the winners of the 2018 Georgia CIO ORBIE Awards

To see a special section and media coverage of prior ORBIE finalists from our Georgia chapter, click here.

Recognition CIOs deserve

In 1998, the first ORBIE Awards were presented to three deserving Chief Information Officers in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2020, the ORBIE Awards will be presented in 16 cities, cumulatively recognizing over 800 finalists and over 200 CIO of the Year winners. Only CIOs who accept their nomination are considered eligible to be named finalists or winners.

The Denver Business Journal will announce the ColoradoCIO finalists in print and online editions on January 14, 2020. All finalists and their organizations are profiled in a Denver Business Journal special section printed the week of the ORBIE Awards.

And the ORBIE goes to…

An independent, peer-review process led by prior ORBIE winners from across the U.S. determines the finalists and winners. Finalists are slated into categories based upon the size and scope of organization and responsibilities. Sponsors and staff are not involved in judging and results are not announced until the ORBIE Awards breakfast.

The CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards breakfast is an academy-style awards program featuring a prominent leadership keynote, video interviews of all finalists, and the presentation of the prestigious ORBIE trophies attended by hundreds of business and technology executives.


You get the cred…

ORBIE Finalists and winners appreciate being nominated and frequently thank the person and organization who nominated them at Awards events and even at the Awards breakfast as they accept their ORBIE.

Nominating CIOs you know is a great way to invest in relationships with CIOs and equivalent c-level technology executives.

Explore 20 years of CIO ORBIE finalists and winners.