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August 14, 2020

7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Meet the 2020 ORBIE Winners!

The CIO of the Year ORBIE Award recognizes CIOs who have shown excellence in technology leadership in Chicagoland. Congratulations to this year’s award recipients!

2020 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.


2020 Keynote

Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMWare

Pat Gelsinger became CEO of Vmware in September 2012, bringing more than 35 years of experience in a variety of technical and executive leadership roles. Under his leadership, VMware expanded from its core strength in virtualization to become a recognized global leader in cloud infrastucture, enterprise mobility and cyber security. During his tenure, Pat has nearly doubled the size of the company.



Chicago 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 Chicagoland through a series of year-long events.


2020 Chicago 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

Paul Martin, SVP & CIO, Baxter International

Paul E. Martin is senior vice president and chief information officer for Baxter International. Martin joined Baxter in 2011 from Rexam PLC, the U.K.-based packaging manufacturer, where he held the position of group chief information officer. During his 11-year tenure with Rexam, Martin served in a variety of key senior management positions, including vice president and CIO, Beverage Can Americas, and head of information technology for American National Can (acquired by Rexam PLC). Prior to Rexam, Martin held IT leadership positions at the CIT Group, BNSF Railway and Frito-Lay Inc.

Explore 20 years of CIO ORBIE finalists and winners.