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August 14, 2020

7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Meet the 2020 CIO ORBIE Finalists

ChicagoCIO has announced finalists for the 2020 Chicago CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Awards, which recognizes the best-of-the-best in Chicagoland technology leadership. Winners will be announced at the CIO of the Year Awards on August 14, 2020 at the Join us online.

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. Registration & Networking
7:30 a.m. VIP Reception*
8:30 a.m. CIO of the Year® Awards Breakfast
10:45 a.m. Q&A with Keynote**

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

Explore 20 years of CIO ORBIE finalists and winners.