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!
CIO of the Year nominees & finalists are honored at a series of executive events, beginning with the Nominee Reception and ending with the CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards breakfast.
Dr. Tom Leighton co-founded Akamai Technologies in 1998 and served as Akamai’s Chief Scientist until he became CEO in 2013. Under Dr. Leighton’s leadership, Akamai has evolved from its origins as a Content Delivery Network (CDN) into one of the most essential and trusted cloud delivery and cybersecurity platforms, upon which many of the world’s best brands and enterprises build and secure their digital experiences. During his initial four years as CEO, Akamai’s revenue and profit grew by 70%, and annual revenue from Akamai’s security business grew 15-fold to more than $400 million per year.
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.
|7:00am||Registration & Networking|
|8:00am||CIO of the Year® Awards Breakfast|
|10:15am||Q&A with Keynote**|
*Access limited to CIOs and select sponsor representatives.
**Access limited to CIOs, their direct reports, and select sponsor representatives.
Tim Theriault is an executive with more than 30 years of experience in various leadership roles for publicly traded and private companies. Tim currently serves on the Boards of Directors for Alliance Data Systems and Vitamin Shoppe. Alliance Data Systems, where Tim serves on the Audit and Nominating and Governance Committees, provides a portfolio of integrated outsourced marketing solutions, including customer loyalty programs, database marketing services, end-to-end marketing services, analytics and creative services, direct marketing services, and private label and co-brand retail credit card programs. Vitamin Shoppe, where Tim serves on the Audit, Compensation, and IT Committees, operates as an omni-channel specialty retailer of nutritional products in the United States and internationally.