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May 14, 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 Chicagoland. 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

Jim Whitehurst, President, IBM

Jim Whitehurst is the President of IBM. He is responsible for the IBM Cloud and Cognitive Software organization, and Corporate Strategy. Whitehurst is an advocate for open principles as a catalyst for business innovation. With a background in business development, finance and global operations, he has proven expertise helping companies flourish—even in the most challenging environments. Prior to IBM, Whitehurst served as the President and CEO of Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source enterprise software solutions.

 

Sponsorship

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.

 

2021 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

Linda Jojo, EVP, Technology & CDO, United Airlines

Linda Jojo is executive vice president of technology and chief digital officer for United Airlines, responsible for information technology, data analytics, digital products, e-commerce, cyber security and the airline’s digital strategy. Linda and her team have been recognized by multiple organizations for their technology leadership. In 2019, United won a prestigious “Webby Award” for its reimagined Mobile app and Linda was named one of the Top 50 most Powerful Women in Tech by the National Diversity Council. She has also been named to Crain’s Chicago Business “Tech 50” three times, most recently in 2020.

Explore 20 years of CIO ORBIE finalists and winners.