Capital CIO Leadership Association Announces Recipients of 2019 CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards

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Executives from Bechtel Corporation, Discovery, Inc., CarMax, Avendra & AARP Recognized for their Achievements.

The Capital CIO Leadership Association (CapitalCIO) announced the winners of its 2019 CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Awards. CapitalCIO recognized chief information officers in five key categories – Leadership, Global, Enterprise, Corporate and Nonprofit/Public Sector. The Awards were presented at the Capital CIO of the Year Awards at the Falls Church Marriott Fairview Park.

“The CapitalCIO ORBIE winners prove the value of great leadership - the x-factor that converts technology into business results,” according to Jen Wise, Executive Director of CapitalCIO. “These awards are meaningful because they are judged by peers. CIOs who understand how difficult this job is and why great leadership matters.”

The 2019 Capital CIO of the Year ORBIE Award winners are:

›› Carol Zierhoffer, Retired SVP & Global CIO, Bechtel Corporation, received the Leadership CIO of the Year ORBIE.

›› Dave Duvall, EVP & Global Head of IT, Discovery, Inc., received the Global ORBIE for organizations over $1 billion annual revenue & significant multi-national operations.

›› Shamim Mohammad, SVP and Chief Information & Technology Officer, CarMax, received the Enterprise ORBIE for organizations over $1 billion annual revenue.

›› Jane Dunigan, CIO, Avendra, received the Corporate ORBIE for organizations up to $1 billion annual revenue.

›› Amy Doherty, SVP & CIO, AARP, received the Nonprofit/Public Sector ORBIE for not-for-profit organizations.

The CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards is the premier technology executive recognition program in the United States. Since inception in 1998, over 800 CIOs have been honored as finalists and over 200 CIO of the Year winners have received the prestigious ORBIE Award. The ORBIE honors chief information officers who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership. Finalists and winners are selected by an independent peer review process, led by prior ORBIE recipients, based upon:

›› Leadership and management effectiveness

›› Business value created by technology innovation

›› Size and scope of responsibilities

›› Engagement in industry and community endeavors

The CIO Awards ceremony was keynoted by James Dallas, two-time Fortune 500 CIO. Over 400 guests attended, representing leading Capital Area organizations and their technology partners.

The 2019 Capital CIO of the Year Awards was made possible by the following sponsors:

›› Underwriters: Grant Thornton & ePlus Technology

›› Gold sponsors: Citrix, VMware, Zscaler & Salesforce

›› Silver sponsors: Zerto, Appian, Splunk, Tanium, PwC, Slalom & DivvyCloud

›› Bronze sponsors: Cyxtera, CACI, Varonis, Box, Verizon, CA Technologies/Broadcom, Aruba, Virtusa & Between Pixels

›› National partner: Year Up

›› Media partner: The Washington Business Journal

›› About the Capital CIO Leadership Association

The Capital CIO Leadership Association (CapitalCIO) is the preeminent professional association for Capital Area chief information officers. Our membership is comprised exclusively of CIOs (or equivalent executive roles) from public and private companies, government, education, healthcare and nonprofit organizations.

CapitalCIO is led by a CIO Advisory Board which sets the annual program agenda for the association. Events are facilitated by a full-time Executive Director and professional staff. CapitalCIO events are CIO-led and attended solely by CIO-level executives.

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