Winners of 2022 SoCal CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards Announced

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Executives from Lionsgate, San Diego Gas & Electric; SoCal Gas, New-Indy Containerboard, LLC, Boingo Wireless, ICANN, & The Walt Disney Company Recognized for their Achievements.

SoCalCIO announced the winners of its 2022 CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Awards. SoCalCIO recognized chief information officers in five key categories – Global, Large Enterprise, Enterprise, Large Corporate, & Corporate. The Awards were presented at the SoCal CIO ORBIE Awards at Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach.

“Every organization is technology-dependent, but strong leadership is the X-factor that can turn mundane IT into a remarkable strategic differentiator,” said Joseph Cevetello, SoCalCIO Chair. “The ORBIE Awards are meaningful because they are judged by peers – CIOs who understand the challenges of technology leadership.”

The 2022 SoCal CIO ORBIE Award winners are:

›› Diane Jurgens, EVP & CIO, The Walt Disney Company received the Leadership ORBIE.

›› Theresa Miller, EVP & CIO, Lionsgate received the Global ORBIE for organizations over $1 billion annual revenue & multi-national operations.

›› Ben Gordon, SVP, CIO & CDO, San Diego Gas & Electric; SoCal Gas received the Large Enterprise ORBIE for organizations over $4 billion annual revenue.

›› Frederick Donatucci, VP if IT, New-Indy Containerboard, LLC received the Enterprise ORBIE for organizations over $1 billion annual revenue.

›› Derek Peterson, CTO, Boingo Wireless received the Large Corporate ORBIE for organizations over $200 million annual revenue.

›› Ashwin Rangan, SVP Engineering & CIO, ICANN received the Corporate ORBIE for organizations up to $200 million annual revenue.

The CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards is the premier technology executive recognition program in the United States. Since inception in 1998, over 500 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

›› Engagement in industry and community endeavors

The SoCal CIO ORBIE Awards keynote was delivered by Jed Yueh, Founder & CEO at Delphix. Over 200 guests attended, representing leading Southern California organizations and their technology partners.

The 2022 SoCal CIO ORBIE Awards was made possible by the following sponsors:

›› Underwriters: Google Cloud, Lumen, & Okta

›› Gold sponsors: Cisco, Cloudflare, Fortinet, & Profit.co

›› Silver sponsors: Boingo Wireless, Delphix, FPT Software, HireRising, Palo Alto Networks, ServiceNow, Slack, & Tata Consultancy Services

›› Bronze sponsors: Amazon Web Services, Between Pixels, Computacenter, Dell Technologies, Deloitte, Eastern Computer Exchange, HCLTech, SentinelOne, Slalom Consulting, VMware, & World Wide Technology

›› Media partner: Los Angeles Business Journal

›› National partner: Year Up

›› About SoCalCIO

SoCalCIO is the preeminent peer leadership network of Southern California chief information officers. SoCalCIO is one of 25 chapters of the InspireCIO Leadership Network, a national membership organization comprised exclusively of CIOs from public and private businesses, government, education, healthcare and nonprofit institutions.

SoCalCIO is led by a CIO Advisory Board, supported by an executive director and staff. Underwriter executives ensure programs remain non-commercial and exclusive to qualified CIOs and members.

›› Achieve your leadership potential through SoCalCIO: http://www.socalcio.org/

›› Stay connected with SoCalCIO at: http://www.linkedin.com/company/SoCalCIO

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