Winners of 2022 Alabama CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards Announced

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Executives from Bank Independent, EBSCO Industries, East Alabama Health, DCH Health Systems, & Motion Industries Recognized for their Achievements

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

“Every organization is technology-dependent, but strong leadership is the X-factor that drives innovation, motivates teams and is the strategic differentiator for success,” said Chris Morrow, AlabamaCIO Chair. “The ORBIE Awards are meaningful because they are judged by peers – CIOs who understand the challenges of technology leadership.”

The 2022 AlabamaCIO ORBIE Award winners are:

›› Ellen Holladay, CIO, Motion Industries (ret) received the Leadership ORBIE.

›› Ryan Loy, CIO, EBSCO Industries received the Large Enterprise ORBIE for organizations over $1 billion annual revenue.

›› Oliver Banta, VP & CIO, East Alabama Health received the Enterprise ORBIE for organizations over $600 million annual revenue.

›› Billy Helmandollar, CIO, DCH Health System received the Large Corporate ORBIE for organizations over $100 million annual revenue.

›› Greg Solomon, Director of IT, Bank Independent received the Corporate ORBIE for organizations up to $100 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 AlabamaCIO ORBIE Awards keynote was delivered by Bob DeRodes, Retired Fortune 500 CIO. Nearly 250 guests attended, representing leading Alabama organizations and their technology partners.

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

›› Underwriters: Analysts, Google Cloud, & Veristor

›› Silver sponsors: Insight, Stellar Cyber, & Trend Micro Inc.

›› Bronze sponsors: AHEAD, Amazon Web Services, Arctic Wolf, Between Pixels, Boomi, CDW, C Spire Business, ConvergeOne, DC BLOX, Hitachi Ventara, Salesforce, ServiceNow, Softchoice, TEKsystems, Uniti Fiber, & VMware

›› Media partner: Birmingham Business Journal

›› About AlabamaCIO

AlabamaCIO is the preeminent peer leadership network of Alabama chief information officers. AlabamaCIO 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.

AlabamaCIO 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.

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