Finalists Named for the 2023 National CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards

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For nearly 25 years, the ORBIE® Awards have recognized technology executives for outstanding leadership and business value created by technology innovation. Annually, ORBIE winners from 25 Inspire Leadership Network chapters across the US are eligible for the National ORBIE Awards.

The 2023 National ORBIE Awards finalists are:

›› Super Global Finalists – includes CIOs for organizations over $50 billion annual revenue & multi-national operations:

Jen Felch, CDO & CIO, Dell Technologies

Lidia Fonseca, Chief Digital and Technology Officer & EVP, Pfizer Inc.

Tracy Kerrins, EVP & CIO – Consumer Technology, Wells Fargo

William Orange, VP & CIO, Nissan Americas

Sabine Roduit, IS/IT Head (CIO), Nestlé Information Technology

Dr. Mike Schmidt, CIO, Audit & Assurance, Deloitte

›› Global Finalists – includes CIOs for organizations over $10 billion annual revenue & multi-national operations:

Dean Del Vecchio, Chief Information & Operations Officer, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

Bridget Engle, Chief Operations & Technology Officer, BNY Mellon

Sabina Ewing, VP, Business & Technology Services, Abbott

Lily Ley, VP & CIO, PACCAR Inc.

Ravi Naik, CIO & EVP of Storage Services, Seagate Technology

Michael Smith, CIO, Estée Lauder Companies

›› Large Enterprise Finalists – includes CIOs for organizations over $5 billion annual revenue:

Christy Barker, VP & CIO, Olin Corporation

Anthony Dayao, VP & CIO, Motiva Enterprises LLC

Dr. Ben Gordon, SVP, CIO & CDO, San Diego Gas & Electric; SoCal Gas

Mike Guhl, CIO, HD Supply

Anu Khare, SVP & CIO, Oshkosh Corporation

Milind Wagle, EVP & CIO, Equinix

›› Enterprise Finalists – includes CIOs for organizations over $2 billion annual revenue:
Irvin Bishop Jr, EVP & CIO, Black & Veatch

Mary Lynne Perushek, CIO, Mortenson

Vijay Raghavan, EVP & CTO, LexisNexis Risk Solutions Group

Karriem Shakoor, SVP & CIO, UL Solutions

Diego Silva, SVP & CIO, Gates Corporation

Enna Zarate, VP CIO, DHL Express USA Inc

›› Large Corporate Finalists – includes CIOs for organizations over $500 million annual revenue:

Jim Chilton, EVP & CTO, Cengage Group

Rick Hall, CIO, Royal Canin a Division of Mars

Brett Lansing, CIO, AccentCare Inc.

Len O’Neill, SVP & CIO, The Suddath Companies

Michelle Roemer, SVP, IT, Cirrus Aircraft

Mike Shanko, SVP & CIO, Blue Yonder

›› Corporate Finalists – includes CIOs for organizations up to $500 million annual revenue:

David Blum, CIO, Hylant

Kari Escobedo, SVP, Technology, Seattle Mariners

Steve Hannan, Chief Information & Risk Officer, Landmark Credit Union

Dr. Derek Peterson, CTO, Boingo Wireless

Lisa Roger, CIO, Dewberry

Chad Wright, CIO, Boston Dynamics

›› Nonprofit/Public Sector Finalists – includes CIOs of government, education & nonprofit organizations:

Dr. Timothy Chester, VP for IT, University of Georgia

Cathleen Curley, CIO, University of Michigan – College of Literature, Science & the Arts

Ann Dunkin, CIO, United States Department of Energy

Andy Farella, SVP & CIO, The National Board of Medical Examiners

Anjali Gandhi, SVP & CIO, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Ash Rangan, SVP Engineering & CIO, ICANN

›› Healthcare Finalists – includes CIOs of hospitals & healthcare organizations:

Dr. Zafar Chaudry, SVP – CDO & CIO, Seattle Children’s

Lisa Davis, SVP & CIO, Blue Shield of California

Dr. Jeffrey Ferranti, SVP & CDO, Duke Health

Jason Joseph, Chief Digital & Information Officer, Corewell Health

Jon Manis, SVP & CIO, CHRISTUS Health

Keith Perry, SVP & CIO, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

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 2023 National ORBIE Awards are made possible by:

›› Conference Sponsor: Workato

›› Awards Sponsors: Datum Software, Dell Technologies, Future Tech Enterprisers & Netspend

›› Digital Sponsor: Kanini

The National ORBIE winners will be announced live on August 9, 2023 during the National ORBIE Awards in Boston, Massachusetts.

›› About Inspire Leadership Network

Inspire Leadership Network is the preeminent peer leadership network of chief information officers. Inspire Leadership Network is a national membership organization comprised exclusively of CIOs from public and private businesses, government, education, healthcare and nonprofit institutions.

Each of the chapters within Inspire Leadership Network 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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