Winners of 2023 Dallas ORBIE Awards Announced by DallasCIO

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Executives from Textron Inc, Surgery Partners, MV Transportation, Reddy Ice, International Leadership of Texas, Health Care Service Corporation & Global Workplace Solutions, CBRE Recognized for their Achievements

DallasCIO announced the winners of its 2023 ORBIE® Awards. DallasCIO recognized chief information officers & chief information security officers in seven key categories – Leadership, Global, Large Enterprise, Enterprise, Large Corporate, Corporate, and for the first time ever, CISO. The Awards were presented at the Dallas ORBIE Awards at the Hyatt Regency - Dallas.

“Member-led, non-commercial programs like the ORBIE Awards, build meaningful professional relationships with colleagues facing similar challenges, solving problems and avoiding pitfalls,” said Andrew Brock, DallasCIO Chair. “Successful leaders understand the ‘superpower’ of trusted relationships. In any gathering of technology leaders, the answer is in the room.”

The 2023 Dallas ORBIE Award winners are:

›› Chandra Dhandapani, CEO, Global Workplace Solutions, CBRE received the Leadership ORBIE.

›› Kimberly Mackenroth, VP & CIO, Textron Inc. received the Global ORBIE for organizations over $2 billion annual revenue & multi-national operations.

›› Varun Gadhok, SVP & CIO, Surgery Partners received the Large Enterprise ORBIE for organizations over $1.3 billion annual revenue.

›› Jim Haring, CIO, MV Transportation received the Enterprise ORBIE for organizations over $600 million annual revenue.

›› Neelu Sethi, SVP & CIO, Reddy Ice received the Large Corporate ORBIE for organizations over $400 million annual revenue.

›› Lucy Mariappa, CIO, International Leadership of Texas received the Corporate ORBIE for organizations up to $400 million annual revenue.

›› Ian Schneller, CISO, Health Care Service Corporation received the CISO ORBIE for Chief Information Security Officers.

The ORBIE Awards is the premier technology executive recognition program in the United States. Since inception in 1998, over 500 technology leaders have received the prestigious ORBIE Award. The ORBIE honors chief information officers & chief information security officers who have demonstrated excellence in 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 Dallas ORBIE Awards keynote was delivered by James Dallas, Two Time Fortune 500 CIO. Over 550 guests attended, representing leading North Texas organizations and their technology partners.

The 2023 Dallas ORBIE Awards was made possible by the following sponsors:

›› DallasCIO Underwriters: Lumen, Pariveda, Qentelli & Unify Consulting

›› DallasCISO Underwriters: BlueSky IT Partners

›› Gold sponsors: Allata, Cloudflare, DXC Technology, Fortinet, Saxon Global Inc, Tata Consultancy Services & Zscaler

›› Silver sponsors: AHEAD, FPT Software, Hitachi Vantara, LAM Technology LLC, Palo Alto Networks, SBase Technologies, SHI International, Slalom Consulting, Snowflake & VMware

›› Bronze sponsors: Between Pixels, BizCloud Experts, Capco, Deloitte, evolv Consulting, Fiserv, Globant, GTS Technology Solutions, HireRising, InfoVision, Marlabs, Netsync, Protiviti, PwC, Pyramid Technology Solutions, QualiZeal, Quisitive, TechStar Group & Tridius

›› Media partner: Dallas Business Journal

›› National partner: Year Up

›› About DallasCIO

DallasCIO is the preeminent peer leadership network of North Texas chief information officers. DallasCIO is one of over 30 chapters of the Inspire Leadership Network, a national membership organization comprised exclusively of CIOs from public and private businesses, government, education, healthcare and nonprofit institutions.

›› About DallasCISO

DallasCISO will be one of the first CISO chapters in the Inspire Leadership Network—bringing the same member-led, non-commercial approach which has attracted over 1,000 CIO members in over 30 chapters to the CISO community.

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