ColoradoCIO Announces Recipients of 2020 CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards

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Executives from Arrow Electronics, Janus Henderson Investors, SCL Health, Lucky’s Market, Startek, Mental Health Center of Denver, and the Governor’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) Recognized for their Achievements

ColoradoCIO announced the winners of its 2020 CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Awards. ColoradoCIO recognized chief information officers in seven key categories – Leadership, Global, Large Enterprise, Enterprise, Large Corporate, Corporate and Public Sector. The Colorado CIO of the Year Awards were presented in a virtual format.

“The ColoradoCIO ORBIE winners demonstrate the value great leadership creates. Especially in these uncertain times, CIOs are leading in unprecedented ways and enabling the largest work-from-home experiment in history,” according to Evan McLaughlin, Executive Director of ColoradoCIO. “The ORBIE Awards are meaningful because they are judged by peers - CIOs who understand how difficult this job is and why great leadership matters.”

The 2020 Colorado CIO of the Year ORBIE Award winners are:

›› Vin Melvin, SVP & CIO, Arrow Electronics, received the Leadership CIO of the Year ORBIE.

›› Paul Algreen, CIO, Janus Henderson Investors, received the Global ORBIE for organizations over $1 billion annual revenue & multi-national operations.

›› Craig Richardville, SVP & CIO, SCL Health, received the Large Enterprise ORBIE for organizations over $2.5 billion annual revenue.

›› Aaron Everett, VP IT, Lucky’s Market, received the Enterprise ORBIE for organizations over $850 million annual revenue.

›› Wayne White, CIO, Startek, received the Large Corporate ORBIE for organizations over $400 million annual revenue.

›› Dr. Wes Williams, VP & CIO, Mental Health Center of Denver, received the Corporate ORBIE for organizations up to $400 million annual revenue.

›› Dr. Theresa Szczurek, CIO & Executive Director, Governor’s Office of Information Technology (OIT), received the Public Sector ORBIE for government & education organizations.

The CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards is the premier technology executive recognition program in the United States. Since inception in 1998, over 1,000 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

›› Engagement in industry and community endeavors

The CIO Awards ceremony was keynoted by Fran Dramis, Author, Speaker, Innovator & CEO of F. Dramis LLC. Over 300 guests attended virtually, representing leading Colorado organizations and their technology partners.

The 2020 Colorado CIO of the Year Awards was made possible by the following sponsors:

›› Underwriters: CenturyLink & Associate Staffing

›› Gold sponsors: Insight

›› Silver sponsors: Zscaler, Flexential, Splunk, ServiceNow & IQ Clarity

›› Bronze sponsors: Blackberry/Cylance, Comcast Business, Protiviti, FTP Software/Intellinet, Trace3, Dell Technologies, The HCI Group, CompuCom, Google Cloud, HP & Between Pixels

›› Media partner: The Denver Business Journal

›› About the ColoradoCIO

ColoradoCIO is the preeminent peer leadership network of Colorado chief information officers. ColoradoCIO is one of 17 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.
ColoradoCIO 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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