Winners of 2021 NewYorkCIO ORBIE Awards Announced

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Executives from JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo & Co., HARMAN International, The Port Authority of NY and NJ, Goya Foods Inc., Zelis Healthcare, & Hospital for Special Surgery Recognized for their Achievements

NewYorkCIO announced the winners of its 2021 CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Awards. NewYorkCIO recognized chief information officers in seven key categories – Leadership, Super Global, Global, Large Enterprise, Enterprise, Corporate, & Healthcare. The NewYorkCIO ORBIE Awards were presented virtually.

“The NewYorkCIO ORBIE winners demonstrate the significance of strong technology leadership in these uncertain times. Over the past year, CIOs are leading in unprecedented ways and enabling the largest work-from-home experiment in history,” according to Monique Cook, Executive Director of NewYorkCIO. “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 2021 NewYorkCIO ORBIE Award winners are:

  • Lori Beer, Global CIO, JPMorgan Chase received the Leadership CIO of the Year ORBIE.
  • Saulus Van Beurden, Senior EVP & Head of Technology, Wells Fargo & Co. received the Super Global ORBIE for organizations over $10 billion annual revenue & multi-national operations.
  • Nicholas Parrotta, CDO & CIO, HARMAN International received the Global ORBIE for organizations over $2 billion annual revenue & multi-national operations.
  • Robert Galvin, CTO, The Port Authority of NY and NJ received the Large Enterprise ORBIE for organizations over $4 billion annual revenue.
  • Suvajit Basu, CIO, Goya Foods Inc. received the Enterprise ORBIE for organizations over $1.5 billion annual revenue.
  • Kalicharan Durgampudi, CTO, Zelis Healthcare received the Corporate ORBIE for organizations up to $1.5 billion annual revenue.
  • Jamie Nelson, SVP & CIO, Hospital for Special Surgery received the Healthcare ORBIE for hospitals and healthcare organizations.

The CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards is the premier technology executive recognition program in the United States. Since inception in 1998, over 1,800 CIOs have been honored as finalists and over 400 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 NewYorkCIO ORBIE Awards keynote was delivered by Raghu Raghuram, CEO of VMWare. Nearly 400 guests attended virtually, representing leading Greater New York organizations and their technology partners.

The 2021 NewYorkCIO ORBIE Awards was made possible by the following sponsors:

  • Underwriters: Google Cloud, Insight, Lumen, Markley Group, & Splunk
  • Gold sponsors: Fortinet, HCL, SoftServe, Synechron, & VMWare
  • Silver sponsors: Accedian, Accenture, AWS, Boingo, Delphix, Kyndryl, Palo Alto Networks, Productiv, Rural Sourcing, SAP, Slalom, Walk-Me, Workday, & Zoom
  • Bronze sponsors: Between Pixels, CDW, Dell Technologies, Duck Creek, Ernst & Young, Larson & Toubro Infotech, Protiviti, Salesforce, TIBCO, & Zscaler
  • National partner: Year Up
  • Media partner: Crain’s New York Business
  • About NewYorkCIO

NewYorkCIO is the preeminent peer leadership network of Greater New York chief information officers. NewYorkCIO is one of 21 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.

NewYorkCIO 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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