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September 10, 2021

7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Meet the 2021 CIO ORBIE Finalists

CharlotteCIO has announced finalists for the 2021 Charlotte CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Awards, which recognizes the best-of-the-best in Charlotte technology leadership. Winners will be announced at the CIO of the Year Awards on September 10, 2021 at the Join us online.

2021 Awards Season

CIO of the Year nominees & finalists are honored at a series of executive events, beginning with the Nominee Event and ending with the CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards.

 

2021 Keynote

Jim Whitehurst, President, IBM

Jim Whitehurst is the President of IBM. He is responsible for the IBM Cloud and Cognitive Software organization, and Corporate Strategy. Whitehurst is an advocate for open principles as a catalyst for business innovation. With a background in business development, finance and global operations, he has proven expertise helping companies flourish—even in the most challenging environments. Prior to IBM, Whitehurst served as the President and CEO of Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source enterprise software solutions.

 

Sponsorship

Charlotte CIO of the Year Awards sponsors are highly valued partners invited by local CIOs to experience the unique opportunity of recognizing the senior technology leadership of top organizations in Charlotte through a series of year-long events.

 

2021 Charlotte CIO of the Year Awards Agenda





7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Pre-Event Networking
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. VIP Reception*
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. CIO of the Year® Awards
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Post-Reception

*Access limited to CIOs and select sponsor representatives.
**Access limited to CIOs, their direct reports, and select sponsor representatives.

Explore 20 years of CIO ORBIE finalists and winners.