Event Details

The Westin Charlotte

601 S College St., Charlotte, NC

September 20, 2019

7:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Meet the 2019 ORBIE Winners!

The CIO of the Year ORBIE Award recognizes CIOs who have shown excellence in technology leadership in Charlotte. Congratulations to this year’s award recipients!

2019 Awards Season

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


2019 Keynote

Cathy Bessant, Chief Operations and Technology Officer, Bank of America

Catherine P. Bessant is chief operations and technology officer at Bank of America, and is a member of the company’s executive management team. Since 2010, Bessant has led Global Technology and Operations (GT&O), delivering end-to-end technology and operating services across the company through nearly 95,000 employees and contractors in more than 35 countries.



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.


2019 Charlotte CIO of the Year Awards Agenda

7:00 a.m. Registration & Networking
7:00 a.m. VIP Reception*
8:00 a.m. CIO of the Year® Awards Breakfast
10:15 a.m. Q&A with Keynote**

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

Leadership Award Recipient

Cam Faison, SVP & CIO, Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company

Cam Faison joined Charlotte Pipe and Foundry’s information systems department in 1983. He has held many IS positions related to application systems development, technology services and ERP implementations. A unique career opportunity was created when Cam was asked by the business to lead the company’s customer service center in 1990. He later led the sales and distribution implementation for an ERP system in 1995, returning to information systems. Since becoming CIO in 1998, he has been responsible for the company’s information systems, technology, security and acquisition integration.

Explore 20 years of CIO ORBIE finalists and winners.