Bay Area ORBIE Awards

Signia by Hilton San Jose

170 South Market Street
San Jose, CA

October 6, 2023

8:15am - 11:30am

Meet the 2023 CIO ORBIE Finalists

BayAreaCIO has announced finalists for the 2023 Bay Area CIO ORBIE® Awards, which recognizes the best-of-the-best in Bay Area technology leadership. Winners will be announced at the CIO ORBIE Awards on October 6, 2023 at the Signia by Hilton San Jose.

2023 Awards Season

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


2023 Keynote

Ralph Loura, CIO

Ralph Loura is an accomplished leader who provides support, guidance and strategy to businesses, boards and individual leaders. He is known for a strong combination of technology expertise and business acumen having led large and small teams across several industries and having advised early and late stage startups and large public companies alike.Ralph’s dynamic career spans multiple industries where he consistently generated business value in complex and varied environments. He has broad experience across Tech, Life Sciences, e-Commerce and CPG business models. He is particularly known for creating and developing great teams. He has been a catalyst for positive changes over the course of his career and has led several IT organizations through times of significant changewhere time and again he has demonstrated his ability in adapting/maturing technology organizations to solve business issues while managing costs and risks. Ralph’s CIO career includes roles such as SVP CIO for Lumentum. SVP CTO for Rodan and Fields, SVP CIO for HP, SVP CIO for Clorox, SVP CIO for Medicis, CIO for Symbol Technologies and Director roles at Cisco, DE Shaw and Company, Lucent Technologies and AT&T Bell Laboratories.



Bay Area CIO ORBIE 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 Bay Area through a series of year-long events.


2023 Bay Area CIO ORBIE Awards Agenda

8:15am - 9:00 a.m. Pre-Event Networking
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. VIP Reception
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. CIO ORBIE® Awards

Leadership Award Recipient

Rajat Taneja, Visa

Rajat Taneja is President of Technology for Visa, responsible for the company's technology innovation and investment strategy, product engineering, global IT and operations infrastructure. He joined Visa in November 2013. Prior to joining Visa, Mr. Taneja was Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Electronic Arts Inc., from October 2011 until November 2013, responsible for platform engineering, data center operations and IT supporting the company's global customer base. From 1996 until 2011, he worked at Microsoft Corporation, including most recently as the Corporate Vice President, Commerce Division, in 2011 and the General Manager and Corporate Vice President, Online Services Division, from 2007 to 2011. Mr. Taneja served on the board of directors of Ellie Mae from June 2015 until April 2019. He currently serves on the board of directors of MSCI.

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