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October 29, 2020

7:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Meet the 2020 ORBIE Winners!

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

2020 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.


2020 Keynote

Tom Leighton, Co-Founder & CEO, Akamai Technologies

Dr. Tom Leighton co-founded Akamai Technologies in 1998 and served as Akamai’s Chief Scientist until he became CEO in 2013. Under Dr. Leighton’s leadership, Akamai has evolved from its origins as a Content Delivery Network (CDN) into one of the most essential and trusted cloud delivery and cybersecurity platforms, upon which many of the world’s best brands and enterprises build and secure their digital experiences. During his initial four years as CEO, Akamai’s revenue and profit grew by 70%, and annual revenue from Akamai’s security business grew 15-fold to more than $400 million per year.



Bay Area 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 the Bay Area through a series of year-long events.


2020 Bay Area 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.

Leadership Award Recipient

Richard Daniels, EVP & CIO (fmr), Kaiser Permanente

At Kaiser Permanente, one of America’s leading healthcare providers and not-for-profit health plans, Dick most recently served as its EVP & CIO following roles as its SVP of Enterprise Shared Services and its SVP & Business Information Officer. Over his 12-year tenure, Dick developed vision and strategy that leveraged technology to deliver quality care, service, access, and affordability. He further oversaw the execution of a plan that leveraged technology in transforming the organization to a cybersecurity sensitive, digital world and institutionalized governance mechanisms that enabled saving $1 billion.

Explore 20 years of CIO ORBIE finalists and winners.