Bay Area CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards

Hyatt Regency Santa Clara

5101 Great America Pkwy
Santa Clara, CA

September 9, 2022

7:15am - 10:30am

Meet the 2022 ORBIE Winners!

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

2022 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.


2022 Keynote

Dheeraj Pandey, CEO

Dheeraj is the co-founder, CEO & Chairman of, and was the founder, CEO & Chairman of Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX). Other than Nutanix, he currently also sits on the board of Adobe Inc. (NASDAQ: ADBE) and is a member of their Audit Committee. Dheeraj co-founded Nutanix in 2009, which has gone on to become a multi-billion dollar company with thousands of employees in over 60 countries. NTNX was the largest software IPO in all of 2016. Prior to founding Nutanix, he was the VP of Engineering at Aster Data (later Teradata), where he helped build the product and its engineering team from the ground up. At Oracle, he co-authored numerous patents in the area of distributed databases.Dheeraj’s entrepreneurial spirit has been recognized with a number of prestigious awards including Dell’s Founders 50 and the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year, Silicon Valley.



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.


2022 Bay Area CIO ORBIE Awards Agenda

7:15am - 8:00 a.m. Pre-Event Networking
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. VIP Reception
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. CIO ORBIE® Awards

Leadership Award Recipient

Dave Smoley, Apple

Dave Smoley has more than 30 years of experience leading technology change at large, multinational companies including Apple, AstraZeneca, GE, Honeywell, and Flex. Currently, Smoley is a Vice President of software engineering at Apple where his team is responsible for building, deploying, and running digital solutions across the $365 billion revenue company. Prior to Apple, Smoley helped reduce drug development cycle times and improve physician and patient engagement at AstraZeneca; introducing new, innovative systems and services which differentiated AZ from the competition. While partnering closely with the business to drive tech innovation, Smoley reduced IT spending by more than 48% over three years achieving the team’s stated ambition of being “twice as good for half the cost”. In doing so, he restructured the IT workforce, the application strategy, and the IT infrastructure footprint. Over this period multiple new cloud systems were deployed, new technology centers were staffed in India and Mexico, digital innovation has accelerated, and customer satisfaction reached an all-time high.

Explore 20 years of CIO ORBIE finalists and winners.