Event Details

Westin St. Francis

335 Powell St, San Francisco, CA

September 27, 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 the Bay Area. 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

Susan St. Ledger, President, Worldwide Field Operations, Splunk

As President of Worldwide Field Operations at Splunk, Susan St. Ledger is at the helm of one of the fastest growing cybersecurity and IT innovators. St. Ledger is a passionate learner who identifies market opportunity and anchors her leadership in a 'high-growth mindset', which is required to continuously transform and accelerate business.



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.


2019 Bay Area 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

Pat Gelsinger, CEO, Vmware

Pat Gelsinger became CEO of Vmware in September 2012, bringing more than 35 years of experience in a variety of technical and executive leadership roles. Under his leadership, VMware expanded from its core strength in virtualization to become a recognized global leader in cloud infrastucture, enterprise mobility and cyber security. During his tenure, Pat has nearly doubled the size of the company.

Explore 20 years of CIO ORBIE finalists and winners.