Event Details

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

1201 Market St., Philadelphia, PA

October 18, 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 Philadelphia. 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

Becky Blalock, IT Thought Leader, Author, Speaker

Author of the bestselling book DARE: Straight Talk on Confidence, Courage, and Career and a trailblazer to the C-suite, Becky Blalock is a sought after speaker, IT thought leader and champion of skill and relationship building to achieve success in the workplace. Blalock is the Managing Partner at Advisory Capital, a consulting firm providing strategic insight for companies involved in the energy, information technology, and medical industries. During her 33-year career with Southern Company, Blalock held a variety of leadership positions before becoming SVP & CIO.



Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia through a series of year-long events.


2019 Philadelphia 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

Michael Golz, SVP & CIO Americas, SAP America Inc

Michael Golz is the Chief Information Officer for SAP America and in this role he helps SAP and businesses across 25+ industries become Intelligent Enterprises through the power of technology. Previously, he held senior global leadership roles in Business Applications, in Product System Services, and Infrastructure after joining SAP in Service & Support in 1998. His focus is on business and organizational transformation, and driving a purpose driven culture. Throughout his tenure with the company, SAP has experienced exponential growth to become a world leader in business applications, with more than $30bn in revenue and 100,000 employees.

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