Philadelphia ORBIE Awards

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

1201 Market Street

October 13, 2023

7:15am - 10:30am

Meet the 2023 ORBIE Winners!

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

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

Usman Waheed, Chief Digital Experience Officer

Renowned as a former National CIO of the Year and a sought-after technology speaker, Mr. Waheed serves as a seasoned Senior Advisor across diverse industries, spanning Technology, Energy, Insurance, Distribution, and Manufacturing. Currently holding the position of Chief Digital Experience Officer at UNFI, he spearheads digital transformation and innovation initiatives, propelling business growth and fostering competitiveness. Waheed's illustrious career is marked by his leadership in numerous transformative ventures, including his instrumental role as the Global Chief Information & Technology Officer at Knoll, Inc. (now MillerKnoll, Inc.). His previous appointments include serving as the Chief Architect and Global Enterprise Strategy & Delivery Leader at Iron Mountain, where he wielded comprehensive influence over the company's digital business performance, information technology, and the successful harnessing of emerging technologies to drive substantial new business growth. With a decade of consulting expertise, Mr. Waheed has consistently provided strategic counsel to a diverse portfolio of both public and private organizations. His unwavering commitment to technological innovation and business excellence continues to shape industries and inspire leaders worldwide.



Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia through a series of year-long events.


2023 Philadelphia CIO ORBIE Awards Agenda

7:15 a.m. - 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

Explore 20 years of CIO ORBIE finalists and winners.