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About The CIO of the Year Awards

Established in 1998, the Georgia CIO of the Year® Awards is the premier technology executive recognition program in the state. This annual event honors chief information officers who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership. CIOs and those in equivalent positions are recognized in five categories: Global, Enterprise, Corporate, Emerging and Non-profit / Public Sector, and evaluated on innovation, leadership, business value creation, and community involvement.

The Awards enjoys the active participation of more chief information officers than any other event in Georgia. It has sold-out for the past five years and was expanded in 2013 for a special 15th anniversary program, which brought over 1,000 technology professionals and included recognition of prior winners.


2014 Georgia CIO of the Year Awards

Table Registration

Online table registration for the 2014 CIO Awards is now closed. We look forward to celebrating the best-of-the-best in Atlanta with over 900 technology executives on October 31, 2014. For questions, please contact Lisa LaRoque at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


2015 Highlights

Thanks to the support throughout the Georgia technology community, GeorgiaCIO received 165 nominations last year, and close to 1,000 IT professionals representing over 300 companies gathered to honor the best-of-the-best of Georgia’s technology leaders at the CIO Awards. Click below to see what giving a CIO the recognition they deserve feels like.

2015 CIO Award Highlights



Nominations for the 2016 Georgia CIO Awards opens February 18th. Anyone can nominate a deserving technology executive. Take advantage of this opportunity to nominate a CIO peer, colleague, or top customer, while supporting Georgia’s growing technology community.

Nominee Requirements

Meet the 2015 Finalists

Lifetime Achievement Award

Every year GeorgiaCIO recognizes a high profile technology leader who has a proven track record of successful technology leadership through a Lifetime Achievement Award. The Award recipients are nominated based on several criteria: significant contributions made to GeorgiaCIO as an officer or long-term participating member and/or has made a meaningful impact within Georgia’s technology community; has inspired others through their personal, professional, and civic accomplishments; and whose accomplishments have been acknowledged by peers, industry leaders and scholars as a prior CIO Awards Finalist / Winner, or in other noteworthy ways.

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Keynote Speaker

Keynote speakers for the CIO Awards have included the most recognizable names in technology: Mark Hurd CEO of Oracle, Tim Campos, CIO of Facebook; Bill Nuti, CEO of NCR; Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft; Anne Mulcahy, Chairwoman of Xerox; and other technology industry veterans. We look forward to announcing the 2016 CIO Awards keynote in the upcoming weeks!” This is identical to the second paragraph in the “About the CIO of the Year Awards.

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Location & Agenda

October 28, 2016  •  Cobb Galleria Centre
2 Galleria Parkway SE • Atlanta, GA 30339

6:30AM - 7:30AM       Registration & Networking
7:00AM - 7:30AM       Pre-Event VIP Reception*
7:30AM - 9:30AM       Breakfast& Awards Presentation
9:30AM - 10:00AM     Post event Q&A with Keynote    
*Access limited to CIOs, sponsors, and one representative from each VIP Table-of-Ten.


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