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April 23, 2021

7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Meet the 2021 ORBIE Winners!

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

2021 Awards Season

CIO of the Year nominees & finalists are honored at a series of executive events, beginning with the Nominee Event and ending with the CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards.


2021 Keynote

James Dallas, CIO (fmr), Georgia Pacific

James is an accomplished senior executive with extensive experience as an agent of change in large domestic and international corporate settings. He has successfully implemented over 10 transformational and turnaround initiatives, 30 acquisition integrations, 5 operations/quality shared services centers of excellence, and 3 innovation centers. James has over 30 years experience in General Management/business operations roles as well as Chief Information Officer positions. He retired in September 2013 as Senior Vice President of Quality, Operations and IT at Medtronic, Inc., a global medical technology company that employs approximately 45,000 people and does business in more than 120 countries. James also served as a member of Medtronic’s executive management team. Prior to joining Medtronic in 2006, he was Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Georgia-Pacific Corporation, a global forest products company that employed over 55,000 people.



Arizona 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 Arizona through a series of year-long events.


2021 Arizona CIO of the Year Awards Agenda

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Pre-Event Networking
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. VIP Reception*
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. CIO of the Year® Awards
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Post-Reception

*Access limited to CIOs and select sponsor representatives.
**Access limited to CIOs, their direct reports, and select sponsor representatives.

Leadership Award Recipient

Deanna Wise, CIO, Banner Health

Deanna Wise, senior vice president and chief information officer for Banner Health, has been in the information technology field since 1989, and health care IT since 1994. Wise has a deep understanding and vast experience in the development and maintenance of industry-leading integrated health IT systems. Wise is focused on developing an innovative and inviting health care consumer and clinician experience. Known for growing leaders and teams, she has created an environment where team members can thrive with purpose in service delivery while leveraging innovation and technology. Her team was recently named to Coumputerworld’s 2020 list of the 100 Best Places to Work in IT.

Explore 20 years of CIO ORBIE finalists and winners.