CIO of the Year

ORBIE Awards

2018 Winners

Global

Mark Blais
CIO
2018 CIO Awards

Enterprise

David Harkness
SVP & CIO
2018 CIO Awards

Corporate

John Avenson
VP of IT
2018 CIO Awards

Nonprofit

Mark Kondrak
CIO
2018 CIO Awards

2018 Finalists

Global

2018 CIO Awards
Mark Blais
CIO
2018 CIO Awards
2018 CIO Awards
Steven John
CIO
2018 CIO Awards
2018 CIO Awards
Michael Mathews
SVP & CIO
2018 CIO Awards
2018 CIO Awards
Daniel Ritch
VP Connected Service and CIO
2018 CIO Awards
2018 CIO Awards
Tiffany Snyder
CIO Cargill Animal Nutrition
2018 CIO Awards

Enterprise

2018 CIO Awards
Mark Gingrich
CIO
2018 CIO Awards
2018 CIO Awards
David Harkness
SVP & CIO
2018 CIO Awards
2018 CIO Awards
Jeff Kubacki
VP & CIO
2018 CIO Awards
2018 CIO Awards
Michael Larson
SVP & CIO
2018 CIO Awards
2018 CIO Awards
Anudeep Parhar
CIO
2018 CIO Awards

Corporate

2018 CIO Awards
John Avenson
VP of IT
2018 CIO Awards
2018 CIO Awards
Mark Botticelli
EVP & CTO
2018 CIO Awards
2018 CIO Awards
Lisa Dunnigan
CIO, Principal
2018 CIO Awards
2018 CIO Awards
Jim Nonn
CIO
2018 CIO Awards
2018 CIO Awards
John Ziemann
CTO
2018 CIO Awards

Nonprofit

2018 CIO Awards
Mark Kondrak
CIO
2018 CIO Awards
2018 CIO Awards
Michael McCullough
CIO
2018 CIO Awards
2018 CIO Awards
Tim Thull
SVP & CIO
2018 CIO Awards
2018 CIO Awards
Tarek Tomes
CIO
2018 CIO Awards
2018 CIO Awards
Matthew Werder
CTO
2018 CIO Awards

2018 Keynote

2018 CIO Awards

James Dallas, Two-Time Fortune 500 CIO

Georgia Pacific | Medtronic

James is an accomplished senior executive with extensive experience as an agent of change in large domestic and international corporate settings. With over 30 years’ experience in General Management/business operations roles as well as Chief Information Officer positions, James retired in September 2013 as Senior Vice President of Quality, Operations and IT at Medtronic, Inc.

Prior to joining Medtronic in 2006, James was Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Georgia-Pacific Corporation, a global forest products company with over 55,000 employees. Over 22 years at Georgia Pacific, James served in many information technology and operating roles, including the executive management team. Much of James’s career has been focused on bridging the gap between strategy and execution, using IT for competitive advantage, and leadership development.

“Mastering the Challenges of Leading Change: Succeed Where Others Fail” was released in 2015 by Wiley Publishing.  James currently serves on the corporate boards of several public and non-profit organizations. He has been named one of the most powerful black men in corporate America and received GeorgiaCIO’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015. James is a native of Atlanta, GA., where he and his wife of 34 years, Celest, reside. They have three daughters.

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Twin Cities CIO of the Year Awards sponsors are highly valued partners invited by local CIOs to experience the unique opportunity of supporting and recognizing the senior technology leadership of Minneapolis/St. Paul’s top organizations through a series of year-long events.

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