Event Details

Meet the 2023 ORBIE Winners!

The CIO ORBIE Award recognizes CIOs who have shown excellence in technology leadership in . 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.



Ohio 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 Ohio through a series of year-long events.


2023 Ohio CIO ORBIE Awards Agenda

8:15am - 9:00 a.m. Pre-Event Networking
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. VIP Reception
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. CIO ORBIE® Awards

Award Recipient

Chris Hjelm, Kroger

Chris Hjelm is a c-Level technology leader with over 25 years of experience building and leading global technology strategy initiatives to drive innovation and transform legacy operations and businesses to ensure competitive advantage and cyber safety. He held a successful technology career with Fortune 100, high growth e-commerce and start-up businesses including Kroger, FedEx, Cendant, Orbitz, eBay, Excite@Home, Zoho and Hughes Aircraft. Chris Hjelm is currently on the boards of Computer Programs and Systems Inc. (CPSI) and Inky Technology Corporation and strategic advisor for Preferabli. Chris retired in July 2019 as EVP & CIO of the Kroger Company after 14 years of service.

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