Event Details

Grand Hyatt New York

109 E. 42nd Street, New York, NY

November 22, 2019

8:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Meet the 2019 ORBIE Winners!

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

2019 Awards Season

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


2019 Keynote

Becky Blalock, IT Thought Leader, Author, Speaker

Author of the bestselling book DARE: Straight Talk on Confidence, Courage, and Career and a trailblazer to the C-suite, Becky Blalock is a sought after speaker, IT thought leader and champion of skill and relationship building to achieve success in the workplace. Blalock is the Managing Partner at Advisory Capital, a consulting firm providing strategic insight for companies involved in the energy, information technology, and medical industries. During her 33-year career with Southern Company, Blalock held a variety of leadership positions before becoming SVP & CIO.



New York 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 New York City through a series of year-long events.


2019 New York CIO of the Year Awards Agenda

8:00 a.m. Registration & Networking
8:00 a.m. VIP Reception*
9:00 a.m. CIO of the Year® Awards Breakfast
11:15 a.m. Q&A with Keynote**

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

Leadership Award Recipient

Janet Sherlock, CIO, Ralph Lauren Corporation

As CIO at Ralph Lauren Corporation, Janet Sherlock is responsible for the Company’s global technology strategy and execution. She and her team are driving Ralph Lauren’s technology transformation and digitization across product design and development, supply chain, ecommerce, digital and store operations. Prior to joining Ralph Lauren, Sherlock was CIO at Carter’s, Inc. and led the Digital and Omni-Channel practice at Gartner, Inc. Sherlock has also held various business and IT leadership roles at Guess?, Inc., Calico Corners, British Petroleum, and ExxonMobil. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for BJ’s Restaurants (BJRI) and serves as an Advisory Board Member for She recently served as a Public Officer on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Technology Authority (GTA) as well as Chairman of the National Retail Federation (NRF) CIO Council.

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