The Houston CIO Leadership Association (HoustonCIO) is the preeminent professional association for Houston chief information officers. HoustonCIO is one of 12 chapters in the Inspire CIO Leadership Network (InspireCIO), a national professional association comprised exclusively of CIOs (or equivalent executive roles) from public and private companies, government, education, healthcare and nonprofit organizations.
Presented by HoustonCIO, the annual CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Awards is the premier technology executive recognition program in Houston. Since inception of the first CIO of the Year Awards in 1998, over 800 CIOs have been honored as finalists and over 185 CIO of the Year winners have received the prestigious ORBIE Award. The Award honors chief information officers who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership.