Event Details

Marriott Marquis Houston

1777 Walker St., Houston, TX

March 8, 2019

7:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Meet the 2019 ORBIE Winners!

The CIO of the Year ORBIE Award recognizes CIOs who have shown excellence in technology leadership in Houston. 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

James Dallas, President, Core & Main Fire Protection

Brad Cowles was recently named President of Core & Main Fire Protection, a leading national distributor of fire protection products and fabrication, with 34 locations across theUS. Cowles also serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Core & Main (formerly HD Supply Waterworks,Ltd.), a role he has held since January, 2017. Core & Main is the nation’s largest distributor of water, wastewater and storm water products and services, with over 250 US locations.



Houston 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 Houston through a series of year-long events.


2019 Houston CIO of the Year Awards Agenda

7:00am Registration & Networking
7:00am VIP Reception*
8:00am CIO of the Year® Awards Breakfast
10:15am Q&A with Keynote**

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

Explore 20 years of CIO ORBIE finalists and winners.