HoustonCIO ORBIE Awards

Marriott Marquis Houston

1777 Walker St
Houston, TX

April 19, 2024

8:15am - 11:15am

Meet the 2024 ORBIE Winners!

The CIO ORBIE Award recognizes CIOs who have shown excellence in technology leadership in Houston. Congratulations to this year’s award recipients!

2024 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.



Houston 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 Houston through a series of year-long events.


2024 Houston CIO ORBIE Awards Agenda

8:15 a.m. - 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

Leadership Award Recipient

Archana "Archie" Deskus, PayPal Inc

Archana (Archie) Deskus is Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of PayPal. In this role, Archie oversees PayPal’s global technology, engineering, information, and global data science and advanced analytics organizations. In addition to enabling PayPal’s technology strategy, priorities, and data-driven operating model, Archie leads global information technology operations, including the planning, management, delivery, and transformation of PayPal’s technology stacks, systems support, and infrastructure. Prior to PayPal, Archie served as Intel’s Senior Vice President and CIO. In this role, the organization capitalized on information technology to accelerate the company’s significant growth goals across a diverse portfolio of businesses. Previously, Archie served as Senior Vice President and CIO for Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), where she was responsible for the company’s IT infrastructure and technology resources, working closely with HPE businesses to achieve strategic goals. Additionally, Archie oversaw NextGen IT, a company-wide transformation program, standardizing business policies, processes, and the underlying IT systems globally. Earlier in her career, she held CIO roles at Baker Hughes, Ingersoll Rand, Timex, and United Technologies. Archie serves on the board of directors of East West Bank, DataStax, and multinational information technology services and consulting company Cognizant. Having earned her MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Archie holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management Information Systems from Boston University.

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