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April 9, 2021

7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Meet the 2021 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!

2021 Awards Season

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


2021 Keynote

Ric Campo, Chairman of the Board & CEO, Camden Property Trust

Richard Campo is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Camden Property Trust and has served in this capacity since May 1993. As the Chairman and CEO of one of the nation’s largest multifamily Real Estate Investment Trusts, Ric holds strategic roles within the real estate industry. He is currently a member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts where he previously served on both the Executive Board and Advisory Board, the National Multifamily Housing Council where he served on the Executive Committee and was past chairman, and the Urban Land Institute.



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.


2021 Houston CIO of the Year Awards Agenda

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Pre-Event Networking
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. VIP Reception*
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. CIO of the Year® Awards
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Post-Reception

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

Leadership Award Recipient

Shachella James, VP of IT, CenterPoint Energy

As the Vice President of Information Technology, she provides leadership to a technology organization that enables and supports the corporate technology enterprise, including merger technology integration, Solution Planning Delivery and Development Support, Finance & Field Operations Application Services, Customer Application Services, Capital Portfolio Planning and Customer Engagement Technologies. She engages the enterprise to identify innovation and solutions to meet the capabilities and industry demands. Shachella drives development plans leading to the transformation of the organization to achieve greater efficiencies, effectiveness, security, continuity and resilience via technology and resources. Her span of control includes managing the fiduciary, strategic, and operational accountabilities commensurate to this position.

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