Jun 9, 2024

SouthFlorida CIO announces the winners of 2024 South Florida ORBIE Awards


SouthFloridaCIO announced the winners of its 2024 ORBIE® Awards recognizing technology leaders in six key categories: Global, Large Enterprise, Enterprise, Large Corporate, Corporate, & Leadership.

SouthFloridaCIO is the preeminent peer leadership network of South Florida chief information officers. SouthFloridaCIO is one of over 40 chapters of the Inspire Leadership Network, a national membership organization comprised exclusively of CIOs from public and private businesses, government, education, healthcare and nonprofit institutions.

The ORBIE Awards is the premier technology executive recognition program in the United States. Since inception in 1998, over 500 technology leaders have received the prestigious ORBIE Award. The ORBIE honors chief information officers who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership. Finalists and winners are selected by an independent peer review process, led by prior ORBIE recipients, based upon three main areas: Leadership and management effectiveness, Business value created by technology innovation, and Engagement in industry and community endeavors.

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“Great CIOs know technology moves fast, and connected leaders move faster, which makes the ORBIE® Awards significant,” said Tim Langley-Hawthorne, SouthFloridaCIO Chair. “Winners are selected by CIOs who understand the demands of technology leadership. South Florida ORBIE® Awards recognize the leadership excellence of CIOs transforming South Florida’s economy.”

The South Florida ORBIE Awards were held June 7th, 2024 held at The Diplomat, a beautiful beach resport in Hollywood, Florida. The keynote was delivered by Jacky Wright, Senior Partner and Chief Technology and Platform Officer, McKinsey & Company was interviewed by Ann Dozier, SVP & Chief Information & Technology Officer at Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. Over 300 guests attended, representing leading South Florida organizations and their technology partners.

The 2024 South Florida ORBIE Award winners are:

  • Jacky Wright, Senior Partner and Chief Technology and Platform Officer, McKinsey & Company received the Leadership ORBIE.
  • Rocky Wiggins, SVP & CIO, Spirit Airlines received the Global ORBIE for organizations over $2 billion annual revenue & multinational operations.
  • Sam Jaddi, CIO, ADT received the Large Enterprise ORBIE for organizations over $5 billion annual revenue.
  • Jack O’Hara, CIO, Chenmed received the Enterprise ORBIE for organizations over $1 billion annual revenue.
  • Tamecka McKay, CIO & Dir. IT Services, City of Fort Lauderdale received the Large Corporate ORBIE for organizations over $400 million annual revenue.
  • Raimundo Rodulfo, CIO & Dir. of Innovation & Technology, City of Coral Gables received the Corporate ORBIE for organizations up to $400 million annual revenue.

To see all the winners and finalists, visit www.sofloridacio.org/awards/2024