Central Texas ORBIE Awards

JW Marriott Austin

110 East 2nd Street
Austin, TX

September 29, 2023

7:15am - 10:30am

Meet the 2023 ORBIE Winners!

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

2023 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.



Central Texas 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 Central Texas through a series of year-long events.


2023 Central Texas CIO ORBIE Awards Agenda

7:15am - 8:00 a.m. Pre-Event Networking
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. VIP Reception
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. CIO ORBIE® Awards

Leadership Award Recipient

Stephen Elkins, City of Austin (fmr)

Stephen Elkins is a dynamic technology leader with a proven track record of driving innovation and efficiency across diverse sectors. Currently holding the esteemed position of Texas Client Director at Microsoft, he continues to shape the technological landscape of the region. With his strategic vision and deep understanding of information technology, Elkins is committed to creating transformative solutions that empower businesses and communities alike. Before assuming his role at Microsoft, Stephen Elkins amassed invaluable experience during his tenure as the Chief Information Officer at the City of Austin, a position he held for an impressive decade. In this capacity, Elkins was entrusted with the oversight of the Communications and Technology Management department, where he played a pivotal role in harnessing the potential of technology to enhance performance and mitigate risks throughout the city's operations. His visionary leadership was instrumental in the development and implementation of cutting-edge information systems, enterprise architecture, security protocols, and information technology governance.

Explore 20 years of CIO ORBIE finalists and winners.