Central Texas CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards

JW Marriott Austin

110 East 2nd Street
Austin, TX

September 30, 2022

7:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Meet the 2022 CIO ORBIE Finalists

CentralTexasCIO has announced finalists for the 2022 Central Texas CIO ORBIE® Awards, which recognizes the best-of-the-best in Central Texas technology leadership. Winners will be announced at the CIO ORBIE Awards on September 30, 2022 at the JW Marriott Austin.

2022 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.


2022 Keynote

Jed Yueh, Founder and CEO

Jedidiah Yueh is the best-selling author of Disrupt or Die, a book that refutes conventional ideas on innovation with proven frameworks from Silicon Valley. Prior to his book, Jed put his frameworks to the test, leading two waves of disruption in data management, first as founding CEO of Avamar (sold to EMC in 2006 for $165M). Avamar pioneered data de-duplication and generated over $4B in cumulative sales. After Avamar, Jed founded Delphix, which accelerates enterprise data delivery for over 30% of the Global 100 and has surpassed $100 million in ARR. In 2013, the San Francisco Business Times named Jed CEO of the Year. Jed has over 30 patents in data management and graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude with a degree in English from Harvard.



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.


2022 Central Texas CIO ORBIE Awards Agenda

7:15 a.m. - 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

Robert Strickland, M37 Ventures

Strickland founded Move 37 Ventures in 2014. M37 is a Technology Management Consulting & Business Solutions Company that services domestic and international organizations to understand and harness technology to propel their business forward in today’s global IT/mobile economy. M37 provides interim C-level capacity for organizations undergoing significant technology transformations. Rob is presently providing Interim COO duties at GenXComm. He has recently served as Interim CTO for Kymeta Corp (9 months), Interim CEO of Technologies (1 year), Interim CTO of Neustar (1 year) and Interim Group CTO Televisa (1 year). Rob is President and COO for Text+, a software-based MVNO platform with >7M subscribers with >100M downloads. Additionally, Strickland currently provides services to several international companies and several large US-based brands. Clients: GenXComm, LPL Financial, Epiq Global, Renew Financial, Huber+Suhner (Switzerland),, SINC USA, NTT Data Systems (México), Televisa (México), Grupo Carso/HITSS (México), CSG International, TruFort, Lightspin, Neustar, WeDo Technologies (Portugal), Tata Consultancy Services, Afiniti, Convene, Drake Star, Searchlight Capital, Pathway Consulting Group - among others. Rob was Chief Technical Officer of Leap Wireless/Cricket, until AT&T’s purchase in 2014. At the 6th largest wireless carrier, Rob led all Information Technology, Engineering and Operations (CDMA and LTE networks), and Product Realization.

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