Event Details

Hilton Columbus at Easton

3900 Chagrin Dr
Columbus, OH

April 1, 2022

8:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Meet the 2022 ORBIE Winners!

The CIO of the Year ORBIE Award recognizes CIOs who have shown excellence in technology leadership in state of Ohio. Congratulations to this year’s award recipients!

2022 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.


2022 Keynote

Fran Dramis

Fran has had four parallel business careers: The first as a senior executive and head of technology at 5 Fortune 500 companies and as a CEO and COO of two midsize companies. The second as a board member of eight midsize and emerging market companies. The third as an angel investor in over 30 companies. The fourth as an author, mentor and speaker. Dramis has been recognized as one of the nation’s top executives for his leadership and innovativeness in technology. Over his career, he has received many leadership awards, including: CIO Magazine’s CIO 100 Award, CIO Magazine’s Top 100 Leaders for the Next Millennium, Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders, and GeorgiaCIO Lifetime Achievement Award. 



Ohio 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 state of Ohio through a series of year-long events.


2022 Ohio CIO of the Year 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 of the Year® Awards

Leadership Award Recipient

Jim Fowler, Nationwide (Jim Fowler)

As Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Nationwide, Jim Fowler is responsible for the company’s technology strategy, technology capabilities, and business innovation programs. Prior to joining Nationwide in 2018, Jim was CIO for General Electric, where he led the company’s global information technology strategy, services, operations, and internal digital transformation program. Prior to his 18-year career at GE, he held IT roles with NCR and Accenture.

Explore 20 years of CIO ORBIE finalists and winners.