Event Details

OMNI Dallas

555 S Lamar St
Dallas, TX

February 25, 2022

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

Meet the 2022 ORBIE Winners!

The CIO of the Year ORBIE Award recognizes CIOs who have shown excellence in technology leadership in North Texas. 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

Bob Priest-Heck, CEO, Freeman

Bob is known as a visionary leader of people and events. His extensive experience across industries, technologies, and geographies brings a forward-thinking view to people development, business strategy, and the industry at large. Under his leadership, Forbes recognized Freeman as #4 in the Best Employers for Women and also as a Best Large Employer, AdAge listed Freeman as the world’s largest global event marketing company in their World’s 50 Largest Agency Companies list, and Chief Marketer named Freeman to its Top Marketing Agencies of 2022.



Dallas 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 North Texas through a series of year-long events.


2022 Dallas CIO of the Year 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 of the Year® Awards

Leadership Award Recipient

Robert Dixon, PepsiCo

Robert L. Dixon has over a 40-year career influenced the direction of two of the world’s most iconic organizations. As the longest tenured Chief Information Officer (CIO) in PepsiCo’s 50+ years of operation, he led the global function that delivered all information technology and information risk management solutions worldwide. He assumed the CIO and Business Transformation role for almost 9 years from 2007-2016. Prior to joining PepsiCo, Robert was a 30-year veteran with Procter & Gamble and concluded as Vice President in the Global Business Services Organization. Critical experiences gained throughout his career include leading digital transformations, IT, Engineering, Supply Chain, Brand Management and International.

Explore 20 years of CIO ORBIE finalists and winners.