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December 3, 2021

7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Meet the 2021 CIO ORBIE Finalists

St.LouisCIO has announced finalists for the 2021 St. Louis CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Awards, which recognizes the best-of-the-best in Greater St. Louis technology leadership. Winners will be announced at the CIO of the Year Awards on December 3, 2021 at the Join us online.

2021 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.


2021 Keynote

Raghu Raghuram, CEO, Vmware

Raghu Raghuram joined VMware in 2003 and currently serves as the company’s CEO. He is an industry thought leader and has successfully steered the company’s strategy and technology evolution across VMware’s rich history. During his tenure at VMware, Raghuram has held multiple leadership roles across several business units and even served as part of the leadership team that took the company through its initial IPO. Prior to VMware, Raghuram held product management and marketing roles at AOL, Bang Networks and Netscape. Raghuram holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai.



St. Louis 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 Greater St. Louis through a series of year-long events.


2021 St. Louis CIO of the Year Awards Agenda

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Pre-Event Networking
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. VIP Reception*
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. CIO of the Year® Awards
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Post-Reception

*Access limited to CIOs and select sponsor representatives.
**Access limited to CIOs, their direct reports, and select sponsor representatives.

Leadership Award Recipient

Mark Brooks, EVP & CIO, Centene Corporation

Mark J. Brooks is the Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Centene Corporation, a multi-national leader in government-sponsored healthcare programs serving under-insured and uninsured individuals. Since 2016, Mr. Brooks has led Centene Technologies, the company’s information technology (IT) organization, supported by 4,000+ employees across the country, and in Spain and the United Kingdom.

Explore 20 years of CIO ORBIE finalists and winners.