St. Louis ORBIE Awards

The Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta Hotel

212 N. Kingshighway Blvd.
St. Louis, MO

November 18, 2022

7:15am - 10:30am

Meet the 2022 ORBIE Winners!

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

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

Jim Kavanaugh, CEO

Jim Kavanaugh is the co-founder and CEO of World Wide Technology (WWT), a $14.5 billion information technology systems integrator. Kavanaugh and his management team have guided WWT from a small start-up technology company into a world-class organization with more than 8,000 employees.In the early years, Kavanaugh solidified WWT’s financial position through profitable growth and a $27.5 million venture capital investment, which was repaid in 2005. Kavanaugh currently focuses his time in the areas of technology innovation, long-term planning, strategic acquisitions, financial performance, employee development and passionately overseeing WWT’s unique corporate culture. Prior to founding WWT, Kavanaugh worked at Future Electronics and played professional soccer. He received his Bachelor of Science in business administration from Saint Louis University in 1986.



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


2022 St. Louis 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

Jim Kavanaugh, World Wide Technology

Explore 20 years of CIO ORBIE finalists and winners.