Usman Waheed, Knoll CIO & CTO, Wins 2019 CIO ORBIE Award

Annual ORBIE Awards recognize top technology executives for leadership, innovation and excellence

Usman Waheed, Knoll Chief Information and Technology Officer, won a CIO of the Year ORBIE Award at the annual Philadelphia CIO Leadership Association (PhillyCIO) ceremony. The ORBIE honors chief information officers who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership. PhillyCIO recognized chief information officers in six key categories—leadership, global, large enterprise, enterprise, corporate and healthcare.

Usman Waheed received the Global ORBIE, which is for organizations over $1 billion in revenue and that are multi-national.

“Today’s recognition of these CIO Executives’ ability to innovate and lead their organizations is the cornerstone of the Philadelphia CIO Leadership Association’s vision of developing transformative technology leaders who deliver business outcomes that impact their organizations, their industries and our world,” said Melissa Sawyer, Executive Director of PhillyCIO. “Being selected by their peers is testament to the innovation, leadership and perseverance these individuals have mastered in earning this prestigious recognition.”

The CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards is the premier technology executive recognition program in the United States. Since inception in 1998, over 800 CIOs have been honored as finalists and over 200 CIO of the Year winners have received the prestigious ORBIE Award.

Usman Waheed Recieves CIO ORBIE Award of the Year

About the Philadelphia CIO Leadership Association

The Philadelphia CIO Leadership Association (PhillyCIO) is the preeminent professional association for Philadelphia chief information officers. Membership is comprised exclusively of CIOs (or equivalent executive roles) from public and private companies, government, education, healthcare and nonprofit organizations.