Minnesota ORBIE Awards

Minneapolis Marriott City Center

30 S 7th St
Minneapolis, MN

September 15, 2023

7:15am - 10:30am

Meet the 2023 ORBIE Winners!

The CIO ORBIE Award recognizes CIOs who have shown excellence in technology leadership in Minnesota & Fargo. Congratulations to this year’s award recipients!

2023 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.



Minnesota 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 Minnesota through a series of year-long events.


2023 Minnesota 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

Mike McNamara, Target

Mike McNamara has recently retired from his role as executive vice president, chief information officer for Target. During his time he responsible for the strategic direction and management of the enterprise technology systems that elevated the shopping experience for Target’s guests and team members. Mike also lead Target’s technology roadmap and enterprise data analytics and business intelligence strategy. Prior to joining Target in 2015, Mike spent more than 17 years at European-based retailer Tesco, most recently as the chief information officer. Mike is a member of the board of directors for Hawaiian Airlines, and Genesys Works Twin Cities, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing pathways to career success for high school students in underserved communities through skills training, meaningful work experience and impactful relationships. Mike has a bachelor of engineering degree from University College Dublin.

Explore 20 years of CIO ORBIE finalists and winners.