Minnesota ORBIE Awards

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN

September 23, 2022

7:15am - 10:30am

Meet the 2022 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!

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.



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.


2022 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

Teddy Bekele, Land O' Lakes

Teddy serves as the Chief Technology Officer of Land O’Lakes leading the company’s digital transformation by leveraging existing and emerging technologies, to discover, implement and deliver solutions and ecosystems. Prior to his current role, Bekele served as Vice President of Ag Technology for WinField United. Bekele holds an MBA from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University. His community leadership includes serving as Chair of the Minnesota Broadband Task Force, Chair of the Federal Task Force on Precision Ag Connectivity, Director on the Board of Stella Health, Director on the Board of Genesys Works Twin Cities, and MnTech.

Explore 20 years of CIO ORBIE finalists and winners.