Seattle CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards

The Westin Bellevue

600 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA

June 24, 2022

7:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Meet the 2022 ORBIE Winners!

The CIO ORBIE Award recognizes CIOs who have shown excellence in technology leadership in Seattle. 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

Brad Tilden, Chairman & CEO (ret)

Brad Tilden retired as Chairman of Alaska Air Group Board in May 2022 and as CEO of Alaska Air Group in March, 2021. Alaska Air Group is the parent company of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air.Under the leadership of Tilden and his team, Alaska focused on safety, low fares, profitable network growth, industry-leading operations, and remarkable service. The company earned 12-consecutive J.D. Power awards for highest customer satisfaction among traditional airlines from 2008 through 2019.Alaska Air Group is a Fortune 500 Company and is among the nation’s most profitable airlines.  During Tilden’s time as CEO, the size of the company doubled in both revenue and number of employees, and profits tripled.  During Tilden’s tenure as president and CEO, Alaska’s stock price increased ninefold and led the airline industry.



Seattle 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 Seattle through a series of year-long events.


2022 Seattle CIO ORBIE Awards Agenda

7:15 a.m. - 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

Charu Jain, Alaska Airlines

As the senior vice president of merchandising and innovation, Charu Jain serves as a change leader driving strategy and execution for both employee and guest-facing innovation along with taking Alaska Air Group to the next level with merchandising our products and services and managing our ever-evolving distribution channels. In collaboration with the commercial team, operating divisions and technology teams, Charu oversees the implementation of technology and processes that drive forward momentum around growing revenues, defining guest interaction, employee experience and innovation. Charu joined Alaska Airlines in 2017 as vice president information technology services and chief information officer, where she led the technology integration of Virgin America and a highly engaged organization with more than 500 information technology professionals fueled to create an airline people love by connecting people through technology.

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