Wisconsin ORBIE Awards

About WisconsinCIO

WisconsinCIO is the preeminent peer leadership network of Wisconsin chief information officers. WisconsinCIO is one of 30 chapters of InspireCIO, a national peer leadership network comprised exclusively of CIOs from public and private companies, government, education, healthcare and nonprofit organizations.

Achieve your full leadership potential with WisconsinCIO
Mission & Purpose

WisconsinCIO exists to help CIOs succeed in today’s most challenging C-suite executive role.

We convene leading CIOs and fosters meaningful relationships by hosting non-commercial, member-led programs – helping CIOs gain leadership advantage. At the end of the day, we are passionate about three things:

Helping CIOs connect and develop relationships with each other
Recognizing CIO success through local annual CIO ORBIE Awards
Inspiring CIOs to achieve their leadership potential

Leadership Programs

Semi-quarterly leadership development programs provide opportunities to develop and strengthen executive relationships, meet new CIOs and sharpen your leadership acumen.

Insider Events

CIO-hosted programs to showcase member organizations, executives, strategies & accomplishments

Leadership Keynotes

Exclusive, high-profile keynotes by C-suite leaders, best-selling authors & other inspiring leadership speakers

CIO Conversations

CIO-led dinners at upscale, local restaurants focusing on member topics & conversation


Framework for CIO collaboration around initiatives, leadership successes & challenges

Innovation Showcases

Rapid-fire presentations from member-selected, early-stage innovative companies, providing efficient & anonymous overview of potential new technologies & solutions

Member Breakfasts

Casual, CIO-hosted gatherings connecting CIOs who work in close proximity

Become a Member

Membership is limited to the CIO (or senior-most technology executive, regardless of title - CIO, CTO, CDO, etc.) of an organization with over $100 million in annual revenue. Organizations over $1B may enroll a second qualified CIO member, provided the primary CIO is a member in good standing. Organizations over $5B may enroll a third qualified CIO member.

Our Community

WisconsinCIO Underwriters

WisconsinCIO is supported by invitation-only, executive level, strategic sponsors known as Underwriters. Senior executives representing these organizations serve on WisconsinCIO’s Advisory Board and attend the CIO-led, non-commercial chapter leadership programs.

Media Sponsor

Achieve your full leadership potential through WisconsinCIO.