Tennessee CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards

Omni Nashville Hotel

250 Fifth Avenue South
Nashville, Tennessee

June 17, 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 Tennessee. 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

Anil Cheriyan, CIO & Corporate EVP

Anil Cheriyan is Cognizant’s Executive Vice President, Strategy and Technology. Overseeing all aspects of Corporate Strategy, Global IT and Global Security, Anil is responsible for Cognizant’s strategy, alliances and business development, and for strengthening the company’s global IT and security capabilities.  Prior to joining Cognizant in August 2020, Anil served as the U.S. Presidential Appointee in charge of Technology Transformation Services, with a mission to improve people’s lives through technology. Prior to his government role, Anil launched Phase IV Ventures, a consulting and advisory firm, advising banks, technology firms and late-stage growth startups. Before that, he served as EVP and CIO of SunTrust Banks and earlier in his career, Anil held senior leadership roles at IBM Global Business Services.



Tennessee 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 Tennessee through a series of year-long events.


2022 Tennessee 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

Andy Flatt, National Healthcare Corporation

B. Anderson Flatt (Andy) has 38 years of experience with healthcare companies in the Public and Private sector. In addition to his current role as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for National HealthCare Corporation, he has served in executive leadership roles at Corizon Health, Cigna-HealthSpring, AIM HealthCare (now a division of Optum) and Baptist Healthcare System (now a division of Ascension Health). During his career, Mr. Flatt has received national and global recognition as a pioneer in Electronic Health Record development, Large Scale Data Transaction Processing and VoIP telephony and Call Center technologies.

Explore 20 years of CIO ORBIE finalists and winners.