Kansas City ORBIE Awards

Loews Kansas City Hotel

1515 Wyandotte St
Kansas City, MO

August 18, 2023

7:15am - 10:30am

Meet the 2023 ORBIE Winners!

The CIO ORBIE Award recognizes CIOs who have shown excellence in technology leadership in Greater Kansas City. 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.



Kansas City 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 Kansas City through a series of year-long events.


2023 Kansas City 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

Deborah Gash, St. Luke's Health

Debe Gash leads a broad range of digital initiatives and solutions across the health system, including developing and implementing IT strategies and fostering a digital culture. She is responsible for updating the necessary standards, infrastructure, and security policies to protect SLHS’s information assets. Debe also ensures quality IT support for the health system and provides guidance in cost-effective clinical and business solutions. She joined Saint Luke’s Health System in 1992, where she was responsible for physician services for Saint Luke’s Medical Group and served as project manager and director of application development in information services. Debe began her career in health care managing physician offices and patient accounting. In 1989, she moved to Kansas City and joined Baird, Kurtz and Dobson, CPA, as a health care consultant. Debe is an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, and the American College of Medical Practice Executives. She is the chair of the board of directors for Missouri Health Connection and holds the following certifications: FACHE, CHCIO, FHIMSS, CMPE, and CPHIMS.

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