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Truliant CIO Sandeep Uthra Wins Prestigious ORBIE Award

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (September 26, 2019) – Sandeep Uthra, Truliant Federal Credit Union’s Chief Information Officer, has been named winner of a prestigious ORBIE Award from the Charlotte CIO Leadership Association.

Uthra was one of five finalists in the not-for-profit ORBIE category. Charlotte CIO recognized chief information officers in five key categories – Leadership, Global, Enterprise, Corporate and the Nonprofit/Public Sector. Awards were presented at the Charlotte CIO Leadership Association’s CIO of the Year Awards at the Westin Charlotte on Friday. 

“Receiving an ORBIE is a great honor that I share with my team at Truliant,” Uthra said. “As our credit union continues to enhance a culture of innovation that uncovers the unmet needs of our members, I’m honored to be recognized for leadership in developing transformative technology solutions into personal service with our member-owners’ best interests in mind.” 

The CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards is the premier technology executive recognition program in the United States. Since inception in 1998, more than 800 CIOs have been honored as finalists and more than 200 winners have received the prestigious ORBIE Award. 

The ORBIE honors CIOs who demonstrate excellence in technology leadership. Finalists and winners are selected by an independent peer review process, led by past ORBIE recipients, based on:

•    Leadership and management effectiveness
•    Business value created by technology innovation
•    Size and scope of responsibilities
•    Engagement in industry and community endeavors

The Charlotte CIO Leadership Association is a professional association for Charlotte chief information officers. Charlotte CIO is one of 16 chapters in the Inspire CIO Leadership Network, a national professional association comprised of CIOs from public and private companies, government, education, healthcare and nonprofit organizations.

“We celebrate this recognition and Sandeep’s far reaching achievements in Truliant’s IT transformation,” said Truliant President Todd Hall. “He is at the nexus when it comes to technology and innovation at our credit union.

Since joining us in 2016, he has superbly enhanced our speed of adoption with architecture, systems integration and robotics with a focus of bettering Truliant’s member and employee experience. This award speaks volumes about the impact of his leadership.”

Uthra has more than two decades of experience developing and executing IT strategies as a business solution technology executive. He has an Executive MBA from the McColl School of Business at Queens University and a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Amravati University in India. He is an Advisory Board Member to the Wake Forest Master of Sciences in Business Analytics and the McColl School, where he also serves in the school’s student mentoring program. 


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