Ashwin Rangan receives ORBIE award

This award is dedicated to acknowledging CIOs who have showcased outstanding leadership in the realm of technology.

Mehak Luthra

Ashwin Rangan, the SVP of Engineering and chief information officer (CIO) of the Los Angeles-based non-profit, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) received the Nonprofit/Public Sector ORBIE award for government, education and nonprofit organizations.

During a career spanning more than two decades, Rangan has held diverse roles, within a range of organizations, both big and relatively small. Regarded as a forward-thinking figure, he has gained recognition as a strategist and trailblazer, adept at introducing imaginative and groundbreaking IT solutions to address the ever-changing demands of businesses and institutions.

Notably, he has held the role of CIO at prominent brands such as Rockwell International and Wal-Mart, and most recently at Edwards Lifesciences. In his current role, he maintains close collaboration with the ICANN operations teams situated across various locations such as the US, Turkey, Singapore, and Uruguay, as well as other regional operations teams.

Rangan's role at ICANN encompasses various responsibilities, notably the assurance of consistent availability for IT-driven services. He oversees teams that handle IT Governance and project management, IT Security, IT Infrastructure, solutions for engaging with the community, and operational systems for staff. Additionally, he offers leadership, strategic guidance, and management for the L-Root operations team.

Established in 1998, the ORBIE Awards stand as the foremost technology executive recognition program in the United States. Over the years, more than 700 esteemed individuals have been recognized with this prestigious accolade. The ORBIE Award is dedicated to acknowledging chief information officers who have showcased outstanding leadership in the realm of technology.


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