Who will be our 12th CIO of the Year?

And who will win an award for the Digital/ICT Project of the Year?
Discover it on November 21th.

Who is your favourite CIO?

Filip Michiels

Chief Information Manager
TUI Western Region

Brigitte Buyle

Chief Information Manager
Ethias

Koen Van Loo

Chief Information Manager
Renson

Vote until October 20th, midnight.

Want to meet the nominees?

Join us on November 21th at Event Lounge, Brussels. All CIO’s are invited for free.
 

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CIO of the Year

Who will be the next ‘CIO of the year’?

Who will be the successor to Erwin Verstraelen, CDIIO of Port of Antwerp, as ‘CIO of the Year’?
Who do you think deserves the title CIO of the Year 2019? 

The names, included in the list, will be the top 3 of the CIO’s active in our country or Belgians working abroad. They have proven that the job of CIO is one of the most exciting, challenging and important functions in the business world today. Thanks to their visionary approach, they have been successful at using ICT tools for the benefit of operational management. The CIO’s have, in the course of their careers, demonstrated strategic vision, leadership, personality and the capacity to contribute to an organisation’s business strategy.

The winner of the award ‘CIO of the Year 2019’ will be chosen by a professional jury of specialists and by the readers of Data News (online voting).

Any questions or do you want to suggest one or more CIO’s for the voting list?
 

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ICT / Digital Project of the Year

The CIO of the Year 2019 contest wants to reward ICT projects and digital projects which have been successfully completed and which are innovative both in the use of technology as well in the business approach. The contest is open to both the private and public sector and to both large and small or medium sized organisations.

The emphasis is on ‘innovation’; projects that have achieved real added value for a company or organisation thanks to clever use of digital technology. Technological innovation is important, but the impact on the business also plays a very important role.

The size of the company or the scope of the project is not important. Clever, innovative, smaller applications have just as much chance of winning as large and expensive projects. You just need to be able to demonstrate that the innovative ICT Project has given the business a real boost or added value!

Are you an ICT manager or project manager and have you successfully completed an innovative digital project over the last year (or part of a project running over several years)? Then make sure you take part in the ‘Digital Project of the Year 2019’ contest!

Please, fully complete the registration form as this information will be used by the jury to make a preliminary selection of all applications. And please note: the deadline for submitting your file is the September 27th 2019. A professional and academic jury will decide upon the final winners.
 

PROGRAMME

6.30 PM Welcome reception
7.30 PM Inspirational breakout sessions:
1. Navigating your way to a happy cloud strategy
2. Digital transformation: Lessons learned in healthcare
3. Hybrid, multicloud by design: Accelerating the enterprise cloud journey
8.00 PM Inspirational breakout sessions:
1. How smart IT workplace strategies lead to a higher employee experience and boost business performance
2. IT is dead, long live IT! Who will be driving IT in the future?
3. How to build the right cloud foundation?
8.30 PM Plenary closing ceremony
Awards presentation
9.15 PM Walking dinner & networking

Want to get inspired?

Join us on November 21th 2019 at Event Lounge, Brussels.
Access is exclusively reserved for CIOs, CDOs or ICT managers.
 

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JURY

The specialist jury includes representatives from the academic world, the business world and the editorial team.

CIO of the Year

The winner in the CIO of the Year category will be decided by the jury, as well as by the readers of Data News (online voting).

Digital Project of the Year

The professional & academic jury will decide upon the final winners.

HALL OF FAME

2008

(Agfa)

2012

(De Persgroep)

2016

(UCB)

2009

(TomTom)

2013

(RTBF)

2017

(Kinepolis Group)

2010

(GSK)

2014

(Melexis)

2018

(Port of Antwerp)

2011

(Coca-Cola Europe)

2015

(Wabco)

2019 - ?

 

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carole.santens@roularta.be

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Event Manager
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PARTNERS

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Founded in 1983, Dimension Data is now a USD 8 billion global leader in designing, optimising, and managing today’s evolving technology environments. This enables its clients to leverage data in a digital age, turn it into information, and extract insights. 

Headquartered in Johannesburg, Dimension Data employs 28,000 people across 47 countries. The company brings together the world’s best technology provided by market leaders and niche innovators with the service support that clients need for their businesses – from consulting, technical, and support services to a fully-managed service. 

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GOLD SPONSORS

Dell Technologies is a unique family of businesses that helps organizations and individuals build their digital future and transform how they work and live. The company provides customers with the industry’s broadest and most innovative technology and services portfolio spanning from edge to core to cloud. The Dell Technologies family includes Dell, Dell EMC, Pivotal, RSA, Secureworks, Virtustream and VMware.

Founded in 1983, Dimension Data is now a USD 8 billion global leader in designing, optimising, and managing today’s evolving technology environments. This enables its clients to leverage data in a digital age, turn it into information, and extract insights. 

Headquartered in Johannesburg, Dimension Data employs 28,000 people across 47 countries. The company brings together the world’s best technology provided by market leaders and niche innovators with the service support that clients need for their businesses – from consulting, technical, and support services to a fully-managed service. 

Dimension Data is a proud member of the NTT Group.

TEST TEKST IBM

SILVER SPONSORS

IRIS Professional Solutions provides solutions and services to guide companies through the various steps of their digital transformation thanks to an extended portfolio covering: Enterprise Information Management, Hybrid Cloud, Consulting Services & Business Process Outsourcing.

Our goal is to help individuals, professional organizations, public administrations and international institutions to better manage their information and to transform their main assets into digital data, easy to archive, easy to share and easy to convert into valuable and actionable content. In short IRIS helps you go digital!

DXC Technology, the world’s leading independent, end-to-end IT services company, manages and modernizes mission-critical systems, integrating them with new digital solutions to produce better business outcomes. The company’s global reach and talent, innovation platforms, technology independence and extensive partner network enable more than 6,000 private- and public-sector clients in 70 countries to thrive on change. For more information, visit www.dxc.technology.

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CIO of the Year 2019 – Rules of participation

Filip Michiels started his career at cosmetics multinational The Estée Lauder Companies, where he managed an international software development division, before moving on to consecutively managing IT for several Belgian based national and multinational B2B and B2C companies as a CIO.
Filip joined TUI in the beginning of 2014. As head of the IT departments for Belgium, Netherlands and France, his ambition is not only to cover smoothless operation of the existing IT environment, but also to ensure TUI is staying more than relevant as a travel player delighting its customers through excellent digital innovations.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/filipmichiels

Prior to starting her career at the bank & insurance company Ethias, Brigitte Buyle already built up an impressive, rich career on the supplier and services side. For nine years she took up various director roles at IBM. In October 2016 she exchanged ‘big blue’ for Ethias ánd a seat on the NRB board of directors. It was specifically because of her experience in the IT sector, Brigitte Buyle was recruited as CIO with the explicit task of supporting the digital transformation. One year after starting at Ethias, she was appointed Chief Digital Transformation Officer (CDTO). She also immediately became a member of the executive committee.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/brigitte-buyle-a4129143

Before joining Renson, headquartered in Waregem, as Chief Information Officer Koen Van Loo was active at ADMB and Partezis for a long time before he was hired by Athena Graphics as chief digital officer. In May 2017 he decided to take up the IT-responsibility at Renson. He plays a coordinating role in the expansion of the group's digital structure, while transforming the IT capabilities of the company with a strong focus on a renewed IT governance. In the last couple of years Renson is intensifying its ambition to expand from a Belgian business to a global player in the fields of ventilation, sun protection and outdoor concepts.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kvanloo

CIO of the year 2019 - Regulations

Roularta Media Group (Data News) is awarding prizes in the following categories in 2019: CIO of the Year 2019 and ICT / Digital Project of the Year 2019.

The CIO of the Year will be chosen on the basis of a shortlist put together by the jury. The winner of the award CIO of the Year 2019 will be chosen by a professional jury of specialists and by the readers of Data News and Trends (online voting on www.datanews.be/cio).

ICT managers and project leaders can compete for the title ‘ICT / Digital Project of the Year’ by filling in a registration form. A participant presents an ICT project within one aforementioned categories (determined by sector/scope). The jury may decide to change the categorization of each project.

The following criteria will be used by the jury to assess the project: the innovative character of the project, originality of the project, technical execution of the project, business-critical character of the project, management of the project team, attention for communication to users, punctuality of the achievement, etc. This list of criteria is not exhaustive.

The following candidatures will not be considered:

The jury assesses the admissibility of the project in full objectivity.

The participant always reserves the right to withdraw, add to or modify their candidacy.

Roularta Media Group (Data News) will deal with all candidatures in a discrete and confidential manner.

The jury assesses with full objectivity. Their decision is final.

The prize can only be awarded to a single person. For group submissions, a person must always be indicated who will ultimately be awarded the prize.

The participant’s participation implies agreement with all the points in this regulation.