Congratulations to

Filip Michiels, CIO of the Year 2019

DP World & Agentschap Binnenlands Bestuur, ICT/Digital projects of the Year

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ABOUT

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?
 

DISCOVER the nominees

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. How smart IT workplace strategies lead to a higher employee experience and boost business performance More info
2. Digital transformation: Lessons learned in healthcare More info
3. Agile operations: Managing multicloud applications More info
8.00 PM Inspirational breakout sessions:
1.  Navigating your way to a happy cloud strategy More info
2. IT is dead, long live IT! Who will be driving IT in the future? More info
3. Innovation @ the speed of a startup and the scale of an enterprise More info
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.
 

REGISTER NOW

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

TUI Western Region

REGISTER

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!

CONTACT

Interested in Sponsoring?

Carole Santens
Account Manager
+32 476 93 17 66
carole.santens@roularta.be

More information?

Daisy Juvijns
Event Manager
+32 2 702 71 14
daisy.juvijns@roularta.be

PARTNERS

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.

IBM is a leading cloud and cognitive solutions company—IBM Cloud provides the essential tools clients need to get all the benefits of cloud—companies can build mission-critical applications once and run them on all leading public clouds or private clouds with IBM’s next-generation hybrid multicloud platform, built on Red Hat technologies. With Watson, the AI platform for business, powered by data, we are building industry-based solutions to real-world problems.

More information: ibm.biz/CIOoftheYear

SILVER SPONSORS

WITH THE KIND COLLABORATION OF:

Our goal is to help 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.

At IRIS Professional Solutions we serve customers varying from SMB to large enterprises to even International Organizations in segments such as Public, Banking & Finance, Industry, etc. Regardless of the company size or business activities, we’re ready to connect the dots to help you succeed in digital transformation.

IRIS Professional Solutions provides solutions and services to guide you through the various steps of your digitalization journey thanks to an extended portfolio covering Information Management Solutions & Hybrid Technology Solutions.

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.

Based in The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, USA and India, Plat4mation is an Elite ServiceNow Partner dedicated to delivering world-class products and services for the ServiceNow platform. We are driven to realize maximum value in the IT, employee, and customer workflow experiences for each one of our customers. We do this by providing a flawless customer experience utilizing Plat4mation’s extensive expertise. We assist customers all over the world to unleash the potential of ServiceNow to accomplish their digital transformation objectives.

Since the Plat4mation inception in 2013, we have grown to more than 200 employees globally, and we are still growing strong. Plat4mation has been successful by delivering award-winning ServiceNow applications that offer unique user and flow experiences.
For more information, visit www.plat4mation.com.

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.

IBM is a leading cloud and cognitive solutions company—IBM Cloud provides the essential tools clients need to get all the benefits of cloud—companies can build mission-critical applications once and run them on all leading public clouds or private clouds with IBM’s next-generation hybrid multicloud platform, built on Red Hat technologies. With Watson, the AI platform for business, powered by data, we are building industry-based solutions to real-world problems.

More information: ibm.biz/CIOoftheYear

SILVER SPONSORS

Our goal is to help 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.

At IRIS Professional Solutions we serve customers varying from SMB to large enterprises to even International Organizations in segments such as Public, Banking & Finance, Industry, etc. Regardless of the company size or business activities, we’re ready to connect the dots to help you succeed in digital transformation.

IRIS Professional Solutions provides solutions and services to guide you through the various steps of your digitalization journey thanks to an extended portfolio covering Information Management Solutions & Hybrid Technology Solutions.

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.

Based in The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, USA and India, Plat4mation is an Elite ServiceNow Partner dedicated to delivering world-class products and services for the ServiceNow platform. We are driven to realize maximum value in the IT, employee, and customer workflow experiences for each one of our customers. We do this by providing a flawless customer experience utilizing Plat4mation’s extensive expertise. We assist customers all over the world to unleash the potential of ServiceNow to accomplish their digital transformation objectives.

Since the Plat4mation inception in 2013, we have grown to more than 200 employees globally, and we are still growing strong. Plat4mation has been successful by delivering award-winning ServiceNow applications that offer unique user and flow experiences.

For more information, visit www.plat4mation.com.

WITH THE KIND COLLABORATION OF:

CIO of the Year 2019 – Rules of participation

We all want to use technology that makes our people work as optimal as possible, today and in the future. Studies show that the next generation discards certain companies as employer because , in their eyes, they are lagging behind in technology adoption for the workforce. Investing and having a strategy on future technologies, such as smart and AI supported workplaces is crucial in the war for talent.

Speaker: Jordi Baggen, Sales Director Client Solutions Group – Dell Benelux

Speaker:  Jean-Pierre Binon

Over the past decade clouds have been used within nearly every digital and business transformation, making IT more consumable and delivering innovation by leveraging cloud services like IOT, blockchain, analytics and AI from any cloud vendor. Looking at several studies only 20% of the easiest workloads are moved to cloud. The task ahead is modernizing existing core business application by applying an open hybrid multicloud strategy. In this session Dennis Lauwers, Distinguished Engineer for Hybrid Cloud Europe at IBM, will give you more insight how you can apply agile operations within a highly flexible and dynamic multicloud world.

Speaker: Dennis Lauwers, Distinguished Engineer for Hybrid Cloud Europe at IBM

What is a good multi-cloud and/or hyper cloud strategy? Many businesses struggle with integrating hyper-cloud efficiently (costs and workloads) in their current (multi)-cloud environment. During this session, we will discuss aspects, pitfalls and potential strategies.

Speaker: Nigel Moulton, Global  CTO Dell Technologies

The role of ICT is changing, or should we say expanding? But who will be driving it in the future? Once, IT enabled many businesses to differentiate from their competitors, now it has become commodity. But if technology is the main driver of business value nowadays, who will claim this new territory? IT is dead, long live IT.

Speaker: Robin Joncheere

Businesses need and want to speed up their innovation and use the latest technologies like  artificial intelligence, quantum computing, blockchain and cloud computing,  to stay ahead of competition. Many organisations however, face several pain points  in their innovation processes, like prototypes that never go-to-market,  innovations that appear not to be scalable or missing the right knowledge and expertise.

Speeding up and creating real results requires different innovation processes. The IBM Garage enables this. It is an innovation methodology whereby business and IT are closely working together, the necessary knowledge and expertise is infused and that is truly designed to be end-2-end.  It enables the "speed of a start-up at the scale of the enterprise”.

Speaker: Sara Ramakers, Cloud Consulting Services Leader at IBM

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.