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The European Digital Leader of the Year Awards

For more than 10 years CIONET collaborates with Dr. Nils Fonstad of MIT CISR to raise awareness of what great digital leadership consists of. The European Digital Leader of the Year (EDLOTY) program is an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of all finalists and to highlight Europe’s top Digital Leaders in 4 categories:

  1. Public sector and non-profit (Government, NGO)
  2. Financial sector (Banking, Insurance, Financial Services)
  3. B2B: Business focused sector
  4. B2C: Consumer focused sector

The Objectives

There are two key objectives to the European Digital Leader of the Year program:

  • Recognize and celebrate Digital Leaders and their teams that have made their organizations more successful by leading teams to use digital technologies to create significant business value.
  • Raise awareness in the public and business press of the increasingly strategic and diverse roles of Digital Leaders and their teams in both private and public sector organisations;

The Awards

The Digital Leaders are judged by a selected jury on their specific qualities. The selection criteria include:

  • How well does the Digital Leader adjust his IT strategy to meet the needs of his business?
  • How does the Digital Leader deploy his team to meet the business requirements
  • How does the Digital Leader determine his priorities and how effective does he manage them?

In the end there will be 4 winners, one in each category. They will be able to add this prestigious title to their award list.

 

The Winners

Within each category, the selection committee – consisting of past winners, academics, and CIONET – will select a winner. CIONET will host CIONEXT, a virtual conference during which all Finalists will be featured. The winners will be invited to the award ceremony.

 

 

The Finalists of the 2023 European Digital Leader Of The Year Awards
 
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Finalist 2023 Belgium

Geert Goethals

CIO

Proximus

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Finalist 2023 Belgium

Jan Dobbenie

CIO

VDAB

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Finalist 2023 Italy

Anna Maria Ricco

COO

AXA Italia

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Finalist 2023 Belgium

Johan Kestens

Head of Information Security International

BNY Mellon

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Finalist 2023 Italy

Carlo Bozzoli

Global CIO

Enel Group

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Finalist 2023 Luxembourg

Jean-Christophe Witz

CIO

Husky

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Finalist 2023 Norway

Åshild Hanne Larsen

VP Subsurface Excellence & Digital

Equinor

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Finalist 2023 Poland

Piotr Słomianny

CIO & CFO

MPWiK Wrocław

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Finalist 2023 Poland

Sławomir Soszyński

CIO & VP of the Board

ING Bank Śląski

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Finalist 2023 Poland

Tomasz Blicharski

Executive Vice President, Board Member, Managing Director

Żabka Future

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Finalist 2023 UK

Natasha Davydova

Head of Infrastructure and Information Security

Allianz Technology

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Finalist 2023 Spain

Raúl Jimenez

Managing Director

Digital Agency of Andalucía

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Finalist 2023 Portugal

Miguel Cordeiro

Director Information Technology System

Rangel Logistics Solutions

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Finalist 2023 Netherlands

Hans Geurts

Chief Information Officer

VTTI B.V.

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Finalist 2023 Germany

Dr. Axel Schell

Chief Technology Officer

Allianz Technology

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Finalist 2023 Netherlands

Daniel Gebler

CTO

Picnic

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Finalist 2023 Netherlands

Lourens Visser

CIO

Dutch Central Government

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Finalist 2023 Spain

Christian Palomino

Global Vice President IT

Meliá Hotels International

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Finalist 2023 UK

Alex Bowles

Head of Infrastructure and Service Management

John Lewis Partnership

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Finalist 2023 UK

Robbert van Rutten

Senior Vice President & Downstream CIO

Shell

 

The Winners of the 2021 European Digital Leader Of The Year Awards

 

 
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Winner Finalist Jury 2021 Netherlands

Nik Puri

Senior Vice President, International IT

FedEx Express

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Winner Finalist Jury 2021 Germany

Melanie Kehr

Member of the Executive Board | CIO

KfW

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Winner Finalist Jury 2021 UK

Marina F. Bellini

Chief Information & Digital Officer

BAT

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Winner Finalist Jury 2021 Poland

Krzysztof Dąbrowski

COO

mBank

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Winner Finalist Jury 2021 Italy

Marco Moretti

Chief Information Officer

A2A

The Jury of the European Digital Leader Of The Year Awards
 
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Winner Finalist Jury 2021 Netherlands

Nik Puri

Senior Vice President, International IT

FedEx Express

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Winner Finalist Jury 2021 Germany

Melanie Kehr

Member of the Executive Board | CIO

KfW

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Winner Finalist Jury 2021 UK

Marina F. Bellini

Chief Information & Digital Officer

BAT

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Winner Finalist Jury 2021 Poland

Krzysztof Dąbrowski

COO

mBank

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Winner Finalist Jury 2021 Italy

Marco Moretti

Chief Information Officer

A2A

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Winner Finalist Jury 2020 Belgium

Erwin Verstraelen

Chief Digital Innovation Officer

Port of Antwerp

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Winner Finalist Jury 2020 Belgium

Geert Standaert

Chief Technology Officer

Proximus

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Winner Finalist Jury 2020 Netherlands

Rui Pedro Silva

Group Chief Digital Officer

ERIKS

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Winner Finalist Jury 2020 Portugal

Miguel Teixeira

Digital Transformation

Renault Group

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Winner Finalist Jury 2020 Germany

Anke Sax

COO/CTO

KGAL GmbH & Co. KG (KGAL)

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Winner Finalist Jury 2018 Netherlands

Bouke Hoving

CIO Retail Banking

ING

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Winner Finalist Jury 2018 Germany

Stefan Würtemberger

Vice President Information Technology

Marabu Inks

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Winner Finalist Jury 2018 Portugal

Ana Neves

Founding Member

EuroDIG

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Winner Finalist Jury 2018 Spain

Jaime Sanz

IT Managing Director

Santander Global T&O

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Winner Finalist Jury 2018 Italy

Emiliano Sorrenti

CIO

Aeroporte di Roma

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Winner Finalist Jury 2017 Belgium

Herman De Prins

CIO

UCB

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Winner Finalist Jury 2017 Poland

Maciej Buba

Digital Services & Innovation Director

AmRest

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Winner Finalist Jury 2017 Netherlands

Ron van Kemenade

Chief Technology Officer

ING

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Winner Finalist Jury 2017 Germany

Markus Richter

State Secretary

Federal Ministry of the Interior

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Winner Finalist Jury 2017 UK

Sarah Flannigan

CIO Senior Advisor

OMERS Private Equity

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Winner Finalist Jury 2016 Spain

Jordi Escalé

VP Executive Programs Iberia

Gartner

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Winner Finalist Jury 2016 Spain

Sergio Garcia Cebolla

CIO

AENOR

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Winner Finalist Jury 2016 UK

Phil Jordan

Group CIO

Sainsbury's

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Winner Finalist Jury 2015 Belgium

Paul Danneels

CIO

VDAB

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Winner Finalist Jury 2015 Belgium

Jean-Luc Martino

CIO

Raiffeisen Luxembourg

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Winner Finalist Jury 2015 Germany

Mattias Ulbrich

CEO

Porsche Digital GmbH

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Winner Finalist Jury 2015 Italy

Piera Fasoli

CIO

Gruppo Hera

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Winner Finalist Jury 2014 Spain

Federico Flórez

Executive Advisor IT & Innovation

Banco Inversis

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Winner Finalist Jury 2014 Netherlands

Jeroen Tas

Member Board Of Directors

Gaia-X

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Winner Finalist Jury 2014 Portugal

Nuno Miller

CIO

N Brown Group

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Winner Finalist Jury 2013 Belgium

Luc Verbist

Corporate Director ICT

Greenyard

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Winner Finalist Jury 2013 Norway

Bassim Haj

Managing Director Founder

T3 CONSULTING AS

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Winner Finalist Jury 2013 UK

Gerry Pennell

Independent Advisor & Consultant

Independent Consultant

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Winner Finalist Jury 2012 Switzerland

Oliver Bussmann

CEO & Founder

Bussmann Advisory AG

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Winner Finalist Jury 2012 Spain

José Manuel Inchausti

Executive Director & Vice Chairman

MAPFRE

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Winner Finalist Jury 2012 Netherlands

Pieter Schoehuijs

Member Of The Board Of Advisors

MareVisie Projectmanagement

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Winner Finalist Jury 2011 UK

Daniel Lebeau

Former Group CIO and Senior VP

GSK

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Winner Finalist Jury 2011 France

Pascale Avargues

CEO

OLONA Connect

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Winner Finalist Jury 2011 Italy

Marcello Cordioli

Senior Program Manager

NGA Human Resources

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Jury USA

Joe Peppard

Principal Research Scientist

MIT Sloan School of Management

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Jury UK

Nils Olaya Fonstad

Research Scientist

MIT CISR

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Jury Belgium

Hendrik Deckers

Founder & Managing Director

CIONET