CIO UK is pleased to be part of the launch of the CIO of the Year Europe initiative, an IDG collaboration with our CIO colleagues in Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Sweden, France, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Denmark, Turkey and the Benelux region.
The CIO of the Year Europe awards will recognise outstanding achievements by CIOs from across the continent for their core IT work and their innovation, diversity and sustainability initiatives.
Announced at a gala dinner on Friday 29 November 2019 at Barcelona's Miramar Hotel, CIOs from across the continent are invited to put forwards themselves, their teams and their organisations for recognition at the CIO of the Year Europe awards.
All CIOs from across Europe are invited to attend the celebration dinner in Barcelona to toast the initiatives of their peers.
Preceding the CIO of the Year Europe gala will be the Beyond workshop at the Hotel Arts, which runs from the evening of Wednesday 27 November 2019 until the afternoon of Friday 29 November 2019. Beyond is an exclusive programme for 30 CIOs, with no PowerPoint presentations or keynotes. Exclusively for CIOs, by CIOs, the Beyond agenda is set by the CIO delegates themselves and has been running successfully in Germany for the last 10 years, where there has been a waiting list of CIO participants eager to discuss, network and learn with their peers.
The Beyond workshop is developed around the KITE methodology - Knowledge, Integration, Transformation, Execution - and hosted by KITE founder Dr Gunter Nittbaur who will be supported by editors and moderators from CIO's European titles.
CIO UK Editor and IDG UK Head of Tech Communities, Edward Qualtrough, is a member of both the CIO of the Year Europe jury, and one of the moderators of the Beyond workshop.
"It's been a privilege to work with my European CIO colleagues on an initiative which will bring together the leading CIOs and CTOs from across the continent," he said.
"At a time when some are becoming more inward-looking, the CIO of the Year Europe initiative will be distinctly European and will recognise organisations and individuals tackling some of the continent's biggest challenges, whether they are related to sustainability, diversity, innovation or tech skills - and will celebrate what it means to be a modern business and technology executive.
"In the UK our CIO 100 is in its eighth year in its current guise, and has successful equivalent programmes running across Europe. It is perhaps long overdue that we are bringing these initiatives together, but with my colleagues from across CIO's European titles we look forward to welcoming you to Barcelona in November 2019."
For any queries about CIO of the Year Europe or Beyond, please email your questions to Emmy Jonsson.