The CIO of The Year Award

Winners for life

The CIO of the Year Award has the aim to give recognition to the best performing CIO in that year. The performance aspects being measured entails IT performance, IT agility and project performance/attractiveness. But not only the performance aspects will be of importance. Just like last year the election will focus on leadership aspects and business and boardroom credibility.

This year’s nominees

Anneke Keller

CTO at Wehkamp

Barend Kuperus

SVP of Technology at PVH Corp

Rob Visser

NN Group CIO at NN

Mel Jacobs is CIO of the Year 2021

Mel Jacobs, CIO Private Banking and Corporate and Institutional Banking at ABN AMRO Bank, is the winner of the 2021 CIO of the Year Award. She deserves the prize for her major role in the digital transformation of the organization. “Mel Jacobs is very good at translating ABN AMRO’s purpose into digital transformation goals,” said jury chairman Bernhard van Oranje. “The jury saw how she determines which digital products are needed. She then stays the course.”

The process

1. Pre-selection of pre-nominees.

The CIO of the Year Award is based on a thorough process. The criteria and the procedure have been developed over the past ten years together with CIO Platform Nederland (CIO platform of top 100 organisations in the Netherlands), CIO Magazine and Research organisations: The Boston Consulting Group and Squadra.

2. Validation

The top nominees are chosen by the jury based on the results of the web questionnaire that is be measured and ranked by the Boston Consulting Group. Personal validation checks are conducted by Squadra and Plan B.

3. Jury Selection

A final meeting with the nominees takes place in October. The jury (Rob Beijleveld) will also conduct the validation checks with CEO, CFO, and/or COO of each top nominee on all the results (survey, interview, and assessment). The CIO of the Year will be presented at CIODAY.

CIO of The Year Award Jury

Bernhard van Oranje

Bernhard van Oranje

CEO & Founder Levi9 and chairman CIO of the Year Award

Martijn Koning

Martijn Koning

Chairman CIO Platform Nederland

Marc Schuuring

Marc Schuuring

Partner & managing director Boston Consulting Group

Marcel Krom

Marcel Krom

CIO PostNL & CIO of the Year 2020

Tjibbe van der Zeeuw

Tjibbe van der Zeeuw

Co-founder Squadra Group

Rob Beijleveld

Rob Beijleveld

CEO - ICT Media, Host & Jury member CIO of the Year Award

Hotze Zijlstra

Hotze Zijlstra

Editor-in-chief ICT Media, Host CIO TV