Tech Hero Award

The best Dutch Tech(savy) companies get their own award
within leading C-level platform.

Tech Heroes are the exponents of a new economic and social reality. They are the companies that, under the motto ‘adopt or die’, have managed to create significant value in an increasingly erratic market dynamic. In fact, they are the companies that have helped drive digital progress. And that deserves recognition and an award. Top executives, IT leaders and digital transformation bosses like to look at organizations like Bol.com, Adyen, Coolblue, Picnic and other Dutch success stories. For example, to see how they are coping with social and/or economic uncertainty, increasingly demanding consumers and a competitive and constantly changing playing field. Leadership and embracing all digital opportunities and developments play a key role in this.

Highlight

As a leading C-level network (CIO/CDO/CTO), ICT Media has long been offering these technology heroes a platform in various ways: during CIODAY, in CIO TV, the IT-executive website and the numerous annual events and roundtables. Faithful visitors to CIODAY invariably name the Tech Heroes plenary program component as one of the highlights: high-speed keynotes from the most eye-catching technology (savy) companies of the moment. Often these are the startups, scale-ups and spin-offs of yesterday – and the billion-dollar platforms of today and tomorrow.

By multiple requests, Dutch technology heroes are now getting even more visibility. In addition to the opportunity to profile themselves regularly in front of decision-makers from large organizations, the most appealing digital success story will receive its own Tech Hero Award. This will be an ‘organization prize’, not to be confused with the more personal CIO of the Year Award.

Tech Hero 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

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