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21st EDITION

Data News invites you to the Data News Awards for Excellence, the most prestigious ICT event of the year.

We are announcing no less than 15 exceptional awards, each one a symbol of excellence in its category. These awards are the result of a solid selection process by the editorial staff of Data News, the readers of Data News and a jury of ICT professionals.

The 15th category is the ICT Personality, chosen by the Data News editorial staff.

In order to avoid the spread of covid-19, Roularta Media Group has decided to cancel the physical organization of the Data News Awards for Excellence scheduled for September the 10th. The current health crisis linked to covid-19 imposes barrier gestures which don’t allow optimal networking. The editorial staff of Data News however invites you to vote for your favorite companies. The 14 winners as well as the ICT Personality of the year will be highlightened in the magazine dated September 29th.

CATEGORIES

The Data News Awards for Excellence 2020 are rewarding companies, products and individuals from 15 important categories within the ICT sector.

nomination phase

From 6th of February to 8th of March you’ll be invited to nominate your company or an organisation that you think fits in these categories.

voting phase

From 28th of May to 14th of June you’ll be invited to vote for your favorite companies in each category and to help the jury to determine the top 3.

jury

Then, end June, a professional, specialist jury will use the ranking to decide who is the final winner in the 15 categories. The 15th category (ICT Personality of the Year) will be reserved for the members of the Data News editorial team.

Click here to see all the jury members

Enterprise Application Innovator of the Year

This award is aimed at technology trendsetters that open up new possibilities in the field of enterprise applications: software as a product or software as a service. We’re highlighting innovative enterprise applications that e.g. break new ground for accelerated growth, efficient business processes, additional added value or generating new business.


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Hardware Innovator of the Year

Hardware as a commodity? The nominees in this category are living proof that there is still product innovation to be found in hardware: be it a computing chip, a controller or an end user device, an MPF, scanner or presentation device.


Download Mediakit

Infrastructure Innovator of the Year

ICT-infrastructure is core. And infrastructure is constantly evolving. This award wants to applaud companies who manage to successfully innovate (parts of) their on-premise, cloud based or hybrid infrastructure platform(s) in storage, computing and networking thus making next-gen applications for end customers a reality.

Download Mediakit

Artificial Intelligence Innovator of the Year

AI is the future of digital economy. This award recognizes IT-companies that set the trend in creating innovation and adopting artificial intelligence technologies, either on the backend level or the customer facing level.


Download Mediakit

Belgian Startup Company of the Year

Having a good idea and addressing a true need in the business space is essential for a startup company. But so is the necessary funding, the right team and the search for a repeatable and scalable business model. This award celebrates Belgian technology startups that excel at all these characteristics.


Download Mediakit

Belgian Scaleup Company of the Year

Starting your own company is one thing. Letting it scale at a high pace is probably even more challenging. This is an award for technology scaleups thathave grown exponentially and are developing their market via strategic collaborations with established corporates.


Download Mediakit

IoT Innovator of the Year

The Internet of Things is one of the hottest trends setting new rules, new leaders and followers while creating new ecosystems. This award is for IoT solution suppliers who demonstrated profitable and scalable propositions.



Download Mediakit

Telecom & Connectivity Company of the Year

Connectivity is of the utmost importance and is absolutely critical in today’s businesses. How many services in your company rely on high-speed connectivity? This awards puts the spotlight on company that successfully manage to deliver telecom connectivity and services to businesses.


Download Mediakit

Cybersecurity Innovator of the Year

People, policies, and processes are the keys to protecting or securing information assets. Looking at the news headlines only confirms the true need for cybersecurity. This award honors companies who deliver rigorous enterprise grade protection, while ensuring business continuity without disruption and loss in assets.


Download Mediakit

Mobile Innovator of the Year

Modern communication networks and smartphones are at the epicentre of mobile innovation. This award is for companies who are revolutionizing the capabilities and reach of mobile and digital technology: either on the end user device and/or the infrastructure and application side.


Download Mediakit

IT Services Company of the Year (Large)

Technology has changed the way enterprises do business and go to market. This award seeks to identify big (*) IT service providers that add value in the entire enterprise segment, e.g from service innovation, delivery and security, data management, building loyalty and enhancing productivity to digitizing the workplace.
(*) based on total revenue, source: Trends Top


Download Mediakit

IT Services Company of the Year (Small & Medium)

This award seeks to identify SMB (*) IT service providers that bring value to end customers, e.g from service innovation, delivery and security, data management, building loyalty and enhancing productivity to digitizing the workplace.
(*) based on total revenue, source: Trends Top


Download Mediakit

HR & Sourcing Services Company of the Year

We’re all struggling in finding the necessary IT-skills for our companies. This award wants to honor HR Service Providers and IT Staffing Service Providers who successfully succeed in helping others to find, attract and retain the right people for the job.


Download Mediakit

Customer Centric IT Company of the Year

Customer satisfaction is no longer value for money. This award celebrates the mutual trust and respect in a buyer-supplier ecosystem that results in comfort in relationship and happiness, characterized by the supplier’s deep understanding and expertise of businesses, processes and technology


Download Mediakit

ICT Personality of the year

The ICT Personality of the Year is awarded solely by the editorial team of Data News. The award is handed out every year to an exceptional entrepreneur or business leader who has made a significant contribution to the Belgian IT sector.

1. Enterprise Application Innovator of the Year

This award is aimed at technology trendsetters that open up new possibilities in the field of enterprise applications: software as a product or software as a service. We’re highlighting innovative enterprise applications that e.g. break new ground for accelerated growth, efficient business processes, additional added value or generating new business.

Download Mediakit

2. Hardware Innovator of the Year

Hardware as a commodity? The nominees in this category are living proof that there is still product innovation to be found in hardware: be it a computing chip, a controller or an end user device, an MPF, scanner or presentation device.

 

Download Mediakit

3. Infrastructure Innovator of the Year

ICT-infrastructure is core. And infrastructure is constantly evolving. This award wants to applaud companies who manage to successfully innovate (parts of) their on-premise, cloud based or hybrid infrastructure platform(s) in storage, computing and networking thus making next-gen applications for end customers a reality.
Download Mediakit

4. Artificial Intelligence Innovator of the year

AI is the future of digital economy. This award recognizes IT-companies that set the trend in creating innovation and adopting artificial intelligence technologies, either on the backend level or the customer facing level.

 

Download Mediakit

5. Belgian Startup Company of the Year

Having a good idea and addressing a true need in the business space is essential for a startup company. But so is the necessary funding, the right team and the search for a repeatable and scalable business model. This award celebrates Belgian technology startups that excel at all these characteristics.

 


Download Mediakit

6. Belgian Scaleup Company of the Year

Starting your own company is one thing. Letting it scale at a high pace is probably even more challenging. This is an award for technology scaleups thathave grown exponentially and are developing their market via strategic collaborations with established corporates.

 

Download Mediakit

7. IoT Innovator of the Year

The Internet of Things is one of the hottest trends setting new rules, new leaders and followers while creating new ecosystems. This award is for IoT solution suppliers who demonstrated profitable and scalable propositions.

 

Download Mediakit

8. Telecom & Connectivity Company of the Year

Connectivity is of the utmost importance and is absolutely critical in today’s businesses. How many services in your company rely on high-speed connectivity? This awards puts the spotlight on company that successfully manage to deliver telecom connectivity and services to businesses.

 

Download Mediakit

9. Cybersecurity Innovator of the Year

People, policies, and processes are the keys to protecting or securing information assets. Looking at the news headlines only confirms the true need for cybersecurity. This award honors companies who deliver rigorous enterprise grade protection, while ensuring business continuity without disruption and loss in assets.

 

Download Mediakit

10. Mobile Innovator of the Year

Modern communication networks and smartphones are at the epicentre of mobile innovation. This award is for companies who are revolutionizing the capabilities and reach of mobile and digital technology: either on the end user device and/or the infrastructure and application side.

 

Download Mediakit

11. IT Services Company of the Year (Large)

Technology has changed the way enterprises do business and go to market. This award seeks to identify big (*) IT service providers that add value in the entire enterprise segment, e.g from service innovation, delivery and security, data management, building loyalty and enhancing productivity to digitizing the workplace. (*) based on total revenue, source: Trends Top

 

Download Mediakit

12. IT Services Company of the Year (Small & Medium)

This award seeks to identify SMB (*) IT service providers that bring value to end customers, e.g from service innovation, delivery and security, data management, building loyalty and enhancing productivity to digitizing the workplace. (*) based on total revenue, source: Trends Top

 

Download Mediakit

13. HR & Sourcing Services Company of the Year

We’re all struggling in finding the necessary IT-skills for our companies. This award wants to honor HR Service Providers and IT Staffing Service Providers who successfully succeed in helping others to find, attract and retain the right people for the job.

 

Download Mediakit

14. Customer Centric IT Company of the Year

Customer satisfaction is no longer value for money. This award celebrates the mutual trust and respect in a buyer-supplier ecosystem that results in comfort in relationship and happiness, characterized by the supplier's deep understanding and expertise of businesses, processes and technology

 

Download Mediakit

15. ICT Personality of the year

The ICT Personality of the Year is awarded solely by the editorial team of Data News. The award is handed out every year to an exceptional entrepreneur or business leader who has made a significant contribution to the Belgian IT sector.

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cedric.noens@roularta.be

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Stijn Viaene - President of the Jury
Peter Hinssen - Digital Thought Leader
Bart Steukers - Director Agoria ICT
Jan De Schepper - President ADM
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