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21st EDITION

Data News invites you on Thursday 10th of September to the Data News Awards for Excellence, the most prestigious ICT event of the year.

We are announcing no less than 16 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 16th category is the ICT Personality, chosen by the Data News editorial staff.

CATEGORIES

The Data News Awards for Excellence 2020 are rewarding companies, products and individuals from 16 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 21th 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.

Green IT Product or Service of the Year

Sustainability, energy efficiency and green IT practices are becoming an important of business. This award recognizes green IT products, services or solutions that e.g. cut energy costs, use recycled materials or embrace best practices in sustainability and/or the circular economy.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

2. Green IT Product or Service of the Year

Sustainability, energy efficiency and green IT practices are becoming an important of business. This award recognizes green IT products, services or solutions that e.g. cut energy costs, use recycled materials or embrace best practices in sustainability and/or the circular economy.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. 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

13. 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

14. 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.

15. 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

16. 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.

PRACTICAL

Thursday September 10TH 2020

VENUE
Brussels Expo - Palais 7
Madridlaan / Miramarlaan, 1020 Brussels
Parking E

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CEDRIC NOENS
Event manager
Raketstraat 50 – 1130 Evere
+32 2 467 56 30
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
Danielle Jacobs - Director Beltug
Ben Smeets - CEO Digital Transformation Office
Benoit Hucq - President Agence du Numérique
Frank Robben - General Manager Kruispuntbank
Koen Vandaele - Chairman CIONET
Jacques Vandenbulcke - President SAI
Tony Mary - TM Consulting
Erwin Verstraelen - President CIOforum & CIO of the Year 2018
Erik Cuypers - President MIT Club
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Kristof Van der Stadt - Editor-in-Chief Data News
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