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

We will announce no less than 14 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 fifteenth category is the ICT Personality, chosen by the Data News editorial staff.

CATEGORIES

The Data News Awards for Excellence 2018 rewards companies, products and individuals from 14 important categories within the ICT sector.

NOMINATION PHASE:
From the 1st of February to the 4th of March you’ll be invited to nominate your company or a company that you believe deserves to be recognized in one or more categories.

VOTING PHASE:
From the 15th of March to the 1st of April you’ll be invited to vote for your favourite companies in each category and to help the jury to determine the top 3.

JURY:
Then, in April, a professional, specialist jury will use the ranking to decide who is the final winner in the 14 categories. The 15th category (ICT Personality of the Year) will be reserved for the members of the Data News editorial team.

Is your company nominated for one of the following categories? Don’t forget to promote them !

  1. Cloud Innovator Award for Excellence

    Cloud solutions signify more flexibility, agility and open up new possibilities. This is an award for technology trendsetters who enable the cloud infrastructure and/or applications & services and set ground for accelerated growth.

  2. Customer Centric Company Award for Excellence

    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 supplier's deep understanding and expertise of businesses, processes and technology.

  3. Artificial Intelligence Company Award for Excellence

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

  4. Start-up Company Award for Excellence

    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 a Belgian technology startup that excels at all these characteristics.

  5. Scale-up Company Award for Excellence

    Starting your own company is one thing. Letting it scale at a high pace is probably even more challenging. This is an award for a technology scaleup who has been growing exponentially and is developing its market via strategic collaborations with established corporates.

  6. Digital Transformation Innovator Award for Excellence

    This award will celebrate a technology company that has shown substantial results in transforming legacy businesses to digital businesses. The Digital Transformation Innovator of the Year is a company that recognizes the importance of new, innovative and disruptive technology like blockchain, IoT and AI amongst others.

  7. Best Product Award for Excellence

    This award recognizes a company that has built a uniquely innovative technology product or product upgrade and has taken it successfully to the market.

  8. IoT Innovator Award for Excellence

    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 Company Award for Excellence

    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 a company who successfully manages to deliver telecom connectivity and services to businesses.

  10. Mobile Innovator Award for Excellence

    Modern 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.

  11. IT Services Company Award for Excellence

    Technology has long changed the way enterprises do business and go to market. This award seeks to identify 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.

  12. Cybersecurity Innovator Award for Excellence

    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.

  13. Datacenter Company Award for Excellence

    Too often overlooked, but the datacenter is truly the powerhouse, an engine for digital economy. Only the most advanced and modern datacenters can enable the fast paced changes and flexibility a business requires these days. This is an award to honor scale and flexibility only a select few can offer.

  14. Storage Innovator Award for Excellence

    Storage is not just about disk drives or solid state discs, but rather it is a primary player in information access solutions. Especially in the light of GDPR legislation it is important to not only have the right solutions in place, but also the solution that adds most value. This awards recognizes the most innovative storage.



  15. THE 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.

Cloud Innovator of the Year

Cloud solutions signify more flexibility, agility and open up new possibilities. This is an award for technology trendsetters who enable the cloud infrastructure and/or applications & services and set ground for accelerated growth.

Customer Centric 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 supplier's deep understanding and expertise of businesses, processes and technology.

Artificial Intelligence Company of the Year

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

Start-up 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 a Belgian technology startup that excels at all these characteristics.

Scale-up 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 a technology scaleup who has been growing exponentially and is developing its market via strategic collaborations with established corporates.

Digital Transformation Innovator of the Year

This award will celebrate a technology company that has shown substantial results in transforming legacy businesses to digital businesses. The Digital Transformation Innovator of the Year is a company that recognizes the importance of new, innovative and disruptive technology like blockchain, IoT and AI amongst others.

Best Product of the Year

This award recognizes a company that has built a uniquely innovative technology product or product upgrade and has taken it successfully to the market.

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 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 a company who successfully manages to deliver telecom connectivity and services to businesses.

Mobile Innovator of the Year

Modern 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

Technology has long changed the way enterprises do business and go to market. This award seeks to identify 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.

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.

Datacenter Company of the Year

Too often overlooked, but the datacenter is truly the powerhouse, an engine for digital economy. Only the most advanced and modern datacenters can enable the fast paced changes and flexibility a business requires these days. This is an award to honor scale and flexibility only a select few can offer.

Storage Innovator of the Year

Storage is not just about disk drives or solid state discs, but rather it is a primary player in information access solutions. Especially in the light of GDPR legislation it is important to not only have the right solutions in place, but also the solution that adds most value. This awards recognizes the most innovative storage.

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 May 24th 2018
TOUR & TAXIS

VENUE
Tour & Taxis, Havenlaan 86 Avenue du Port,
1000 Brussels, Belgium
Itinerary

PROGRAMME
06.00 pm   Champagne reception
07.30 pm   Award ceremony & Gala dinner
09.30 pm   Dessert buffet & Networking
01.30 am   Closing

DRESS CODE
Black tie & Cocktail

CONTACT US

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+32 2 702 71 14
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ARCHIVES

DATA NEWS AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE 2011

Hardware company of the year
Cisco

Storage company of the year
EMC²

Security company of the year
Symantec

Software company of the year
Microsoft

Consultancy company of the year
Gartner

System integrator of the year
RealDolmen

Outsourcing company of the year
Tata Consultancy Services

Networkintegrator of the year
Dimension Data

Telecom services company of the year
Belgacom

Innovative company of the year
Apple

Belgian company of the year
Barco

Belgian Start-up of the year
Knowlegde Plaza

ICT Personality of the year
Jan Valcke

DATA NEWS AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE 2012

Hardware company of the year
Samsung

Storage company of the year
EMC²

Security company of the year
Vasco Data Security

Software company of the year
Google

Consultancy company of the year
Tata Consultancy Services

System integrator of the year
CSC

IT Outsourcing company of the year
HP

Network integrator of the Year
Dimension Data

Telecom Services company of the year
Telenet

Innovative company of the year
Apple

Belgian Company of the Year
Cegeka

Start-up of the year
Storify

ICT Personality of the year
Sophie Vandebroek

DATA NEWS AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE 2013

Security company of the year
Cisco

Software company of the year
SAP

Hardware company of the year
Samsung

Network integrator of the year
Dimension Data

Telecom services company of the year
Belgacom

Storage company of the year
EMC²

Consultancy company of the year
Accenture

System integrator of the year
Cegeka

Outsourcing services company of the year
Tata Consultancy Services

Innovative company of the year
Google

Belgian company of the year
Cronos

Start-up company of the year
Twitspark

ICT Personality of the year
Eric Van Zele

DATA NEWS AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE 2014

Customer Satisfaction Award for Excellence
Dimension Data

Cloud Service Award for Excellence
Google

Big Data Solution Award for Excellence
IBM

Mobile Innovator Award for Excellence
Samsung

HR Solution Award for Excellence
Harvey Nash

Enterprise Collaborative Solution Award for Excellence
Microsoft

Outsourcing Services Award for Excellence
Tata Consultancy Services

Telecom Services Award for Excellence
Belgacom

Belgian Company Award for Excellence
Melexis

 

Start-up Company Award for Excellence
Yambla

Storage Solution Award for Excellence
EMC²

Security Solution Award for Excellence
Cisco

ICT Personality of the Year
Dries Buytaert - CTO Acquia

 

DATA NEWS AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE 2015

Customer Satisfaction Award for Excellence
Cegeka

Cloud Service Award for Excellence
Microsoft

Big Data Solution Award for Excellence
IBM

Mobile Innovator Award for Excellence
Apple

HR Solution Award for Excellence
SD Worx

Enterprise Collaborative Solution Award for Excellence
Microsoft

Outsourcing Services Award for Excellence
Tata Consultancy Services

Telecom Services Award for Excellence
Proximus

Belgian Company Award for Excellence
Delaware Consulting

 

Start-up Company Award for Excellence
Sunrise

Storage Solution Award for Excellence
EMC²

Security Solution Award for Excellence
Cisco

ICT Personality of the Year
Jurgen Ingels, Clear2Pay

 

DATA NEWS AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE 2016

Belgian Company Award for Excellence
Proximus

Channel Award for Excellence
Tech Data

Cloud Innovator Award for Excellence
Google

Customer Satisfaction Award for Excellence
Proximus

Datacenter Award for Excellence
Combell

E-commerce Award for Excellence
KBC-Clickshop

HR Solution Award for Excellence
Talent-IT

IOT Innovator Award for Excellence
Cisco

Mobile Innovator Award for Excellence
Samsung

Outsourcing Services Award for Excellence
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

Security Solution Award for Excellence
Symantec

Start-up Company Award for Excellence
Awingu

Storage Solution Award for Excellence
EMC

Telecom Services & Networking Award for Excellence
Telenet

ICT Personality of the Year
Jonas Dhaenens, CEO Combell

DATA NEWS AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE 2017

Belgian Company Award for Excellence
EASI

Cloud Innovator Award for Excellence
Google

Customer Satisfaction Award for Excellence
Fujitsu

Data Analytics Award for Excellence
SAS

Datacenter Award for Excellence
Proximus

E-commerce Award for Excellence
Amazon

HR Solution Award for Excellence
AFAS

IOT Innovator Award for Excellence
Proximus

Mobile Innovator Award for Excellence
Huawei

Outsourcing Services Award for Excellence
Tata Consultancy Services

Security Solution Award for Excellence
SecureLink

Start-up Company Award for Excellence
Appiness

Storage Solution Award for Excellence
Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Telecom Services & Networking Award for Excellence
Proximus

ICT Personality of the Year
Felix Van de Maele, CEO Collibra