Data News elects for the 9th time the ICT Woman and Young ICT Lady of the Year. As always we provide a beautiful networking event with and for inspiring ICT women.

Who takes over the torch from Annemie Depuydt, Director ICTS KU Leuven, 'ICT Woman of the Year 2016' and Ursula L.J. Dongmo, ITS PS SOC Supervisor/Proc Manager ING, 'Young ICT Lady of the Year 2016'?

Meet the new ICT Woman and Young ICT Lady on March 9th at ADAM, Brussels.

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18h30 Welcome
19h30 Opening by Kristof Van der Stadt - Editor-in-chief Data News
19h45 Bianca Debaets - State Secretary of the Brussels-Capital Region, responsible for Development Cooperation, Road Safety, Regional and Community Informatics and Digital Transition, Equal Opportunities and Animal Welfare
20h00 Valerie Tanghe - President of the board of directors Amazone
20h15 Election of the Young ICT Lady of the Year 2017
20h30 Isabella Lenarduzzi - Founder and Managing Director of JUMP
20h45 Election of the ICT Woman of the Year 2017
21h00 Networking & Cocktail Dinatoire
Host Ben Roelants



The Data News editorial team has elected 5 leading ICT Women, based on the following criteria:

  • She has to work in a Belgian-based or international ICT company or IT department (including public sector).
  • She must have an impressive career or track record in IT related projects or companies and have an extensive experience.
  • She has to show leadership and be responsible for a company and/or a business unit, a project and/or a team.
  • She has to be a C level executive or be a direct report.
  • She has to be passionate about ICT and technology.
  • She can be a role model for other (future) ICT women and young ladies.

The ICT Woman of the Year will be announced on March 9th in Adam, Brussels.

Discover the TOP 5


Admission decisions were based on the following criteria:

  • She has to work in an ICT company or IT department (including public sector) or studied ICT related projects.
  • She has to be passionate about ICT and technology.
  • She must have an impressive track record in IT already despite her young age.
  • She has to be younger than 35 years (born in 1982 or later).
  • She must show a clear ambition and vision on where she wants to go in the upcoming years and/or have an entrepreneurial mindset.
  • She wants to be an advocate on gender diversity, share her experiences with a broader audience and maybe act as a role model.

The Young ICT Lady of the Year will be announced on March 9th in Adam, Brussels.

Discover the TOP 5

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The top 10 nominees, selected by the jury, will be announced on this website with subsequent voting by the readers of Data News.

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The top 5 for 'Young ICT Lady' will have the chance to present themselves to the jury.



The 'Young ICT Lady of the Year' and the 'ICT Woman of the Year' will be announced during the award ceremony.


All applications submitted will be examined by a jury composed of professionals. All members of the jury have distinguished careers in ICT over many years. Jury decisions are final and not subject to legal appeal.


She goes ICT 2017 will take place on Thursday, March 9th at Adam, Brussels.

Attending fee is € 85 (excl. 21% VAT) for each person.

If you are unable to attend, you may have a colleague take your place. In the case of cancellation up to two weeks prior to the event, an administrative fee of € 25 (excl. 21% VAT) will be charged. Beyond this date, the full amount will be payable.

Cancellations must be made in writing sent by post or email. In the absence of a written cancellation, the full amount of the registration fee is payable.

Thursday, March 9th 2017
ADAM - Art & Design Atomium Museum

Trade Mart Brussels, Belgiëplein 1, 1020 Brussels

  • The Art & Design Atomium Museum is located in the Northern part of the city of Brussels, a 5 minute walk from the Heysel / Heizel metro station (line 6) and right opposite Hall 5 from the Heysel exhibition park and 100m from the Atomium.
  • Underground : line 6 - Heizel / Heysel station
  • Villo [bike rental] : station 281, located 30m away
  • The ADAM is easily accessible for people with reduced mobility.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

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