CIO of the Year Award

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Winners for life

The CIO of the Year Award has the aim to give recognition to the best performing CIO in that year. The performance aspects being measured entails IT performance, IT agility and project performance/attractiveness. But not only the performance aspects will be of importance. Just like last year the election will focus on leadership aspects and business and boardroom credibility.

The Big How!
The new alliance of powers in economics, technology and society is turning the world upside down. The question is no longer why organisations have to change or transform, and what has to happen seems to be obvious. All that matters now is how. Leadership is the major aspect.
What companies need to achieve is flexibility, scalability, self-organisation, and operating in ecosystems. Leaders stretch their roles, as technology is everywhere. CIOs are moving towards business and management, in which technology is a means to enhance efficiency no longer but a way to tap into new products, services and target groups. Thinking in terms of mission, vision and strategy is abandoned, whereas the road maps of the future are mere dots on the horizon.

Pre-selection of pre-nominees.

The CIO of the Year Award 2017 is based on a well founded criteria process. The process and criteria have been developed over the past ten years together with CIO Platform Nederland (CIO platform of top 100 organisations in NL), CIO Magazine and Research organizations: The Boston Consulting Group and Linqhu.


The top 6 nominees are chosen by the jury based on the results of the web questionnaire that is be measured and ranked by the Boston Consulting Group. Personal validation checks are conducted by Linqhu and Plan B.

Jury Selection

A final meeting with the nominees will take place in October 2017. Jury (Rob Beijleveld) will also conduct the validation checks with CEO, CFO, and/or COO of each top nominees on all the gathered survey-, interview- and assessment results. The CIO of the Year will be presented at CIODAY.

CIO of the Year Award Jury

CIO of the Year 2017

Bouke Hoving, CIO of KPN, is the winner of the CIO of the Year Award 2017. He believes his win is due to the transformation of KPN into a customer-driven organisation with an integrated and user-friendly range of products and services. “He really made the difference for his company,” motivated jury chairman Bernhard van Oranje.

The winner scored high on all parts of the selection process. Both within the qualitative and quantitative research by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), the intensive leadership assessment of Linqhu, and the final jury discussion, he belonged to the best. Within the Dutch CIO community, he also counts as a valued and accessible inspirer. “With Bouke Hoving, We have chosen a leader who can put his vision into words and does everything he can to help his organization move forward. He has proven that aswell, “says Van Oranje.

The announcement took place yesterday during CIODAY2017 in the Amsterdam Beurs van Berlage. More than 750 high-level IT officers witnessed this. Nominated for the CIO of the Year Award 2017 were: Arthur Govaert (Radboudumc), Bouke Hoving (KPN), Jaco van Goudswaard (Kadaster), Leo Brand (Vopak), Olli Hyyppä (NXP) and Ton van Rhijn (CZ).

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