The Jury for the CIONET and eNet Awards for Digital Leadership announced the names of the three winners and finalists of the 2017 edition in the categories of Large Company, Medium Company and Public Sector. Over 200 CIOs from leading companies in Spain attended the event.
Iberdrola, Campofrio Food Group and Correos won their respective categories, while MAPFRE, Daimler AG and the Ministry of Justice were finalists. All of them stood out for their digital achievements throughout 2017 in a strongly contested race with the other projects submitted.
The event, presented by Fernando Jáuregui, a Journalist and Chairman of the Diariocrítico Group, was held in the Finca Astilbe in Madrid and during the opening ceremony Regina Llopis, President of the AIA and Mona Biegstraaten both intervened. After briefly presenting the candidates and their main achievements as well as the members of the Jury, the award ceremony began, with the winners and finalists being announced and the event ended with various networking activities being held to share experiences in the area of the digital transformation of companies.
The award in the Medium Company category went to Javier Álvarez, CIO of Campofrío Food Group. The jury considered CFG to be a leader in the digital transformation of the industrial sector thanks to its new factory in Burgos. As Javier Álvarez said, "CFG had the chance to lead the digital transformation in its sector. To do so it reviewed and made its proven business processes even more efficient, including technology as a key element to support these. The reconstruction project of what is one of the most avant-garde factories in the world will enable it to continue leading the sector by implementing quality and innovation in its famous products". The new facilities enable all the processes to be automated via a software control, from the time the raw materials arrive at the factory until they enter the market. “The plant’s current production capacity stands at around 100,000 tonne per year for cooked, cured and sliced products with the most advanced production technology", added Alvarez.
CIONET is the biggest community of technology leaders in the world (6,500 IT executives), managing a team of over 100,000 specialists in ICT Management. Each year the CIONET and eNet Awards for Digital Leadership recognise companies and organisations’ projects that have stood out in terms of digital transformation and innovation in Spain.
In its third edition, the Jury choosing the Awards was made up of Federico Flórez, CIIO Ferrovial and Advisory Board President CIONET Spain; Nils Fonstad, Research Scientist at MIT CISR; Fernando Jáuregui, Journalist and President of the Diariocrítico Group; Mona Biegstraaten, President CIONET Spain and Latin America; José Manuel Galdón, CEO TPI Group; José María De Santiago, Regional Vice President & Executive Partner of Gartner; Cristina Álvarez, CIO and Service Development Director at Telefónica de España; Luis Miguel Rosa, General Director of eNet; and Javier Rodríguez Zapatero, CEO & Founder of ISDI Business School.
This edition of the CIONET and eNET Awards for digital leadership was sponsored by Arsys, DXC Technology, Experis IT, Google, Huawei, Itconic, Lenovo and VASS.