Who will be the CDO of the year 2023?

Who will step into the shoes of the CDOs of the Year 2022, Erwin Verstraelen (Port of Antwerp-Bruges) and Benjamin Bostoen (Thomas & Piron ICT)?

The CDO Awards Gala will be organized for the 5th time at the Brussels Docks event hall on 26 October, 2023 from 6pm. We continue to position the event as a high-level gathering of some 500 attendees around digital strategic transformations. Sharing information and experience during a wonderful dinner experience with inspiring speakers is the welted recipe.

Want to feel the experience of last year?
Here is the movie
Here are the pictures

You are candidate? Contact Luc Blyaert
You want to sponsor? Contact Nicolas Demeure

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How to apply

Are you a candidate for the title of Chief Digital Officer of the Year? Or do you know someone who fits the profile?

Send us your application by submitting a file in which you explain to us why you should win the CDO award.

The file should contain:

  • Your motivation
  • Your career path
  • Your organisation
  • Digital projects
  • The impact on the organisation and the market
  • Your leadership.

Apply now with a file containing your C.V. (LinkedIn profile), your projects and achievements, a motivation for your application and a high resolution photo.

Please submit your application before Monday 26 August. You will give a presentation during the jury meeting on Tuesday 26 September from 5 PM onwards. The award ceremony will take place on Thursday 26 October.

For more information and to submit your dossier, please contact, +32495 23 99 25.

Deadline August 26th, 2023

Look who has won the previous CDO awards.

Geert Van Mol (Belfius) Erik Cuypers (Maxeda) Bjorn Van Reet (Kinepolis) Benoît Degotte (Centre Hospitalier Regional de la Citadelle) Pierre-André Rulmont (MIVB) Cécile Gonfroid (RTBF) Benjamin Bostoen (Thomas & Piron ICT)

Want to attend the awards night?

Of course you want to attend the CDO Awards Night. We got two formulas. You can reserve 1 or more seats at 350 euro each or reserve a table for 10 people at 3.000 euro (excl. VAT).

This includes parking fee at Docks Dome event hall. Get your tickets now.

For more information about registrations, sponsoring or partnerships, please contact Nicolas Demeure. - 0478 65 20 34

I want to attend the Awards Night

Jury 2022

The jury consists of the winners of the previous editions and many prominent personalities from the Belgian digitisation biotope. We are proud that they all want to participate.

President of the Jury is Luc Blyaert, Partner at De Straffe Mannen.


18:00 Cocktail Reception

19:15 Welcome

19:30 Starter

20:30 Keynote

Erwin Verstraelen (Port of Antwerp-Bruges)

20:45 Main course

21:45 Keynote

Steven Van Belleghem: "The offer you can't refuse"

22:20 Awards Ceremony

Chief Digital Officer of the Year 2023

23:00 Dessert and afterparty

01:00 Closing