2019 Berlin Winners

Lists the winners and shortlists for each category

WINNERS 2019

WINNERS & SHORTLIST 2019

Business Leader Of The Year

Winner
Anne Katharina Rhode – ThoughtWorks

“Anne Katharina’s submission stood out not only in the immense achievements at ThoughtWorks which have increased revenue, improved hiring in both quality and quantity and exceeded client expectations. Her hands on approach in growing and developing members of the team and providing mentorship and sponsorship.”

Monica Eaton-Cardone – Chargebacks 911
Petra Pirron – Datavard
Mara Jekosch – IBM
Hajar El Haddaoui – Swisscom
Anne Katharina Rhode – ThoughtWorks
Vanesa Cotlar – Octagon Careers

CIO Of The Year

Winner
Brigitte Falk – Liebich & Partner

“Brigitte’s focus and current work shows her commitment to utilise IT strategy and innovation to achieve overarching business goals and empower employees. Her submission showed. She has impressive appreciation of how tech can improve business performance in many ways.”

Kristiina Lammila – Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj
Elin Hernborg – SecureLink
Brigitte Falk – Liebich & Partner

CTO Of The Year

Winner 
Cristiana Vicovan – UIQ Travel

“As a creative thinker with a commercial mindset Cristiana has not only built a track record in a short amount of time but has also proved herself to be an integral part of the business and the larger industry.” 

 Flavia Paganelli – 30MHz
Grazia Vittadini – Airbus
Anamaria Todor – AudienceProject
Shahrzad Bahari – ELCIES
Claudia Fitero – Mobiversal
Nicole Faerber – Purism
Cristiana Vicovan – UIQ Travel
Dr. Hanna Köpcke – Webdata Solutions

Data Leader Of The Year

Winner
Nahia Orduna – Vodafone

“Nahia has delivered practical results, both for Vodafone internally and their customers. Having led the companies transformational agile programme successfully she has proven great leadership and her team continues to provide invaluable insights through which the company stays at the top of their game. Through her leadership and in her work as an data ambassador she is this year’s Data Leader of the Year.”

Angeli Moeller – Bayer Pharmaceuticals
Elena Sokolova – Amazon
Dilek Sezgün – IBM
Alexandra Ciortea – Microsoft
Nahia Orduna – Vodafone
Antje Barth – Amazon Web Services

Digital Leader Of The Year

Winner
Sarah Bernuit – IBM iX

“Sarah’s impressive career spanning twenty years has seen her work in various roles within tech. In her submission it is clear that she has put her breadth of experience to perfect use at IBM and has as a result been able to achieve double digit growth in signings and revenue as well as successfully managed to engage thousands of employees at achieve an above average gender ratio. This and much more makes her the Digital Leader of the Year.”

Sarah Bernuit – IBM iX
Henriette Jareklew – LKF
Anna Lehto – Messukeskus
Melissa Wiley – National Geographic
Anne Katharina Rhode – ThoughtWorks

Diversity Initiative Of The Year

Winner
Accenture

“Accenture’s submission perfectly laid out the problem they wanted to solve, the people they wanted to engage and the strategy and its excution.. Their clarity of thought and well defined criteria explains the success the Girls Digital initiative has already achieved.”

Accenture
BT
Deutsche Telekom
Gapsquare
Lufthansa Group
SAP
ThoughtWorks
Zalando
Women And Code
The New IT Girls

Employer of the Year

Winner
Datavard

“Datavard’s focus on gender parity in their workforce make it stand out in the work force. Their efforts to not only attract female talent but also retain it and invest in their professional development is commendable. They are appreciative of the fact that their employees have a life outside of work and try their utmost to accommodate their employees needs.”

Accenture
Datavard
Vodafone

Future CIO of the Year

Winner
Angela Maragopoulou – Deutsche Telekom

“Angela has had an impressive career to date. She has led and set the IT strategy in various organisations successfully and through her work has become and ambassador for best practise in tech. She is also committed to create more leaders so more women can follow in the path she has helped create.”

Stefanie Wessely – Atos
Ramona Al Dreihi – BMW
Sophie Susel – Deloitte
Hajar Mokhtafa – The Adecco Group
Angela Maragopoulou – Deutsche Telekom

IT Team Of The Year

Winner
World Food Programme

“The IT Team at the United Nations Food Programme has had an impressive impact and they have empowered the Programme to achieve the targets of their mission. This has been possible by reassessing in 2016 the role digitalisation played in their organisation. Most importantly they not only digitally improved and transformed the role the IT Team plays but through their work brought about a mind-set transformation across the Programme.”

Adesso AG
British American Tobacco
DEval
Maersk
Mercedes-Benz Türk A.Ş.
Microsoft
World Food Programme

Security Champion Of The Year

Winner
Stina Ehrensvärd – Yubico

“Stina is a successful entrepreneur who has managed to find global success in the last decade with Yubico which she founded in 2007. Her insights into cybersecurity and its future challenges and opportunities are sought after by governments. Through her stellar success one thing has not changed: Stina’s championing of the end user and their experience.

Larissa Goll – DJE Kapital AG
Stina Ehrensvärd – Yubico

Transformation Leader Of The Year

Winner
Monika Gullin – Tele2

“Culture and attitude can have a huge impact on a digital transformation and its success. In the case of Monika her submission clearly shows the active part she played by being visible and very clear about the business goals and objectives. By providing a clear structure and processes for her team they were able to close the programme without and impact at all to the customers.”

Nadja Risse – BT
Rassa Seyedi – IBM
Henriette Jareklew – LKF
Monika Gullin – Tele2
Andreea Popescu – Ernst & Young
Ricarda Wagner – BVDW

Woman of the Year

Winner
Felicitas Birkner – Fujitsu

“Felicitas is a true ambassador of tech. Outside of her day job she has co-founded a women network group, authored books and is always advocating for gender parity. For her, sharing knowledge and educating women coming up in tech is as important as having the responsibility of her job. She achieved her goals by motivating and encouraging her team members and the people she works along side with. All of these qualities and her impressive achievements of her career make her this year’s Woman of the Year.”

Joanna Sędzikowska – Credit Suiss
Felicitas Birkner – Fujitsu
Helle Valentin – IBM
Jonquil Hackenberg – Infosys Consulting
Barbara Wittenberg – Oracle
Daniela Boes – Red Hat
Brigitte Falk – Liebeich & Partner