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Stijn Bijnens is IT Person of the Year 2022

We are proud to announce that Stijn Bijnens, CEO of Cegeka, has been chosen as the new IT Person of the Year 2022 by Computable.

A visionary leader and believer in ‘the trinity of innovation’, Stijn has been at the helm of the Cegeka Group since 2019.

Stijn Bijnens is IT Person of the Year 2022

“At Cegeka, we firmly believe in what we call ‘the trinity of innovation’: 5G, Artificial Intelligence and hybrid cloud. These are all breakthrough technologies in and by themselves, but the real potential lies in the synergy they create. Companies with a strategy that taps into that synergy, get a multiplier effect in terms of actionable intelligence, productivity gains and automation.”

Stijn Bijnens, CEO of Cegeka
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About

Today, I am CEO of Cegeka Group NV, a family-owned IT Solutions Provider with a revenue of 774 mio EUR, 5500+ employees, headquarters in Hasselt (BE) and offices in 11 European countries (figures 2021). At Cegeka we help businesses, organizations and cities create frictionless and personalized digital experiences for their customers, consumers and citizens.

Read the Cegeka Annual Report 2021 here

Prior to that, I was CEO of LRM NV, VP Security Solutions at Verizon Business, Senior VP at Cybertrust Inc, Founder and CEO of Verizon, Lecturer at the Computer Science Dept at Trinity College (Ireland), and PHD Researcher at the Dept of Computer Science at KULeuven. I hold a Master of Science in Computer Science at KULeuven.

Interests include emerging technologies and their integration into business models. I am a big believer in ‘the trinity of innovation’ – 5G, AI and hybrid cloud - as the game-changer for the next decade, and containerization as a paradigm shift in software engineering. Also: cyber security and risk management, the triple helix model on innovation and coaching young entrepreneurs.

  • 2022: IT Person of the Year (Computable)
  • 2019: Herman Dessers Entrpreneur Award / Ondernemersprijs Herman Dessers (VOKA Limburg)
  • 2017: Doctor Honoris Causa at the University of Hasselt (Universiteit Hasselt)
  • 2016: Investor of the Year / Entrepreneur Awards (Top Management)
  • 1999: Manager of the Year (Trends Magazine)
  • 1998: DataNews Award of Excellence for a Startup Company (DataNews)

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    IT Person of the Year 2022