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26 oktober 2021 – This is IT

We celebrate IT Leadership
even in challenging times

IT and Digital coaches are the driving force behind the talented IT teams of countless Belgian Companies. In 2020, every company, every team and every individual has been confronted with the massive impact of the black swan called Covid-19.

It is in those most challenging times that real leaders stand up and make a difference. These are the managers, coaches and mentors who deserve a place in the spotlight. Who will win the prestiguous award of ICT & Digital Coach of the year?

Nominate your manager & book a seat for the award show with inspiring keynote speakers and performers.

Award event with top keynotes

October 26th 2021

Join 350 guests at the Ghelamco Arena in Ghent and enjoy an exclusive evening full of inspiring keynotes, networking, delicious food & drink and a scintillating award show.


17:30 – 18:45 Welcome – drinks – networking – walking dinner

19:00 – 19:10 Official welcome & take off

19:10 – 19:55 Theo Hendriks takes us on an inspiring journey with his keynote ‘Building teams – no story, no glory’. This award-winning communication professional and author talks about the importance of storytelling for teams and companies. How can managers use stories to inspire and motivate team members?

Humor Op 't Werk: Een Must Volgens Andrew Tarvin, Keynotespreker Op This Is IT.

20:00 – 20:45 We are proud to bring Andrew Tarvin from the United States to Ghent tonight. He has implemented multi-million dollar projects for multinationals and is the best-selling author of Humor That Works. Andrew’s inspiring keynote ‘The huge impact of humor in successful teams’ is a must see!

20:45 – 21:10 Break

21:15 – 21:45 Award ceremony – ICT & Digital Coach of the Year 2021. Who will become the ambassador of inspiring leadership and excellent coaching 2021?

21:45 – 22:30 Kommil Foo. Stories, humour and music. Brothers Raf and Mich Walschaerts have been moving audiences for more than 3 decades. With just a piano, a guitar and their distinctive voices, they deliver a memorable show.

22:30 – 23:30 After drinks & networking

THIS IS IT 2019 was ‘inspiring, positive and super interesting’, attendants say.

Nominate your manager & win a team eventcheque of 7500 euro

Last year, Hans Haverbeke, head of data & analytics at Port of Antwerp, won the prestigious ICT & Digital Coach of the Year Award. On top of that, Hans and his team received an experience voucher of no less than 7500 EUR, for a team event of their own choice. Is your manager next winner in line?

Here’s how you can win

Are you part of a Belgian IT and/or Digital team of at least 7 people? Did your manager successfully lead the team through challenging times? Does your team leader make your talents grow and prosper?

What are you waiting for to reward her or him? And to win a cheque of €7500 for the team? 

Nominate your manager before 31 July, 2021.

  • STEP1 : nominate your manager.
  • STEP2 : you’ll receive an additional set of 4 questions. Convince us that your manager is ready to be part of the shortlist.
  • STEP3 : an independent jury with both business and academic expertise, will screen the nominees and select the final 5.

Nominations are closed for the 2021 edition.

Curious who’ll become the ICT & Digital Coach of the year?

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