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Gala IT One: The largest networking event of the IT industry in the Grand Duchy

The 2021 edition of Gala IT One will be held on December 7th at LuxExpo the Box in Luxembourg. Gala IT One annually gathers the IT Community for a unique conference, an enriching networking cocktail and a prestigious Gala Dinner.

For its 15th edition, the event will host an inspiring conference where IT professionals will be reunited for the largest networking event of the IT industry in the Grand Duchy. During this gathering, the ceremony of the Luxembourg ICT Awards will take place, attendees will be able to discover the personalities and companies rewarded for its 2021 edition.

Since 2007, the Luxembourg ICT Awards aim to promote and spread the best practices, foster emulation between the country’s professionals and offer recognition to the best solutions provided on the market. Key skills required to be a candidate for the awards include: professionalism, a sense of innovation, ethics, as well as local involvement.

Eleven awards will be presented in the following categories:

Individual Awards

-CIO of the Year

Technologies & Projects Awards

-ICT Business Partner of the Year

-ICT Strategic Advisor of the Year

-Telecom Innovation of the Year

-Most Innovative ICT Training Programme

-Best use of AI & Data

-Digital Transformation Project of the Year

Organisation Awards

-ICT Team of the Year

-ICT Outsourcing Services Provider of the Year

-Young ICT Revelation Company of the Year (new this year)

Special Jury Award

-Inspirational ICT Personality of the Year (no application required, designated by the jury)

“The data economy marathon” will be the subject of the conference. Data has become a real asset and a lot of organizations are now data-driven to help their company gain a significant competitive advantage. CIOs, IT Managers and their team entered a marathon and each individual contributes to constantly re-imagine the business, drive greater agility, ensure the security of the processes, rethink data governance. Such as athletes, they need to stay the course together and to welcome new technologies to constantly develop their systems and this, in order to be well integrated in the data economy.

The ability to collect data has evolved and it is coming from new endpoints, including IoT devices. Organizations need to understand how to deal with such an amount of data as it allows better prediction of economic phenomena and influences the way they use it.

The coming years are challenging and the marathon has already begun. As the data economy takes off, disruptive technologies emerge so make a pause in your course to go further, to know how to stay ahead of the trend and how to create new opportunities for your organisations.

These issues will be highlighted by IT experts :

Mario Grotz, Director General for Industry, New Technologies and Research, Luxembourg Ministry of the Economy. In 2018, Mario Grotz became President of Luxinnovation, the national innovation agency, which offers a wide portfolio of services to companies and public research organisations. He has been a key advocate of the country’s space industry and commercial space activities. He has played a crucial role in the setup of the regulatory, legal and financing frameworks that have positioned Luxembourg at the forefront of space resources utilisation. In 2021, Mario Grotz became Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Luxembourg Space Agency Foundation (LSA).

–Philipp Jäggi, CIO, Laboratoires Réunis, 2020 CIO of the Year,  Luxembourg ICT Awards. Laboratoires Réunis (LR) is specialised in the fields of clinical biology for more than 60 years, constantly focusing on innovation and places research and development at the centre of its orientation. LR is an optimal partner for international healthcare professionals for specialised diagnostics in genetics, genomics and molecular diagnosis of infectious diseases.

Jean-Christophe Witz, CIO, Husky Injection Molding Systems. Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. is the world's largest brand name supplier of injection molding equipment and services to the plastics industry. The company has more than 40 service and sales offices, employs over 4,000 people worldwide and supports customers in more than 100 countries. Its manufacturing facilities are located in Canada, the United States, Luxembourg, Austria and China.

More information HERE, registration HERE.

To book a table for the Gala Dinner, please contact team@itone.lu.

Apply for Luxembourg ICT Awards HERE.

IMPORTANT TO NOTE: DUE TO THE RECENT GOVERNMENTAL MEASURES, GALA IT ONE WILL BE HOSTED UNDER THE COVID CHECK REGIME.  The Luxembourg government has set up a CovidCheck system applicable in Luxembourg to gatherings or events open to the public. From 1 November 2021, this system is mandatory for event organisers. Therefore, no tests will be available on-site.