- The ‘Technology Leader of the Year’ award looks to recognize the technological transformation efforts made over the course of the pandemic which have enabled organizations to deliver on their growth strategies in spite of the ‘New Normal’.
- The Awards ceremony for ‘Technology Leader of the Year’ took place during virtual ceremony at the EU CIO Insight Summit, hosted by GDS
- The Business Impact accolade was given to Martynas Sarapinas, Chief Information Officer for Girteka Logistics, whilst the Innovation award was awarded to Utku Pazar, Chief Strategy & Digital Officer for Arcelik.
10th March 2021, Bristol, UK: During an awards ceremony at the European CIO Insight Summit 2021, GDS Group, the global events, research, and technology services company revealed the winners of its annual Technology Leader of the Year awards and is pleased to announce that Nadine Thomson of MediaCom is this year’s recipient of the coveted gold and integrity awards.
Part of WWP and based in London, UK, MediaCom is a global media agency with a difference. By applying its unique ‘Systems Thinking’ philosophy and technology across all marketing levers, they help to design communication strategies that deliver short term results and help brands build for the future and to see the bigger picture, all of which have contributed to MediaCom’s position as one of the world’s leading media communications specialists, with billings of US$17.6 billion.
As part of her role within Mediacom, Nadine is responsible for the group’s overarching technology strategy which looks to provide transformational solutions to over 2000 Clients, in 100 countries to aid with their growth goals whilst addressing their business challenges. As well as this, Nadine oversees the group’s internal adoption of technology, helping the group to realize results in spite of current pressures.
In awarding Nadine, the judges commented, “Nadine has fundamentally transformed her team, which has driven transformational innovation across the business, this would not have been possible in this timeframe and budget without her leadership and vision.”
The judges were keen to impress how Nadine had not just demonstrated astounding technological leadership but also interpersonal management too, “Nadine demonstrates outstanding digital leadership by delivering significant change and by bringing her people with her. The people aspects of digital transformation cannot be underestimated, Nadine has considered culture as much as she has considered the technical aspects of her team’s work.”
“As a result of Nadine’s tireless efforts, Mediacom has gone from somewhat of a laggard in the use of IT and data to a leader in an impressively short period of time and under the strictures of Covid. What a transformation!”
In addition to the Gold and Integrity accolades, two further awards were announced. Martynas Sarapinas, Chief Information Officer for Girteka Logistics picked up the award for Business Impact, whilst the Innovation award was awarded to Utku Pazar, Chief Strategy & Digital Officer for Arcelik.
About the Leadership Excellence Awards
The Leadership Excellence Awards recognize excellence in senior leadership within large enterprises, whether that be through innovation, inspiring colleagues, making excellent decisions, bravery, or achieving outstanding business growth.
About the CIO Digital Summit
A three-day virtual event for Technology Leaders which took place 8th-10th March 2021. Through a series of multi-dimensional keynotes, live Q&As and interactive sessions, the CIO Digital Summit provided a platform for digital leaders to tackle pressing industry challenges & opportunities with likeminded technology experts.
About GDS Group
GDS Group is a global events, research and technology services company dedicated to helping clients meet the challenges posed by a fast-moving, disruptive business environment. Our B2B summits and events bring purchaser and provider communities together to find solutions to real-world business challenges. To learn more about the events we produce and the challenges we help overcome, check out our website here.