The 13th edition of the IT One Gala, composed of the "[Un]real: the DeepTech illusion" conference session, the traditional networking cocktail and the Luxembourg ICT Awards, took place on December 3rd, 2019, in front of a crowd of 800+ ICT and tech experts. Discover who the winners of the 2019 edition are…

Kamel Amroune, CEO of Farvest Group, officially opened the ceremony, which was moderated by Lisa Burke. As highlighted by the CEO, "the IT department is at the center of the organization. It is a key link for digital transformation, cybersecurity, data management, etc. In this digital economy, the CIO is more than ever an important leader and together with the IT team, the department contributes to switch organizations from traditional and conservative infrastructures to innovative and top-notch technology-driven processes".


The Most Innovative ICT Training Programme recognition went to Devoteam. The company was notably recognized for its vision to promote technology at the service of people, #TechforPeople. Devoteam designed several trainings: AI Academy for Decision Makers, AI Academy for Software Engineers and AI Academy Bootcamp - From zero to Hero.

The title of Cloud Innovation Provider of the Year was given to EBRC. The company launched with the ambition to take up the new challenge of building a regulated European Cloud providing agility and high security at the same time. In 2019, EBRC also launched 4 innovative solutions (Cloud Readiness Assessment to Regulation, Hybrid, DevSecOps and DRaaS).

The Telecom Company of the Year award was given to MIXvoip, which "innovates and adds value by listening to the needs of both big and small clients". 2019 was a successful year for MIXvoip, its 2961 customers and 60 employees.

The prize of ICT Security Provider of the Year was awarded to Telindus. The company and its Cyber Security & Intelligence Operations Center notably secured OneLife's digital transformation, and based this project on 5 pillars: availability, confidentiality, integrity, intelligence and traceability.

PwC Luxembourg was rewarded with the Digital Transformation Project of the Year prize. The company is supporting its client, Spuerkeess, to onboard their internal digital transformation focusing on employee experience and engagement, operational excellence and simplification.

Deloitte Luxembourg was named ICT Strategic Advisor of the Year. Its approach focuses on working together with its customers in imagining, delivering and running the future of their organization in order to find the best solutions together. Deloitte has helped multiple clients to transform themselves from sales channels to core operations and up to finance or risk functions, to name a few.

According to the jury members, Accenture Luxembourg made the Best Use of AI & Data. With its client, a public employment agency in the Greater Region, the team of Accenture focused on three ethical principles – trust, transparency and benefit – and was able to set an example on how to manage citizens' data in a secure way.

The prize of ICT Outsourcing Services Provider of the Year was awarded to System Solutions. The company was able to answer to the Luxembourg Alzheimer Association's needs. Apart from the technical aspect, the partnership between ALA and System Solutions is characterized by a climate of trust and proximity.

The prize of ICT Business Partner of the Year went to POST Group. Through to its experts (EBRC and its subsidiary DIGORA, InTech, Elgon and Ainos) recognized at the European level, POST Group invests heavily in innovation, focusing on AI, IOT, M2M, resilience and 5G. It also contributes to the implementation of tech for a better society for all.

ING Luxembourg was named ICT Team of the Year. The team succeeded to implement a disruptive new employee Portal to handle a persistent technological debt issue. The One Portal, which gathers all employee core-banking related applications and is used by the whole staff, was mainly made of Flex / Adobe Flash on Front level and some parts of VB6. 

Fujitsu Luxembourg was named Great ICT Company to Work With. Patrick Houtsch, Director of the CTIE, joined Lisa Burke on stage to announce the name of the winner of the next prize. The title of Inspirational ICT Personality of the Year was awarded to Pierre Zimmer (Deputy General Director, POST Group). These two prizes are labeled as "Special Jury Awards".

Finally, Abdelhay Toudma (CIO of Arendt & Medernach) was named CIO of the Year. He joined the law firm 4 years ago and was able to turn a legacy administrative and underrated group of people into the innovative and trust strength of Arendt. With his team, he has considerably increased the digitalization and the collaboration within the company and with customers.


Alexandre Keilmann

Photos: Dominique Gaul

Publié le 04 décembre 2019