CIONET member Luc Verbist (De Persgroep) has been elected yesterday evening Belgian “CIO of the Year 2012”.
The poll of 9,500 Datanews readers also rewarded Wim Nagels (A. Schulman) as IT Manager of the Year for large firms and Peter Demets (Adventures AS) as IT Manager of the Year in the SME category.
The Datanews jury praised Luc Verbist for his leadership and the way he managed to position the platform within the media conglomerate The Persgroep (Het Laatste Nieuws, De Morgen, De Tijd, VTM). He was also honoured for the “remarkable” integration of the Dutch activities.
Luc Verbist worked as Manager Projects & Development at the Corelio Group for ten years. After a short break as CIO of Cimad, he moved on to De Persgroep where he is now the CIO for almost fifteen years.