Iberdrola, Campofrío and Correos win the Spanish Digital Leader awards 2017


  • The presented projects hoped for a prize within the three established categories: Large company, Medium company and Public sector.
  • The finalist companies were MAPFRE (Large Company); Daimler (Medium Company) and the Ministry of justice (Public Sector).

The jury of the Spanish CIONET Digital Leadership awards announced at the beginning of July the names of the three winners and the three finalists of the 2017 edition in the categories of Large Company, Medium Company and Public Sector. The awards were given in a gala organized by CIONET Spain and The Excellence Net, an event where more than 200 CIOs attended to meet the winners.
Iberdrola, Campofrío food Group and Correos were the winners, while the finalist companies were MAPFRE, Daimler and the Ministry of Justice. All of them stand out for their digital achievements during 2017 in a disputed race with the rest of the projects presented.
“It has not been easy to choose the winners. All the projects of this edition have been notorious and showed a really high level of our companies when it comes to meeting the challenges of digitalization”, commented Mona Biegstraaten, President of CIONET Spain and LATAM.
The members of the jury analyzed each proposal individually and cast their votes in a confidential and secret manner, since the names of winners and finalists of each category were not revealed until the gala itself.
Winning Projects 2017
Fernando Lucero, CIO at Iberdrola – Winner in the category of Large Company
The main goal of Iberdrola’s digital transformation is to place the customer at the center of its strategy. And this positioning, in addition to bring obvious benefits to its subscribers, will also mean a real increase in sales estimated at 36% by 2020. “Iberdrola will have invested 8,000 million euros in digitization by 2020, of which 3.1 billion correspond to the period 2016-2020, “commented Fernando Lucero, CIO of Iberdrola. “Research and innovation will be the other cornerstones that will guarantee this success, since Iberdrola is the fourth largest electricity company in the world for investment in R & D, with 211 million euros in 2016 alone,” he added.
Javier Álvarez, CIO of Campofrío food Group – Winner in the category of Medium Company
 The jury of the Awards has considered that Campofrío is leading the digital transformation in the industrial sector thanks among other projects and initiatives, to its new factory in the Spanish city of Burgos”. In the words of Javier Álvarez, CIO of Campofrío Food Group, “Campofrío Food Group, had the opportunity to lead the digital transformation in its sector. To this end, it reviewed and made even more effective its proven business processes including technology as a key element in their support. The reconstruction project, of which is one of the most important factories in the world, will allow it to continue leading the sector through the quality and innovation of its well-known products.” The new facilities allow automation by computer control of all processes, from the raw material to the factory until it reaches the market. “The production capacity of the factory is currently around 100,000 tons per year for baked goods, cured and sliced ​​with the most advanced manufacturing technology,” added Alvarez.
Jaime Sanz, CIO of the State Society of Post and Telegraphs (Correos) – Winner in the category of Public Sector
Correos is the leading operator of the logistics sector in Spain and the best provider of physical, digital and parcel communications. The developed initiatives and the deployed digital strategy have contributed and promoted the growth of parcels by 30% since 2015, largely offsetting the decline in traditional postal mail. “Diversification allows us to take full advantage of the Correos Group’s potential to offer the best solutions to citizens,” said Jaime Sanz, CIO of Correos, after collecting his award. “An example of this is the transformation of our offices into retail stores with an increase in customer satisfaction of nearly 3 points, innovation in financial products such as the CorreosPrepaid card and, in digital communications, with the omnichannel communication platform Nexo “, he added.
Finalist Projects
Large Company Category: Felipe Nascimento, CIO de MAPFRE
Enabling technology of the Digital Transformation in the insurance company MAPFRE, designed to respond with Agility to the new needs of its Customers.
Medium Company Category: Carlos Alves, Head of IT Services Europe de Daimler
Improvement of the service through 40% faster implementations, taking the leading role to IT to improve the business and achieving savings of around 37% to the company.
Public Sector Category: José Luis Hernández Carrión, Subgeneral Director of New Technologies of the Spanish Ministry of Justice
Implementation of digital systems with the objective of making digital demands and the maintenance of a web service 24 hours a day.
The celebration of these awards has as main reason to encourage the visibility of the Spanish IT teams and their projects. But the recognition is not only national since the winners of the Spanish Digital Leadership Awards will be part of finalist to the European CIO of the Year Awards, organized by CIONET International in an annual meeting in Amsterdam.
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