As digitalization is reshaping the future, the role of a CIO has also evolved. From empowering technological adoption to scaling those technologies to rethink the business models, CIO is the crucial link bridging IT and business strategies. Their job scope and remit span across the full cycle of the digital transformation journey; primarily in improving the overall IT capabilities, enabling strategic decisions through analytics, and driving innovations to deliver greater values. Over the years, we’ve had the privilege to speak to hundreds of CIOs from the top companies in Europe at our regional Executive IT conferences. From those discussions and in-depth interviews, we would like to highlight the significant impact of CIOs in leading the transition into the digital revolution. That said, it is our great honor to present the annual CIO Awards to recognize the CIO's contributions to the IT sector in Europe's digital economy.