- Konrad Zöschg, CIO of Zurich Airport, wins the Swiss CIO Award 2020
- The other winners are Markus Guggenbühler (Manor), Ricardo Nebot (Emmi) and Tobias Rölz (Komax)
- These days, a modern Chief Information Officer stands at the center of many corporate transformations
Konrad Zöschg, CIO of Zurich Airport, has been named the best IT manager of 2020. He successfully “transformed a large and complex company that operates in a multifaceted ecosystem,” said the award jury chaired by Andreas Toggwyler, Partner Financial Services, Head of IT Risk and Assurance at EY Switzerland. IT plays an important role in the everyday life of the airport to ensure smooth flight and airport operations. Around 400 systems and applications need to be constantly available, function smoothly, interact with one another and also be continually developed.
Markus Guggenbühler (CIO at Manor AG), Ricardo Nebot (Head of IT at Emmi Schweiz) and Tobias Rölz (Member of Group Management and Head of Market & Digital Services at Komax) were also honored at yesterday’s awards ceremony. “We received a lot of excellent applications for this year’s Swiss CIO Award. Looking through the submissions, we saw a clear trend, where the CIO stands at the center of the transformation of many companies and drives change from both a digital and a talent perspective,” said Andreas Toggwyler, chair of the jury, when commenting on the challenges and priorities of the award recipients.
About the award
The Swiss CIO Award is presented annually by EY Switzerland in cooperation with the CIO platform Confare. It honors the best Swiss IT managers of the year with the Swiss #CIOAward. The winners are selected by a jury headed by Andreas Toggwyler, Partner Financial Services, Head of IT Risk and Assurance at EY Switzerland. The other jury members who selected this year’s Swiss winners are Stella Gatziu Grivas (professor at the Institute for Information Systems at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland), Christian Russ (lecturer and course director at the School of Management and Law – Institute for Information Systems at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences), Franz Bürgi (CIO of the TX Group and winner of the Swiss CIO Award 2019), Paul Schmidinger (coordinator of the Master’s course “Digitization, Politics and Communication” at the University of Applied Sciences Campus Vienna), Gerhard Schwabe (professor of Information Management at the Institute for Computer Science at the University of Zurich), Rolf Trüeb (CIO and management board member of Mobiliar Versicherung).
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