Secure your digital future

CIAO Event 2019

The world is evolving at the speed of technology and to live, learn and work in the digital age requires both left and right brain thinking. Are you ready to help shape the future? How can we create a safe environment with room for innovation and the freedom to make mistakes?

RightBrains organises the CIAO event yearly together with organisations that support our mission. The theme of this year’s event is Secure your digital future and will be hosted by our partner, who will welcome us as their VIP guests. CIAO 2019 will form part of the, Data & Cloud Expo.

CIAO stands for creativity, intuition, agility and an open mind. Join us on 30 October 2019 from 13:00 in Utrecht to learn from and connect with peers and industry thought leaders and get inspired to open your mind to new ideas and possibilities. Our first keynote speaker will take to the stage at 13:30. At 16:30 the nominees for the Digital Leadership & Diversity Award and the Digital Talent Award will join us on stage, followed by the winner announcement. We’ll close off with drinks and networking.

The CIAO event will take place at the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht, theatre 18 in Juliana Congres. To get to the theatre, you have to leave the exhibition hall 1. The best places to park if you are coming by car are P1 and P3. There you will find a little square in front of you, from where you can follow the signs and take the stairs to Juliana Congres. More information about getting there can be found here.

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Meet our chairwoman, Mary-Jo, and keynote speakers below:


RightBrains and Computable invite you to nominate digital talent and digital diversity leaders who have incorporated diversity as a mindset for success and innovation within their organisation. 

Nominees and award winners will be selected by a professional jury consisting of Kay Formanek (diversity and performance expert), Prof. dr. Erik Beulen (professor of information management at Tilburg University), Raymond Hannes (digital innovator), Mary-Jo de Leeuw (multi-advisory board member) and Sander Hulsman (Computable).

The award winners will be announced at the event. The purpose of the awards is to share inspiring role model stories and best practices.

Click the links below and nominate your favourite digital leader and talent. Deadline for nominations is 20 October.

Nominate Digital Diversity Leader
Nominate Digital Talent

Our 2018 event

Our previous CIAO event was a great success! Click the button below to see photos from our 2018 event.