Celebrate digital talent and leaders

16 November 2021

01:00 pm - 06:30 pm CET

Join us for the fifth annual RightBrains awards event, connect with peers and learn from inspiring keynote speakers. This year’s event will take place on November 16 at The Edge - Deloitte Amsterdam. At 1:30 pm our host Patrick Steemers, partner TMT at Deloitte, will take the stage to welcome us. At 4:30 pm the nominees for the Digital Diversity Leadership and Digital Talent awards will join us on stage, followed by the winner announcements. At the end the day we will meet and mingle with drinks and snacks. We can welcome a limited amount of people so don't wait signing up. The deadline for event registration is 5 November end of day

Reinventing leadership
This year’s theme is reinventing leadership. Digital transformation necessitates a high degree of change management as well as new strategies, skills and behaviours. To achieve success in the digital age, companies need to revisit and rethink the concept of leadership. During this event we will hear from expert leaders about the digital revolution and how it is changing leadership.

The objective of this event is to be inspired, learn and connect with like-minded women working at different stages in their careers. A great opportunity for 3rd and 4th year Bachelor and Master students and those considering a career switch to learn more about careers in digital technology.

Nominees and votes
This year will be the first time to vote for the nominees. This is possible until October 31. The public vote and jury verdict each determine for half who will win on November 16, 2021. The nominees were determined by a jury consisting of Kay Formanek (Author D&I, CEO Diversity and Performance), Prof. Dr. Erik Beulen (Professor of information management at Tilburg University), Dr. Jeroen van der Velden (Associate professor of strategy and director Center for Strategy, Organisation and Leadership at Nyenrode), Cokky Hilhorst (professor of business & it at Nyenrode) and Sander Hulsman (editor-in-chief Computable). These are the nominees:
Digital Leadership Award 2021
  • Benji Coetzee (Digital Director at VodafoneZiggo)
  • Hilary Richters (Director & Lead Digital Ethics at Deloitte)
  • Venkatesh Upadrista (Digital advisor to the board at Futurelight Technologies)
  • Cara Antoine (Managing Director Digital Transformation at IG&H)
  • Hanneke ter Velde (Global Director Direct Sales & Digital Transformation at LeasePlan)
Digital Talent Award 2021
  • Elisa de Leeuw (Information & Digital Technology Advisor for Mobility at Shell)
  • Nora Czirjak (Sr Investment Risk Manager at APG Asset Management)
  • Dieuwertje Schuur (Creative Technology lecturer at Hogeschool Rotterdam)
  • Margot Teeuwen (Business Analist & Test Engineer at Whyellow)
  • Lisanne Smink (Product Owner Business Intelligence and Analytics at Van Lanschot Kempen)
Award winners 2017 - 2020
The winners of the Digital Leadership awards were: Mimoent Haddouti, Global Head First Line Risk & Security at Rabobank (2017); Corry Wouters, Corporate Director at Ewals Cargo Care (2018); Candice Dillon, CIO at VodafoneZiggo (2019); and Martine van Iperen, Senior Development Manager and member of the CTO Management Team at Exact (2020).
The winners of the Digital Talent awards were: Laura Helgering, IT Engineer at ABN AMRO (2017); Lotte de Haas, Product Owner OmniCRM at KPN (2018); Erida Kaja, Domain Architect Voice Services at ERIKS (2019); and Lisanne Brons, Technical Sales Manager Modern Work & Security at Microsoft (2020). 
How to join?
Our events are accessible for free to all RightBrainers. Create an account on the RightBrains Career & Mentor platform and follow the onboarding instructions. You can register on your dashboard for upcoming events.

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Keynote speakers

Uling Hu, Partner Business Tranformation and Human Capital at Deloitte 

Iris de Jongh, Chief Data Officer at KPN

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Carola Boers, Director People & Organsation Development at Bol.com 

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Kay Formanek, expert and author D&I at Diversity & Performance

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Our chairwoman

Victoria Coady, Manager at Deloitte Nederland specialising in Digital Enablement

Our host

Patrick Steemers, Partner TMT at Deloitte

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