December 15 2014 marked the tenth anniversary of the Swedish CIO Awards. At this year’s ceremony we announced CIO of the Year, Project of the Year, Sustainable Project of the Year and Digitial Inspirer of the Year.
Klas Bendrik

CIO of the Year 2014: Klas Bendrik, Volvo Cars

In four years, Mr Bendrik has build a new IT department, each component of whose vision supports Volvo’s journey into the future. IT keeps Volvo rolling – and CIO Klas Bendrik is in the driver’s seat.

Karin Nygårds och Terese Raymond

Digital Inspirer of the Year 2014: Teacherhack – Karin Nygårds & Terese Raymond

Our 10th anniversary award, Digital Inspirer of the Year, went to the field of education: to teacher Karin Nygårds and freelance educator Terese Raymond for Teacherhack – hack the curriculum!

Project of the Year 2014: Karolinska Institutet, SMS Lifesavers

A cardiac arrest emergency call in Stockholm now not oldy sends an ambulance. Thanks to SMS Life­savers, it also sends text messages to CPR-trained volunteers in the area, who are often able to help before the ambulance arrives.

Nima Jokilaakso

Sustainable Project of the Year 2014: DD Innovation, Dr Maombi Project

An easy-to-use mobile app connects nurses in rural Tanzania with better trained doctors in urban centers. A simple solution that disseminates knowledge, cuts down expensive travel, and can solve many serious healthcare issues.

The CIO Awards 2014 Gala

The awards ceremony at Berns Salonger in Stockholm on december 15, 2014 was hosted by Fredrik Swahn, standing in for Petra Mede. Musical entertainment was provided by The Soul Band.

Fredrik Swahn

Host: Fredrik Swahn

The Soul Band

Musical entertainment: The Soul Band.

Petra Mede

Not hosting: Petra Mede.

Finalists, 2014

Runners-up for our CIO of the Year award:

Malin Bäcklund

Malin Bäcklund, CIO, Schibsted Sverige (publishing)

Eva Harström

Eva Harström, CIO, Skanska Nordic (construction)

Claes-Håkan Johansson

Claes-Håkan Johansson, CIO, Preem (oil)

Elisabeth Stjernstoft

Elisabeth Stjernstoft, CIO, Apoteket (pharmacy)

Runners-up for our Project of the Year award:

  • Apoteket: Handla recept i mobilen. The first pharmacy in Scandinavia to sell prescription drugs over the mobile channel.
  • Cramo: Rätt pris. Tool for automatically computing the optimal price quote for each customer that rents construction equipment.
  • NCC: Projektportalen. Collaboration portal for employees, sub-contractors and clients of construction company NCC.
  • Volvo Cars: Standard Application Maintenance Sourcing. Major sourcing overhaul at Volvo.

Runners-up for our Sustainable Project of the Year award:

  • E.On: 100Koll. Customers of energy company E.On can now keep track of their power usage in a mobile app.
  • Hertz & Sunfleet: Wallenstam Drive. Portal that gathers various automotive services – from rentals to car pooling to the Freerider service.
  • City of Malmö: Malvin. Portal where departments of the City of Malmö can exchange and recycle office furniture and supplies.
  • Swedish Society for Nature Conservation: Green Guide. Mobile app with tips for more sustainable everyday living.
CIO Sweden 8/2014

CIO Sweden #8/2014

CIO Sweden #8/2014 had 20 pages of coverage of the 2014 CIO Awards, with reports on all CIOs and projects nominated.

This Year’s Jury

Alexandra Heymowska

Alexandra Heymowska, editor-in-chief, CIO Sweden

Jens Lindholm

Jens Lidholm, Accenture

Stephan Carlquist

Stephan Carlquist, former CEO of Xynteo and CIO of Electrolux

Johanna Kjellberg

Johanna Kjellberg, CIO of the Year 2010 (then at clothing retailer Kappahl)

Birgitta Klasén

Birgitta Klasén, board director, senior IT advisor, ex-CIO of Pharmacia (today part of Pfizer) and Telia

Johan Magnusson

Johan Magnusson, director, Center for Business Solutions, University of Gothenburg School of Echnonomics

Magnus Mähring

Magnus Mähring, associate professor, Stockholm School of Economics

Dennis Pamlin

Dennis Pamlin, climate expert

Nicklas Lundblad

Niclas Lundblad, director of public policy and government relations, Europe, Google


Research: Safak Altunbucak, Sara Malmström


CIO Awards: 10th Anniversary

2014 marks our tenth consecutive CIO Awards gala, and the tenth CIO of the Year award. Read about past winners and galas here (Swedish only):




CIO Sweden, Accenture

Accenture co-founded the Swedish CIO Awards with CIO Sweden ten years ago, and we have been part of it each year since. The CIO plays a very important part in Swedish organizations. Over the years, the CIO role has developed, and today the demands are greater than ever. The CIO must be able to bridge the gap between business and IT, and needs to understand the business very well, to be able to contribute value and innovation to the organization.
This suits Accenture very well. We work closely with corporate leaders on large IT transformation projects that demand in-depth understanding of the business as well as how IT can contribute to and in many cases lead change. The CIO does not take a back seat – the CIO needs to be innovative and contribute ideas and solutions for IT to deliver value.
Accenture puts great importance on CIO Awards. Each year an Accenture team spends four months with the evaluation process, doing background analysis and conducting in-depth interviews with 25 people to find the right finalists. The quality of finalists is very important.
Why Accenture Presents the CIO of the Year Award
Through presenting the CIO of the Year award, we help highlight the CIO’s importance in Swedish organizations. We are proud to be part of the CIO of the Year process, and we see it as an honor to present Sweden’s most important award in IT.

Main Partners

Tata Consultancy Services, Wipro

TCS Nordic region: Present in the Nordic region since 1991, TCS has continuously invested in the market to deliver consistent results to its customers. TCS has around 8,000 professionals working in Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Iceland and across TCS’ Global Network Delivery Model™ (GNDM™), servicing leading Nordic companies. Since 2010, TCS has doubled the size of its operations in the region, with significant increase in local hiring. TCS has been consistently rated as number one in customer satisfaction over the past 5 years, in multiple surveys (KPMG Nordic Service Provider Performance & Satisfaction Study, 2010–2013, and Whitelane Research, 2014). Several prominent Nordic companies have benefited from TCS’ unique service offering, including Nokia, Ericsson, TDC, ABB, Telenor, NETS, and DNB. In 2014, Top Employers Institute granted TCS the Top Employer in Europe certificate, with Sweden and Denmark among the eight markets where TCS was number one.


Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT) is a leading information technology, consulting and outsourcing company that delivers solutions to enable its clients do business better. Wipro delivers winning business outcomes through its deep industry experience and a 360-degree view of “Business through Technology”, helping clients create successful and adaptive businesses. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, a practitioner’s approach to delivering innovation and an organization-wide commitment to sustainability, Wipro has over 140,000 employees and clients across 54 countries. For more information, please visit

Supporting Partners

PWC, Sungard Availability Services


About CIO Awards

Each year since 2005 CIO Sweden hosts the Swedish CIO Awards, a glamorous gala where we announce CIO of the Year, Project of the Year and Sustainable Project of the Year. The winners are chosen after a rigorous evaluation process covering more than six months.

Entries are open during spring, and anyone is free to nominate projects and CIOs. These entries, combined with original research and tips from other channels, results in a shortlist of candidates.

Each CIO finalist is interviewed in depth for about 45 minutes, with open questions about IT and business value, delivery, leadership, innovation, sustainability and social responsibility. In addition, we conduct in-depth interviews with people from both the IT and the business side of their organization.

For each project to reach the finals, we interview one or two people about scope, business value, complexity, innovation and sustainability.

The winners are finally chosen by a jury of board directors, CEOs, CIOs, experts, analysts and researchers.


Camilla Alvfeldt
CIO Community Manager
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Caroline Askheim
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Christine Karlsson
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