On December 14 2015 we announced the CIO of the Year, Project of the Year, Sustainable Project of the Year and Digital Inspirer of the Year at the CIO Awards gala at Berns in Stockholm.

2015 CIO of the Year: Mats Hultin, SAAB

With modern leadership, in a traditional environment, with a complex challenge and rigorous security demands, Mats Hultin has quickly taken IT on a journey to the next level globally.


2015 Digital Inspirer of the Year: Shifo

No problem is too big to take on – Shifo’s vision is that no child should have to die from preventable diseases by 2013. The Swedish startup provides IT tools to register children and follow up on vaccination for nurses in Africa.

Åsa Jadelius

2015 Project of the Year: Riges – Härnösand, Kramfors, Sundsvall, Timrå and Örnsköldsvik

Five municipalities collaborated on e-services for plans and building permits. The tools they built were released as open source, and are now spreading across Sweden.

2015 Sustainable Project of the Year: Ica and Uppsalahem, Klimaträtt

A number of Uppsalahem tenants were given an app that automatically calculated their climate footprint based on purchases at Ica, local transit use and even driving, through an in-car gadget. The users reduced their climate footprint by 31 percent..

This video interview with Mats Hultin was done during the screening process.

Gala at Berns

The CIO Awards gala took place at Berns Salonger in Stockholm on December 14 2015, hosted by Bella Goldman and with Poplabbet entertaining.

Runners-up 2015

Runners-up for CIO of the Year:

Martin Althen

Martin Althén, CIO, Husqvarna Group

Mia Forsäng, CIO, Vara kommun

Jonas Hansson, CIO, Axis Communications

Peder Sjölander, CIO, Pensionsmyndigheten

Runners-up for Project of the Year:

  • DinEl: DC7. Pinoeering large-scale SAP HANA implementation.
  • Keolis: The Connected Bus. Real-time traffic information on screens in Stockholm local buses.
  • Nordnet / Shareville. The top social financial trading site in the Nordics.
  • Telia Healthcare. Telia connects patients at home with healthcare providers.

Runners-up for Sustainable Project of the Year:

  • Fortum Värme: Open Central Heating. Datacenters can sell their excess heat to the central heating network.
  • Freelway Go. Helping people in rural Sweden help each other out with deliveries.
  • Mälarenergi / Greenely. App measures electricity usage and suggests measures to reduce it.
  • Shifo: MyChild System. Shifo was named Digital Inspirer of the Year, but was originally nominated for Sustainable Project of the Year.
CIO Sweden 8/2015

CIO Sweden 8/2015

CIO Sweden #8/2015 covered CIO Awards with articles on every nominated project and CIO.


Alexandra Heymowska

Alexandra Heymowska, editor-in-chief, CIO Sweden

Jens Lindholm

Jens Lidholm, Accenture

Stephan Carlquist

Stephan Carlquist, ex-CEO of Xynteo, ex-CIO of Electrolux

Johanna Kjellberg

Johanna Kjellberg, CIO, Grant Thornton. 2010 CIO of the Year (then at Kappahl (retail))

Birgitta Klasén

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

Johan Magnusson

Johan Magnusson, researcher, Chalmers & University of Gothenburg

Magnus Mähring

Magnus Mähring, associate professor, Stockholm School of Economics

Dennis Pamlin

Dennis Pamlin, climate expert

Mattias Forsberg

Mattias Forsberg, CIO, SAS (Airline). 2013 CIO of the Year (then at Systembolaget)

Research: Sofia Bälter Eronell, Rebecca Staffas

CIO Awards Through the Years

2015 marks the eleventh anniversary of our CIO Awards. Read about previous winners and galas here:

200520062007200820092010201120122013 – 2014


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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.



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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.


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