CONNECTS finalist at the European Digital Mindset Awards 2022

June 9, 2022

We are happy to announce our nomination as finalists at the European Digital Mindset Awards 2022. In this article, you can discover more information about the European Digital Mindset Awards and the DES – Digital Enterprise Show.

CONNECTS has been nominated for “Best Digital Project Oriented Toward Sustainability”. We are finalists together with Amadeus and The Predictive Company. The award ceremony is going to be on the 15th of June. Our CEO, Joost Visser, will be at the DES attending the events.

What is the Digital Enterprise Show (DES)?

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The Digital Enterprise Show (DES) is the world’s leading event in digital transformation. It fosters digital transformation in business. It gathers cutting edge technologies and top-notch speakers.

The Digital Enterprise Show is a matchmaking event that enables companies and businesses interested in digital transformation to meet each other. They all come from different industries and sectors. It is a must-attend event for any business that wants to be part of the new digital economy.

The digital business transformation allows entrepreneurs to grow their businesses. Digital Enterprise Show enables digital business transformation to take place.

Why is Digital Enterprise Show important?

The Digital Enterprise Show is a high potential B2B event to:

  • generate business
  • elevate the brand
  • strengthen thought leadership
  • reinforce business relationships with relevant stakeholders

Experts from tech companies will be sharing their successes related to Digital Business Transformation. They will talk about the digital impact on business.

There are many reasons to participate to Digital Enterprise Show:

  • meet new leads and generate new business
  • get in contact with providers of innovative technologies
  • establish contact with potential partners for future co-operation
  • create cross-border contacts for long-term business relationship

You can connect with the most innovative tech companies. They provide tech solutions related to AI, IoT, Cloud, Cybersecurity, AR/VR, Data Analytics, Mar&AdTech and 5G.

When and where is it happening?

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The Digital Enterprise Show takes place in Malaga from the 14th to the 16th of June. There is a big agenda full of interesting events. Experts will talk about blockchain, tokenisation, sustainability, metaverse and much more.

There are different types of tickets to join the high-level events. There are:

  • Business pass
  • Premium VIP pass
  • Honour pass

Each of these tickets gives you access to different events and experiences.

500 speakers will entertain and teach around their expertise topics. They will present their success stories and new business models. There will be a discussion around leadership issues and business strategy implementation.

Among the speakers, there is going to be the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama. “A Conversation with President Barack Obama” will take place on the 14th at 11.30 AM. Only Honour pass tickets can attend this speech. It will be a Q&A on how to inspire business leaders to face economic, social and technological challenges.

Other key speakers will be the President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez, and the President of Andalucia, Juanma Moreno. The list of top speakers includes:

  • Lisa Mae Brunson, Founder and Chief Visionary at Wonder Women Tech
  • Gunter Pauli, author of The Blue Economy
  • Raghu Ravinutala, co-founder and CEO of Yellow.Ai
  • Liz Parrish, CEO of BIOVIVA SCIENCE
  • Eva Sniders, CEO of GENETIKOMM

and many more that you can find on their website.


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Albert Planas Riera is the CEO of DES since 2015. He is also the CEO of ADVANCED FACTORIES, REBUILD and NEBEXT Next Business Exhibitions.

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Silvia Avilés Giraud is the CMO and Co-Founder of Digital Enterprise Show since 2015.

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Sandra Infante Grillon is the managing director of the Digital Enterprise Show. She joined the team in September 2021.

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Ignacio Villoch is the Conference Director. He has joined the team recently as well.

European Digital Mindset Awards 2022

The European Digital Mindset Awards identify the most valuable and innovative projects in the field of digital transformation. They take into consideration strategy, leadership and customer experience. These are the key elements to succeed in digital transformation.

These disruptive projects present an innovative approach to customer experience, IT Management and new digital business models.

There are five categories with different finalists concurring for the awards.


Three companies are concurring to be the company that better shifted from a traditional model to a digital business model.

The finalists are:

  • Repsol, S.A
  • Prosegur


The goal is to have the best marketing performance. This is measured as impactful results achieved through innovative use of marketing tools, digital channels, platforms and others.

These companies are the finalists:

  • Fotocasa
  • Labelium Play
  • Arena Spain


The finalists are digital start-ups with high impact in a sector based on an innovative and/or disruptive business model. They also have a high projection for the upcoming years.

These companies are:

  • Thing or two
  • SeniorsLeading
  • Last Mile Team


The award goes to the business that best recognises the work of the public sector on digital transformation issues.

These are:

  • Registraduría Nacional del Estado Civil
  • Sociedad Estatal Correos y Telégrafos
  • Navarra Government


This award is about sustainability projects, corporate or entrepreneurial, oriented to achieving the SDG’s of the 2030 Agenda.

The finalists are:

  • Amadeus
  • The Predictive Company

CONNECTS and sustainability


CONNECTS launched a series of events and a community around the theme of ESG and sustainability.

The ‘ESG for SMEs’ community facilitates the sharing of knowledge, insight, and new business opportunities amongst SMEs and other key stakeholders. It concentrates on the field of Environmental, Social & Governance strategy and reporting.

Regulatory changes are changing the way of doing business. ESG is becoming an increasingly important and urgent dimension in all business activities. SMEs who want to survive and thrive in this new reality have to face significant practical implications.

Our next will be on the 13th of June: “ESG – E for environment: is the Green Deal on track?”. It will host high-level speakers:

  • Antoine Colombani, Member of Cabinet of EU Commissioner Frans Timmermans responsible for the European Green Deal
  • Luca Bertalot, the Secretary General of the European Mortgage Federation
  • Jessica Peters, Head of ESG at Argos Wityu

If you are interested in sustainability, you can also read our articles about ESG and sustainable business.

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