The telecom operator Tre was awarded Business Accelerator 2018, a new honorary recognition, instigated by Sofigate, at CIO Awards in Stockholm, Sweden last evening (17th Dec, 2018). Attendees included IT-directors, CIOs, IT-managers, CTOs, IT-architects and other business technology leaders for an evening of celebration, entertainment and networking.

Tre has become a symbol for digitalization within the consumer industry and has shown to be an ongoing challenger in a very competitive industry.” says Björn Olofsson, Managing Director, Sofigate Sweden.

The motivation for awarding Tre as Business Accelerator 2018 is as follows:

Tre is focusing on both business and technology by creating consistent and encouraging customer experiences, a high degree of design together with strategic partnerships. Tre is a leading actor when it comes to digital transformation and innovation, which has influenced their expansion growth at a high degree. Internal initiatives such as 3Labs create a genuine innovation culture that connects business with technology, they are always attentive to the market and the latest trends which makes Tre a player to count on also in the future.

Roland-Philippe Kretzschmar and Björn Olofsson from Sofigate with Jonny Engel, Head of IT and Per Stigenberg, CTO from Tre.

The newly established award was announced during the yearly event CIO Awards, organized by IDG. In order to appoint a winner Sofigate has evaluated a number of large companies in regards to innovation, product and services offers, and their progress within digitalization, profitability, revenue and leadership. After having performed a detailed analysis, three final candidates were chosen; Assa Abloy, Scandic and Tre.

I am very happy and proud of this award. We have challenged the market with innovative services from the beginning. This year we have showed that we are still in a leading edge by being first with new services such as “Skicka surf” and “eSIM” for both Apple Watch and iPhone.” says Per Stigenberg, CTO at Tre.

It is encouraging that we get acknowledgement for the innovation culture that we have at Tre. 3Labs is especially mentioned. 3Labs is our yearly innovation week when all our employees within IT create and present ideas that can strengthen our business. Several suggestions have then been implemented to our customers advantage.” says Jonny Engel, Head of IT Development at Tre.

Background Business Accelerator 2018:

As a premium partner of CIO Awards, Sofigate presented the honorary award Business Accelerator 2018 to a company that has exhibited large growth throughout the year and has been successfully utilizing new technologies and innovation capabilities in cooperation between IT and business.

The aim of our award Business Accelerator 2018 is to grant CIOs and IT leaders the recognition they deserve for their achievements. Sofigate knows how important hese business technology leaders are for their organization and we believe that it is vital that we in this industry collectively learn from one another. We hope that this award will inspire other business technology leaders to reevaluate the current collaboration between business and IT and how it will drive innovation within the organization”, says Björn Olofsson, Managing Director, Sofigate Sweden.

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