Cécile Gonfroid is “directrice générale des technologies et exploitation” (CIO & CTO) within the RTBF (French-speaking Belgian Radio and Television Broadcast).
RTBF, where she began her career in 1984, is a public company autonomous cultural dedicated mainly to the production of audiovisual media in French distributed on all classic platforms, radio & television, and modern, internet, mobile platforms,…
Passionate about sports and freshly graduated from the IAD (superior Institute of Arts), she joined the sports service upon her entry as a director of “Great Direct” (live) soccer and Formula 1.
In 1992, she launched in the production of the sports programs in which she infuses a new wind of modernity. This activity will lead her to support the entire organisation of the technical facilities unilateral and multilateral Euro 2000 with the VRT (Flemish Belgian media public company) and our (Dutch public media company).
It is also in 2000 she joined the management of the company to assist the Chief Television Officer. This role will enable her to learn all the subtleties of the management of TV channels.
In 2003, she became the head of the TV production that brings together human and technical resources for the production of TV programs. This is where she developed her passion for technology while watching its evolution through her end-user’s eyes.
It was in 2009 that RTBF entrusted her the head of DGTE, this new entity of the merger of IT and broadcast resources. Her passionate nature allows her to the challenge of converging technologies, to harmonize their management and driving change at the level of human resources.
End of 2013, she was elected Belgian CIO of the Year by the Datanews magazine.