Will YOU be the next FITCE.be
Young ICT Personality?

Highlights of the contest:

  • Keynote of jury member Dominique Deckmyn
  • Young personalities with disruptive ideas
  • Finalists are awarded 1000, 250 and 250 EUR
  • Candidates can apply until January 31 (extended deadline)

Are you convinced that robots, machine learning, artificial intelligence are the primary ICT technologies ? Or are you a non-believer?

This bi-yearly FITCE.be contest allows young ICT professionals to share their ideas and vision on major technology trends. For this year's contest, we expect you to take a side: are you an AI-believer, robotics-enthusiast, or a non-believer?

Start with submitting a one-minute statement for the pre-selection. Convince the public to vote for you and win a ticket for the finals early 2019 in Brussels. Impress the jury with your theory and become the FITCE.be young ICT personality, awarded with 1000 EUR .

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Register, formulate a statement, shoot a short video with your motivation and publish it before January 31 2019. Go viral to convince the public and collect votes.


A professional jury consisting of leaders from ICT industry will nominate three candidates with the best motivation and public support on February 15.


After a keynote of jury member Dominique Deckmyn , the three finalists will present their vision at BluePoint Brussels (Agoria building). The finalists are awarded 1000, 250 and 250 EUR.

Winners of previous editions

FITCE has been organizing the Young ICT personality contest since 2006. Below you can find our galery of honour.


Winner in 2016


Winner in 2014


Winner in 2012


Winner in 2010


Winner in 2008

Van den Berghe

Winner in 2006
“It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.” – Mark Twain
“Best way to conquer stage fright is to know what you’re talking about.” – Michael H Mescon
“It takes one hour of preparation for each minute of presentation time.” – Wayne Burgraff

Frequently Asked Questions

This section will be updated when new questions arrive. Registered candidates will be informed of updates

Can we participate without a video?

A video is certainly required. The content, story, screenplay are entirely up to you, as long as you make the video in the format 4:3 and focus on a strong technology message.

Should the topic focus on technology?

Implications of technology revolutions, such as AI or robotics, on society, policy, environment, law or other relevant disciplines are encouraged.

How long should the "short video" be?

We recommend a video between 1 and 2 minutes, although we don’t impose hard constraints.

Should the statement be related to AI and robotics?

Innovations in the domains of AI and robotics are for sure triggering a lot of questions relevant to ICT professionals today. This is broad enough to position your statement. You can relate a variety of statements to the field of robotics and AI, addressing not only technology but also the broader impact, law, policy or society.

I don’t have a university degree, can I participate?

Any individual not over 32 on December 31 2018 can apply.

Can I edit my statement and video?

Yes, you can! As long as you haven't submitted. After registering you only have to enter your personal data and a statement. You are free to upload a video later and edit your content. Once submitted you can start collecting votes using your social media contacts.

How can I collect votes?

You have to share your video on social media with a link to this website YICT.be . Here the public can vote on one candidate. All candidates are visible in the tab 'Candidates'. Likes or Comments on other social media are not counted.

“The success of your presentation will be judged not by the knowledge you send but by what the listener receives.” – Lilly Walters
“If you don’t know what you want to achieve in your presentation, I'm afraid your audience never will neither.” – Harvey Diamond
“If you can’t write your message in a sentence, you can’t say it in an hour.” – Dianna Booher

The contestants

Check out the opinions of our contestants

Ultra-reliable robots guided by the power of light

Radio frequency techniques show many drawbacks to guide the robots of the future. What about using visible light to create ultra-reliable and secure networks?

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Using robots & smart devices can drastically increase daily fruit & veg intake

Eating healthier using robots and smart devices is possible with cutting-edge tech that can bypass the typically centralized food chain. The result? Fresh food for all!

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Barking at the wrong tree: what do we do with technology?

We should start questioning how research will fit in our system and how do we need to adapt to it rather than focusing on just solving technical challenges.

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