confare Award 2020
confare Award 2020


From IT manager of the year to CIO OF THE DECADE! Andreas Kranabitl first received the prestigious CIO of the Year Award back in March 2017, for driving business transformation and digitization within the SPAR organization. 

The best IT team in Austria

The CIO of the Year has now been honoured with the title CIO OF THE DECADE. The 350,000 online voters within the IT community decided in favor of Andreas Kranabitl.

He shines light on the IT services: under his leadership, SPAR ICS has developed from a national company cost center to, not only an international IT unit of SPAR AG, but also a digital enabler and driver of innovation.

As the Leader for over 500 people in the company, Andreas is aware that awards and success, such as the Confare CIO OF THE DECADE, are only possible with a great team: “In an innovative and diverse company like SPAR, you can't achieve success as a lone wolf. To be successful, you need excellent people. My appreciation and thanks go to everyone in my team. I can count on my team – they are technically excellent and above all, a fantastic bunch of people who create the best IT solutions for SPAR with a lot of joy, motivation, competence and innovation. I am convinced that this is the best IT team in Austria."

The IT Manager of the Decade:

Andreas Kranabitl, 35 years at SPAR

Born in Bad Ischl, Andreas Kranabitl started his career at SPAR in 1982 and continued to develop with the company until he became Head of the Austrian IT organization in 2007. In 2009 he was promoted to Managing Director of the group-wide SPAR ICS. In 2017 he was awarded CIO of the Year. "I look forward to contributing to the company's success, both digital and analogue, throughout the next decade, and maintaining the innovation leadership for SPAR in the future", concluded the IT manager.