Third annual CIO 100 Awards competition unveiled
BUSINESSBy BiztechAfrica - Aug. 29, 2012, 10:19 a.m.
By Semaj Itosno, Nairobi, Kenya
CIO East Africa is set to launch the 3rd Annual CIO 100 Awards competition on Thursday.
According to CIO East Africa Director, Mr. Harry Hare, the competition awards excellence in the execution of IT projects and recognizes organizations and the people behind those projects.
Themed “value creation through innovation” the competition is expected to attract over 500 participants across East and Central Africa, and will climax with the Awards gala at Nairobi’s, Safari Park Hotel from November 28–30 to honor the top 100 organizations within the region.
“The CIO 100 awards are the only awards in Africa that recognize excellence in the IT industry as well as the organizations and the people within them that have embraced the use of IT in service delivery,” said Mr Harre
In the 2011 edition of the awards, Kenya Education Network (KENET) clinched the top CIO 100 award for their project that seeks to provide Internet connectivity to educational institutions.
The first runner up at the awards was Eat Out Kenya, founded by WebSimba in 2009. Nakumatt Holdings scooped second runners up award.
Others that featured among the top ten include MobiKash Afrika Lmited, Usalama Innovative, Systems, Nuru East Africa Ltd, Shimba Technologies Ltd, Kenya Airways, Safaricom Limited and Equity Bank Limited.
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