Third annual CIO 100 Awards competition unveiled
BUSINESS| 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.
MORE BUSINESS NEWS
Africa’s youngest entrepreneurs stand to win $75,000The Anzisha Prize is expanding, after initial success, to provide increased support to entrepreneurial youth and partner organisations to drive pan-African economic growth to 2020. Read More
New age e-commerce consumers challenge traditional business modelsAfrican consumers are increasingly searching online platforms with commercial intent, says DHL. Read More
VMware appoints Bask Iyer as chief information officerVMware has announced the appointment of Bask Iyer to the role of senior vice president and chief information officer (CIO) of VMware. Read More
SpeedCast acquires GeolinkSpeedCast International Limited, a leading global satellite communications service provider, has announced the acquisition of Geolink Satellite Services, a leading provider of satellite communications solutions in the African region. Read More
Out of the Dark: Survival guide for businesses during load-sheddingAs Africa’s premier integrator of business continuity services, ContinuitySA’s team spends a lot of time identifying risks and how to mitigate them. One risk that has become very real for South African businesses is load-shedding. Read More
Insurance body: ICT essentialThe newly established Insurance Institute of Botswana (IIB) says in this day and age it was virtually impossible for organisations, insurance companies included, to operate without incorporating ICT in every facet of their operations. Read More
VMware appoints Scott Dodds as new Vice President, Channel and Alliances in EMEAVMware, the global leader in virtualisation and cloud infrastructure, has announced the appointment of Scott Dodds as Vice President of Channel and Alliances in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Read More
IHS Towers awarded Telecom Finance Deal of the YearIHS Towers, Africa’s leading independent mobile telecommunications infrastructure provider, has won TelecomFinance’s 2015 award for Deal of the Year. Read More
Moving from doer to influencer – the shifting role of the CIOThe role of the chief information officer (CIO) has evolved over the past few years, with CIOs no longer just the decision makers for IT systems. Read More
World market for refurbished smartphones to reach 120m units by 2017The worldwide market for refurbished phones that are sold to end users will grow to 120 million units by 2017, with an equivalent wholesale revenue of around $14 billion, says Gartner. Read More
FEATURED STORYMalawi Govt denies clinging to ‘Cashgate’ software
The Malawi Government will not exclude the software brand that has been in use for the country’s Integrated Financial Management System (IFMIS), but it has rejected reports implying that it is ‘clinging’ to the old system.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHKenya’s digital TV battle hots up
Kenya’s journey to Digital TV broadcasting took a new turn this week, when the Communication Authority of Kenya (CAK) accused three local media firms of intent to disrupt the process.