200 East Africa companies make the cut in CIO100 Awards

October 17, 2018
CIO East Africa CEO, Laura Chite

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 17 – 200 regional companies have made it to the finals of the 2018 CIO100 awards from 536 entries. 

CIO East Africa CEO, Laura Chite, said the technical approach adopted in selecting the top 200 companies and organisations is intense and involving with the list of top 100 expected to be formally released by the end of October:

“The common feature across all excellence models is the general structure of the assessment tool/questionnaire. The participating organizations are assessed using a model that emphasizes the relationship between two key aspects: Business processes and Business results.”

She explained that organisations are assessed on their ability to not only deliver results today but to as well build on a sustainable culture of continuous improvement.

Notable entries into the shortlist include MultiChoice Kenya, NIC Bank Kenya, Stanbic Uganda, Safaricom, Equity Bank Kenya, National Women District – Rwanda, Kayonza District in Rwanda and Rwanda Information Society Association (RISA).

Others are Ziamond Techies, Orphaned & Vulnerable Children Limited, Maxwellian International Limited – Uganda, Health Service Commission in Uganda.

Among the companies that entered that participated in the survey from Tanzania are Agronet Farms Limited, Serensic Africa – Tanzania.

The top CIO100 companies will be announced during the annual East Africa CIO100 Symposium and Awards, a three-day event that will include a regional ICT Ministerial Roundtable and a women in technology forum dubbed: She-Innovation.

This prestigious IT leadership event that will be held from 28th-30th November,2018 in Naivasha, Kenya, is expected to host more than 1,000 CIOs and IT executives from all over the world and specifically East Africa.

“The regional CIO100 Awards celebrate companies from Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania for their innovative use of IT. The awards ceremony is an offshoot of the global CIO100 Awards which have been held for over two-and-half decades,” said CIO East Africa director Andrew Karanja.

At last year’s CIO100 Gala, it was a double win for the National Transport & Safety Authority (NTSA) as the establishment took home the two most coveted awards – The Overall Winner in the 7th edition of the Awards, which saw Fernando Wangila scoop the CIO of the Year 2017.

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