SHORTLIST

Kenya Airways, Standard Chartered Bank shortlisted for African tech awards

The top CIO100 companies will be announced during an awards event in Mombasa from 17-19 November

In Summary
  • This marks the completion of the first phase of the technical analysis of data from which the CIO100 top companies in Africa will be chosen.
  • 536 companies from across Africa submitted applications with the majority, 60 per cent coming from Kenya.
Joseph Rono from LapTrust with his team after being named the CIO of the year
Joseph Rono from LapTrust with his team after being named the CIO of the year

Kenya Airways, Standard Chartered Bank and MultiChoice Kenya are among 160 companies that have been shortlisted for Africa CIO100 Awards, dubbed the Oscars of the tech world.

This marks the completion of the first phase of the technical analysis of data from which the CIO100 top companies in Africa will be chosen.

The technical team analyzed the CIO100 2021 Survey data gathered over the past three months.

536 companies from across Africa submitted applications with the majority, 35 per cent coming from Kenya , with noteworthy numbers from Nigeria (15 per cent), Uganda (7 per cent), and Rwanda (3 per cent).

In presenting a status report of the research, Samuel Gicharu, CEO, Insight Wells Research detailed the approach adopted in selecting the top 160 companies and organizations.

“A 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,” Gicharu said

He explained that organizations are assessed on their ability to not only deliver results today but also to build on sustainably by creating a culture of continuous improvement.

Other notable entries into the shortlist include Dangote Projects – Nigeria, Unga Holdings, Credit Bank, Kemri-Welcome Trust, CLC-Africa – Tanzania, AzamPay – Tanzania, Somika Group – Congo, Platino Group – Egypt, WasilaDev – Egypt, Gebeya – Ethiopia, Berhan Bank – Ethiopia, Zemen Bank – Ethiopia, MCCC Cloud – Mauritius.

The top CIO100 companies will be announced during the annual Africa CIO100 Symposium and Awards event in Mombasa from 17-19 November.

“This is the 13th edition of the event, and we are very excited that we will now be recognizing 100 companies from across Africa that demonstrate excellence and achievement in IT adoption and execution.” said CIO Africa Director, Andrew Karanja.

Last year, there were 350 companies nominated with 120 making up the year’s CIO100 list.