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Key Speakers To Headline CIO100 Awards

More than 300 CIOs and senior IT and business executives will congregate in Mombasa, Kenya this week (18-19th November)

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Key Speakers To Headline CIO100 Awards
iColo.io Marketing Manager Murage Gichuki signs a sponsorship agreement for CIO100 Awards with CIO Africa Commercial Director Aliza Thobani Lyttle. The event has attracted sponsorship from leading companies across Africa [Photo: Arthur Kuwashima]

More than 300 CIOs and senior IT and business executives will congregate in Mombasa, Kenya this week (18-19th November) to learn, share knowledge and recognize their peers who have performed well at the 13th CIO100 Symposium and awards.

The annual event, which celebrates 100 organisations and the teams within them​ that are using technology in innovative ways to deliver business value, whether by creating competitive advantage, optimizing business processes, enabling growth or improving relationships with customers, will be held at Sarova Whitesands Resort and Spa services.

Some of the key speakers at the event include Hassan Joho, Mombasa Governor, Ezra Chiloba, Director-General of Communications Authority of Kenya, Titi Fakuade CIO, MTN Liberia, Robin Njiru, Business Lead, East and West Africa, AWS,  and Ramakrishna Potluri, Head of IT and Business Applications, Dangote Project.

Others include Jack Ngare, Managing Director, Africa Development Centre, Microsoft, Doug Hunter, Head of Customer and Ecosystem Enablement, SYSPRO Africa, Ramakrishna Potluri, Head of IT and Business Applications, Dangote Projects, Laura Chite, CCO, Stepwise, Wamburu James, Clouds Solution Architect Microsoft Philantrophy, Anita Chege Head, Digital & Technology & Delivery, at HF Group and Juan Rodriguez, EMEA Sales Director, Digital Identity, Entrust among others.

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There will be multiple panel discussions covering diverse key topics including Artificial Intelligence, 5G network, data technologies, data security, digital workplaces, cloud technology, and tech talent among others.

Additionally, the event will feature real case studies of use of IT to improve companies processes and bottom-line from cheques collection using automated banking machines, central master data governance & standardization application, artificial intelligence to improve customer experience and material control automation among others. Not to forget, there will also be a fireside chat at the beach with the main discussion being Talent Wars – Is BigTech Reaping Where They Did Not Sow?

More than 400 companies across Africa participated in this year’s competition, with entries from all the economic verticals including Education, Health, Logistics, Banking and Financial Services, Insurance and Agriculture. The event will also see announcement of winners in GreenEdge Award, Banking Sector, Insurance Sector Award, Manufacturing Awards, Public Sector Awards and Health Sector Award. Also to be announced is the CIO of the year.

Some of the shortlisted companies in the Public Sector Awards include National Social Security Fund (NSSF), Kenya Deposit Insurance Corporation (KDIC), and Kenya International Convention Centre. Finalists for the Insurance Sector Award include Jubilee Life Insurance Company, Zep-Re (PTA Reinsurance Company, and AAR Insurance Kenya LTD.

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Finalists for the Manufacturing Sector Awards include Diageo, Unga Group Ltd and the Dangote Group. Moringa School, Gebeya Inc and Longhorn Publishers will battle for Education Sector Awards. Banking Sector Award finalists include Stanchart, ABSA and Sidian Bank. M.P Shah Hospital, Getrude’s Children’s Hospital and Tenwek Hospital are the finalists for the Health Sector Award.

The event is sponsored by among others Safaricom, Finserve Africa Limited, Liquid Intelligent Technologies, CM.com, vmware, Entrust, Amazon Web Services, Syspro, Stepwise, Computer Learning Center, Intrasoft International, Finserve, Icolo.Io, Eaton and Iansoft. Partners include Little Cab, Mesh plusplus, Dell Technologies and Microsoft.

Registration for the event still ongoing. Register here:  https://bit.ly/3pjFCNG

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