PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and Kommunication Ultimate – publishersof CIO East Africa – have partnered for the fifth edition of the annual CIO100 Awards set forNovember 20 – 21 in Nairobi.
The partnership will see PwC will provide technical support for the CIO100 survey as well as offer project management support while CIO East Africa will take charge of coordinating the application process and managing the awards as well as the two-day symposium in November.
CIO100 identifies and awards organizations that have taken risks on emerging technology or deployed the tried-and-true in a new way; this could be an organisation that has built a better business process or fostered closer collaboration; or a company that has discovered ways to get more from existing customers; to pursue new markets; to save money or just to make more revenues through the use of ICT tools.
The awards also provide an opportunity for businesses to share with their peers about the technology innovations that have enabled or led the way to greater success for their organization.
mmenting while announcing the partnership, Mohamed Karama, director, PwC Kenya said: “We are excited to join hands and support CIO East Africa in what is quickly becoming the industry stamp of excellence in adoption and deployment of IT systems in the region. CIO100 is shining a spotlight on trailblazers in effective utilization of IT, something that is central to what we do day to day.
Andrew Karanja, director, CIO East Africa noted that this partnership takes CIO100 to the next level of development. “We have been running CIO100 for the past four years and we felt it was now time to string strategic partnerships that will add value to both the applicants and conference attendees in November.PWC is the right partner given their continued involvement in the sector and their experience in running these kinds of activities.”
The inaugural East Africa edition of CIO 100 Awards – held in 2010 – celebrated 100 organizations and the people within them that are using ICT in innovative ways to deliver business value by creating competitive advantage, optimizing business processes, enabling growth or improving relationships with customers.
The regional CIO100 Awards celebrate companies from Kenya, 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 decades, during which time the awards have identified and recognized 100 companies that demonstrate excellence and achievement in IT across the globe.