dx5 (formerly CIO Africa) has released the first shortlist of companies that will compete in the CIO 100 Symposium & Awards which is slated for November 23rd to 25th of this year.
Now in its 15th year, the CIO 100 Symposium & Awards celebrates 100 organisations (and the people within them) that are using information technology in innovative ways to deliver business value.
The shortlisted companies have been drawn from a pool of over 600 firms that had earlier submitted their applications to be recognized in the Awards. The list will be further trimmed down to a hundred, awarded as the top 100 companies in Africa that have embraced digital transformation in their projects.
The companies will undergo a rigorous adjudication process where a panel of judges will select the top 100 of the lot in different categories.
The shortlisted companies are drawn from different countries across the continent including Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, Egypt Rwanda, Nigeria, and Zambia.
“The journey through the applications has been nothing short of inspiring. Each submission tells a story of innovation, resilience, and the relentless pursuit of digital excellence. As we finalize the shortlist, it’s evident that our future is in the capable hands of those who dare to lead the way in technology’s transformative embrace,” Harry Hare, Chairman dx5 said.
This edition of the Awards features winners from different categories including healthcare, government/ public sector, education, insurance, hospitality, manufacturing, transport, banking, and SACCOs among others.
The CIO100 Symposium & Awards event will be hosted at Leisure Lodge, Diani. This year’s edition just like the ones that have come before promises to be the tech event of the year. The event will bring together the tech community in Africa to learn, network, socialize and recognize their peers.