Kommunication Ultimate Limited, the publishers of CIO East Africa and PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC Kenya) today launched the East African edition of the CIO100 Survey 2014, an annual survey that seeks to identify leading companies in the use technology and adoption of technology.
Now in its fourth year, CIO100 has become an acknowledged mark of excellence honoring senior information technology executives who have created value for their companies through the use of IT.
“This is the only demand side survey done not just in the region but globally that looks at the use of IT in organisations and honours the people behind the successful implementations,” said Harry Hare, the Editorial Director, CIO East Africa.
The survey looks at the organisation’s adoption, utilisation, investment and the impact IT has had in the organisation and on its customers.
Recipients of the CIO 100 Award are selected through a three-step process. First, companies fill out an online application form detailing their innovative IT and business initiatives. Next, a panel of external judges, led and supported by PwC Kenya (many of them former CIOs) review the applications in depth, looking for leading-edge IT practices and measurable results. Finally, CIO editors and PwC Kenya review the judges’ recommendations and select the final 100 entries.
“We are very excited to be part of this process and add value to what CIO East Africa has started doing,” said Muchemi Wambugu, Partner, PwC Kenya. “We bring in an additional layer of professionalism, quality and experience in the process moving this year’s CIO100 a notch higher, where we can build from and add value to the sector.”
Winners of this year’s CIO100 will be announced in October 2014, and the symposium and award ceremony is planned for 13-14 November 2014, in Nairobi. Last year the event was held for the first time in Kigali, Rwanda and attracted more than 300 senior IT and business executives. In last year’s edition, Engineer Wainaina emerged the CIO of the year, while Royal Media Services (RMS) scooped the top award.
The CIO100 symposium is attended by hundreds of CIOs and senior IT executives and brings technology and business leaders together from the region’s top companies.