CIO Awards Africa expands footprint beyond Nigeria, celebrates IT leaders

The CIO Awards Africa, scheduled for MUSON Center on Saturday November 25, 2023, has expanded its footprint beyond Nigeria, encompassing a broader spectrum of IT leaders and visionaries across Africa.

Convener CIO Club Africa and CIO Awards Africa, Abiola Laseinde, said the awards program which recognises and celebrates excellence in the field of technology and innovation has expanded its reach beyond Nigeria to Ghana, Egypt, South Africa, Senegal, and Kenya, embracing the entire African continent.

Laseinde, who is also the CEO of Edniesal Consulting, said the awards honors outstanding individuals and organizations that have made remarkable contributions to the business world through the innovative use of technology.

“This year’s expansion into Ghana, Egypt, Senegal, Kenya, and South Africa marks a significant milestone in recognizing and celebrating the incredible tech talent that spans the African continent.

“The awards program will continue to recognize top technology leaders, including CIOs, CTOs, CISOs, and industry veterans, who have significantly impacted their organizations and industries through innovative technology strategies.

“The CIO Awards Africa is proud to be associated with leading technical partners, Deloitte, and KPMG, who play a pivotal role in ensuring the integrity of the awards’ processes.

“The event is known for bringing together a diverse group of industry tech leaders, including Group CTOs, CIOs, CISOs, CDOs, Heads of IT, and CEOs/COOs with technology-focused roles, to share insights and network, basically pioneers behind digital transformations,” she said.

She said the CIO Awards Africa has a history of recognising esteemed individuals, including Funke Opeke, Kofo Akinkugbe, Juliet Ehimuan, Randy Bikraj, Seun Solanke, John Obaro and Kunle Ogedengbe, amongst others.

“The CIO Awards Africa 2023 promises to be a landmark event and the expansion into new African regions underscores the commitment to celebrating technological innovation across the continent. This gathering of tech leaders, innovators, and industry experts will undoubtedly drive the digital transformation of Africa,” she added.

The CIO Awards Africa enjoys the support of renowned sponsors, including Open Access Data Centers (OADC), Dell Technologies, British American Tobacco (BAT), Bank Of Industry (BOI), FCMB, HPE, Africa Data Center, E-Tranzact, AG Leventis, MTN, MOJEC, IT Horizon, AIICO, Tech-Partners, Main One, Signal Alliance, Access, Airtel, Norrenberger, Stanbic IBTC, STL Trustees, Reliance Info Systems, Emerging Africa, MultiChoice, Nestle, Guinness, Digital Encode and Vertiv.