Following Rebrand, dx5 Takes CIO Awards to Coastal Kenya

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Tom Mboya (right) receiving his award from last year's CIO 100 awards

Tech magazine publisher and online media platform for news dx5, formerly known as CIO East Africa has announced it will be staging its first Awards after its rebrand back in April. Previously referred to as CIO100, the conference, which has now been transformed to dx100 will be staged from 23 to 25 November 2022 at Diani in Coastal Kenya.

At the same time, the Digital Transformation Awards will also be marked by a symposium that will round up key tech players from Africa.

As said, dx5 will organize the show. At the end of the event, different members of technology platforms, companies, and startups will be awarded according to their contribution toward the digital transformation journey.

The top award will be given to the top CIO, considering such persons are at the centre of digital transformation in their organizations.

At the start of the pandemic, it became evident that the virus accelerated technology adoption in organizations, in part due to the nature of the crisis, and the readiness of digital technologies that allowed companies and employees to adapt as fast as possible in sectors where that was feasible.

Nonetheless, it is important to note that even after the rebranding from CIO100 Awards to dx100 Awards, the CIO is still the figurehead of digital transformation. This will mean that the biggest award of the night at the dx100 awards will still be the CIO of the Year award.

Last year’s awards saw Tom Mboya win CIO of the year. He executes his role at Ungal Group Holdings.

This time around, additional awards will include the dx100 CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) of the Year, dx100 CXO (Chief Experience Officer), Digital Influencer of the Year, dx100 Green Edge Award, among others.

Following an initial review by the dx100 team, applications are evaluated and scored by four regional external judges chosen from our panel of more than 20 judges (including industry experts, academics, business executives, and former CIOs).

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“We are excited to be hosting the first-ever digital transformation awards in the continent, recognizing the efforts that the CIO and her C-suite colleagues have used technology to transform their organizations, modernized their business models, and made their businesses more resilient to shocks such as the pandemic,” Harry Hare noted.

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