Absa Kenya’s Chief Technology Officer Feted as CIO of the Year 2022

L-R: dx5 CEO Kelly Bentley, CIO of The Year Winner Moses Okundi, ABSA Bank Kenya's Network Infrastructure Services Engineer Angela Waliaula, and the Head of Change at ABSA Kenya

dx5 has just concluded the dx100 Awards that were held at Diani. The conference digs deeper into the tech ecosystem in Kenya and the wider African regions and includes in its discussions seasoned ICT leaders and experts from the same areas. This time around, we learned that the show was attended by key tech leaders from the likes of Safaricom Huawei and Microsoft.

Following a three-day event at Coastal Kenya, the meet was concluded with awards, where the best CIO was also picked.

Now, Moses Okundi emerged as the CIO of the Year 2022.

Crowning the top tech expert from a selection of over 400 applications across Africa, Okundi has been awarded for his excellence in digital transformation.

He is the Chief Technology Officer, at Absa Bank

“This is just amazing. It is unbelievable. The thing about this event is the interactions; the engagements – hanging out with people who have the same challenges as you daily is just amazing. Thank you very much dx100. Thank you, Kelly (Bentley, Group CEO, dx⁵). Thank you, Harry (Hare, Chairman, dx⁵). Thank you, everyone. The journey that I’ve been through – I have to call my colleagues, both past and current,” said Moses Okundi.

The CIO of the Year Award is a CIO who has deployed technology that has transformed the business. The Digital Transformation (dx100) Awards recognizes 100 organizations in Africa using technology in interesting, innovative ways that add business value.

Winning this award has opened doors for previous winners such as 2018’s George Njuguna, CIO, Safaricom, and 2016’s Kenneth Ogwang’, and 2017’s the late Fernando Wangila of NTSA.

Applications were reviewed, evaluated, and scored by a panel of judges led by Prof. Louis Fourie, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Knowledge and Information Technology Services at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, while the CIO of the Year was selected by industry experts, academics, business executives and former CIOs.

The 14th edition of this event has highlighted the importance of decision-makers in recognizing the important role technology is playing in innovation and the growth of digital transformation. Organized by dx⁵, the dx100 awards saw several tech leaders in different sectors awarded for successful projects they have undertaken, leveraging on digital transformation. There were also awards for different members of the C-suite who helped in the incorporation of technology in their companies’ projects.

Here is the list of all the winners of the various awards in multiple sectors.

List Of Winners 2022

Manufacturing Sector AwardBAT Kenya PLC
Hospitality Sector AwardJAVA House Africa
Public Sector AwardAgricultural Finance Corporation
Education Sector AwardShule Pepe Ltd
Infrastructure AwardAbsa Bank Kenya Plc
Banking Sector AwardEquity Bank, Kenya
Sacco Sector AwardStima Sacco DT Society Ltd
Health Sector AwardAmref Health Africa
Retail Sector AwardNaivas Ltd
Insurance Sector AwardJubilee Insurance
Green Edge AwardsMinistry of Water and Environment (Uganda)
Technology Partner AwardsSafaricom Plc
Overall Company of the YearDiageo Plc — Africa
CISO of the YearThelma Kganakga, Group CISO, Equity Bank (K) Ltd
CXO of the YearHector Tamez, Head of Manufacturing East Africa, BAT