By David Ssempijja
Nine enterprises from Uganda are participating in the upcoming third annual regional CIO 100 awards that seek to reward excellence in the execution of Information Technology projects and recognise the organisations and the people behind the success of those projects.
Firms in the competition include; Vision Group, Dyer and Blaire Uganda, Ndorwa Secondary School, Billionaire Fund Ltd, Eclectics International, National Social Security Fund UG, Elpalet ICT Consults Ltd, Farm Engineering Industries Ltd and Ffene Ltd.
Last year, Vision Group scooped two awards from the same competition, Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) was also recognised.
According a statement from the Nairobi-based awards organisers, the competition also serve to attract enterprises into being innovative to withstand the dynamic waves of local and international competition.
“The generation of new ideas can be critical to business success. Although every organisation will have its own priorities and sector-specific issues to balance, businesses that fail to innovate run the risk of losing ground to competitors, losing key staff, or simply operating inefficiently. Innovation can be a key differentiator between market leaders and their rivals,” Harry Hare, a director at CIO East Africa said in a statement.
The competition, themed “Value creation through innovation” is expected to attract over 500 participants across East and Central Africa, and will climax with the Awards gala which will be held in Nairobi, at the Safari Park Hotel & Casino, from the 28th – 30th next month to honor the top 100 organisations within the region.
CIO 100 awards are believed to be the largest ICT competition awards in Africa featuring the most successful companies in IT innovation from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Ethiopia.