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The East Africa Com inaugural awards ceremony took place on the 15th May at the Radisson Blu in Nairobi, celebrating the achievements of the people and companies at the forefront of digital transformation in East Africa.
Our six categories reflected the broad ICT and digital disruption focus at East Africa Com this year, celebrating the best and brightest across TMT in East Africa. The awards was an opportunity to celebrate your project successes, gain bragging rights in your industry and get a shiny trophy to put pride of place in your office! Take a look at our categories below.
This award recognizes the most successful initiative from an operator and / or a vendor that has significantly improved the performance or coverage of a network in East Africa since May 2017.
Placing the customer in the spotlight, this award recognises a company or initiative that has provided a compelling customer experience in East Africa. For example, that could be through developing an integrated CEM strategy, utilising data innovatively, or considerably improving mobile user experience.
This prize recognises a popular new offering which, from conception to execution, has been an innovation. It could be for the consumer or the enterprise markets, and could be messaging, m-commerce, video, etc. It must be in an East African market, and should have offered significant new prospects for revenue growth and customer satisfaction.
This is where ICT meets socio-economic development and digital inclusion. This award will celebrate a product, initiative or social enterprise that is having a life-changing impact on individuals or communities in East Africa.
This award recognises an innovation in Fintech in East Africa that has shown potential for both scalability and sustainability. Judges will also look for an innovative business model that addresses real market needs, such as unbanked communities and women in rural areas. Mobile financial service aspects include money transfer & remittance, cross border remittance, mobile banking, mobile wallets and NFC and contactless transfer, peer to peer or at the point of sale.
The nominees are in! Now it's your vote that matters! Choose from the shortlist to cast your vote to recognise outstanding contribution in the field of telecoms and ICT. The CXO should be nominated by colleagues, peers or industry associates.