THE EAST AFRICA COM AWARDS
The East Africa Com Awards are returning this year on Monday 14 September to celebrate those are the forefront of African telecoms. Our six categories are dedicated to celebrating the achievements of the people and organisations improving connectivity, bridging the digital divide and accelerating transformation in East Africa. Will your organisation be our winner this year?
2020 Public Votes
Nominations are now open for our public votes. Nominate your 2020 winners!
East African CXO of the Year
Back for 2020!
The East Africa Com CXO of the Year Award recognises the outstanding achievements of East African CEOs, CTOs, CIOs, CDOs and others in driving development across telecommunications and technology in the journey towards 'Digital Africa'. Cast your vote now!
East African Enterprise Innovator of the Year (New for 2020!)
Brand new for 2020!
The East Africa Com Enterprise Innovator of the Year Award recognises the outstanding achievements of individuals in East Africa's enterprises who are driving digital transformation to great effect. They embrace emerging technologies and drive their industries forward into the fourth industrial revolution.
Other 2020 Categories
Voting for our paid-for entries will open soon.
Best Network Improvement
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 2019.
Most Innovative Service
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.
Changing Lives Award
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.
Fintech Innovation Award
This award recognises an innovation in Fintech in East Africa that has shown potential for both scalability and sustainability. Judges will look for an innovative business model that addresses 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 contactless transfer, peer to peer or at the point of sale.
Connecting East Africa Award (New for 2020!)
Connectivity and digital inclusion are challenges at the very centre of East Africa’s digital transformation journey. This award recognises to the organisation(s) with the most innovative and impactful strategy and product to connect people and businesses in the region.