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Leading East African Companies To Contest CIO 100 Award.

CIO East Africa has announced that more than 350 applications have been received to be named among the CIO 100. The competition will include many of East Africa’s most successful organizations, including Equity Bank, Kenya Airways, DHL, Kenya Power And Lighting Company, Kenya’s Ministry of Lands, Bidco Oil Refineries, Management Insurance Uganda, Uganda’s Ministry of Agriculture, Uganda Finance Trust, Tanzania Telecommunication Company Ltd, Zanzibar Telecommunications Company Limited, Stanbic Bank Tanzania, Tanzania Bureau of Standards, Tanzania Electricity Supply Company, KOBIL Tanzania and Muhimbili National Hospital, just to mention a few. The CIO 100 Awards honors 100 companies that demonstrate excellence and achievement in IT.

The process of choosing the CIO 100 honorees is systematic and very competitive. “We’re looking for companies that are using IT in innovative ways to deliver competitive advantage to the enterprise and enable growth.” says Mr. Harry Hare, Director at CIO East Africa. To be considered for a CIO 100 Award, entrants apply using an application that asks them to identify several different aspects of their achievement. About the top 500 companies were approached through an extensive survey carried out by Synovate in the East African region. CIO East Africa also collects recommendations from its in-house experts, who nominate organizations which are distinguished for their innovative use of IT. Those organizations are also asked to apply.

A team of judges drawn from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania will review the applications and make initial recommendations about each entrant. Continues Mr. Hare, “We debate how each company stacks up against the others in terms
of the depth and breadth of their practices, their creativity, the specific measurable results of their achievements, and the take-aways they can provide to our readers.”

Each application will be read by two members of the CIO 100 judging panel, who will rate it on a scale of 1 to 5 for each criterion, from a possible total of 50 points. Final selections will be confirmed by CIO East Africa magazine editors. All scores will be kept confidential. They will not be released publicly, nor will they be discussed with any individual applicants.

About the CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony.

The 2010 East Africa CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony will be held at the Safari Park Hotel & Casino in Nairobi, Kenya, 16-19 Nov 2010. We will honor leading companies that demonstrate excellence and achievement in innovation and business value. Information on the CIO 100 Symposium and Awards Ceremony is available at http://cio.co.ke/CIO100/index.html.

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