Safaricom, Microsoft To Grace dx5’s CIO Awards Fair

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Left to right: Andrew Karanja, Director of dx5, Country General Manager – Microsoft Phyllis Migwi, and Billy Nelson, Customer Success Manager of dx5, when Microsoft signed an agreement to attend the dx100 Awards and Symposium to be held in Mombasa


Many tech companies are now hosting events after months of enforced hiatus due to pandemic-related issues. Locally, such events go a long way in keeping the tech ecosystem vibrant, and it comes with many benefits such as tracking the latest trends, what tech companies and tech startups have in store for the country, and others. markets, and more. After.

Some of the key shows that take place each year include the CIO East Africa show, among others such as Kenya connected. Connected Kenya has since been concluded and brought to life programs such as the digital blueprint for Kenya, which means that CIO, which is currently going through the dx5, is the only major publisher that has not yet completed the year with his show CIO Awardswhich will be held in Diani from 23rd at 25e November.

Now in his 14e year, the event will take place under the theme Catalyze C-Suite’s commitment to digital transformation.

Some of the companies who have been listed to attend the conference are Weber Wentzel (South Africa), Smart Africa (Rwanda), Infobip (Project for Zenith Bank) (Nigeria), Jelurida Africa (Nigeria), Thochima Enterprises Ltd (Zambia), Inq Digital (Mauritius), Platino Group (Egypt) and Billionaire Fund (Uganda). These come from outside Kenya, as the event brings together key companies from across Africa. You can find out more about other participants using this link.

Now, before the event begins, dx5 has revealed the technology leaders who will grace the conference in less than ten days. Among them, Phyllis Migwi, Country General Manager, Microsoft, CIO of the Year 2018 and Top 40 Under 40 2022; George Njuguna, Chief Information Officer and CIO, Safaricom Plc; Catherine Muraga Managing Director, Microsoft Africa Development Centre; Dan Kwach, Managing Director East Africa Region, Africa Data Centres; and Nawaz Bagha Territory Manager, VMware.

The others are Kenneth Ogwang, Head of Digital and Technology, Eastern and Southern Africa, Diageo and the 2016 IOC winner of the year; Dennis Volemi Group CIO, Equity Bank; and Moses Okundi, Chief Technology Officer, Absa Bank Kenya.

Major sponsors of this year’s dx100 event include Microsoft, cloud computing and virtualization technology company VMware in partnership with DTE and global software company RedHat.

The event will include keynote presentations, influencer roundtables, case studies and a gala dinner on the beach where winners will be celebrated.

“We are proud to announce this exciting line-up of speakers who will be participating in this year’s Digital Transformation (dx100) Symposium and Awards. The event will feature the best of the best in the tech space to show that Africa has the talent and the brains to take the continent into the digital realm. The digital transformation conversation is timely for Africa, and we are grateful to our speakers and sponsors for understanding the value of these discussions,” said dx5 Chairman Harry Hare.

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