Microsoft, VMware, RedHat to grace 14th dx100 awards

In the event themed Catalysing C-Suite Engagement in Digital Transformation, 100 top most innovative minds will get recognition.

L-R: dx5 Director Andrew Karanja, Country General Manager - Microsoft Phyllis Migwi, and dx5 customer success manager Billy Nelson when Microsoft signed a deal to be part of the dx100 Awards and Symposium to be held in Diani.

14th Digital Transformation (dx100) Symposium and Awards formerly CIO100, is set to take place in Kwale county and will feature tech leaders across Africa.

The three days event is scheduled for November 23 to November 25 at the Leisure Lodge Beach and Golf Resort, Diani.

In the event themed Catalysing C-Suite Engagement in Digital Transformation, 100 top most innovative minds will get recognition.

Group Chief Executive Officer ( CEO) and Co-Founder of dx5, Kelly Bentley said this year’s event features key African tech leaders and industry experts as speakers, well-thought-out panel discussions and interactive ideation sessions.

“We thank our sponsors for enabling this event – now in its 14th year – that brings together this experienced collective to discuss digital transformation and award the top 100 innovative projects. We also thank our speakers for being so generous with their insights along their digital transformation journeys,” Ms Bentley added.

Chairman of dx5, Harry Hare said the digital transformation conversation is a timely one for Africa.

“We are proud to announce this exciting lineup of speakers who will be participating at this year’s Digital Transformation (dx100) Symposium and Awards. Some of the topics up for discussion include navigating the wave of fast Change from digital transformation to digital-first and how to accelerate results through AI-Driven Innovation,” Mr Hare added.

Some of the key speakers who will grace the event include; Phyllis Migwi (Country General Manager, Microsoft), CIO of the Year 2018 and Top 40 Under 40 2022 alumnus George Njuguna (Director of IT Services and CIO, Safaricom), Catherine Muraga (Managing Director, Microsoft Africa Development Centre), Dan Kwach, (Managing Director East Africa Region, Africa Data Centres), and Nawaz Bagha (Territory Lead, VMware.)

Louis Fourie, (Professor, IT Services, Cape Peninsula University of Technology),Kenneth Ogwang (Head of Digital and Technology, Eastern and Southern Africa Diageo), Dennis Volemi (Group CIO, Equity Bank) and Moses Okundi (Chief Technology Officer, Absa Bank Kenya) will also speak at the event.

Key sponsors of this year’s dx100 event include global tech giant Microsoft, cloud computing and virtualization technology company, VMware in partnership with DownToEarth Technologies (DTE) and the global software company RedHat among others.

Some of the companies that have been listed to take part in the conference include 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).

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