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iHub By Jessica Colaço / October 8, 2010

CIO 100 Award Competition


CIO East Africa is launching the first CIO 100 award competition on ICT innovation within organisations. The awards will honour 100 organisations demonstrate excellence and achievement in ICT and are creating new business value by innovating with ICT. Synovate East Africa is in the process of recruiting and surveying on the companies across the region. The identified companies will then be pitted against a set criteria to rank the top 100.

CIO 100 Symposium and Awards is then held November 16th-19th at Safari Park Hotel.

Author : Jessica Colaço

Jessica Colaço is currently the Director of Partnerships at iHub. She was the Founding Manager between 2010 and 2011 at iHub and Research Director between 2011 and 2013 at iHub Research. She is passionate about Innovation, Research, Mobile and Robotics Technology, Mentorship and Entrepreneurship in Kenya as she uses her position at iHub to court local, regional and international stakeholders to adopt Kenyan-made and African-made solutions. As an upcoming angel investor, she courts local and international investors to invest in great tech ideas and companies at idea and concept stage. She is also a Mobile and Robotics Tech Evangelist, Co-Founder of WMIAfrica and AkiraChix, ISOC-Kenya Chapter, Treasurer, ACM-W Nairobi Chapter Chair, TED Global Fellow 2009 and upcoming Guitarist. She was named one of the top 40 women under 40 years in Kenya's business scene by Business Daily on 2009, 2011 and 2012. Her endeavour is to put Kenya and Africa on the map for technology achievements and spur innovation within the country and continent! She blogs at:

  • Mambo at 04:42:01AM Monday, October 11, 2010

    What is the criteria for application to this awards. Or one will have to be nominated by others. Let me know. I would be interested

  • Hillary at 07:10:49AM Tuesday, October 19, 2010

    How does one get his/her company reviewed by Synovate?

  • Mambo Web Hosting at 10:09:53AM Tuesday, October 19, 2010

    I still need a response from someone regarding this competition. Mambo Microsystems, a leading hosting company in Kenya would like to participate in this exercise. If there is anybody there with and I idea, please let me know

  • Nicholle Myles at 13:37:07PM Thursday, October 21, 2010


    For those who are interested in applying for our survey, please visit our website at or email me directly at for more information on this event.


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