According to Tom Cuthell, portfolio director at KNect365, organiser of AfricaCom and the AfricaCom Awards: “The AfricaCom Awards grow in stature each year as a direct result of the quality of the works that are submitted for consideration. The ever-evolving digital ecosphere has led to some exceptional innovation in the sector, which in turn has advanced Africa’s own digital revolution.
“It gives us great pleasure as organisers of AfricaCom and the Awards, to acknowledge those who are truly connecting the continent.”
The nominees, in no particular order, are:
Other Awards that form part of the 2018 line-up include:
AfricaCom Enterprise CXO of the Year Awards – public vote that recognises the outstanding achievements of CEOs, CTOs, CIOs, CDOs and others in driving innovation within the African enterprise space.
The AfricaCom CXO of the Year Award - recognises the outstanding achievements of CEOs, CTOs, CIOs, CDOs and others in driving development across telecommunications and technology in 'Digital Africa'.
Orange Social Venture Prize. The AfricaCom Awards will also see the Orange Social Venture Prize awarded to a winning innovative project based on ICT which improves the living conditions of people in Africa and the Middle East in fields such as education, healthcare, farming, mobile payments or sustainable development.
Supported by founding awards sponsor, PCCW Global, the awards will be held on 14 November at The Lookout in Granger Bay, Cape Town. ‘Mardi Gras’ is the theme for this year’s celebrations (it is also AfricaCom’s 21st birthday), so guests are invited to dress accordingly to add to the festive occasion. Those registered delegates and visitors not participating in the Awards, can still take advantage of the festive spirit by attending the free after party.
AfricaCom 2018 will bring together 14 000 attendees, 450 speakers and 400 exhibitors showcasing technologies and solutions covering everything from 5G, AI, IoT, Fintech, Blockchain and beyond, with a host of new content and exciting developments.
AfricaCom is part of the Connecting Africa series of events that expose delegates, the media and the savvy, to the latest advancements and opportunities in technology and the digital ecosystem. Taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from 13 - 15 November 2018, AfricaCom is now in its 21st year and Africa’s largest technology, media and telecommunications conference & exhibition.
The conference programme covers the most strategic issues affecting companies in Africa’s digital market - services, efficiency, profitability, customer experience, partnerships, policy and more – and features several co-located events: 5G Africa, Africa Video Forum, The AI Summit Cape Town, IoT World Africa and Mission Critical Technologies Africa.