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Digital Inclusion

Nominations open for the East Africa Com Awards

NAIROBI – The East Africa Com Awards return in 2021 as a virtual ceremony. Taking place during the virtual East Africa Com event (May 11 – 12, 2021), attendees will be invited to celebrate the people and companies driving digital inclusion, connectivity and innovations in East Africa.

"In 2020, we saw great challenges brought upon by the pandemic, but the response from the industry has been phenomenal. We've seen excellent collaboration in the telco and technology space across East Africa," said James Williams, portfolio manager for East Africa Com at Informa Tech.

"This year's East Africa Com Awards will therefore represent some of the best innovations and leadership in East African technology and we're delighted to be able to host the Awards as part of the virtual event this May."

Nominations are open until February 26, 2021 and all categories are free to enter. Go here to enter.

Here are the East Africa Com Awards categories for 2021:

Inspiring Leader Award: The Inspiring Leader is the top accolade at the East Africa Com Awards. Formerly known as the CxO of the Year Award, this category includes all leaders (including management, as well as CxO level). The award celebrates individuals demonstrating exceptional leadership, with an outstanding ability to advance technologies, deployments and ecosystems.

Female Innovator of the Year: This award will recognize the outstanding achievements of women who are playing a crucial role in driving Africa towards the fourth industrial revolution, as well as underscore the need for increased gender parity within the industry.

Connectivity Champion: This award celebrates the network providers and services going above-and-beyond to ensure connectivity in East Africa.

Changing Lives Award: This award recognizes innovation where ICT meets socio-economic development and digital inclusion. This award will celebrate a product, initiative or social enterprise that is having a life-changing impact on individuals or communities in East Africa.

Fintech Innovation Award: This award honors the top companies and products leading in Fintech innovations in East Africa.

Most Innovative Product or Service Award: Recognizing a game-changing product or service that provided its target market with significant new opportunities for revenue growth or customer satisfaction.

2021 is expected to be a year of continued disruption and unprecedented opportunity.

As always, East Africa Com will provide the opportunity to connect with those at the forefront of the shifting tech landscape – from tech disruptors and investors at our start-up feature, AHUB East, to TMT leaders, policymakers and regulators in the LeadersIn Africa boardrooms.

You can now register for the virtual East Africa Com. With 700+ attendees expected in 2021 and a 31% CXO level audience, the event providers the perfect opportunity to network with the best in the industry.

Register here.

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