AWARDS

AWARDS

Africa Tech Week Awards is the premier technology awards ceremony. The awards focus on educating African countries on the challenges and opportunities to be gained by their drafting appropriate plans and policies to catapult them into the digital and technological revolution. The Africa Tech Week Awards will also recognize and reward companies on the continent that have demonstrated excellence in the area of innovative product development. 

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HOW TO SUBMIT A WINNING ENTRY FORM:

Determine

Carefully determine the category or categories you wish to enter.

Ensure

Ensure that you match the criteria for the selected categories.

Select

Tick the boxes for the categories you wish to enter.

Complete

Complete all fields on the entry form.

Motivation

A separate motivation for each award category entered must be submitted.

Double Check

Double check that all contact details are correct.

Remember

All information provided should be electronic, as the judging process is digital.

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Benefits of entering

Gain prestige and recognition from peers.
Entrench your brand on a leadership platform.
Highly valuable PR and media exposure through multi-channel marketing.
Celebrate your achievements.
Raise your profile to attract investors and key stakeholders and customers.
Attract and retain top talent in Africa.
Differentiate your business from your competitors.
Measure your performance against Africa’s best.
Network with fellow business individuals.
High-volume & impactful press coverage.

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CRITERIA

CATEGORIES AND CRITERIA:

Demonstrate your motivation with measurable data / criteria.

JUDGES

Judges will look at:

Company / Individual Motivations

Should be in Video Format or PowerPoint and need to be presented to the judges at the Judges Review Forum or submit online. 

AWARDS

2020 INDIVIDUAL AWARDS 

AFRICA TECH: CEO AWARD

The individual will have a clear passion for the tech industry, be an inspirational role model, determined and motivated with a strong flair for all things tech. Demonstrate your approach as a leader to leadership and how it influences your actions and activities in your organisation/business. Describe how you inspire and motivate people in your workplace. Demonstrate what does success means to you? Highlight your biggest successes and your biggest failures/challenges?

AFRICA TECH: CIO AWARD

The award recognise an exceptional individual who has been using technology to support and grow business. Demonstrate your leadership, strategic focus and IT innovation in your organisation. How does the CIO deploy his team to meet the business requirements and encourage innovation? Demonstrate your overall responsibility for IT strategy and vision in your organisation.

AFRICA TECH: WOMEN IN TECH AWARD

This award goes to a woman who has shown outstanding IT excellence and innovation over the past 18 Months. Demonstrate your overall responsibility for IT strategy and vision in your organisation. Demonstrate your approach as a leader to leadership and how it influences your actions and activities in your organisation/business.

AFRICA TECH: AI LEADER AWARD

This award recognises an individual, a community minded thought leader who demonstrates the drive to improve business engagements. The individual should demonstrate the success he/ she contributed to the strategies transforming parts of a business through AI innovation. Demonstrate what success you have had in your role over the past 18 months.

AWARDS

2020 ORGANISATIONAL AWARDS

AFRICA TECH: START–UP AWARD

This award recognises companies that display great potential for future growth. The company should demonstrate their business model – Organisational structure, sales strategy, strength of team, vision & strategic plan. Demonstrate why should a customer buy or use your product or service? Demonstrate scalability by comparing current market reach vs potential market reach and how to reach that goal.

Annual revenue must be R5 – R35 Million per Annum.

AFRICA TECH: FINTECH AWARD

This award recognises a fintech organisation that has demonstrated a commitment to innovation that assists investors or consumers through an innovative fintech platform or functionality. Demonstrate your fintech product/service. Which customer segments does it serve in what markets, and what benefit does it deliver to each segment?

Annual revenue must be above R35 Million per Annum.

AFRICA TECH: AI TECHNOLOGY AWARD

This award will go will to an organisation who recognize those organizations, products and people who bring AI to life and apply it to solve real problems.

Annual revenue must be above R35 Million per Annum.

AFRICA TECH: EMERGING TECHNOLOGY AWARD

The emerging technology award goes to companies who have developed practical applications. This means that new technologies that are currently developing or will be developed over the next five to ten years, and which will substantially alter the business and social environment. These include information technology, wireless data communication, man-machine communication, on-demand printing, biotechnologies, and advanced robotics and IoT.

Annual revenue must be above R35 Million per Annum.

AFRICA TECH: RETAIL & ECOMMERCE AWARD

This award recognises the companies of retail and e-commerce brands, e-commerce platforms and retail publications to make the world a better place. Initiatives may include sustainable business practices, raising awareness or funds for a cause, launching social good marketing campaigns or promoting volunteer programs both internally and externally.

Annual revenue must be above R35 Million per Annum.

AFRICA TECH: DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION AWARD

This award recognises the companies that have leading digital changes, disrupting the status across all industries. Companies should demonstrate how they have developed the transformation within the company / in-house. Demonstrate how the digital has overcome a defined problem and what positive impact it made. Demonstrate the digital platform that users experience to create more profitable and connected businesses.

Annual revenue must be above R35 Million per Annum.

AFRICA TECH: USE OF TECHNOLOGY IN PUBLIC SECTOR AWARD

This award recognises the use of technology to deliver improvements in public services to the citizens. The effective use of technology to improve service provision. Use of technology in making a public service(s) more accessible to the citizens. The effective use of technology to increase the operational efficiency or effectiveness of a public body.

Annual revenue must be above R35 Million per Annum.

AFRICA TECH: TECHNOLOGY COMPANY OF THE YEAR AWARD

This award recognises the tech companies for their technological achievements with a sound strategy in place to ensure successful delivery of its commercial advantages and build shareholder value. Demonstrate an outstanding and innovative product or service, which had the overall success of the business. Demonstrate relevant achievements your company received over the years in the tech industry.

Annual revenue must be above R35 Million per Annum.

AFRICA TECH: SECURITY TECHNOLOGY COMPANY AWARD

This award recognises an organisation who deals with cyber threats; driving new security innovation in the industry; creating security awareness. Demonstrate the successful results in protecting your company from cyber threats. Demonstrate the impact around innovation in the creation and delivery of the training materials.

Annual revenue must be above R35 Million per Annum.

AFRICA TECH: SKILLS AWARD

This award recognises companies whom offers learnerships and skills programs that support, for example, youth development and promote career awareness in the sector. A discussion of effective and sustainable skills development programmes and/or policies and the outcomes thereof must be presented.

Annual revenue must be above R35 Million per Annum.

TERMS

ENTRY TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Only organisations operating within Africa qualify to enter (in certain categories exceptions may apply)

Companies and/or individuals will be charged a fee of R2 750 per entry. • Entries are limited to qualifying as finalists in two categories, if a separate motivation letter and supporting documentation is provided for each category.

Only one entry form with company details need, to be submitted. An independent judging panel will assess the entries.

Nominations will be judged on how well they meet the published criteria for each category and not judged against each other. Judges look for clear and concise applications. Examples may be used to demonstrate how the nominee meets the criteria of the category.

  • The judges’ decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • No sponsor is eligible to enter the Awards. Should sponsorship take place post nominations, this will result in immediate withdrawal of the company and/or individuals entry.
  • Holding companies and subsidiaries may not enter the same categories.
  • Entrants must also be prepared to meet and be interviewed by members of the media.
  • The Awards logo will be provided to you for use on your websites, and your logo is required for our marketing material.
  • No one employed as an independent contractor by Top Media Communications is eligible for entry.
  • No one acting as a Judge is eligible to enter, or to judge the entry of a company or department he or she may be employed by in any capacity.
  • On conclusion of the Awards, all copies of submissions will be destroyed and therefore not returned.
  • Entrants are advised to keep copies of their submissions, supporting documentation and other attachments. All senior executives of Top Media Communications, members of its research department and the Judges will treat information provided by entrants as confidential.
  • By filling in the entry forms provided and submitting it to Top Media Communications, entrants are thereby acknowledging that all information supplied is correct to the best of their knowledge, and agree to be contacted for final phase auditing and related publishing purposes.

 

IF YOU ARE SELECTED AS A FINALIST, ATTENDANCE TO THE EVENT IS COMPULSORY, AT THE ENTRANTS EXPENSE. ALL FINALISTS WILL BE CONTACTED TELEPHONICALLY OR BY EMAIL.

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