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

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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Category Selection

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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

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS 

AFRICA TECH YOUNG LEADER OF THE YEAR AWARD

(under 35 yrs)

 

This award is for an individual in IT, technology leader who has progressed rapidly through their career and demonstrate business value and innovation using technology.

Criteria:

Highlight the initiatives you have developed in your organisation, detailing the success of these initiatives

What has been your biggest success?

What were the challenges you had to overcome?

Highlight any innovation attributable to you and how it has affected your organisation.

AFRICA TECH AI LEADER OF THE YEAR AWARD

 

 

This award recognises an individual, a community minded thought leader who demonstrates the drive to improve business engagements.

Criteria:

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.

 

AFRICA TECH CEO OF THE YEAR 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.

Criteria:

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 SECURITY LEADER OF THE YEAR AWARD

 

This award recognises an individual who assisted the company deal with cyber threats; driving new security innovation in the industry; creating security awareness.

Criteria:

Demonstrate your successful results in protecting your company from cyber threats.

Demonstrate the breadth of your training and experience, and its impact around innovation in the creation and delivery of your training materials.

Demonstrate the breadth of your training and experience from an IT Security perspective.

Demonstrate your innovation & strategic vision in IT Security)

 

AFRICA TECH CIO OF THE YEAR AWARD

 

 

The award recognise an exceptional individual who has been using technology to support and grow business.

Criteria:

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 WOMAN OF THE YEAR 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.

Demonstrate what does success means to you?

 

 

AWARDS

ORGANIZATIONAL AWARDS

BEST TECHNOLOGY START-UP AWARD

 

 

This award recognises companies in any sector that display great potential for future growth.

The company must be under 2 years old.

Criteria:

Demonstrate your 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.

TECHNOLOGY GROWTH BUSINESS AWARD

The award recognise large companies that are in full growth mode and that have overcome their funding barriers.

Criteria:

Demonstrate your success and excellent service products and insight that the company have overcome in the past 3 years.

Demonstrate the determination and impact that your company has shown to their success.

TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION OF THE YEAR AWARD

This award recognises the companies that have leading technological change, disrupting the status across all industries.

Criteria:

Companies should demonstrate how they have developed the technology within the company / in-house.

Demonstrate how the technology has overcome a defined problem and what positive impact it made.

Demonstrate the quality that the innovation will show in a particular product or service with the potential to change what you do and how it is done.

BEST DIGITAL COMPANY AWARD

The award recognises the company that has the power of digital technologies, including mobile, social, and the cloud.

Criteria:

Demonstrate the digital platform that users experience to create more profitable and connected businesses.

Demonstrate an effective, innovative use of digital to deliver real results and ROI.

Demonstrate the digital tools and software that are essential to monitor, evaluate, plan and execute in the digital environment.

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HEADLINE AWARD

BEST TECHNOLOGY COMPANY OF THE YEAR AWARD

 

This award recognizes 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.

Criteria:

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.

 

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.

CONTACT

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