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AfricaCom Awards 2019 Shortlist announced

London, 6 November 2019 – The word is out.  The AfricaCom Awards, one of the global technology and telecommunications industry’s most respected awards, has announced the current shortlist of nominees. Top honours will be revealed on Wednesday 13th November at The Lookout in the impressive V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.  The Awards are a highly respected extension of AfricaCom,  the world’s largest Africa-focused technology, telecommunications and media event.  It will take place in Cape Town, South Africa 12 – 14 November 2019.

Here are the luminaries leading the pack:

Connecting the Continent Award:

  • Angola Cables
  • Cambridge Broadband Networks (CNBL)
  • Liquid Telecom
  • Orange
  • Parallel Wireless
  • PCCW Global
  • Upstream Systems

Enterprise CxO of the Year

  • Ainojie (Alex) Irune, COO, Oando Energy Resources
  • Busiswa Lutshaba, Director, Blu Space Communications SA
  • Irene Kiwia, Founder and CEO, Twaa
  • Kasango Dickens, CEO, Pison Public Relations
  • Niklas Ekdahl, CEO, Connected Video at Multichoice
  • Rebatho Madiba, Acting CIO, Transnet
  • Tijan Chorr, Founder and CEO, LagaAfrik
  • Warren Hero, CDO, Webber Wentzel

Delivering Excellence in Customer Experience

  • Alepo Technologies Inc.
  • Ericsson & MTN Group
  • MTN & Huawei
  • MTN South Africa & Huawei
  • Orange
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Everything as a service – Best Cloud or Application Solution

  • Mavenir
  • PCCW Global
  • Orange
  • Verimatrix

Changing Lives Award

  • Erissson South Africa in partnership with Wot-If? Trust
  • iShamba Limited
  • ISOCEL Telecom
  • KaiOS Technologies
  • Liquid Telecom
  • Orange

Best Digital Entertainment Innovation

  • Orange
  • Telecoming

Security Product or Service of the Year

  • Orange
  • Upstream Systems

Best Network Management Software

  • Ericsson
  • Mavenir
  • MTN & Huawei
  • Orange – Huawei
  • PCCW Global

Best Connected Consumer Device

  • Huawei Technologies
  • Orange (Smart Wifi)
  • Orange (SANZA)

Best Innovation for Enterprise

  • Comviva Technologies Ltd
  • LMT
  • MTN South Africa & Huawei
  • MTN Uganda & Huawei
  • SqwidNet

Most Innovative Service -The Business of Tomorrow

  • BRCK
  • Cassava Smartech and Comviva Technologies Ltd
  • KaiOS Technologies
  • Safaricom & Huawei
  • Tramigo
  • World Telecom Labs and iPlans

CXO of the Year

  • Anthoinet Ohene-Amoah, CEO, GetHer In Digital
  • Antonio Nunes, CEO, Angola Cables
  • Charles Molapisi, CTIO, MTN Group
  • Gerard Lokossou, CEO, Orange DRC
  • Richmond Nagbe Tobii, Managing Director, LIBTELCO
  • Stephane Duproz, CEO, Africa Data Centres
  • Yonny Firedman, co-Founder and CEO, Menta Music

Supported by Founding Awards Sponsor, PCCW Global, the awards will be held on 13 November 2019 at The Lookout in Granger Bay, Cape Town.  ‘Secret Garden’  is the theme for this year’s event – marking the juxtaposition between the natural and digital worlds. Registered delegates and visitors not participating in the Awards, don’t need to miss out on the festivities, as PCCW Global invite all attendees to the legendary after party – also taking place at The Lookout.

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AfricaCom 2019 will bring together 15 000 attendees, 450 speakers and 500 exhibitors showcasing technologies and solutions covering everything from 5G, AI, IoT, Fintech, Blockchain and beyond, with a host of new content and exciting developments.

Media Registrationhttps://registration.n200.com/survey/0fcozauc365yj

Delegate Registration:  Visitors please register for AfricaCom 2019 here

For other media enquiries, please contact:  Kaz Henderson kaz@networxpr.co.za or call on +27 (0) 82 339 1199.  Please note that media registration will open next week. 

About AfricaCom 2019

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 12 -14 November 2019, AfricaCom is now in its 22nd year.   AfricaCom is 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: AfricaTech, 5G Africa, Video Exchange Africa, The AI Summit Cape Town and IoT World Africa and more. 

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