Key Africa Tech Leaders To Speak At Digital Transformation Symposium & Awards

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L-R: dx5 Director Andrew Karanja, Country General Manager - Microsoft Phyllis Migwi, and dx5 Customer Success Manager Billy Nelson converse after Microsoft committed to be part of the 2022 dx100 Symposium and Awards.
L-R: dx5 Director Andrew Karanja, Country General Manager - Microsoft Phyllis Migwi, and dx5 Customer Success Manager Billy Nelson converse after Microsoft committed to be part of the 2022 dx100 Symposium and Awards.

The Digital Transformation (dx100) Symposium & Awards (formerly CIO100), will feature key tech leaders as speakers and experts come together for three days of tech conversation.

The event is slated for 23 – 25 November 2022 at the Leisure Lodge Beach & Golf Resort, Diani. 

“We are proud to announce this exciting lineup of speakers who will be participating at this year’s Digital Transformation (dx100) Symposium & Awards. The event will feature the best of the best in the tech space to show that Africa has the talent, it has the brains, to move the continent into the digital realm,” dx⁵ Chairman Harry Hare said.

“The digital transformation conversation is a timely one for Africa, and we are grateful that our speakers and sponsors have seen the value in these discussions.”

Held annually, the Digital Transformation (dx100) Symposium & Awards is regarded as the Oscars of Africa’s tech world.

It serves as a gathering of top tech minds from across all industries in Africa where the top 100 most innovative minds get recognition.

Now in its 14thyear, the event will be held under the theme Catalysing C-Suite Engagement in Digital Transformation.

“We thank our speakers for being so generous with their insights along their digital transformation journeys,” dx⁵ Group CEO and Co-Founder, Kelly Bentley said.

Some of the key speakers who will grace the event include; Phyllis Migwi (Country General Manager, Microsoft), CIO of the Year 2018 and Top 40 Under 40 2022 alumnus George Njuguna (Director of IT Services and CIO, Safaricom), Catherine Muraga (Managing Director, Microsoft Africa Development Centre), Dan Kwach, (Managing Director East Africa Region, Africa Data Centres), and Nawaz Bagha (Territory Lead, VMware.)

Kenneth Ogwang (Head of Digital and Technology, Eastern and Southern Africa Diageo), Dennis Volemi (Group CIO, Equity Bank) and Moses Okundi (Chief Technology Officer, Absa Bank Kenya) will also speak at the event sponsored by Microsoft, VMware and software firm Redhat among others.

“Some of the topics up for discussions include navigating the wave of fast Change from digital transformation to digital First  and how to accelerate results through AI-Driven Innovation,” Hare added.

“Influencer panel topics to be covered include; ‘Why digital transformation should be a strategic priority in Africa’, ‘What CEOs expect From CIOs’ and is diversity and inclusion critical in digital transformation’.

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