17 win awards at maiden Africa Technovate Awards
About 15 advanced innovation technology specialists and two prestige people in the innovation space in Africa have been respected at the just ended maiden Africa Technovate Awards in Accra.
The honors occasion was coordinated by Africa Integrated Development Communications (AIDEC) Consultancies, under the subject “Information Technology and the Way Forward for Africa Under the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”
A sum of 17 honors was given, out of 154 sections screened by a powerful board of judges and lastly reviewed by Deloitte and Touch.
Out of the 17 honors, 14 were won by associations and people in Ghana, while two went to Kenya and one went to The Gambia.
The highest honors, being two individual honors went to two Ghanaians – Alex Bram, CEO of Hubtel, and Prof. Nii Narku Quaynor, Chairman of Ghana Dot Com.
Alex was decreed the Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Decade, whilst Prof. Quaynor was designed with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his spearheading job in carrying the web to Africa.
Of all the honor champs, Hubtel got two honors – the one its CEO, Alex Bram won and also the Fintech of the Year.
Prof. Quaynor utilized the event to ask the Bank of Ghana to lead the country with Innovation Regulation to embrace digital forms of money and other blockchain technologies rapidly before outsiders assume control over the space and Ghana starts to play make up for the lost time.
He noticed that Ghana deferred in thinking of guidelines for the web when he originally introduced it to the nation and that kept the nation and industry players from getting a ton of chances, adding that he trusts a similar won’t be done to blockchain.
Chairman of the AIDEC Group, Prof. Robert Yennah noticed that the Technovate Awards is intended to honor people and foundations adding to computerized changes in Africa, as a feature of AIDEC’s central goal to collaborate with government and the private area to prevail with regard to digitalizing Africa.
He said AIDEC is prepared with a pool of specialists and innovation to work with states to digitalize the landmass quickly as “both governments and the private sector are racing time to digitalize.”
Executive Director of the eCommerce Association of Ghana (EGAG) vowed to keep on joining forces with Africa Technovate Awards to drive greatness inside the computerized space.
He additionally used the event’s platform to declare that plans have been made for the presentation of Trust Mark, which will inform Ghanaians about which online shops and spaces are okay to purchase from, adding that any web-based shop that has the ECAG Trust Mark would have met explicit rules that gives clients confirmation of security and dependability.
Find the full list of awardees below.
- Digital Agribusiness of the Year – Esoko
2. Tech Insurance Company of the Year – BIMA
3. Fintech Company of the Year – HUBTEL
4. EHealth Company of the Year – Africa ICT Right
5. Outstanding EduTech Institution of the Year – Academic City University College
6. Digital Innovation and Creativity of the Year – Chatbot Africa
7. Digital Business Transformation of the Year – Enterprise Computing
8. Tech Startup of the Year – MSOFT
9. Young Tech Startup of the Year – Gambia Tech Project (The Gambia)
10. Blossoming Tech Company of the Year – Soko Aerial
11. Mature Tech Company of the Year – Isolutions Associates (Kenya)
12. Ambitious Tech of the Year – DreamOval
13. Long-Standing Service Engagement – Delbondtek
14. Quality Standards – Research ICT Africa
15. Digital Excellence – Hanergy Global
16. Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Decade – Alex Bram
17. Lifetime Achiever of the Year – Prof. Nii Narku Quaynor