Leading digital technology solutions providers, innovative users and digital savvy states have been honoured at the 19th Annual Titans of Tech Africa Awards which was held in Lagos last week Friday.
Zoho was voted the Pan African Tech Company of the Year while Parallex Bank was crowned Digital Financial Solutions Provider of the Year while itel was crowned as Best Budget Friendly Phone Brand of the Year.
Declaring the award ceremony open, Femi Pedro, pioneer Banker and former Deputy Governor of Lagos, praised the organiser of the Titans of Tech Africa Award for its consistency over the years. He noted that in recognising excellence, celebrating commitment and rewarding winners, the Titans of Tech Awards is contributing to efforts at building the nation’s telecommunications industry.
Don Pedro Aganbi, Convener of the Titans of Tech Awards in his welcome address noted that The Titans of Tech Awards is a platform dedicated to recognizing the achievements, successes, and triumphs of key stakeholders across the entire digital technology spectrum and telling the stories. He insisted that awards are a great way to encourage good behaviour, inculcate competitive spirit and spur the industry to greater heights.
Other winners at the high-octane event include VERTIV, Most Innovative Data Centre Cooling Provider of the Year; EKOEXCEL, Most Innovative Digital Learning Platform of The Year; IpNX, Enterprise Business Solutions Provider of the Year; Ethnos, Indigenous ICT Company of the Year, Pioneer Interconnect Operator of The Year and Inlaks, Digital Business Solutions Provider Of The Year.
In addition, Zoracom was crowned Digital Transformation Provider Company of The Year; Parallex Bank, Best Customer Centric Bank Of The Year; Konne3t, Best ICT Innovation of the Year, Data Protection Compliance Company of the Year, itel P40, Best Smartphone Phone Battery of the Year, Zoho Technologies, Best Tech Team of the Year.
Furthermore, Prof. Umar Dambatta, Pan African Regulator of the Year, Dr. Vincent Olatunji, Data Centre Man of the Year, Ikechukwu Nnamani, Data Centre Personality of the Year, Peter Ejiofor, Cyber Security Personality of the Year, Kehinde Ogundare, Country Manager of the Year, Best Marketing Manager of the Year, Oke Umurhohwo and Reuben Muoka was voted Best Digital Public Relations Communicator of the Year.
States were not left, particularly those actively pushing the implementation of the digital economy. Imo State was voted Most Innovative Digital State of the Year.
This year’s Titans of Tech Merit Awards honourees included Stanley Jacobs, Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC Financial Service, Ukinedo Dare, Immediate Past Managing Director, Edo State Skills Development Agency and Dr. Krishnan Ranganath, Chief Technology Officer, Africa Data Centres.
Titans of Tech Hall of Fame Awards popularly called Nigeria’s Tech Industry Grammy is designed to celebrate Hi-tech most important movers and shakers; pioneers, Innovators, men, women, organisations and institutions who blazed the trail and used ICT to improve the way of life in our society.
It is the recognition of overall excellence, unflinching commitment and a lifetime of efforts in the service of ICT, humanity and Nigeria.
The Titans of Tech Africa Awards is the authoritative yardstick to measure performance in the West African ICT sector. It is also an avenue to influence policy, network and connect with key industry players.