Ghana's delegation to this year's CIO Summit in Dubai was recognised for their outstanding performance in their respective fields in the global information technology space.
The just-ended summit brought together over 200 top IT leaders and global technology influencers who are championing the digital transformation journey in their respective countries.
Ghana's delegation was led by the CEO of Ghana Chamber of Technology, Derrydean Dadzie and some three nominees for the CIO Global Award – Nana Bambara-Abban, CEO of Akaditi; Nana Yaa Oti-Boateng, a digital transformation consultant with Vodafone; and Nelson Koshi Da Seglah, chief enabler at Halges.
The Ghanaian digital transformation leaders displayed a keen sense of industry knowledge that contributed to the objectives of the summit.
Overall, Nana Yaa Oti-Boateng of Vodafone received a Digital Transformation Inspire Award for being part of the top 20 candidates shortlisted from over 3200 nominations globally.
At the power panel sessions, Nana Bambara-Abban of Akaditi delivered a thought provoking and powerful presentation on the human play in the digital space.
Nana Yaa Oti-Boateng of Vodafone amplified the campaign on the impact of women in technology with emphasis on the urgency to see a good balance between men and women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The two-day summit presented highly specialized programs that included over 50 presentations by the foremost world digital change leaders. The power panel sessions provided a platform for digital change influencers to network and engage for two days in Ras Al-Khaimah, UAE.
Kwaku Asare Ofosuhene – Head of Operations (West Africa) – at GEC Media Group, the media agency that powered the global summit, in his final remarks about the success of this year's CIO 200 summit noted that, “Ghana and Africa has content and resources that play a major role in the worlds' digital transformation journey. Let's open up to interact, influence and impact positively. Every industry player has the opportunity to come on board as a stakeholder in driving this agenda.”