CIO Africa is the leading magazine for the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry in Africa, published by Kommunication Ultimate Limited (KUL) a renowned publisher of legendary brands.

We serve the enterprise community of CIOs and senior technology decision-makers with peer insight and expertise on Business Strategy, Innovation and Leadership. CIO attracts the highest concentration of enterprise CIOs and business technology executives of any media brand, reaching over one million decision-makers monthly. CIO provides unparalleled Access, Insight and Interaction with this audience.

The publication hosts quarterly briefings – CIO Executive Breakfast Series; The Africa Summit Series (Cloud, Security, IoT and Big Data) and the CIO 100 Awards and Symposium. These products provide for an interactive platform where the sector IT leaders from both the supply and demand side can meet and interact.

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Event Details

The Africa CIO100 Symposium speaks directly to the reality of evolving IT organizations and where CIOs concentrate resources to take advantage of future opportunities. The CIO 100 Awards ceremony that marks the climax of the Symposium as it showcases winners of the CIO 100 Awards, which honour a range of projects solving some of the toughest business problems. This is a signature event that your organization has an opportunity to position its brand, technology as well as services to more than 300 influential tech and business leaders.

The CIO100 Awards is an acknowledged mark of enterprise IT excellence. It's a celebration of 100 organizations (and the people within them) that are using information technology in innovative ways to deliver business value: Link to nominate your organization for an award: CIO 100 Awards (


  • November 18, 2021

  • November 19, 2021

November 18, 2021

Main Schedule

9:00 AM
9:15 AM - 9:30 AM
9:30 AM - 9:45 AM
KEYNOTE TWO: Embracing Digital To Seize Business Opportunities
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
PANEL DISCUSSION: Why Africa Must Unleash the Potential of An Innovation Ecosystem Now
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
From Efficient IT Operations to Delivering Business Outcomes
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
How CIOs Can Drive a Culture of Customer Centricity
11:00 AM - 11:10 AM
Balancing the Risk, Value and Cost in Business Transformation
11:10 AM - 11:40 AM
Are CIOs Still Relevant?
Gain Insights from your CIO Peers by attending the CIO Stories Accelerated Learning Session. Three CIOs will share their story on the actuality of a CIO as a CXO. Each 10 mins story provides insight to a specific real-world business problem they had, solutions they created, success, challenges they went through and opportunities you can learn from to help expedite your journey. There will also be time for interactive Q & A directly with our CIO speakers. Our goal is to create an atmosphere where all CIOs, whether panelists or attendees, can expand the common body of knowledge for all. Learn with pride, share with pride and pass forward with pride.
11:40 AM - 11:50 AM
Creativity And The Mindset of Disruption
11:50 AM - 12:20 PM
PANEL DISCUSSION: Must We Still Have an IT Budget in a Digital-First World?
12:20 PM - 12:30 PM
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

What To Expect

We're gathering the most innovative minds in IT from across all industries. Our blockbuster lineup of Leaders (and award recipients) will inform and inspire you with powerful stories of how they confronted challenges—and what opportunities they see on the horizon.

Gain access to first-hand insights from the industry's biggest names on what progress has been made and what opportunities lie ahead

Businesses and consumers are ready to adopt new technology, but we cannot succeed alone. Join leaders from across the tech spectrum and reimagine the role of technology in our world

A unique meeting of cross-industry, cross-discipline tech leaders deep-diving into the new potential of technology. From information security to quantum computing, we're sharing the newest use cases live

As we all know, the tech ecosystem is incredibly interdependent and partnerships are essential. Join us for 2+ days of bespoke 1-2-1 networking through our matchmaking and meetings services for total interaction

Our editorial colleagues are keen to drive debate and will lead live fireside chats onstage with the biggest names in tech. Prepare for household names to take to the stage with direction-setting insights and industry-leading analysis

Our bespoke agendas are crafted by industry, for the industry with carefully selected themes and discussions to provide a conclusive guide to your tech strategy

Sponsors and Partners

Join Industry leaders in an immersive and interactive event experience. 

The CIO100 Symposium and Gala dinner Platform Access

  • Access to pre-event networking
  • Upskill through expert-led workshops and masterclasses
  • On-demand access to 40+ sessions 
  • Advanced Match networking
  • Discover opportunities and make business connections with leading companies.
  • Download insightful materials and exhibitor resources for future use.
  • Plan and manage your schedule all in one place.

  • Get answers to your biggest questions from our speakers through live Q&As
  • Access to workshops, Keynotes, Panell discussion across 2 days
  • Access to Speakers' Corner
  • Express Checkin
  • Exhibition floor access
  • Free event mobile app access to all Fast and efficient networking Features
  • On-Demand access to content for 30 days post-event
  • Gala dinner welcome reception Award winner announcement and dinner
  • Access remote and onsite attendees & speakers through the platform
  • Certifiable participation

Symposium End- User Ticket

This ticket is for end-users who would like to attend the`virtual symposium only

Early Bird PriceFree
Standard Price$30.-

Symposium and GALA Dinner

This pass is reserved for end-users only, the pass allows the attendee to access the Virtual Symposium, physical screening of the symposium, and the highly anticipated Gala Dinner

This ticket does not include accommodation or transport

Early Bird Price$150.-

Vendor Pass

This pass is for vendors, sellers, and resellers of technology both hardware and software
The pass will allow you to fully access the Symposium and Gala dinner, this pass does not include accommodation or transport

Standard Price$1,000

Gala dinner Only

This pass is for end-users only, it gives you access to the physical gala dinner hosted in Mombasa, Kenya. This pass does not include accommodation or trasportation

Early Bird Price$100.-
Standard Price$150.-

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The Gala

The annual Africa CIO 100 awards, now in its 11th year, celebrates 100 organisations and the teams within them that are using technology in innovative ways to deliver business value, whether by creating competitive advantage, optimizing business processes, enabling growth or improving relationships with customers.

This year's honorees will exemplify what it means to deliver business value through the innovative use of technology. This elite group will be recognized at the annual CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony in November, in Mombasa, Kenya

Winners are chosen by a team of external judges (many of them former CIOs) on their use of leading-edge IT practices that produce measurable results.


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