KENET tops CIO 100 awards list


CIO East Africa director Harry Hare (left) and the firm's Business Development manager Nicholle Myle address a media briefing on November 10, 2010 in Nairobi. KENET topped the 2011 CIO 100 awards list for its innovative use of ICT. Picture | File

Kenya Education Network (KENET) has clinched the top CIO 100 award for innovative use of technology.

KENET received the award for their project that seeks to provide Internet connectivity to educational institutions.

The company, through several partners has invested more than Sh10 million on the project and is already getting return on investment in less than three years.

The first runners up at the awards was Eat Out Kenya, founded by WebSimba in 2009. Nakumatt Holdings scooped second runners up award.

See below a list of the top 100 firms recognised at the CIO 100 awards for their innovative use of ICT is as below.

1 Kenya Education Network (KENET)

2 Eat Out Kenya

3 Nakumatt Holdings Limited

4 MobiKash Afrika Lmited

5 Usalama Innovative Systems

6 Nuru East Africa Ltd

7 Shimba Technologies Ltd

8 Kenya AIrways

9 Safaricom Limited

10 Equity Bank Limited

11 Directorate of e-Government

12 Royal Media

13 Virtual City Ltd


15 United States International University

16 Kenya Revenue Authority

17 Airtel Africa

18 Technology Associates EA Limited

19 Seven Seas Technologies

20 Vision Group

21 mPedigree Network Kenya

22 Compulynx Limited

23 Waste Electrical & Eectronic Equipment Centre

24 Ethiopix Technology Lab

25 British American Insurance Company (K) Limited

26 SISDO organization

27 Kenya Forestry Service

28 KEPHIS (Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate)

29 World Vision Kenya

30 Kickstart

31 Directorate of e-Government

32 Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN)

33 Kenya Institute Of Education

34 Zege Technologies Limited

35 AskADoc

36 Juja St Peters School

37 Kenya Airports Parking services

38 Interconsumer Products Limited (Nice & Lovely)

39 Makini School Limited

40 Sarova Hotels Limited (e-commerce)

41 BTI Milmann Limited

42 CFAO Motors Tanzania Limited

43 Crystalint Media

44 Britania Allied Industries Ltd

45 Uganda Baati Ltd

46 Directorate of e-Government

47 Pluspeople Kenya ltd.

48 Public Complaints Standing Committee

49 Rafiki Deposit Taking Microfinance

50 IFMIS Department - Ministry Of Finance

51 National ICT Innovation and Integration Centre

52 Webmasters Africa Limited

53 PZ Cussons EA Ltd

54 Bavaria Auto

55 SalesIn4

56 Enterprise Information Management Solutions Limited

57 Sumaria Group

58 Somesha Limited

59 Craft Silicon Foundation

60 Postal Corporation of Kenya

61 Makerere University - Luo Translation Team (Uganda) COCIS

62 AccessKenya Group

63 Techno Brain BPO ITES Ltd.

64 MTN Business Kenya Limited

65 Africa Broadcasting (U) Ltd

66 CWRC-Community Wireless Research Center

67 Kabarak University

68 University of Nairobi

69 CIC Insurance Ggroup Limited

70 Wasp Africa Ltd

71 Kulture Store

72 Nairobi Stock Exchange

73 Attain Enterprise Solutions Ltd

74 Globetrack Intertional Limited

75 Simba Corporation

76 Kenya Methodist University


78 REAL Insurance Co Ltd

79 Paradise Safari Park Hotel

80 Chase Bank (K) Ltd

81 National Housing and Construction Company

82 Billionare Fund Ltd

83 Greenbell Communications Ltd

84 African Council for Distance Education

85 Belladonn Pharmacy Ltd

86 Kenya Institute of Management

87 Silafrica Limted

88 Uganda Revenue Authority

89 Best Tech System

90 Farm Engineering Industries Ltd

91 Farmers Choice Limited

92 Alliance High School

93 Family Bank Ltd

94 Sameer Africa Limited

95 DHL Express

96 Dutch Quality systems

97 ESBC Ltd

98 Jimcab Services Ltd

99 Scangroup Ltd

100 Shumuk Aluminium Industries Ltd