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#DIAA2016 Releases Nominations with 10 Contenders for Digital Brand of the Year

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The Annual Digital Impact Awards Africa (DIAA2016) has today released a list of the Nominees for its third edition. The nominations’ release is in addition to the five recipients of Medals of Honor that were earlier announced. The Awards and Medals of Honor will be presented at Kampala Serena Hotel on 17th August 2016.

DIAA2016 conducted research in which 228 companies operating in Africa were assessed for their digital embrace and innovation, 10 companies emerged as the finalists with a Digital Index score between 2.61 and 3.82 out of 5 and thus are the leading contenders for “Digital Brand of the Year”.

DIAA2016 has 13 awards categories that are eligible for companies operating across Africa. For these 13 categories, several companies that have had highly commendable contribution to Africa digital and financial inclusion through innovations have been nominated following DIAA research panel assessment and recommendations. There are 12 categories eligible for companies’ operating in Uganda the host country of the Digital Impact Awards Africa project and event. The nominees have been at the forefront of innovation and applying best practice to steer digital inclusion and financial inclusion across Africa.

MEDAL OF HONOR

Benchmarking on the company driven research to establish Africa’s Digital Index, 24 key individuals were shortlisted by the DIAA advisory board for the Digital Impact awards Africa “Medal of Honor” of which a final 5 recipients have been gazetted. The Medal of Honor is an appreciation of an individual’s contribution to Digital Inclusion and Financial Inclusion in Africa and the rest of the world. As seconded by the #DIAA2016 Advisory board the Medal of Honor recipients are;

1. Africa’s Digital Inclusion Medal of Honor

• Mr. Ren Zhengfei: Founder and CEO of Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.

2. Africa’s Digital Revolution Leadership Medal of Honor

• Mr. Strive Masiyiwa: The Executive Chairman and Founder of the Econet Group.

3. Africa’s Financial Inclusion Medal of Honor

• Michael Joseph: The Managing Director of Mobile Money at Vodafone and previously, the CEO of Safaricom Limited – Pioneer of M-PESA

• Nick Hughes: Co-Founder M-KOPA and previously Head of Mobile Payment Solutions at Vodafone – Pioneer of M-PESA

• Susie Lonie: Ms. Susie Lonie Mobile Payments Consultant at SJL Consulting Services Ltd. – Pioneer of M-PESA

“In light of their contributions to financial inclusion and digital inclusion, DIAA2016 advisory board found it noble to present “Medals of Honor” to key individuals that have exceptional and commendable contribution to Africa’s Digital revolution,” Innocent Kawooya, CEO of HiPipo noted.

He added: “DIAA2016 received 213 entries from countries including Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda among others. The DIAA2016 research panel also supplemented nominations with research based recommendation for innovations and brands that have had exemplary digital embrace.”

Under the theme “Maximizing the Digital Dividend”, the Awards focus on digital inclusion, financial inclusion and cybersecurity.

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Swarm Summit and Tech Expo returns this year, slated for 22nd – 23rd November

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Hive Colab has partnered with ICT Association of Uganda (ICTAU) and will this years hold another edition of the Swarm summit. This year’s exhibition will be at UMA show ground between 22nd to 23rd Nov. 2019.

This year’s exhibition will be themed “Celebrating Uganda’s Digital Transformation”. The Swarm summit and Tech Expo is aimed at recognizing the different levels of development of Uganda’s digital landscape, showcasing the different entities working to create a harmonious tech ecosystem in the country.

“From its humble beginnings as the first tech hub almost 10 years ago, Hive Colab has supported the entrepreneurial spirit of Uganda’s in technology. Three years ago we launched the annual Swarm Summit to provide a stage where Uganda’s digital entrepreneurs could share their innovations and their stories,” said TMS Ruge; Co-founder and Director, Hive Colab. “This year, we’re thrilled to expand on that spirit with a partnership with ICTAU to launch this year’s Swarm Summit and Expo. We’re thrilled to provide a larger stage to showcase the technological innovations shaping Uganda’s digital economy,” he added.

The summit celebrates Uganda’s top business and technology minds building enterprises powering Uganda’s emerging digital economy.The Expo is open for the public to attend. To attend or exhibit register here www.swarm.ug

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Ugandan Digital Agency “Definite Creations” ranks 9th among top Web Design companies in the world

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Ugandan website designing company Definite Creations has been ranked among the top global website designing companies by Yahoo Finance Magazine. The Ugandan website designing giant beat over 1,500 participating companies to a top slot.

Definite Creations is a premier digital agency in Uganda providing compelling digital solutions in professional website design and hosting services, search engine optimization and social media marketing, mobile Apps and software development to help businesses achieve more.

Participating in this ranking and emerging 9th out of the top 25, Definite Creations managed to beat over 1,500 participating companies from different countries based on price, portfolios, reviews, leadership and expertise.

Speaking to Definite Creations about this milestone, Lodi Daniel, the founder and CEO of Definite Creations admits that it’s a very humbling experience having your company feature on prominent magazine like Yahoo Finance, “I would like to give the glory back to God and thank all the team at Definite Creations for the great work they are doing thus far. And this is our renewed commitment to continue providing quality and effective Digital marketing services to our clients and urge businesses to embrace Digital to spiral their business growth” He added.

“Definite Creations is currently serving clients in Uganda, South Sudan, South Africa and this ranking will provide opportunities for us to tap into the global clientele”.

 Source: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/top-25-design-companies-around-031500171.html

The survey was carried out by DesignRush, a B2B market place that features the top agencies around the world, including the best Digital Agencies, Logo Design, Branding, Digital Marketing, Website Design, ecommerce Web Design Companies, and more.



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Infinix to unveil a phone with the latest technology

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Infinix Mobility’s newest gadget brings science fiction to reality with the Augmented Reality.

The tech company is rumored to unveil its hottest new innovation on 8th July 2019 which includes Augmented Reality (AR)core, AR measure and Quick note. Infinix Mobility has proved extremely impressive setting a trend in the smartphone industry with its latest technology in the upcoming device, the NOTE6 aimed at providing users with reasonably priced device with a higher level of technology.

“We are moving from being just a smartphone company to bringing the high technology to everyone at affordable prices and the pretty cool NOTE6 is the beginning of greater innovation. The NOTE6 may not only be a phone with the AR core but is a device below One million shillings with such great features for everyone.” Marketing Manager, Ms. Gladys Liu said.

The NOTE6 AI powered X-pen comes with a lot of interesting functions which automatically detects and connects phone numbers, reminders, alarm clocks from the content recorded.

In addition, the X-pen has Intelligent gesture which can quickly erase the modified content, export pictures / format easily to spreadsheets, word document and handwritten font is easily translated into text.

The NOTE6 is rumored to have triple rear cameras, with a 3 days battery life and a tremendous upgrade in the RAM and storage capacity providing a user with space enough to store over 15,000 pictures, videos and a smooth user experience without lagging.

The NOTE6 will be available in three colors.

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