WINNERS FROM THE INAUGURAL DIGITAL IMPACT AWARDS AFRICA EVENT

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Kamplala, August 22, 2014:  The inaugural, Digital Impact Awards Africa (DIAA) in partnership with National Information and Technology Authority of Uganda (NITA-U), CyberPlc Limited,  HiPipo (U) Limited and Global Networks Limited  held a very successful awards event on Thursday 21st August at Sheraton Kampala Hotel.

The Governor, Bank of Uganda – Professor Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile who officiated the event as Guest of Honour was represented by Mr. Richard Mayebo, Executive Director of Information Technology (IT), Bank of Uganda.   In his remarks on the theme “Regulatory Challenges in the use of ICTs to promote Financial  Inclusion “ the Governor noted  Bank of Uganda looks forward to innovations that  will promote financial inclusion, as well as the efficiency and safety  of financial transactions.  Download the Governor’s Speech at Digital Impact Awards Africa

In his speech at Digital Impact Awards Africa #DIAA, Mr James Saaka Executive Director NITA-U represented by Mr Julius Torach, Director E-Government, Mr Saaka noted that NITA-U is committed to supporting ICT Research and Innovation initiatives to provide a common national ICT research & innovation platform aimed at integrating and giving direction to many on-going but fragmented ICT research and development efforts throughout the country.

Winners – 1st Digital Impact Awards Africa
1. Digital Brand of the Year: MTN UGANDA
2. Best Corporate Brand on Social Media: MTN Uganda
3. Best Digital Financial Services: AIRTEL MONEY
4. Most Promising Digital Brand: CENTENARY BANK
5. Best Corporate Website: NSSF and SMILE TELECOM (Runner Up)
6. Best Digital Marketing Campaign: MTN EGG HUNT
7. Best E-Commerce-Website: HELLOFOOD and CHEKI.CO.UG (Runner Up)
8. Fastest Growing Corporate Brand on Social Media: NBS TELEVISION and HUAWEI UGANDA (Runner Up)
9. Best Government Agency on Social media: KCCA
10. People’s Choice Video Commercial of the Year on YouTube: MTN OH, THE THINGS YOU’LL LEARN
11. Best Mobile App: THE PEARL GUIDE – EXPERIENCE PREMIUM UGANDA
12. Best E-Services: URA E-TAX
13. Best Corporate Cybersecurity Practice: STANDARD CHARTERED BANK UGANDA
14. Best Digital Financial Service Innovation: JPESA AND LIFE CARE INSURANCE MTN MOBILE MONEY, AON AND JUBILEE (RUNNER UP)
15. Best Radio Station on Social Media: GALAXY FM 100.2