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Edniesal Consulting unveils CIO Awards to celebrate innovation, outstanding leadership

Edniesal Consulting-CIO awards

Edniesal Consulting Limited, enterprise governance and business consultancy firm, has unveiled the maiden edition of its Chief Information Officer (CIO) Awards in Nigeria.

The inaugural CIO awards, the first of its kind in the country, will recognize outstanding professionals and organizations, who have delivered business value to their organization and the industry at large, through the innovative use of technology.

CIOs have overtime been responsible for delivering top-of-the-line innovation and business value within their organizations while also being at the forefront of decision making and strategic change.

Laseinde 

Speaking during a press conference recently held in Lagos, Abiola Laseinde, CEO of Edniesal Consulting, disclosed that the CIO Awards was created to serve as a mark of individual and enterprise excellence in Nigeria.

“CIOs have overtime been responsible for delivering top-of-the-line innovation and business value within their organizations while also being at the forefront of decision making and strategic change,” Laseinde said.

 

L-R:  Kehinde Olesin, CEO March Media; Biola Laseinde, Lead Consultant, Edniesal Consulting Limited; Wale Laseinde, Director, Edniesal Consulting Limited and Elvis Ukpaka, CEO Vision Drivers Management Consultants, at the launch of the CIO Awards in Lagos.. Friday

 

Laseinde noted that these classes of business leaders are hardly neither visible nor celebrated in most organizations, but now their role has increased in importance over time as they evolve from information to innovation and leading the digital transformation initiatives.

She further added that it is their commitment to recognize individual and enterprise excellence in innovation and technology across different sectors and the celebration of the individuals and talented teams behind business transformations across different sectors in Nigeria.

On how the entries for the 2020 CIO Awards will be reviewed, Wale Laseinde, the executive director of Edniesal said that entries will be reviewed and evaluated by a team of independent judges (Interim and Grand jurors).

“These are leaders carefully selected across sectors with expertise in their respective fields,” Laseinde said.

The awards which will be held at the Oriental Hotel Lagos, on November 26, 2020, is expected to be a yearly event, and is also open to top technology leaders within an organization who have the overall responsibility and control of the IT vision and direction of the company.

“I can assure you that our jurors would especially look out for nominees who are leveraging leading -edge IT practices to produce measurable results”, Laseinde said.

Nominations for the 2020 awards are now open and run until September 10, 2020. Submissions are free, whether for self or nominations on behalf of a desired candidate.

“Coming to see such an initiative like this, to award these groups of people within their organizations is really laudable and commenerable by Edniesal,” Elvis Ukpaka, CEO, Vision Drivers Management Consultant limited said.