Monday, 9 September 2013

CBA scoops 21st Century Achievement Award in Emerging Technology

Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA), the largest privately owned bank in Kenya, was honoured by Computerworld Honors Program with the 21st Century Achievement Award in emerging technology for its M-Shwari project, at a gala award ceremony held in Washington DC.

The Computerworld Honors Program recognises organizations that use information technology to promote and advance public welfare, benefit society and business, and change the world for the better.

CBA’s M-Shwari project won the 21st Century Achievement Award in emerging technology. One Laureate from each of the eleven categories was singled out for special recognition by the Program Judges as the best in their category.

This year’s eleven categories included economic development, emerging technology, health, innovation, mobile access amongst others. In total, 267 Laureates from more than 700 nominations were honoured.

“We at CBA are truly honoured to have won the emerging technology award. It is through technology and innovation that CBA operations are founded upon and we believe that M-Shwari will continue to stimulate innovation and growth to the financial services industry,” said CBA’s Group MD, Isaac Awuondo.

“Computerworld is honoured to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of the 2013 class of Laureates and to share their work. These projects demonstrate how IT can advance organizations’ ability to compete, innovate, communicate and prosper,” said John Amato, Vice President and Publisher, Computerworld.