InstinctWave, the organizer of Ghana’s premier technology industry awards, the Ghana Information Technology & Telecom Awards (GITTA), has officially announced an indefinite postponement of the 13th edition of the Ghana Information Technology & Telecom Awards GITTA. This decision is attributed to the subdued level of competition within the sector in the last one and a half years.
The GITTA Awards, which would have marked its 13th consecutive year since its inception in 2010, has been pivotal in recognizing and celebrating outstanding ICT initiatives that drive innovation in Ghana’s private and public sectors.
Described by many as the ‘Oscars’ of the ICT and Telcom Industry in Ghana over the years, GITTA has established a benchmark for technological development within the industry. It has shined its light on success stories, innovation and disruptions within government institutions, operators, ISPs, Infrastructure providers, Fintechs, Banks and other stakeholders.
Over the years GITTA has recognised renowned organisations such as MTN, Vodafone, ATC, AT, NCA, DVLA, GIPHSS as well as Ghana’s leading IT experts.
This temporary suspension is aimed at facilitating a more competitive and meticulously organized event in the following year.
According to Mr. Akin Naphtal, CEO InstinctWave, “For the first time in thirteen years, we are taking a break in GITTA’s organization due to the subdued competitiveness in the sector, GITTA is a statement of intent to show commitment to technological advancements that improve business efficiency and customer satisfaction.
As our primary objective is to celebrate and showcase disruptive innovation and cutting-edge technology in the ecosystem, we remain steadfast in highlighting nothing but excellence. I encourage all industry players to continue their pursuit of innovations that stand out,” Mr. Naphtal added.
While GITTA rewards IT companies and lifts the veil on individual achievements, it also gives insight into trends in the sector and survival instincts.
Additionally, Mr. Akin Naphtal announced that the “African Digital Economy Awards (ADEA) which has been held concurrently with GITTA in the last 8 years with focus on African Categories for non-Ghanaian ICT companies will hold in Kenya in November. This year’s edition however will accommodate all stakeholders playing within the ecosystem in Africa.
ADEA in its 8th year will honour digital leaders whose contributions have significantly impacted the digital growth and security of the African economy, Eligible Ghanaian technology and telecom organizations and individuals are invited to submit their entries for consideration in the nominations.
The Africa Digital Economy Summit will bring together senior leaders in technology, fintech, banking and public sector leaders shaping digitization narratives and provide them with opportunities to build partnerships and share insights on industry trends, business strategies, policies, best practices, and new communication technologies and services.
Digital transformation in Africa is at a fast pace and is already facilitating economic activities that is improving millions of lives and rapidly transforming societies, thus further highlighting the viability of the ICT sector and its critical role in driving the goal of a digital economy, an efficient public-private.
Entries are open to all stakeholders within the private and public sectors in Africa.
InstinctWave, headquartered in the UK, has successfully developed and nurtured several renowned award schemes over the years, including the Ghana Information Technology & Telecom Awards (GITTA) in its 13th year, Africa Public Sector Conference and Awards (APSCA) in its 5th year, Tech Innovation Awards in its 8th year, Marketing World Awards in its 12th year, Africa Human Resource Innovation Awards in its 5th year, the Africa Procurement & Supply Chain Awards in its 6th Year, and other industry-related events across Africa.