Telkom today announced the Telkom Transformation and Innovation Awards, set for November 14, 2023. This annual event recognises Telkom’s support for technology-driven startups in South Africa.
These awards highlight Telkom’s Enterprise and Supplier Development Programs, showcasing their significant impact on the local business ecosystem. The event also honors Telkom’s internal Transformation ambassadors, who drive positive change within the company by championing the Transformation & Innovation agenda across various business units.
Dr Mmaki Jantjies, Group Executive for the Innovation and Transformation Office at Telkom, expressed her enthusiasm for the awards, stating, “One cannot emphasise enough, the importance of platforms such as these awards that celebrate our nation’s innovators and the remarkable achievements of innovation contributors towards crafting and building a future-proof and future-ready tech-enabled South Africa.”
Telkom is deeply committed to advancing innovation in South Africa and recognises the vital role innovation plays in driving economic growth and development. These awards aim to celebrate our nation’s innovators and inspire future generations to continue their efforts in pushing the boundaries of technology and transformation.
The prestigious awards ceremony will comprise three segments, each dedicated to honouring different facets of innovation and transformation within Telkom and its extended ecosystem:
Segment 1 – Enterprise Development
• AI Innovation of the Year
• Ecommerce Innovation of the Year
• EdTech Innovation of the Year
• FinTech Innovation of the Year
• HealthTech Innovation of the Year
Segment 2 – Supplier Development
• Top Performance Award
• Most Jobs Created
• Resilience Award
• Openserve – People’s Choice Awards
• Consumer Small Business – People’s Choice Awards
• Gyro – People’s Choice Awards
Segment 3 – Telkom Transformation Ambassadors and Ecosystem Partners
• Tech Woman of the Year
• Tech for Good Award
• Tech Trailblazer of the Year
• Recognition for all internal Telkom Transformation Ambassadors
• Partner Awards for strategic ecosystem partners
“Here is to making significant steps in our journey to empower and recognise the brilliant minds behind technological advancements in our nation. We look forward to celebrating South African innovators and their invaluable contributions” concluded Dr Jantjies.