ICT Innovation Awards 2017

The 2017 ICT Innovation Awards were sponsored by Oracle Corporation. Oracle Corporation is still one of the most trusted providers of innovative solutions to enterprises and one of the few organizations that have invested heavily in research and development. With Oracle cloud for example, organizations are able to quickly innovate and transform their businesses.
Locally, Oracle has been actively involved in creating opportunities for Kenyans to innovate through initiatives such as Oracle Developer Day and Hackathon. By sponsoring this year’s Innovation Awards, Oracle hopes to provide an opportunity for Kenyan startups to explore ways they can make data-driven innovations a reality in their organizations.
Over 400 hundred entries were received for the 2017 Innovation Awards. The winners of this year’s Innovation Awards will be recognized and honored with a special tribute event during the Connected Summit 2017 on Tuesday, 11 April 2017.

Prizes

The Oracle Innovation Awards 2017 winners received a trophy, a recognition certificate, and will be featured in ICT Authority communication platforms during and post Connected Summit 2017.

Oracle Innovation Awards 2017 Panel of Judges

The 2017 panel of judges were drawn from the ICT fraternity to review each complete entry against the set criteria. The judges reviewed applications for products already launched into market and companies under the ‘growth stage’ and ‘expansion stage’. The set criteria looked at market impact, functionality and unique utilization of ICT in the presented product or service.

County Government Solution Product: Big Data Lab Data Mining & Analytics

At big data lab we collect, store, process and analyze data to give historical, real time and predictive analytics for informed decision making.

Environmental Management Product: Little Ride

Little integrates car transportation within the city onto a technology platform, ensuring convenient, transparent and quick service fulfillment for the customers and driver partners.

Financial Services Company: Product: FlexPay

Flexpay is an automated layaway platform that enables customers afford essential goods and services from merchants and service providers while paying in piecemeal or flexible installments conveniently via mobile phones.

Gender, Youth & Vulnerable Groups Company: Product: VuruguMapper Mobile App

A mobile App for reporting and tracking cases of child abuse at the community level; managing the cases amongst Police, Hospital, and Department of Children Services; and generating reports.

Presidential Digitalent Cohort Company: Product: Damu Sasa

Damu - Sasa is a product of extensive research on the blood donation and delivery service dynamics in Kenya.

Social Equity & Poverty Reduction Product: MPost

Mpost is a patented innovative product that allows you to enjoy Postal Services on the go at your convenience through your mobile phone – Posta Mkononi.

Overall Winner Product: Little Ride

Little integrates car transportation within the city onto a technology platform, ensuring convenient, transparent and quick service fulfillment for the customers and driver partners.