Africa Data Centres not only walked away with the Innovative Data Centre Provider of the Year award, but Stephane Duproz won Data Centre CEO of the Year 2021 and Krish Ranganath, Data Centre CTO of the Year 2021.
Formerly known as the Africa Information Technology and Telecom Awards (AITTA), ADEA, held in partnership with Africa Digital Economy Forum (ADEF), were renamed in line with Africa’s drive to raise awareness of digitisation across the continent.
Announced at a gala event in Accra Ghana, the awards, now in their sixth year, honoured Africa’s digital champions, innovators, creators and inventors across a variety of areas in a rapidly-evolving sector.
At a company level, winners are all entities that have impacted lives, changed cultures and transformed how private and public sectors leverage digital innovations. On a personal level, the CEO and CTO awards, recognise the outstanding achievements of C-Level executives, and others who have driven development and innovation across data centres in digital Africa.
Congratulating the winners on their achievements, Akin Naphtal, CEO of InstinctWave and the organiser of ADEA said “The role of data centres has grown exponentially due to the consumption of digital services. Africa Data Centres, having the largest network interconnected data centres with further expansion plans in Africa, has shown that this commitment and investment is commendable in driving our economy and society, hence the decision on Africa Data Centres winning the award.”
Stephane Duproz, CEO of Africa Data Centres, said: “Africa Data Centres is delighted to have won three awards that recognise the company for innovation within the data centre space in Africa.” He emphasised that the industry witnessed an increasing shift to partnership and collaboration in the data centre and technology space across Africa. “This very spirit of co-operation and community was magnified throughout the last two years.
Looking at the challenges companies in every sector and of every size have faced, it has been both motivating and encouraging to pay homage to the outstanding products and services that are improving connectivity and driving economic growth across Africa, he added.