Tuesday, October 02, 2007

ICT acheivers awards.......

Dear African ICT Achievers Participant

Congratulations, you have been chosen as a African ICT Achievers Finalist in the following category : Excellence in ICT Journalism

Face-to-Face Adjudication will take place from 8 -12 October 2007, at ForgeAhead offices in Rivonia, Johannesburg, South Africa. Finalists who cannot attend the face-to-face interviews will have video- or telephonic conferencing with judges. At the interview sessions, the marketing department of ForgeAhead will conduct video interviews with all finalists for media purposes. Please ensure that you are available after your interview for the video interviews. A photographer will be at the interviews to take your photograph for the Commemorative Publication. All finalists profiles will be published in the Commemorative Publication. Please note if you will do a video- or telephonic interview you must supply ForgeAhead with a Hi-Res Photograph of yourself.

Below, the interview schedule for the different categories. Please ensure that you open your diary for the times indicated. The interview session will be 30 minutes and judges will use your CV submitted online and the criteria as a guideline for questions.

KPMG, official Auditors, and ForgeAhead Research Department might do follow-ups on information. Finalists will be announced to the media at the Finalist Breakfast on 16 November 2007. At this event, certificates signed by the Minister of the Department of Communications will be handed over to all finalists. ForgeAhead will invite all finalists to the event. Winners will be announced at the Banquet in November 2007. All finalists will receive formal invitations to the banquet. A trophy and certificate will be handed over by the sponsors of the category at the banquet. The Gala Banquet will take place 17 November 2007 at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.

In 2008, ForgeAhead hosts a Golf Day for all partners and finalists. We will send a formal invitation to you to join us for a day of golf and to launch the 2008 programme. The Golf Day is scheduled for March 2008.

Please note that each Finalist is responsible for their own travel & accommodation expenses, unless other arrangements have been made.

Interview Schedule


09h00 - 10h30, Top ICT Company

10h50 - 12h20, Top ICT SMME

13h30 - 15h00, Most transformed ICT Company


09h00 - 10h30, Top ICT Workplace provider

10h50 - 12h20, Most Innovative ICT Company


09h00 - 10h30, Top Civil Society / NGO

10h50 - 12h20, Top Public sector CIO

13h30 - 15h00, Top Private sector CIO


09h00 - 10h30, Top ICT Business Woman

10h50 - 12h20, Top ICT Business Man

13h30 - 15h00, Top ICT Educator


09h00 - 10h30, Top ICT Youth Innovator

10h50 - 12h20, Top ICT Young Entrepreneur

13h30 - 15h00, Excellence in Journalism

Kind Regards

Shirley Jacobs | Events Manager | ForgeAhead