NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
ETHIOPIAN COMMODITY EXCHANGE NAMED AS CIO 100 RECIPIENT FOR THE 24TH ANNUAL AWARD PROGRAM
June 7, 2011
Ethiopian Commodity Exchange named as CIO 100 recipient for the 24th annual award program, CIO magazine of the International Data Group (IDG) announced today.

The award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT).

The magazine recognized ECX as one of the CIO 100 award honorees that were selected through a three step process. Companies fill out an online application form detailing their innovative IT and business initiatives. The honorees will be then picked by CIO editors after reviewing recommendations of a team of judges. “We are delighted to be the first organization in Africa to receive this prestigious award which exemplifies excellence in strategic and innovative use of IT in line with our strategy,” Eleni Gebre-Medhin, CEO of ECX, said. “This continues to position ECX to connect all buyers and sellers in an efficient, reliable and transparent market by harnessing innovation, technology and commitment to excellence”.

Maryfran Johnson, Editor in Chief of CIO Magazine & Events said that this years CIO 100 award draws well-deserved attention to companies that are not only innovative with IT but creating genuine business value as well.

“These winning companies and their IT organizations are an inspiration to businesses everywhere,” said Maryfran Johnson.

Established in April 2008, the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange provides a platform for its market and trades grains and pulses including coffee and sesame seeds, two of Ethiopians top export commodities. Since its operation ECX has processed over 1.4 billion dollars in trade volume with zero default and zero system downtime affecting its trade operations. The 2011 CIO 100 awards will be presented at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado from August 14 to 16.

Source: http://www.ecx.com.et/downloads/PressRelease/2011060194051742ECX%20CIO%20Awards%20-%20Press%20Release.pdf


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