“Being recognised as the best company in South Africa in the management of technology is a great honour,” says Yoav Tchelet, Executive Director at dotJWT. “We were selected after an intense adjudication and selection process.”
“It’s a massive achievement for our team.”
The award was presented by the minister of science and technology Derek Hanekom after dotJWT was named victorious. The initial selection process required all companies wanting to compete to submit an in-depth questionnaire and go through a screening process.
Following the screening process companies attended a two hour adjudication panel where it demonstrated each of the attributes and requirements of the TT100 before a panel of judges. This was then followed up with an in-depth Q&A before finalists attend a further adjudication panel under the auspices of the department of science and technology where the winners are decided.
dotJWT were awarded its Excellence in Management of Technology accolade following its success in the processes which are deployed to develop, implement and monitor technology strategy.
“A winning company devotes attention to the technology life cycle ensuring that they have a healthy mix of Emerging, Pacing, Key and Base Technologies,” says Yoav.
Fundamental to the effective Management of Technology are the tools deployed to maintain and enhance the competitive advantage. TT100 winners focus on improvement of quality and productivity, higher flexibility, cost leadership and new market exploitation.”
The Technology Top 100’s website states The TT100 Business Awards Programme was, with the support from various partners including Eskom, the JSE and government launched in 1991 by the South African Engineering Association (SAVI). The programme is unashamedly an effort to draw attention to the importance of developing a local culture of technological innovation and excellence.
Since 1994, TT100 has enjoyed strong endorsement by the Department of Science & Technology (DST) as the major government sponsor.
JWT’s multi disciplinary digital agency dotJWT has won the Award for Excellence in the Management of Technology, competing with the likes of FNB, Altech, Bell Equipment and others.