Pakistan Picks up 2 Golds and 5 silvers at the Asia Pacific ICT Awards at Pattaya, Thailand.
A journey that started 7 years ago in Hong Kong for the Pakistani Technology Industry reached an important milestone tonight in Pattaya Thailand.
After winning 7 silvers in 2010 at the Asia Pacific ICT Awards 2010 held in Kuala Lumpur in October of last year, the P@SHA (Pakistan Software Houses Association) led and sponsored Pakistan delegation tonight delivered another stunning performance in front of the who’s who of the technology industry in the Asia Pacific region.
Team P@SHA from Pakistan picked up two golds in the e-Logistics and e-Health categories while the silvers weighed in the APICTA categories of E-Inclusion and E-Community, Security, Financial Application, Communication and E-Government.
International APICTA Judges who graded and evaluated categories in which Pakistan participated spoke about the consistently high standard of presentations made by the Pakistani delegation, the level of preparedness and professionalism of Pakistani delegates and the trouble they had in picking winners and merit awards in competitive categories such as e-Learning and New Media and Entertainment. Mr. Steven Lau, a member of the judges Advisory Panel, the ExCo as well as a member of the core team behind the awards spoke about the progress Pakistan has made across the years at the Asia Pacific ICT Awards and how he has seen us grow from a small delegation to one of the fastest growing delegations at APICTA . The 30 strong Pakistan delegation put together their hands to celebrate each Gold and Merit win with 600 hundred delegates in attendance at the event.
Over the years the event has become a platform for Pakistani companies to meet with partners, counterparts and competition on one platform while presenting the case for their products in front of judges from 20 economies. This year too was no different. While some teams didn’t win, their pitches and products didn’t go un-noticed. We expect and hope that over the next few weeks some of these regional collaboration conversations will generate even more good news for Team Pakistan.
Team Pakistan will now represent Pakistan next year in Brunei at the Asia Pacific ICT Awards 2012.
Tonight’s Pakistan category winners and runners up included:
APICTA Gold – Winners
An exciting mature product with more than 700 implementations across Pakistan in the retail store and inventory management space that beat entries from Hong Kong, Malaysia & Indonesia to come out as number one.
CARE’s first gold at the competition came up in the Head Judges briefing when the Head Judge for the category spoke about the professionalism and quality of not just the CARE team but the entire Pakistan delegation.
APICTA Silver – Merit Awards
A consolidated national air space management system that bring together elements of detection, management, violation, flight plans and projected paths .
2. e-Inclusion & E-Community Applications Category – APICTA Silver (Merit)
Engro Foods & Orix Leasing Pakistan
One of the largest milk collection networks in the world uses technology to bring financial services to the milk producers of inner punjab.
3. Security Applications Category – APICTA Silver (Merit)
Product: Consolidated Security System
Center for Advanced Research in Engineering (CARE)
A consolidated electronic security platform at the national level.
4. Financial Applications Category – APICTA Silver (Merit)
A complete end to end solution for capital markets in the developing world
Product: CCLC Controller
CARE Pvt. Ltd.