We are finally here.
As the sun sets on 11th November 2011 at the Dusit Thani in Pattaya Thailand, team Pakistan gets ready to receive its score card on a team effort that started last year at the close of the Awards night in Kula Lumpur Malaysia in 2010. Every year after the awards night three to four P@SHA APICTA Awards advisors and judges get together to determine what we did right and where we missed out.
We surprised ourselves and our well wishers and partners at APICTA last year with our tally of seven silvers. It was an exhilarating moment hearing the name of Pakistan being called out at the Kula Lumpur Convention Center last year with the cream of the technology community from the Asia Pacific region.
Let’s see what tonight’s score card looks like.
Here is the list of categories in which we presented, our presenters, our products and their companies. This group flew our flag high, competing with 160 nominations from 12 economies. A final 72 hour push involved 6 mentors and advisors working till late at night with nominees from Pakistan polishing pitches, suggesting tweaks and helping with delivery. The push started with the arrival of the Judges at the Dusit Thani on 8th November.
A group 50 plus qualified and distinguished APICTA judges heard pitches starting from 8:30 am till 5:30 pm for two days running followed by a final round of approval and validation of results on the morning of the third day.
|1||E-Government||Dr. Shoaib||National Air Space Administration Platform||CARE Pvt. Ltd.|
|3||Tertiary Student||Zoya Ali Naqvi||ICE for Windows 7||NED University|
|4||Tertiary Student||Akhlaque Hussain||Gesture Based User Interface||IST – Islamabad|
|5||New Media & Entertainment||Saad Hussain||Photo Editor for Black Berry||Five Rivers – Pepper.pk|
New Media & Entertainment
|Faizan Iftikhar||Angry Monkey||GeniTeam|
|7||Communication||Dr. Shoaib Khan||CCLC Controller||CARE Pvt. Ltd.|
|8||Financial Application||Amir Raza Khan||Capizar Suite for Capital Markets||InfoTech Pvt. Ltd.|
|9||Industial Application||Syed Ali||ICT & VAS Platform for Telco operators||Evamp & Sanga Pvt. Ltd.|
|10||E-Logistics||Abdul Aziz||Candella Retail Management Solution for Stores and Chain Stores||Lumensoft Pvt. Ltd.|
|11||Security||Dr. Shoaib Khan||Consolidated Security Platform||CARE Pvt. Ltd.|
|SoloTech Pvt. Ltd.|
|13||Tools & Infrastructure||Dr. Shoaib Khan||SDR||CARE Pvt. Ltd.|
|14||Research||Salman ul Haque||CUVILIB – Calculation accelerator algorithm for Image processing, Real time vision and encryption||Tunacode|
|15||Research||Salman Khan||VOIP Switch||CloudBPO Pvt. Ltd.|
|16||E-Health||Dr. Shoaib Khan||Telemedicine solution for remote Cardiac Care||CARE Pvt. Ltd.|
|17||E-Inclusion||Atif Ali||EMAN – Milk collection Network||Engro Pakistan & ORIX Pakistan|
|18||E-Inclusion||Farhan Masood||Go-Green Pakistan – Using social media for social impact||Go-Green Pakistan|
The 18 companies were shortlisted earlier this year at the Annual P@SHA ICT Awards 2011 held in Karachi, Pakistan.
Keep your social media peeled for live updates from the front as the Asia Pacific ICT Awards night starts in the next 25 minutes at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Pattaya, Thailand.
1. Digital Media & Entertainment Applications Category – Winner
Product: Angry Monkey
GeniTeam Pvt Limited
4. Research & Development Applications Category – Runner Up
Product: vSwitch Pro-Carrier – Grade VoIP Switch
CloudBPO Pvt Ltd
5. Industrial Applications Category – Winner
Product: 3P Web & Wireless Telecom CMS & Self Care
Evamp & Saanga
9. Security Applications Category – Winner
Product: Consolidated Security System
Center for Advanced Research in Engineering (CARE)
10. Financial Applications Category – Winner
Product: Capizar Suite of Applications
Infotech Pvt Limited
13. e-Inclusion & E-Community Applications Category – Runner Up
Product: Go-Green Campaign
14. Best Mobile Application Category – Winner
Product: The Photo Editor
Five Rivers Technologies – Pepper.pk
15. Best in Tertiary Student Project Category – Winner
Product: Wearable Gesture Based HCI
Institute of Space & Technology – Syed Akhlaq Hussain Shah