Pakistan has won two gold and five silver awards at the 11th annual Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA) in Pattaya, Thailand.
ICT firms from Pakistan secured two gold awards in the e-Health and e-Logistics & SCM categories, and five silver awards in the Communication, Financial, Security, e-Inclusion & e-Community and e-Government categories.
The Pakistani team had 18 products competing with 162 products from the Asia Pacific region.
The Center for Advanced Research in Engineering (CARE) once again swept the awards with gold in e-Health and silver in the Communication, Security and e-Government categories.
Lumensoft Technologies went for gold in the e-Logistics category, with the Infotech Group taking silver in the Financial Apps category and Engro-Orix taking silver in the e-Inclusion & e-Community category.
This is the second consecutive year that Pakistan’s ICT firms have stunned the world with their innovative and creative products and apps in different fields of life and businesses.
Pakistan ICT firms had grabbed seven awards out of 16 categories at the APICTA 2011 held in Malaysia. These included Runners up Awards in Security Applications, e-Inclusion and e-Community, Financial Applications, Communications, e-Government and e-Health categories.
Pakistan had been making their presence felt at APICTA for three years but had failed to make a mark in the renowned regional event.
The APICTA 2011 awards were announced by the Association of Thai ICT Industry and supported by the Software Industry Promotion Agency (SIPA).
Here is the list of APICTA Award winners from Pakistan:
- Center for Advanced Research in Engineering (CARE) for e-Health Applications Category
- Lumensoft Pvt Ltd for e-Logistics category
- Center for Advanced Research in Engineering (CARE) for Security Applications Category
- Center for Advanced Research in Engineering (CARE) for e-Government Category
- Center for Advanced Research in Engineering (CARE) for Communication Category
- Infotech Pvt Limited for Financial Applications Category
- Engro Foods & Orix Leasing Pakistan for e-Inclusion & e-Community Applications Category
The APICTA Awards were initiated to increase ICT awareness in the international community and to assist in bridging the digital divide.
The APICTA network has 16 member economies and provides an international awards program to showcase innovation, creativity and excellence in ICT in the Asia-Pacific region. APICTA’s member-economies include Australia, Brunei, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.
APICTA provides the region’s ICT entrepreneurs with valuable networking and product benchmarking opportunities, fosters ICT innovation and creativity, promotes economic and trade relations and facilitates technology transfer.
A version of this post originally appeared on ProPakistani.