Diversity praised at [email protected] ICT Awards

Published: November 16, 2014
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The P@SHA ICT Awards aim to provide recognition to software and service applications by providing them an opportunity to gain local, regional and international exposure.

The [email protected] ICT Awards aim to provide recognition to software and service applications by providing them an opportunity to gain local, regional and international exposure.

KARACHI: Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT and IT-enabled Services ([email protected]) President Jehan Ara expressed her delight at the level of diversity in the nominations submitted for the 11th annual [email protected] ICT Awards.

The 2014 edition received 128 nominations from across Pakistan including Peshawar, much to the delight of the association chief.

“We don’t want to restrict technology only to Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad,” said Jehan Ara as a packed house responded with a resounding applaud.

“We are happy to see innovators from Peshawar submitting nominations for the first time and ending among the top nominees.”

She said this while inaugurating the event at Movenpick Hotel on Saturday.

The [email protected] ICT Awards aim to provide recognition to software and service applications by providing them an opportunity to gain local, regional and international exposure; acknowledging creativity, innovation and excellence in Pakistan’s Information and Communications Technologies sector, says [email protected]

The event was attended by leading dignitaries from the Pakistani ICT sector; representatives from foreign missions; government officials; academia and the business community that gathered in large numbers to laud the innovative achievers from amongst Pakistan’s ICT sector.

Known to be the largest event in Pakistan’s technology sector, the event is going to Lahore next year. However, the Government of Punjab was one of the sponsors for the Karachi edition, said the president, noting that the Sindh government was nowhere to be seen.

“As always, we received an overwhelming number of entries. We are pleased to have innovators from Peshawar join the list of winners, highlighting the pool of talent from all corners,” said Jehan Ara.

[email protected] Chairman Dr Shoab A Khan stressed the need for public and private sectors’ collaboration. “They need to join hands to ensure that this specialised field benefits Pakistan through high value jobs and efficiency of processes,” said Khan.

He said emphasis on research and innovation is improving Pakistan’s stature as a source of technology and creativity.

Panels of judges from Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad faced quite a challenge as they judged some of the finest software products and service offering from Pakistan. This year, the [email protected] ICT Awards announced 49 exceptional entries as the best innovators in the 17 product and 15 service categories, said the press release.

The winners from the product categories of the [email protected] ICT Awards 2014 will be part of the [email protected] delegation from Pakistan that will compete at the APICTA (Asia Pacific ICT Awards) in Jakarta, Indonesia against 17 IT economies.

[email protected] ICT Awards 2014 Winners’ List

Category: Health & Well Being

Winner

Product: CureICE

Company: CureMD (http://curemd.com)

Runners Up

Product: CloudClinik

Company: INFOGISTIC (http://www.infogistic.com)

Product: mHealth Solution

Company: FINCON Services (http://finconservices.com/)

Category: Inclusion & Community

Winner

Product: FESF

Company: Family Educational Services Foundation (FESF) (www.fesf.org.pk)

Category: Financial Industry Application

Winner

Product: Unison 2.0

Company: Avanza Solutions (http://avanzasolutions.com)

Runner Up

Product: PayAxis Payment Gateway

Company: TPS Pakistan (www.tpsonline.com)

Category: Security

Runner Up

Product: T-Cloud

Company: Tranchulas Pvt. Ltd. (http://tranchulas.com/)

Category: E-Learning

Winner

Product: Pashto Dictionary

Company: Broadway Solutions (http://thepashto.com)

Runners Up

Product: Maktab.pk

Company: Quest Entertainment (http://www.maktab.pk/)

Product: EduStars

Company: A2Z Creatorz (http://a2zcreatorz.com/)

Category: Application Tools & Platforms

Winner

Product: Remote Interview

Company: PiLabs (http://pilabs.com)

Runner Up

Product: IRIS 4.0

Company: TPS Pakistan (www.tpsonline.com)

Category: Media & Entertainment Technology

Winner

Product: VASI

Company: TechArete and BurqStream (www.techarete.com / www.burqstream.com)

Runner Up

Product: Ingrain

Company: Eyedeus Labs (http://eyedeus.com)

Category: Government & Public Sector

Runners Up

Product: Electronic Voting Machine (EVM)

Company: AKSA – SDS (http://www.aksa-sds.com)

Product: Software System for Pensions

Company: Abacus Consulting (http://www.abacus-global.com/)

Category: Tourism & Hospitality

Winner

Product: EatOye!

Company: EatOye! (www.eatoye.pk)

Category: Sustainability & Environment Technology

Runner Up

Product: Jul Bhuj

Company: Zaheen Machines

Category: Research & Development

Winner

Product: Safer Mines

Company: NUST (www.nust.edu.pk)

Runners Up

Product: Frame Store Timing Card

Company: AKSA-SDS (http://www.aksa-sds.com)

Product: Panoscan

Company: BurqStream (www.burqstream.com)

Category: Start-Up

Winner

Company: Deal Today (www.dealtoday.pk)

Runners Up

Company: Eyedeus Labs (http://eyedeus.com)

Company: Bookme.pk (www.macropaks.com)

Category: Tertiary Student Project

Winner

Product: Smart Steth

Company: NUST (www.nust.edu.pk)

Runners Up

Product: AdMonSoft

Company: NED (http://www.neduet.edu.pk/)

Product: TRex Tremor Reader

Company: NUST (www.nust.edu.pk)

Category: School Project

Winner

Product: Automatic Papers

Company: KITE (http://kite.edu.pk/)

Category: Mobile Application

Winner

Product: Olaround

Company: Bramerz (http://www.bramerz.pk)

Runner Up

Product: Intellistats

Company: Arbisoft (http://arbisoft.com)

Category: Gender Diversity

Winner

Company: NetSol Technologies (www.netsoltech.com)

Runners Up

Company: WeRPlay (http://werplay.com)

Company: Bramerz (http://www.bramerz.pk)

Category: BPO

Winner

Company: Systems Limited (www.systemsltd.com)

Category: Social Media (IT Company)

Winner

Company: PakWheels.com (www.pakwheels.com)

Runner Up

Company: EfroTech Services (http://efrotech.com)

Category: Animation

Winner

Product: Transformers Battle Masters Ad (3D)

Company: Ice Animations (http://iceanimations.com)

Category: Brand Management

Winner

Company: Lumensoft Technologies (www.lumensoft.biz)

Runners Up

Company: Systems Limited (www.systemsltd.com)

Company: Invest2Innovate (http://www.invest2innovate.com)

Category: CSR

Winner

Company: Launchpad Interactive (www.launchpad.pk)

Runner Up

Company: Lumensoft Technologies (www.lumensoft.biz)

Category: Managed Services

Winner

Company: Viper Technologies (www.viper.pk)

Runner Up

Company: DotZero (www.thedotzero.com)

Category: Project Management

Winner

Company: TPS Pakistan (www.tpsonline.com)

Runner Up

Company: Sefam Pvt. Ltd. (www.sefam.com)

Category: Service Innovation

Winner

Company: INFOGISTIC (www.infogistic.com)

Category: Export Growth

Winner

Company: WeRPlay (http://werplay.com)

Runner Up

Company: NetSol Technologies (www.netsoltech.com)

Published in The Express Tribune, November 16th, 2014.

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