The Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT & ITES (P@SHA) announced this evening that Team Pakistan won 2 Gold Awards and 3 Silver Awards at the Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA) 2014 ceremony held in Jakarta, Indonesia tonight.
Leading the way with the Gold were the teams from Eyedeus Labs for their new product “Ingrain” and Syed Osama Maruf of NUST for his product “Smart Steth”.
The Silver Awards were taken by RemoteInterview.io in the Startup Category, EatOye in the Tourism & Hospitality Category and Fawad Ejaz Bhatti of NUST for TRex Tremor Reader in the Tertiary Student Category.
The Awards ceremony was graced by Mr. Rudiantara – the Minister of Communications & IT of Republic of Indonesia.
This year’s P@SHA delegation comprised of 30 members with 19 technology products competing for the prestigious APICTA Awards. The teams delivered another stunning performance in front of the Who’s Who of the technology industry in the Asia Pacific region with Gold Awards in the Media & Entertainment Technologies and Tertiary Student Categories and Silver Awards in the Startup, Tourism & Hospitality and Tertiary Student Categories – all of which are extremely competitive categories.
National teams from each economy are selected after a rigorous ICT Awards competition in 17 economies. The best of the best then compete against each other at a three day regional event judged by industry professionals, technology veterans and thought leaders from the APAC region. The Pakistani delegation was finalized after the announcement of winners at the PASHA ICT Awards earlier in November.
International APICTA Judges from 17 economies who evaluated the categories in which Pakistan participated spoke about the consistently high standard of technology products presented by Pakistan year after year. This year Team Pakistan benchmarked its products against 183 products from the region.
Over the years the Asia Pacific ICT Awards has become a platform for the best technology companies in the Asia Pacific to meet and form potential partnerships with each other and attract business and possible investment.
It is heartening to note that it was young technologists who led the way this year proving that Pakistan has enormous talent and that the technology industry has a brilliant future.
Speaking at the APICTA Awards gala event in Jakarta, Jehan Ara President of P@SHA said, “We are absolutely delighted that these dynamic youngsters have once again held the flag high and made us proud. We have always insisted that the technology sector is vibrant and the solution to many of Pakistan’s woes. Accolades to the winners, participants and the mentors who worked hard to guide and coach them – Jawwad A. Farid, Zafar Khan, Badar Khushnood, Dr. Shoab A. Khan and Sultan Hamdani.”