Pakistan Secures Two Gold, Five Silver Awards at APICTA 2011

team-pakistanPakistan has won two gold and five silver awards at 11th annual Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA) 2011 in Pattaya, Thailand.

Different ICT firms from Pakistan secured two Gold awards in the e-Health and e-Logistics & SCM categories and 5 silvers in the Communication, Financial, Security, E-Inclusion & E-Community and E-Government categories.

Pakistan’s team comprised of 18 products which were competing with 162 different products from the Asia Pacific region.

The Center for Advanced Research in Engineering (CARE) once again swept the awards with the gold in e-Health and the silver in Communication, Security and E-Government categories.

Lumensoft Technologies went for gold in the e-Logistics category with Infotech Group taking the silver in the Financial Apps category and Engro-Orix taking the silver in the E-Inclusion & E-Community category.

APICTA 2011 awards were announced last night 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:

Gold Awards:

  • Center for Advanced Research in Engineering (CARE) for e-Health Applications Category
  • Lumensoft Pvt Ltd for e-Logistics category

Silver Awards:

  • 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

This is the straight year when Pakistan’s ICT firm stunned the world with their innovative and creative products and apps in different fields of life and businesses.

In 2010, Pakistan ICT firms grabbed 7 awards out of 16 categories at APICTA 2010 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.

Previously, Pakistan had been making their presence felt at APICTA for three years but it failed to make any mark in the renowned regional event.

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.