PASHA Announces Winners for its ICT Awards 2016

The Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT & ITES ([email protected]) organised its 13th annual ICT Awards Ceremony at a gala dinner on October 14, 2016 at a local hotel Karachi.

The Awards ceremony lauded innovation and excellence in the Pakistan ICT industry and recognized the efforts of outstanding achievers who have been making waves locally and internationally.

The event was attended by leading players from the tech industry as well as representatives from the government, the business sector, professionals, academia and students.

“The idea behind organizing the [email protected] ICT Awards 2016 every year is to celebrate homegrown Pakistani innovators” said Jehan Ara, President of [email protected] “The Pakistan IT industry has been growing steadily over the years, and it is essential for us to tell the world that Pakistan is a country where young innovators transform their ideas and dreams into products and IT service companies that have been solving business and community problems locally and globally for over two decades.”

Tech innovators and companies received awards in 17 product and 15 services categories.

In his keynote address, Chairman Pakistan Software Houses’ Association for IT & ITES ([email protected]) Naseer A. Akhtar stated that the country required a larger number of IT companies which employed up to 10,000 people to undertake large scale projects so as to compete with countries in the region.

Mr. Akhtar also said that there are insufficient number of top notch universities in the country for producing required number of well qualified graduates in the disciplines of Computer Science, Information Technology and Software development.

The [email protected] chairman conceded that percentage growth of IT and software services revenue had declined in recent years but official statistics didn’t take into account remittances which came to the country as payment from foreign buyers against products and services provided by individuals, freelance software developers and IT specialists.

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He said that [email protected] would soon undertake a comprehensive survey to determine the accurate and thorough size of the country’s IT industry so as to proper plan for the growth of the sector.

Mr. Akhtar said that the IT industry had facilitated incubation, creation, and training, of many small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and now these SMEs need to be converted into large enterprises as had happened in other countries.

In her welcome remarks at the ceremony, the [email protected] President Jehan Ara pointed out that high ratio of taxes and lack of adoption of technology by mainstream domestic businesses could be two main reasons behind the slower growth of the country’s IT industry.

[email protected] will soon appoint a Secretary General who will maintain a constant engagement with policymakers in Islamabad to ensure that regulation was consistent with the needs of the sector.

[email protected] ICT Awards 2016 – Complete List of Winners

Product Category

  • Best in Application Tools & Platforms
    • Runner Up:
      • Company: Avanza Solutions
      • Product: Novus Xcit
    •  Runner Up:
      • Company: Ovex Technologies Limited
      • Product: dinManage
    •  Winner:
      • Company: Elixir Technologies
      • Product: Tango+
  • Best in Communications
    • Runner Up:
      • Company: LMKT (Pvt) Ltd
      • Product: V-Connect
    •  Winner:
      • Company: Pakistan Data Management Services
      • Product: Easy Urdu Keyboard
  •  Best in E-Learning
    • Winner:
      • Company: Simobo
      • Product: Touch Reading
  •  Best in Financial Industry Application
    • Runner Up:
      • Company: UBL Fund Managers
      • Product: imPro
    •  Runner Up:
      • Company: AutoSoft Dynamics (Pvt.) Limited
      • Product: AutoMWallet
    •  Winner:
      • Company: Infotech (Pvt.) Limited
      • Product: Marlinz
  •  Best in Government & Public Sector
    • Winner
      • Company: RAR MultiBiz Services (Pvt.) Ltd
      • Product: Monitoring, Evaluation and Staff Mobilization
  •  Best in Health and Well Being
    • Winner:
      • Company: Teresol Pvt. Ltd
      • Product: i-MPLOYEE
  •  Best in E-inclusion and Community
    • Runner Up:
      • Company: Paimona
      • Product: Paimona
    •  Runner Up:
      • Company: Transparent Hands
      • Product: Transparent Hands
    •  Winner:
      • Company: WonderTree
      • Product: WonderTree
  • Best in Industry Application
    • Winner:
      • Company: Code Informatics
      • Product: Scarta
  •  Best in Media & Entertainment Technologies
    • Winner:
      • Company: Morango Films
      • Product: Minute Story
  •  Best in Research & Development
    • Runner Up:
      • Company: DATALOG
      • Product: Datalogger
    • Winner:
      • Company: NUST College of EME, Collaborating Units: CASE, AFIO, Biomisa
      • Product: Analysis of Optical Coherence Tomography Image for CDSS
  • Best in Retail and Supply Chain Management
    • Runner Up:
      • Company: Simobo
      • Product: Howmuch.pk
    • Runner Up:
      • Company: Abacus Consulting
      • Product: Antlere
    • Winner:
      • Company: Bramerz Private Limited
      • Product: Fishry
  • Best in Security Application
    • Runner Up:
      • Company: LMKT (Pvt) Ltd
      • Product: V-Secur®
    •  Winner:
      • Company: Trillium Information Security Systems in research collaboration with the ASERG Lab at COMSATS Islamabad
      • Product: T-Eye Platform
  • Best in Tourism & Hospitality
    • Winner:
      • Company: FetchSky
      • Product: PeekaBoo Guru
  • Best Startup
    • Runner Up:
      • Company: Sukoon.com.pk
      • Product: Sukoon Online Services
    • Runner Up:
      • Company: Wukla
      • Product: Wukla
    • Winner:
      • Company: Sheops
      • Product: Sheops
  • Best Tertiary Student Project
    • Runner Up:
      • Institute: NUST College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
      • Product: Clinical Decision Support System for Diagnosis of Movement Disorders
    • Runner Up:
      • Institute: NUST College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
      • Product: Intelligent Video Based Solution for Retailers’ Resource Management
    • Winner:
      • Institute: National University of Science & Technology (NUST)
      • Product: Sionser
  • Best School Project
    • Runner Up:
      • Institute: Aitchison College
      • Product: Billion Book Exchange
    • Winner:
      • Institute: Cedar College
      • Product: FAQ Chatbot
  • Innovation in Fintech (Special Category Sponsored by UBL)
    • Winner:
      • Company: Blockchain Tech
      • Product: Urdubit

Service Categories

  •  Best in Service Innovation
    • Winner:
      • Company: Telenor Pakistan
      • Product: Khushal Zamindar Service
  •  Best in Mobile Application
    • Winner:
      • Company: WeRPlay
      • Product: Run Sheeda Run
  • Best in Animation
    • Winner:
      • Company: Ice Animations
      • Product: Mansour / Cartoon Network
  • Best in Export Growth
    • Winner: NetSol Technologies
  • Best in Project Management
    • Runner Up:
      • Company: TPS Pvt. Ltd.
      • Product: Mobilink Bank Payment Switch Swap
    • Winner: Systems Limited
  •  Best in BPO
    • Winner: Sybrid Pvt. Ltd.
  •  Best in Managed Services
    • Winner: Arbisoft
  • Best in Gender Diversity
    • Winner: WeRPlay
  •  Best in Brand Development
    • Winner: Invest2Innovate
  • Best in HR Excellence
    • Winner: Systems Limited
  •  Best in Social Media (Non IT Company)
    • Winner: Strategic Alliancez
  •  Best in Social Media (IT Company)
    • Winner: WeRPlay


  • Best in Mobile Application

    Winner:
    Company: WeRPlay
    Product: Run Sheeda Run

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