Today, Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) in collaboration with the Ministry of IT and Telecom held the inaugural “IT Awards 2016” at Marriott Hotel, Islamabad.
The ceremony was held to recognize the efforts of the various IT companies and reward them.
The chief guest of the award ceremony was Mrs. Anusha Rehman Khan, member of the national assembly and Minister of State of Information Technology and Telecommunication.
The event was further attended by senior executives of IT companies, government officials, and commercial counselors of a number of countries.
MD PSEB, Mr. Asim Shahryar Husain, during his keynote address at the event mentioned that PSEB is organizing the awards for the first time to motivate and to recognize the top IT exporters of Pakistan.
Executives of different IT companies including Mr. Salim Ghauri from Netsol, Mr. Naseer Akhtar from InfoTech, and Mr. Haroon Kanth from Teradata Pakistan shared their respective success stories at the ceremony.
Ms. Anusha Rehman, State Minister for IT and Telecom distributed the Awards.
Awards were divided in three basic categories listed below:
- Top 10 IT Exporting Companies
- 3 awards for Innovation.
- 3 awards for Startups.
- 3 awards for IT and ITES (Domestic).
Top 10 IT Companies were recognized as following:
- Platinum Award:
- Gold Award:
- Systems Limited
- S&P Global Pakistan
- TRG Pakistan
- Silver Award:
- Medical Transcription Billing Co.
- Ovex Technologies
- i2c Pakistan
- Mentor Graphics
It is worth mentioning that Netsol managed to fetch over 20 million dollars in IT exports whereas 4 other companies secured over 10 million dollars in IT exports.
Complete list of the top ten 10 IT exporters for the year 2016 was also unveiled at the event
The list of the companies which won the respective awards are compiled below:
Top 3 Companies in Innovation:
Top 3 Startups
- MD Vision
Top 3 IT and ITES (Domestic)
Minister IT and Telecom with Winners of PSEB IT Awards 2016
Speaking on the occasion, Minister IT stated that ICT is a top priority sector for the current government. The ministry had announced the telecom policy in early 2016 and the plan is to get IT policy approved by cabinet by early 2017.
It was because of the efforts of Ministry of IT that tax exemption on IT exports has been extended for another 3 years.
Minister IT congratulated the award winners and hoped that the awards will motivate other IT companies to improve their exports and reporting to get a chance for winning the awards next year.