Pakistan IT holds its Oscar Night

Having matured over the past 7 years, the P@SHA ICT Awards has become recognized as the flagship ICT sector industry event in Pakistan. Branded as the technology industry’s star-studded Oscar Night , the Awards event took place at the Royal Palm Golf & Country Club in Lahore on the evening of 8th October 2010 and showcased the best Software and Service applications in 30 different categories.

Winners in the product categories will accompany the P@SHA delegation to the Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA) scheduled to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from October 12 – 16, 2010.

Amongst the winners were those involved in developing Financial, e-Government, Communications, E-Inclusion & E-Community, Tools & Infrastructure, Security, Industrial,New Media & Entertainment, Mobile Games, E-Learning and Animation Applications as well as intensely heavily researched Research & Development Applications.

Awards were also given out to the best Startup Companies and for innovative Tertiary Student Projects. The Best CIO in the Private and Public sectors were also recognized.

Speaking at the event, the President of the Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT & ITES (P@SHA), Jehan Ara, said that each year the entries are exciting, innovative and cutting edge showing the depth of the industry and its capabilities.

This year over 120+ entries were received in the 30 categories and judges, who are seasoned professionals from within the IT sector, were totally blown away by some of the nominated software products. There is a lot of creative work being done within the technology industry that goes unrecognized, said Jehan Ara. The P@SHA ICT Awards, she said, are aimed at discovering and highlighting the brilliant innovation taking place and showcasing them to the world through participation at local and regional events.

Amongst the attendees at the event were a diverse group of corporate and IT professionals and students as well as government and university representatives from Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Multan, Karachi, Gujranwala, Faisalabad and Peshawar. Volunteers at the Awards event included young university kids from 10 different universities.

The idea behind the new P@SHA ICT Awards trophy is to “Reach out for the stars” and that is what the Pakistan IT business community appears to be doing very well despite all the challenges that it faces..

Sponsors for this year’s event included the who’s who of the technology sector – Infotech, Microsoft, wi-tribe, PSEB, IBM, Intel, Mixit, Dell, Oracle, Google and CIO Pakistan.

Teams from NUCES-FAST Lahore, UCP and Sofizar performed musical numbers to entertain the crowd. Young talented women professionals also sang a couple of songs that enthralled the audience.

Given below is a list of the Winners & Runners Up in this year’s PASHA ICT Awards 2010.

Winners 2010 Final List

Research & Development – Winner

Product: Massively Parallel Fingerprint Matching System
CARE (Center for Advanced Research in Engineering)
www.carepvtltd.com

R & D – Runner Up

Product: Hozaa
TEchArete(Pvt) Ltd
www.techArete.com

R & D – Runner Up

Product: BlastSim
Hikmah Tech
www.HikmahTech.com

Tools & Infrastructure Apps – Winner

Product: Tango
Elixir Technologies Pakistan

www.elixir.com

www.tango.elixir.com

Tools & Infrastructure Apps – Runner Up

Product: WebSilo Document Collaboration Suite
Folio3

Http://www.folio3.com

Tools & Infrastructure Apps – Runner Up

Product: SysDocFlow
Systems Limited
www.systemsltd.com/

Security Applications – Winner

Product: 10G VoIP Monitoring Solution
CARE (Center for Advanced Research in Engineering)
www.carepvtltd.com

Security Applications – Runner Up

Product: License Plate Recognition System
TAM Associates
www.igenex.net

E-Inclusion and E-Community Applications – Winner

Product: Automated Business Machines
Aerocar Transaction Machines
www.aero-car.com

E-Inclusion and E-Community Applications – Runner Up

Product: Touch XS
SoloTech
www.solo.pk

Financial Industry Applications – Winner

Product: Rendezvous 4.0
Avanza Solutions
www.avanzasolutions.com

Financial Industry Applications – Runner Up

Product: PlexAssets
Plexus Private Ltd
www.plexuspk.com

Financial Industry Applications – Runner Up

Product: EVOLV Loan Accounting
Primatics Financial LLC
http://www.primaticsfinancial.com/

Communications Applications – Winner

Product: Software Defined Radio
CARE (Center for Advanced Research in Engineering)
www.carepvtltd.com

New Media and Entertainment Applications – Winner

Product: Neuron News Management System
Neuron Management Services
www.neurontechnology.net

New Media and Entertainment Applications – Runner Up

Product: www.fashioncentral.pk
E2E solutions providers
www.e2esp.com

e-Government Applications – Winner

Product: CARE Digital Radio Surveillance Equipment
CARE (Center for Advanced Research in Engineering)
www.carepvtltd.com

e-Government Applications – Runner Up

Product: MARK VI AFDCD
VisualSoft Pvt Ltd
http://www.visualsoft-inc.com

e-Health Applications – Winner

Product: CureMD Electronic Health Records
CureMD Pakistan
www.curemd.com

e-Health Applications – Runner Up

Product: AWARE
NUST- SEECS
https://sites.google.com/a/seecs.edu.pk/aware/

e-Learning Applications – Winner

Product: Ultrabot
Knowledge Platform
www.knowledgeplatform.com

e-Learning Applications – Runner Up

Product: Learning Corporate Finance Portal
Alchemy Technologies
http://finance.oilinsights.net

e-Learning Applications – Runner Up

Product: College builder
TRG Pakistan
www.trgworld.com/trgtech

Tertiary Student Project – Winner

Product: Robots for ABU-ROBOCON 2010 Cairo
Center for Advanced Studies In Engineering (CASE)
www.case.edu.pk

Tertiary Student Project – Runner Up

Product: Non-Touch Interface
Waqar Qureshi

Startup Company – Winner

Product: www.myoffstreet.com
MyoffStreet
www.myoffstreet.com

Startup Company – Runner Up

Product: Pi Labs
Pi Labs
www.pi-labs.net

E-Marketplace – Winner

Trade Key Pvt Ltd
http://www.tradekey.com

Mobile Games – Winner

Product: Whacksy Taxi
Mindstorm Studios
http://www.mindstormstudios.com

Mobile Games – Runner Up

Product: Wordity
Mindstorm Studios & Vahzay Inc
http://www.minstormstudios.com
http://www.vahzay.com

Mobile Games – Runner Up

Product: Gang Wars
GeniTeam
http://www.geniteam.com

Animation – Winner

Product: Xtreme XJ 21000.3 Mobile Phone ad
Mindstorm Studios
http://www.mindstormstudios.com

Animation – Runner Up

Product: Cocomo TVC
Sharp Image
http://www.sharpimage.com

Best In Operational Excellence – Winner

Ovex Technologies
www.ovextech.com/

Best In Operational Excellence – Runner Up

Product:
Catcos (Pvt.) Ltd.
http://www.catcos.com

Best in Service Innovation – Winner

Product: Mamoo in Pakistan.com
Topak International
http://www.mamooinpakistan.com

Best in Service Innovation – Runner Up

Product: Kitabain.com
Kitabain.com
www. Kitabain.com

CIO of the year – Public Sector

Muhammad Amir Malik
Director ICT
Pakistan Telecommunication Authority
http://www.pta.gov.pk/

CIO of the year – Private Sector

Ali Abbas Sikander
Group Executive Director
Tameer Microfinance Bank
www.tameerbank.com/

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