P@SHA Turns the Spotlight on Leading Tech Superheroes with its 14th Annual ICT Awards

The Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT & ITES  (P@SHA) organised its 14th annual ICT Awards Ceremony during a grand gala dinner on October 27, 2017 at Serena Hotel Islamabad. UBL remained the main sponsor of the event second time in a row.

The annual event brings together the stars of Pakistan’s technology sector on a common platform to celebrate innovation and excellence. Their aim is to recognize the efforts of outstanding achievers that have been making waves both locally and internationally.

The event was attended by a mix of industry leaders and fresh entrepreneurs innovating in the tech sector. There were also representatives from the government, the business sector, professionals, academia and students.

Entries for the P@SHA ICT Awards were received from all over the country and judging was held in all three major cities of Pakistan to evaluate the applicants and their products. Companies and individuals were asked to pitch their products in front of a panel of esteemed industry experts who came up with the list of winners and runners up.

Chairman P@SHA, Barkan Saeed, said on this occasion that “As a community, P@SHA is growing and becoming stronger each day and much of the credit goes to the talented professionals and companies that have been a part of the tech industry. The P@SHA ICT Awards are one of the many ways we bring the community together to network, collaborate, and encourage innovative ways of solving problems”.

“The idea behind organizing the P@SHA ICT Awards every year is to celebrate homegrown Pakistani innovators and to promote technology culture in the country” said Jehan Ara, President of P@SHA. “We want to celebrate innovation in the Pakistan IT industry and encourage young innovators in the country to work hard on their dream ideas and turn them into products and services that change business as we know it not only in Pakistan but around the globe”.

The application process for the awards kicked off in July, and companies and individuals applied in 17 Product categories, 15 Service categories and 3 in special categories of Fintech Innovation, winners of which received PKR 500,000 cash prize from UBL’s Head of Innovation Hamayun Sajjad. P@SHA ICT Awards also open doors to international exposure for local companies working on innovative ideas, as the winners from the Product categories get a chance to represent Pakistan and benchmark their products against those from 17 countries at the APICTA (Asia Pacific ICT Alliance) Awards 2017 that are being held in Bangladesh in December this year.

As part of the event this year, there was also a panel discussion moderated by Shehryar Hydri the newly appointed Secretary General of P@SHA. Panelists included Chairman Barkan Saeed, Immediate Past Chairman Syed Ahmad, Dr Shoab Khan Founder & CEO of CARE and Jehan Ara. The discussions were wide ranging and included industry-government and industry-academia collaboration, the effort required to enable policy change and the growing startup landscape. There were also questions and feedback from the audience.

P@SHA ICT Awards 2017 – Complete List of Winners

 

Product Categories

 

Best in Application Tools & Platforms

Runner Up: 7Vals – EZ Enterprises

Winner: Appricot Studio – ConsoliAds

 

Best in Communications

Winner: Contegris (Pvt) Ltd – Intellicon

 

Best in E-Learning

Runner Up: Netsol Technologies Ltd. – ICAN’s Training Portal

Winner:Knowledge Platform – Learn Smart Classroom

 

Best in Financial Industry Application

Runner Up: E-Processing Systems Private Ltd. – One Load

Runner Up: Netsol Technologies Ltd. – NFS Ascent

Winner: Avanza Solutions – Cipher

 

Best in Government & Public Sector

Winner: LMKT (Private) Limited – VO8

Runner Up: National Radio & Telecom Corporation – CIS

Runner Up: RAR Multibiz Services Pvt. Ltd. – Lady Health Worker LHW

 

Best in E-inclusion and Community

Winner: Transparent Hands – Crowdfunding Platform in Healthcare

 

Best in Media & Entertainment Technologies

Runner Up: Snapture.pk

Winner: Cricingif

 

Best in Research & Development

Runner Up: NUST College of E & ME – OphthaHelp

Winner: NUST College of E & ME – IntelliHealth

 

Best in Retail and Supply Chain Management

Winner: Bramerz – FISHRY

 

Best in Security Application

Runner Up: LMKT Pvt. Ltd – Map View

Winner: Trillium Information Security Systems – T-Eye™ Threat Intelligence Platform

 

Best in Tourism & Hospitality

Winner: Fetch Sky – PeekabooGuru

 

Best Startup

Runner Up: Consumer Facilitation Technologies

Runner Up: Cricingif

Winner: Neurostic Pvt. Limited

 

Best Tertiary Student Project

Runner Up: NUST – PNEC ENENT – LV THREE PHASE AUTOMATIC LOAD BALANCING

Runner Up: NUST College of E & ME, Smart Health Monitoring of the Elderly using Smart Sensors

Winner: Institute of Integrative Biosciences, CECOS University, Peshawar NoColi

 

Innovation in Fintech (Special Category Sponsored by UBL):

 

Beat Fintech of the Year

 Winner: CreditFix

 

Payments Innovation

 Winner: Oscar

 

Data Analytics

 Winner: Love for Data

 

Service Categories

 

Best in Service Innovation

Runner Up: QuickStart Pvt. Ltd

Winner: EfroTech Services

 

Best in Mobile Application

Runner Up: WeRplay – Run Sheeda Run

Runner Up: 10Pearls Pvt. Ltd – Spyd

Winner: Fetch Sky – PeekabooGuru

 

Best in Animation

Winner: WeRplay


Best in Project Management

Runner Up: 10Pearls Pvt. Ltd.

Winner: Systems Limited

 

Best in BPO

Runner Up: Systems Limited

Winner: Ovex Technologies Pvt Limited

 

Best in Managed Services

Runner Up: Trillium Information Security Systems

Winner: Systems Limited

 

Best in Gender Diversity

Runner Up: WeRplay

Winner: Xgrid, Co.

 

Best in Brand Development

RUnner Up: Xgrid, Co.

Winner: Cricingif

 

Best in HR Excellence

Runner Up: Systems Limited

Runner Up: 10Pearls Pvt. Ltd.

Winner: WeRplay

 

Best in Social Media (Non IT Company)

Winner: COMPETITIVE EDGE DIGITAL

 

Best in Social Media (IT Company)

 Winner: Bramerz

 

Best in CSR

Winner: Maison Consulting & Solutions

 

Best in Application Tools & Platform

Runner Up: 7Vals – EZ Enterprises

Winner: Appricot Studio – ConsoliAds

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