P@SHA announced ICT Awards winners for 2017

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Pakistan’s leading tech firms crowned at P@SHA ICT Awards 2017

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Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT & ITES (P@SHA) has announced its 14th annual ICT Awards at a ceremony in Islamabad during a grand gala dinner.

Pakistan’s young talented entrepreneurs in all sectors, government officials, the business sector, professionals, academia, and students participated in the event.

Neurostic Pvt. Limited was declared the Best Startup of 2017 while CreditFix was awarded Best Fintech of the Year. Trillium Information Security Systems bagged the award in Best in Security Application category and WeRplay won the Best in Animation award.
P@SHA ICT awards aim to provide recognition to software and service applications that have been developed in Pakistan, by providing companies an opportunity to gain local, regional and international exposure through on-going promotional activities.

During 2017 ICT Awards, UBL remained the main sponsor of the event second time in a row. The winners belong from a vast array of thriving startups as well as established organizations from Pakistan.

ICT awards were provided in all Pakistan and judgment decided in three major cities based on 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.

According to sources the application process for the awards started in July and companies and individuals applied in 17 Product categories, 15 Service categories and 3 in special categories of Fintech Innovation. Winners received PKR 500,000 cash prize from UBL’s Head of Innovation.

The ICT provide exposure to local companies in the international market to launch their innovative ideas.

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, he added.

The winners from each of 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.

There is also a panel discussion the newly appointed Secretary General  Shehryar Hydri along with Chairman Barkan Saeed, Immediate Past Chairman Syed Ahmad, Dr Shoab Khan, Founder & CEO of CARE, and Jehan Ara on wide-ranging and included industry-government and industry-academia collaboration, the effort required to enable policy change and the growing startup landscape.

List of Winners

Here is the complete list of winners:

Best in Application Tools & Platforms:

Winner: Apricot Studio – ConsoliAds

Runnerup: 7Vals – EZ Enterprises

Best in Communications

Winner: Contegris (Pvt) Ltd – Intellicon

Best in E-Learning

Winner: Knowledge Platform – Learn Smart Classroom

Runnerup: Netsol Technologies Ltd. – ICAN’s Training Portal

Best in Financial Industry Application

Winner: Avanza Solutions – Cipher

Runnerup: E-Processing Systems Private Ltd. – One Load

Runnerup: Netsol Technologies Ltd. – NFS Ascent

Best in Government & Public Sector

Winner: LMKT (Private) Limited – VO8

Runnerup: National Radio & Telecom Corporation – CIS

Runnerup: 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

Winner: Cricingif

Runnerup: Snapture.pk

Best in Research & Development

Winner: NUST College of E & ME – IntelliHealth

Runnerup: NUST College of E & ME – OphthaHelp

Best in Retail and Supply Chain Management

Winner: Bramerz – FISHRY

Best in Security Application

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

Runnerup: LMKT Pvt. Ltd – Map View

Best in Tourism & Hospitality

Winner: Fetch Sky – PeekabooGuru

Best Startup

Winner: Neurostic Pvt. Limited

Runnerup: Consumer Facilitation Technologies

Runnerup: Cricingif

Best Tertiary Student Project

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

Runnerup: NUST – PNEC ENENT – LV THREE PHASE AUTOMATIC LOAD BALANCING

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

Best Fintech of the Year

Winner: CreditFix

Payments Innovation

Winner: Oscar

Data Analytics

Winner: Love for Data

Best in Service Innovation

Winner: EfroTech Services

Runner Up: QuickStart Pvt. Ltd

Best in Mobile Application

Winner: Fetch Sky – PeekabooGuru

Runnerup: WeRplay – Run Sheeda Run

Runnerup: 10Pearls Pvt. Ltd – Spyd

Best in Animation

Winner: WeRplay

Best in Project Management

Winner: Systems Limited

Runnerup: 10Pearls Pvt. Ltd

Best in BPO

Winner: Ovex Technologies Pvt Limited

Runnerup: Systems Limited

Best in Managed Services

Winner: Systems Limited

Runnerup: Trillium Information Security Systems

Best in Gender Diversity

Winner: Xgrid, Co.

Runnerup: WeRplay

Best in Brand Development

Winner: Cricingif

Runnerup: Xgrid, Co.

Best in HR Excellence

Winner: WeRplay

Runnerup: Systems Limited

Runnerup: 10Pearls Pvt. Ltd.

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

Winner: Appricot Studio – ConsoliAds

Runnerup: 7Vals – EZ Enterprises

Sayyar Gul
Sayyar Gul is doing his MS Computational Sciences & Engineering from National University of Science and Technology. He is technology enthusiast with keen interest in new technological developments from around the world.

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