To bring innovation by Pakistani IT companies to the forefront, Pakistan Software Houses Association (P@SHA) has taken a delegation of 41 people to Taipei for the 16th annual APICTA Awards. This delegation also includes 19 teams who are alumni of P@SHA’s Tech Incubator, The Nest i/o. The regional Awards ceremony invites applications from 17 economies, including Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, China, Chinese Taipei (Taiwan), Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Nepal and Pakistan. Participants representing Pakistan were winners and runners-up at P@SHA’s flagship ICT Awards Program 2016, and are showcasing unique and innovative products in 17 different categories.
Here are the companies who were declared winners or runners up at the P@SHA ICT Awards 2016 and will be pitching their products at APICTA 2016 in Taipei:
Elixir Technologies – Tango+
Tango+ is a 100% browser-based content lifecycle management platform that enables companies to create, manage and deliver business-critical contracts, correspondence, and other communications via print and e-channels.
www.elixir.com | email@example.com
Elixir Technologies are competing in the ‘Applications and Tools Platforms’ Category. This award is presented to the most innovative nomination for an ICT solution that provides tools for the management or creation of hardware or software infrastructure.
Pakistan Data Management Services – Easy Urdu Keyboard
Easy Urdu Keyboard is an app that lets the user write in Urdu on any messaging or writing app. It also has an English keyboard that lets you switch the writing language on Android smartphones.
http://www.pakdata.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
Pakistan Data Management Services is competing in the ‘Communications’ Category. The Communication award is presented to the most innovative ICT solution supporting or providing any form of communication service.
Simobo – TouchReading
TouchReading® is a unique interactive eLearning tool where readers can read and listen to the books at the same time, i.e. any word they touch, they will be able to listen to the sound and pronunciation of that word.
www.simobo.com | email@example.com
Simobo is competing in the ‘e-learning’ Category for their product TouchReading. The e-Learning award recognises the most successful and innovative application of ICT to the delivery of education and training.
UBL Fund Managers – imPro
imPro is an integrated blend of technological innovation and business process re-engineering efforts that improves business efficiency while sustaining it with automation, integration and customer empowerment.
http://www.ublfunds.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
Infotech (Pvt.) Limited – Marlin
Marlin, an extension of Capizar® suite, is a managed financial service that fully supports cloud infrastructure to offer quality results at flexible ‘Pay per Go ‘licensing model and eliminates excessive technical requirements in terms of hardware infrastructure, technical staff & periodic update.
www.infotechgroup.com | email@example.com
Both Infotech and UBL Fund Managers will be showcasing their respective products in the ‘Financial Applications’ category of the P@SHA ICT Awards. Every year, this award is presented to the most innovative ICT solution offered to the financial industry.
RAR MultiBiz Services (Pvt.) Ltd – Monitoring, Evaluation and Staff Mobilization
M&E application is a portal for higher management to assess and evaluate workers and any development in providing services. Administration can review generated reports and assess the status of assignments allotted.
www.multibizservices.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
RAR Multibiz Services is representing Team Pakistan in the ‘Government & Public Sector’ Category. The Government & Public Sector award is presented for outstanding ICT innovation dedicated to delivering improved government and public sector service delivery or other electronic initiatives to the community.
Morango Films – Minute Story
Minute Story is a video making app designed to edit videos in a convenient and time-saving manner. These videos can then be shared on various social media platforms.
www.morangofilms.com | email@example.com
PublishRR – Bramerz
PublishRR is a fully managed content management and monetization suite developed especially for digital properties of Newspapers, TV Channels, Magazines and Radio Channels.
www.bramerz.pk | firstname.lastname@example.org
Morango Films and PublishRR are competing for an APICTA awards in the ‘Media and Entertainment’ Category. The Media and Entertainment Technology award is presented to the best ICT innovation delivering superior outcomes in the media and entertainment industries.
NUST College of EME with collaborating units CASE, AFIO and Biomisa – Analysis of Optical Coherence Tomography Image for CDSS
The product offers the capabilities of a self-diagnosis system to auto diagnosis of different complications of macular and ocular pathology. The objective is to prevent sudden blindness or vision loss by providing an easy to access service to remote area patients all over Pakistan.
www.ceme.nust.edu.pk, www.biomisa.org | email@example.com
Abacus Consulting – Antlere
Antlere is a customer loyalty driven cloud solution totally built on responsive architecture to help business cultivate loyalty across their customer base.& across a range of devices including tablets and mobile phones.
www.abacus-global.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
Bramerz Private Limited – Fishry
Fishry is based on the SaaS (software as a service) model with a twist – the customer signs up, and they deliver. It is a completely managed e-commerce solution for all the customer’s online needs.
www.bramerz.pk | email@example.com
Antlere and Fishry will represent Pakistan together with The Nest i/o startup MandiExpress in the Retail & Supply Chain Management category. This award is presented to the most innovative nomination for an ICT solution that enhances retail and supply chain related activities.
Trillium Information Security Systems in research collaboration with the ASERG Lab at COMSATS Islamabad – T-Eye Platform
T-Eye provides an insight into the threat landscape specific to an organization. It is capable of hosting different types of emulation services that are designed as decoy systems for attackers to interact with.
www.infosecurity.com.pk | firstname.lastname@example.org
T-Eye Platform is competing in the ‘Security’ category, an award that recognises the most outstanding contribution to the security industry made by an ICT innovation.
Empowering Youngsters from the P@SHA Platform
Apart from seasoned professionals, youngsters working on school and university level projects will also be going head to head with young innovators from the 17 economies participating in APICTA this year. Here are Pakistan’s nominees for the School Project and Tertiary Student Project categories:
Billion Book Exchange
The BBE platform is a mobile app that lets people donate their books to the underprivileged. Not only will the donors be doing a service to society, they will also earn points for each book that they will donate. The goal is to have 1 billion book exchanges in 7 years.
By using the FAQ chat bot, support services will be available at all times, increasing the effectiveness of customer support. Due to 24/7 support customers will be more attracted to a site that is able to help them at every end.
These two youngsters are Pakistan’s nominees for School Project category. This award is presented to the most outstanding ICT project undertaken by a student or a group of students.
NUST College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering – Clinical Decision Support System for Diagnosis of Movement Disorders
This product is an integration of hardware and software that accurately collects data samples from patient’s hand tremors and analyzes it to give doctors support in their clinical decision making.
www.ceme.nust.edu.pk | email@example.com
NUST College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering – Intelligent Video Based Solution for Retailers’ Resource Management
The project is a video analytics based product for retail environments that focuses on enhancing customer satisfaction, improving sales and making the retailer’s resource management efficient.
www.ceme.nust.edu.pk | firstname.lastname@example.org
National University of Science & Technology (NUST) – Sionser
Sionser is a portable device with android application interface to measure, store and transmit accurate concentrations of toxic contaminants (Arsenic, Nitrates etc.) spontaneously in drinking water, providing a check and report mechanism of its safety for human consumption to concerned authorities.
www.nust.edu.pk | email@example.com
This award recognises the most outstanding project undertaken by a tertiary (undergraduate) student or a group of students and three teams from Pakistan are competing for an award in this category this year.
The Asia Pacific ICT Alliance Awards (APICTA Awards) is an international awards program that aims to increase ICT awareness in the community and provide networking and product benchmarking opportunities to ICT innovators and entrepreneurs in the region. Now in their 16th year, the event not only recognizes innovation and creativity in the IT sector but also promotes economic and trade relations, facilitates technology transfer, and offers business opportunities and exposure to venture capitalists and investors.