Exceptional tech stars get crowned at P@SHA ICT Awards 2018

By Muneeb Ahmad on
September 10, 2018
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Keeping up with its tradition to honor exceptional companies and entrepreneurs illuminating the tech space of Pakistan, P@SHA has announced its tech stars for the year 2018.

Over the past weekend, the Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT & ITES (P@SHA) held a bright industry event to declare winners for its 15th P@SHA ICT Awards.

The P@SHA Awards, which are the premier event of the IT industry, brought together business leaders from various sectors along with the diplomats and media to point just the right limelight at the winners. The Chief Guest for the awards ceremony was the Honorable Minister of IT&T, Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui.

In his address to the audience, Minister of IT&T, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, expressed his pleasure upon seeing a large representation of Pakistan’s dynamic IT industry at a single platform and assured his support and solidarity to his constituency.

Chairman P@SHA, Barkan Saeed, also congratulated the position holders and emphasized the importance of activities like P@SHA ICT Awards for the confidence building and morale of future architects of the IT Sector.

The Secretary-General P@SHA, Shehryar Hydri emphasized the importance of partnering with the government to push for reforms and incentives that are severely needed for the exponential growth of the IT sector, which has become a backbone of our economic growth.

Every year, the widely renowned P@SHA ICT Awards commemorates the best innovation Pakistani IT Industry has to offer. This year too, hundreds of contestants sent in their submissions which were then evaluated by a team of competent judges hailing from leading tech companies.

This year the award categories were changed to make it more coherent with the standards being followed by APICTA internationally. There were a total of 9 main categories and 33 subcategories for which the awards were given to the winners and runner-ups. The participants came from all across Pakistan and represented large IT companies, entrepreneurs as well as students.

These teams will now travel to Guangzhou, China to represent Pakistan in the 18th APICTA Awards, competing with the top companies from 17 countries.

The details of the awards are mentioned below:

CategoryWinnerRunner Up
Head Category – Consumer
Media & EntertainmentTelloTalkTPL Maps Election Portal
Banking/Insurance/FinancialInvestors LoungeEasy Insurance
Real EstateSeerab Maps
Retail & DistributionWork Force Management – LMKTNimbus – Lumensoft
Digital Marketing Strategy & AdvertisingText Whizard by Love For DataHappilac Paints – Competitive Edge
Tourism HospitalityWisdom – SybridPeekaboo Guru – Fetch Sky
Head Category – Inclusions & Community
Community ServicesConnect HearAthan – VentureDive
Indigenous ServicesEPIC (Smart Epilepsy Notification Ban) – Rise TechDistrict Management System – Sybrid
Regional, rural and remote servicesDigitizing Rural Retailers – Price OyeStella EHR
Health and WellbeingCureMDTrashIT Compost
EducationFamily Educational Services FoundationEDUPI
Head Category – Industrial
AgricultureMeri Zameen – LMKT
Resources, Energy & UtilitiesEngro DigitalStep Solar
Supply Chain LogisticsSystems LimitediDx – Love For Data
Sustainability & EnvironmentTrashITFruges
Head Category – Business Services
Finance & Accounting Solutions (Fintech)Love For DataE-Khata
ICT Services SolutionsAbacus ConsultingIntelli X – Contegris
Professional ServicesWeb HR – Verge SystemsFood Bucket – Integrated Units
Security SolutionsT-eye Threat Intelligence Platform – Trillium Information Security ServicesV-Secure – LMKT
Marketing SolutionsPriceOyeFunnel
Head Category – Public Sector
Digital GovernmentCipher – Avanza Innovations
Government and Citizen ServicesSECP SDMS App – RAR MultibizRapid Response System App – RAR Multibiz
Head Category – Student
Tertiary StudentIoT based Industry 4.0 compliant for manufacturing industryRiseTech – EKKO
Junior StudentTinker BoxFly Mail
Head Category – Service
Best in BPOSybridSystems Limited
CSRMaison Consulting & SolutionsSybrid
Export GrowthSybrid
Gender DiversityTen PearlsTransparent Hands
Head Category – Technology
Artificial IntelligenceRisetech – Retro VisionBase-H – Dante AI Writer
Internet of ThingsIoT based Industry 4.0 compliant for manufacturing industry
Big Data AnalyticsXylexa – PyxelDXV-Hive – LMKT
Head Category – Cross Categories
StartupEngro DigitalWukla
Research & DevelopmentKeepTruckinEngro Digital

The Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT & ITES ( aka P@SHA) is Pakistan’s only trade association which represents the IT and IT Enabled Services sector. The association has been working for more than 20 years and functions in close connection with the government on policy issues as well as with all other stakeholders to promote the IT sector in Pakistan.

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