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Hong Kong ICT leads the standard in Asia Pacific

o Anuradha Shukla
23.11.2011 kl 00:42 | MIS Asia

Hong Kong won five Grand Awards and nine Merits in the Asia Pacific Information and Communications Technology Awards 2011(APICTA 2011).

 

Hong Kong won five Grand Awards and nine Merits in the Asia Pacific Information and Communications Technology Awards 2011(APICTA 2011).

APICTA, an international awards programme, aims to recognise organisations and individuals in the region who have contributed profoundly to the ICT industry.

This year, the entries were selected, nominated, coached and led by Hong Kong Computer Society (HKCS) indicating HKCS' efforts on promoting ICT in Hong Kong over the years.

Hong Kong topped the 2011 awards held in Pattaya, Thailand, from 8-12 November.

"HKCS has been strived to promote local ICT professional development, as well as ICT talent cultivation. It has been a very encouraging outcome that the technology firms supported by HKCS had won totally 14 prizes in APICTA 2011," said Ir. Stephen Lau, JP, president, HKCS.

"It also marked a plentiful return for HKCS' efforts on promoting ICT in Hong Kong over the years. HKCS hopes that the government will continue supporting the development of the Hong Kong ICT industry, which could explore the full potential of local technology firms, promote Hong Kong's technology to world-class standard and hence inaugurate a new development direction for the ICT industry under the current knowledge economy."

Outstanding technology development

Winning the 14 awards in APICTA 2011 shows outstanding technology development, according to Ir. Lau.

The five Grand Awards were given to TalkBox, Pulse MediaTech, Pulse MediaTech, Network Box Corporation, and Hong Kong Baptist University.

The nine Merit awards were given to Union Hospital; Hong Kong Education City Limited; Starwish Little Prince Studio; Center of Cyber Logistics, Li & Fung Institute of Supply Chain Management & Logistics, CUHK; Cherrypicks; Insight Robotics; NLSI Lui Kwok Pat Fong College; The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; and MTR Corporation Limited.

Hong Kong is a member economy of APICTA since 2002 and has been represented by the HKCS in its Executive Committee. As the participants of APICTA come from 16 member-economies in the Asia Pacific region, it brings forward more opportunities for learning and exchange.

Also, the judges of the competition are from the member economies in the region, and this ensures a fair and just judging process and authoritative results.

"Being the largest and longest established professional ICT organisation in Hong Kong, HKCS will untiringly continue to support APICTA, as well as other activities beneficial to Hong Kong's ICT industry development," said Ir. Lau. "Through significant events such as APICTA, HKCS encourages more young talent to join the ICT industry, the continual development of which is essential to the economic success of Hong Kong."

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