P@SHA ICT Awards: Nominate Your Product Now

by Noc Team on September 2, 2009

Contributed by Rafaeel Akbar Chaudhry

rafyThe P@SHA ICT Awards is the flagship event of Pakistan Software House Association (P@SHA) that highlights innovation being done by the IT industry in Pakistan.

The P@SHA ICT Awards, which are now in their 6th year, 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. Hence, it is meant to acknowledge creativity, innovation and excellence in the Pakistan Information and Communication Technologies sector.

Objectives

The objective of the P@SHA ICT Awards is to provide recognition to software and service applications that have been developed in Pakistan. It is meant to acknowledge creativity, innovation and excellence in the Pakistan Information and Communication Technologies sector. This annual Awards program also provides an opportunity and an ideal environment for companies to gain local, regional and international exposure through on-going promotional activities, and through participation at the international Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA).


Benefits of the Awards Program:

  • Stimulate innovation and creativity.
  • Provide recognition and a platform for the benchmarking of innovations in the industry.
  • Create an opportunity for the top winning companies to represent Pakistan at the Asia Pacific awards.
  • Provide participants with networking opportunities so that strategic business alliances can be formed.
  • Winners to be brought to the notice of venture capitalists and investors.
  • Create a larger pool of knowledge workers that is essential for the development of the ICT industry.
  • Increase the general awareness of the development in the ICT industry.

The top winners of the P@SHA ICT Awards (only product categories) will be nominated for representation at the annual Asia Pacific Awards. Last year, out of 145 products that were showcased at APICTA from the Asia Pacific region, three out of the 16 winners were from Pakistan. It was a truly glorious moment for the Pakistani IT Industry.

Nominations for 2009 Awards are open now. Do go ahead and nominate your product in any one of the categories. There are also a few service categories that companies can nominate themselves for – these include Best in Operational Excellence, Best in Service Innovation, Best in System Integration and Best in Brand Development. Deadline for entries is September 24, 2009.

The event would be held on October 14, 2009 at Hotel Sheraton, Karachi, Pakistan. For more details, you can check out http://pashaictawards.org

About the Author:

Rafaeel Akbar Chaudhry is a telecom engineer by degree. He’s a serial entrepreneur, a social media analyst, a pastime blogger and an IT consultant. He’s also currently chairing the Lahore chapter of IEEE Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) and has won IEEE Region 10 Leadership Award during his student life.

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ramzia October 22, 2009 at 12:42 AM

Can you please give updates of this event organized in Karachi?

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