Pakistan sweeps trophies at APICTA 2008

November 15, 2008 at 9:00 pm 9 comments

the-winnersIt has been quite a magical evening for Team ICT Pakistan and for P@SHA. As you can see from the smiles, we bagged a few awards.

PixSense PSP won the award for Best in Media and Entertainment Applications. Adnan was apparently not expecting it because he didn’t have a bag large enough to take it home.

TPS Pvt Limited’s IRIS won the Award for Best in Tools & Infrastructure Applications. It’s impressive diverse application wowed the judges and Shahzad Shahid was there to claim the trophy.

If the Kraysis team of Jamil, Khurram and Mustafa looks shell-shocked, it is because they were probably not expecting to win. They knew there was competition and had worked 25 hours at a stretch to revamp their presentation, put in all the missing meat and remove all the fat. They were chosen as the Best in the Startup Category.

the-winners-with-jehan-and-imranImran Zia and I just had to have a picture taken with the winners. We missed our remaining judges – Jawwad Farid was there to see PixSense, TPS and Kraysis receive their awards but had to leave right afterwards for the airport. Sultan Hamdani and Nadeem Aslam Malik were already on the way home.

All in all, there were 134 applications in the running for awards at APICTA 2008 in Jakarta – from 11 economies in 16 categories. Only 16 trophies were awarded and we bagged 3 of them. Yay!!! But as Stephen Lau, Chairman of APICTA rightly said – anyone who participated in these awards was a winner and should be proud of his or her achievements. P@SHA had 12 submissions at APICTA this year of which 4 of the nominees in the areas of e-Health and e-Learning were not able to participate. Hence there were only 8 applications that were actually in the running. All of them put up very strong submissions. The ones who did not qualify for the trophy were told later by the judges in their categories that they had missed by as little as 0.2 points and .17 points.

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More later! Just wanted to break the news. Well done Team P@SHA ICT Pakistan. It was an evening which gladdened our hearts. We are so proud of all of you. Three cheers for all the nominees!

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  • 1. Farzal  |  November 15, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    holy crap!

    So many cakes to eat soon🙂

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  • 2. Talha Izhar  |  November 15, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    Congrats to all of them!!
    Pakistan is getting better every year…🙂

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  • […] The Apicta awards attracts hundreds of companies, from all over the asian region. Each year companies from all over the Asian region come to display their products, give presentations and undergo a gruelling judging process. And this year (drumroll please…) three of our companies won the Apicta Awards! Shock and awe aside, this is the best news of the year! TPS, Pixsense and Kraysis have won the coveted awards and are among the best in Asia. (Pixsense also won last time) Congrats to the winners and the industry as a whole, we must be doing -alot- right to have gotten here….. picture below and on-the-scene coverage on Jehan’s Blog here. […]

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  • […] The Apicta awards attracts hundreds of companies, from all over the asian region. Each year companies from all over the Asian region come to display their products, give presentations and undergo a gruelling judging process. And this year (drumroll please…) three of our companies won the Apicta Awards! Shock and awe aside, this is the best news of the year! TPS, Pixsense and Kraysis have won the coveted awards and are among the best in Asia. (Pixsense also won last time) Congrats to the winners and the industry as a whole, we must be doing -alot- right to have gotten here….. picture below and on-the-scene coverage on Jehan’s Blog here. […]

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  • 6. adilsaleemqureshi  |  November 17, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    Congratulations to all the winners…

    those who did not win, should not feel bad. Its the effort that matters and not the end result

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