KUALA LUMPUR – At the recently held World Congress of IT (“WCIT”) in Taiwan, Malaysian companies and organisations continued to be recognised for technological leadership and innovation at the global stage – clinching several awards at the 2017 WITSA Global ICT Excellence Awards (“WITSA-GIEA”) and the Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organization (“ASOCIO”) awards.

Both award ceremonies were held in conjunction with the 21st World Congress on IT Summit (WCIT) 2017, held in Taipei, Taiwan.

WITSA is the leading, recognised international voice of the global ICT industry, whose members from over 80 countries and economies represent more than 90 percent of the world ICT market.

Themed “Building and sharing the digital dream”, the ASOCIO Summit 2017 is one of the region’s high-powered IT forums, providing platforms for government and industry to exchange information and develop closer relationship and most importantly, identifying new business opportunities. It is a C-level, thought leadership event that is specially designed to cover the highest leadership trends and insights with the intent to spur innovation and adoption of new technologies and business models to drive ICT growth in the region.

Malaysia’s merit award recipients at WITSA-GIEA were:

Organisation/ Institution Award Category Product / Project
Bestinet Sdn Bhd Public Sector Award Foreign Workers Centralized Management System
Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) Digital Opportunity Award) eUsahawan
Raydar Research Innovative eHealth Solution SEMMEL

Equally noteworthy was Malaysia’s ASOCIO awards winners:

Organisation/ Institution Award Category Product / Project
IPAY88 Outstanding ICT Company
Sin Chew Media Corporation Outstanding User Organisation
MDEC Digital Government Digital Free Trade Zone
Eduspec Holdings ICT Education

The awards achievement are well received coming on the back of a highly productive industry trip to Taiwan – organised by PIKOM with the purpose of forging stronger business ties with Taiwan’s ICT sector to facilitate technology and knowledge transfer as well as to foster networking and business matching opportunities. Sub-industries explored were robotics, artificial intelligence, automation, Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 and Smart of Things.

PIKOM’s delegation of 71 business leaders was the largest foreign delegation that attended WCIT.

According to PIKOM Chairman, Chin Chee Seong, participation in this year’s WCIT and the subsequent award wins in both WITSA-GIEA and ASOCIO reflect Malaysia’s continued spirit of excellence, and that local companies can compete with the best in the world.

“PIKOM is pleased with these achievements by local ICT companies. The win continues our track record of industry excellence at global levels. These companies have pitted themselves against the best of the best and have done well. We invite more local companies to participate as such award competitions is the ideal ground to hone your competitive positioning and to really test yourself against the best of the best. PIKOM congratulates all winners and merit award recipients,” said Chin.

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