Islamabad: More than 200 nominees from different countries of Asia Pacific region have presented their projects to the jury of the 21st Asia and Pacific ICT Alliances (APICTA) Awards being held in Pakistan for the first time.
As many as 150 foreign delegates from 16 economies including Malaysia, Australia, Brunei, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Japan, Singapore and Thailand etc are participating in person at APICTA awards in Islamabad.
On the second day, 64 experienced IT professionals judged various projects of participating companies to select winners based on live presentations and demonstrations of specialized work.
The projects have been designed in different fields including EdTech, HealthTech, Fintech, AgriTech, Marketing and Services sectors etc.
The event showcased a vibrant cultural evening allowing showcasing of the cultural diversity of the economies under one roof.
The event has been organized by the Pakistan Software Houses Association (P@SHA) and TechDestination Pakistan for IT and ITES, in collaboration with the Pakistan Software Export Board and Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoITT).
APICTA is an annual event, also known as OSCARS of the IT industry, aimed at enhancing regional cooperation and collaboration in ICT sector which ultimately benefits the member economies. The event is likely to boost up export of IT and IT-enabled services of Pakistan.
Member IT Junaid Imam MoITT, Additional Secretary MoITT Ayesha Moriani, Usman Nasir former MD PSEB, Convener APICTA Badar Khushnood, Chief Judge Dr. Shoab A. Khan, CEC members of P@SHA and Project Director Hira Zainab deserve a special mention for facilitating, organising and executing an excellent event.
The winners of APICTA Awards would be announced in a closing ceremony being held on 11 December at the Air University Auditorium where 26 winning teams from the region would be given shields and prizes.
Pakistan IT’s exports surged to over $2.6 billion in the closing financial year. The event is likely to boost up export of IT and IT-enabled services of Pakistan.