At the recently held APICTA 2018, Sri Lanka won 3 Gold Awards and was also able to secure 7 Merit awards. In addition to that, Sri Lanka also emerged as the third highest achiever in the awards tally at APICTA 2018 as well. Now the question on your minds right now probably is “What does all this mean?”.
APICTA or the Asia Pacific Information Communication and Technology Alliance is an association of national ICT organizations representing their respective economies. Their aim is to build and enhance a mutually cooperative network to promote ICT.
Further, APICTA also aims to encourage the development of native ICT solutions for the global market. Currently, 17 permanent member economies are part of this alliance. They include Australia, Bangladesh, China, Japan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam
As the name explains, the APICTA Awards are organized by APICTA. The aim here is to increase awareness in ICT by awarding those countries and their respective products that aim to bridge the digital divide. This, in turn, would result in ICT being available to all at an affordable manner. Companies and organization are nominated by their respective countries where they can present their products/services to a panel of judges.
The APICTA 2018 was held in Guangzhou, China, from the 9th October to 13th October 2018. For 2018, awards were given under 22 categories. To be a bit more specific, a grand total of 24 Gold Awards and 77 Merit Awards were announced.
For Sri Lanka, nominees for the APICTA Awards were selected from the National Best Quality ICT Awards, better known as the NBQSA. Organized by the British Computer Society, the NBQSA aims to identify the best technological achievements of the year under a wide range of categories.
For 2018, 38 nominated entrees from NBQSA went on to take part in APICTA 2018 representing Sri Lanka. As we mentioned above, Sri Lanka was won 3 Gold Awards and 7 Merit awards, becoming the third highest achiever at APICTA 2018. Given below are the details of those who won Gold.
A smartphone app that can be used to transfer funds between customers and merchants via a Clearing House. As such, they would do away with costs involved in dealing with third parties and additional equipment.
Developed by Infoseek (Pvt) Ltd, MintHRM is an all-in-one HR (Human Resource) dashboard that can keep track of employee attendance, employee management, payroll, employee performance etc. The system also has a social media platform builtin so that employees can share their achievement and stay informed of what’s happening with the company.
This is an AI Programme that has the ability to generate a tune after it has been provided with lyrics. On an interesting note, Sri Lanka won a Gold award under this category after 11 years. The last time Sri Lanka won an award was in 2006.
You can click here to see more details of those who won the 7 Merit Awards.
Well, quite simply, this means that Sri Lanka is indeed making a name for itself in terms of ICT and related fields. But just because we won these awards, that doesn’t mean that we can sit back and relax. Rather, we should always be on our toes and have constant vigilance.
On the other hand, winning awards is pointless if those who won the awards don’t go on to improve their products. For example, attending hackathons and the like are not viable if nothing good comes out of it.
Overall, we congratulate all winners of APICTA 2018 and we hope to see them obtain bigger and better achievements in the future
Venture Frontier Lanka is bringing experts in entrepreneurship from around the country to cities throughout Sri Lanka to train local entrepreneurs to think differently about the ventures they will start.
Venture Frontier Lanka is bringing experts in entrepreneurship from around the country to cities throughout Sri Lanka to train local entrepreneurs to think differently about the ventures they will start. A caravan stop consists of different sessions about creating unique ideas for startup ventures and strategies for financing those ideas.
Come join the sessions on the 19th of December, starting with 2 pm at Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology.
The event is free of charge! REGISTRATION is mandatory for this event
(Wednesday) 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
SLIIT, New Kandy Road, Malabe
Early Bird till the 16th of Dec: 20% discount Likuid Members: 20% discount Female/Social Entrepreneurs (Locals Only): 50% discount Join for a one day workshop where we unchain the collective wisdom and creativity
Early Bird till the 16th of Dec: 20% discount
Likuid Members: 20% discount
Female/Social Entrepreneurs (Locals Only): 50% discount
Join for a one day workshop where we unchain the collective wisdom and creativity to help each other having a more productive digital nomad new year and build better cooperations for teamwork.
During this peer to peer learning session you can share your experiences to help others and learn from other practitioners. Together, dive into the most painful problems and brainstorm on solutions. It’s for you if you resonate with some of these questions:
How do I integrate work, life and travel?
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How do I get clients?
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How to set realistic goals in constantly changing environment?
What are the best tools & methods for productivity?
What’s the secret of aligned teams?
What are the best skills for a digital nomad?
ABOUT THE METHOD:
“We create space for meaningful conversations, experimental and peer to peer learning. Nothing frontal, no preaching. But space for your very unique questions.”
+ Full-day mentored learning program
+ Breakfast on the roof
+ BBQ lunch on the roof
+ Goodie bags & Take-home handbooks
+ Post-event networking
ABOUT THE HOST:
Kitti is a digital nomad herself and a marketing consultant for innovative companies and early stage startups. She is a conversation ambassador for tedxdanubia, hosted meaningful conversations on ideas worth spreading. In the past years she worked in self organized teams, practiced facilitation, joined peer to peer networks, decentralized teams and cocreated a collective of freelancers. She is a cofounder of a sustainability startup that just secured its first round of investment. Worked as a mentor for many startups, and in the meantime she visited more than 15 countries.
Are you a Sri Lankan female entrepreneur or a local social business? Reach out for your discounted tickets!
PRICE IN SRI LANKAN RUPEES:
Regular: LKR 5000
Early Bird till 16th of Dec: LKR 4000
Likuid Members: LKR 4000
Female/Social Entrepreneurs (Locals Only): LKR 2500
(Saturday) 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
5 Charles Place 00300 Colombo, Sri Lanka
Karthik ( Associate Director, DTCC & Co-organiser of Hyperledger Chennai Meetup) will be here for the 2nd Hyperledger meetup. He will share his experience with Hyperledger and Business application of Blockchain
Karthik ( Associate Director, DTCC & Co-organiser of Hyperledger Chennai Meetup) will be here for the 2nd Hyperledger meetup.
He will share his experience with Hyperledger and Business application of Blockchain technologies.
1. Work with Hyperledger Fabric and Explorer.
2. Business use case with Hyperledger Blockchain Framework
3. Q&A session
This is a Free session. Register here
(Friday) 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Startup X Foundry
07, Charles Place, Colombo 03, Colombo
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