16 countries gathered at APICTA 2017, held in Dhaka earlier this month, to promote ICT, enhance technology innovations, capability and adoption, and encourage the development of indigenous ICT solutions for the global market.
P@SHA’s delegation for APICTA 2017 included 11 members with 10 technology products competing for the prestigious Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA) against 200+ products from 16 economies in the region. Once again, Team Pakistan delivered a stunning performance in front of the Who’s Who of the technology industry in the Asia Pacific region across various competitive categories.
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Qasim Zafar, CCO of the award winning startup, Cricingif said,
“I am extremely proud to have represented Pakistan at APICTA 2017 and to have won the best Startup Award for the country. The Awards encourage healthy competition amongst the participating countries. Bigger challenges are yet to come for Cricingif and the connections we’ve made with like-minded people from all over Asia Pacific will definitely help us going forward.”
An app for the cricket fanatics, CricinGif provides engaging cricket coverage on digital. The app mainly focuses on providing live highlights, fastest live scores online, live streaming, cricket news and blog humor and opinions from all around the cricket world. Earlier this quarter, CricinGif bagged two awards at the recent P@SHA ICT Awards in November 2017.
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Celebrating the win at APICTA, Jehan Ara, President P@SHA said,
“The P@SHA ICT Awards , P@SHA’s signature event for the past 14 years, has provided a platform to show the world what technology companies and young people in Pakistan are capable of. This year we have once again proven that our products can be benchmarked against the best in the region”
Winners from the Asia Pacific compete in this three-day regional event judged by industry professionals, technology veterans and thought leaders from the APAC region. The consistent great results by Team Pakistan are due to the concerted efforts of judges and mentors who work tirelessly with winners at the P@SHA ICT Awards which took place in Islamabad in October this year. International APICTA Judges from 16 countries who evaluated the categories in which Pakistan participated spoke about the consistently high standard of technology products presented by Pakistan year after year.
Source: P@SHA Press Release
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