TitleAwards recognise remarkable achievements in ICT (with photos/video)
The remarkable achievements of the local information and communications technology (ICT) sector were recognised at the presentation ceremony of the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2012 tonight (April 3).
Cherrypicks Ltd/Media Palette Hong Kong received the Award of the Year, the highest accolade, from the Financial Secretary, Mr. John C Tsang, at the presentation ceremony. The Permanent Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development (Communications and Technology), Ms Elizabeth Tse, presented the Grand Awards to the winners of 10 award categories.
Addressing the ceremony, Mr. Tsang said, "We have a deep pool of nimble and skilled ICT professionals who are capable of delivering ingenious applications and solutions. The Hong Kong ICT Awards provide a valuable platform to trumpet our successes, showcase our talents and promote our ICT expertise to a wide audience.
"The ICT Awards continue to receive strong support from the industry and the community, attracting over 670 entries this year. Winners in each of the categories demonstrate excellence in their respective sectors," he said.
The Hong Kong ICT Awards were established in 2006 under a collaborative effort amongst the industry, academia and the Government. The aim is to build a large-scale and internationally recognised brand of ICT awards in Hong Kong.
The Hong Kong ICT Awards 2012 comprise 10 categories. There is one Grand Award in each category and the best of the best - the Award of the Year - is selected from the Grand Award winners. The winners in each category are as follows:
1. Best Business Grand Award:
WeBuzz Ltd (WeBuzz Facebook Page Application Development Tools)
2. Best Collaboration Grand Award:
GoAnimate Hong Kong Ltd (GoAnimate.com)
3. Best Digital Entertainment Grand Award:
Radio Television Hong Kong/Red Production Ltd (Happy Old Man)
4. Best Digital Inclusion Grand Award:
Logital Co Ltd (EasyHear)
5. Best Green ICT Grand Award:
Bank of China (Hong Kong) Ltd (BOCHK IT Green Solutions)
6. Best Innovation & Research Grand Award:
Hospital Authority (Community Health Call Centre)
7. Best Lifestyle Grand Award:
Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Co Ltd (Real-time 2D-3D Conversion Platform)
8. Best Professional Development Grand Award:
Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government (Change Programme for Developing the Government IT Profession)
9. Best Public Service Application Grand Award:
Planning Department, HKSAR Government (GIS-based Site Search Tool)
10. Best Ubiquitous Networking Grand Award:
Cherrypicks Ltd/Media Palette Hong Kong (iButterfly HK)
More information on the award winners, the judging panels and the participating leading organisations are available on the website of the Hong Kong ICT Awards (www.hkictawards.hk).
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