Awards recognise remarkable achievements in ICT
The remarkable achievements of the local information and communications technology (ICT) sector were recognised at the presentation ceremony of the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2011 tonight (April 15).
The Hong Kong Police Force and Electrical and Mechanical Services Department received the highest accolade - the Award of the Year - from the Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang, at the ceremony. The Acting Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, presented the Grand Awards to the winners of 10 award categories.
Addressing the ceremony, Mr Tsang said: "Since 2006, the ICT Awards have become a springboard for our dedicated professionals to achieve success and gain exposure further afield. They have also helped to promote healthy competition and raise the bar for the industry here in Hong Kong.
"Once again, this year there was fierce competition for the Awards with over 740 entries. This demonstrates strong support among the industry and the community for these Awards," he said.
The Hong Kong ICT Awards were established in 2006 under a collaborative effort amongst the industry, the academia and the Government. Its aim is to build a large scale and internationally recognised brand of ICT awards in Hong Kong. The Awards are progressively expanding to span a comprehensive coverage of different aspects of ICT.
The Hong Kong ICT Awards 2011 comprises 10 categories. There is one Grand Award in each category and an Award of the Year is selected among the 10 Grand Award winners. The Grand Award winners and their entries are:
1. Best Business Grand Award:
2. Best Collaboration Grand Award:
3. Best Digital Entertainment Grand Award:
4. Best Digital Inclusion Grand Award:
5. Best Green ICT Grand Award:
6. Best Innovation and Research Grand Award:
7. Best Lifestyle Grand Award:
8. Best Professional Development Grand Award:
9. Best Public Service Application Grand Award:
10. Best Ubiquitous Networking Grand Award:
More information on the Awards winners, grand judging panels and the participating leading organisations are available on the website of the Hong Kong ICT Awards (www.hkictawards.hk).
Friday, April 15, 2011