Kathmandu, 19 July 2019
The Top 5 finalists in different three categories of ‘ICT Award 2019’ have been announced today. Living with ICT is organizing the Information Communication Technology (ICT) Award for the 4th consecutive year to promote ICT sector in Nepal. The award will felicitate tech innovations, enterprise, entrepreneurs’ experts, and products in the ICT sector in nine different categories. Among these categories, finalists for Startup ICT Award, Product ICT Award, and Rising Student ICT Award have been announced today. As per jury coordinator Mr. Hempal Shrestha, top 5 were announced from top 11 shortlisted nominees in each of these categories based on the presentation and speed dating session held on 13 July.
E-digital Nepal, Hamro Technology, Khaalisisi, UG Cakes, and Walkman ‘Green Coins’ have been selected as top 5 finalists for Startup ICT Award category. Similarly, Bidhana, Delta Sales App, Inspela, M-Bank, Mediflow System, and Services have been top 5 products. Likewise, Help ER, Naya Kinmel, Prashasan-E, Raktadaan, and Water Tester App have confirmed their position in the top 5 projects prepared by college-level students.
After selecting 5 finalists in each category from the jury team, the winners will be chosen through public voting. Mr. Rajan Lamsal, the coordinator of ICT Award, said that voting to select the winner has already begun today and will continue till August 3.
The jury team is underway for the selection of winners in the remaining six categories of the award – Pioneer ICT Award, Entrepreneur ICT Award, Digital Governance ICT Award, Digital Education ICT Award, Nepali Diaspora ICT Award, and Media Person ICT Award.
The ICT Award this year saw more than 200 applications in all categories. Mr. Hempal Shrestha, jury coordinator for the award this year said that every effort is being made to select the best candidate as the winner. Similarly, Director of Sushmit Group and a jury member Sushil Pokharel said that ICT Award had added enthusiasm among people involved in the ICT sector in Nepal.
The grand finale of ICT Award 2019 has been scheduled for August 17. The award ceremony of ict will be broadcast live through various televisions, online portals, and Hamro Patro app.
What is ICT Award?
The ICT Awards aim to celebrate national excellence in the discipline of IT sectors in Nepal. The awards are celebrated in yearly ICT Awards conference held in the capital city of Nepal each year.
With participation from the diverse sector, the ICT Awards reflects the diversity of social interaction and need for a common recognition platform and standard of excellence that represents the full breadth and impact of the IT sector. This ICT Awards platform serves as a reference for the interaction between the community and IT sectors to build upon strong e-society and provides both professionals and students with tangible examples of best work in the field of IT sectors in Nepal.
The award ceremony will have smaller events such as the launch of new products, documentaries on the stories of the top 3 selected individuals in each category followed by LIVE Music and Entertainment program.
Why this event?
The twenty-first century is hugely influenced by technology, and it is considered as one of the pivotal dimension to boost the economic development of any nation.