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AICTA
WHAT IS AICTA?
 
The ASEAN ICT Awards (AICTA) is a project approved by the ASEAN Telecommunication Ministers (TELMIN). The project is in-line with one of the six Strategic Thrusts, Innovations as stated in the ASEAN ICT Masterplan (AIM) 2015 under the initiative 3.2 ‘Promote Innovation and collaborations amongst government, businesses, citizens and other institution’. 
 
AICTA wishes to recognize the best ICT achievement among entrepreneurs across the ASEAN region. AICTA aims to be the benchmark for success in terms of innovation and creativity, offering business opportunities and promote trade relations thus uplift the strength of ICT and community awareness in ASEAN both locally and international region.
 
 
OBJECTIVE
 
The objectives of AICTA are;
  • Develop ASEAN ICT Awards to promote creativity and encourage innovation
  • Provide incentives for R&D efforts to acknowledge, recognize and reward ICT Innovators
  • To recognize organization that have the most appropriate / advancement in the adoption of ICT.
  • The awards point the direction on the trend and growth of  potential ICT product in ASEAN
  • To further recognize the interplay of ICT in the growing economy of ASEAN
  • Provide recognition of their products thus create an interest to promote ASEAN ICT products in the international market.
  
 
ASEAN ICT AWARDS
 
The 1st AICTA was introduced in 2012. Brunei Darussalam as the leading country* successfully carried out the awards and introduced the first online judging, whereby nominees upload their video presentation via Youtube.com and set up a private account (inter-link) with the AICTA judges. The AICTA Judges will view the presentation and submit their scores to the AICTA Secretariat.
 
To determine the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, shortlisted nominees (top three from each category) were told attend the final round judging. Nominees gave their very best presentation in front of the final round AICTA Judges, the TELSOM leaders.
 
The competition concluded with the award ceremony which will be attended by ASEAN Member States (AMS) IT Ministers, from various government, agencies and industries.  This gave the award its recognition as a prestigious meaningful event for ASEAN. 
 
The 2nd AICTA was successfully completed and was led by Brunei Darussalam in 2013 based on the same procedure from the first AICTA for the online judging and final judging. For the 2nd AICTA, Brunei Darussalam manage to win third place in the ‘Digital Content’ Category and within this year as well ASEAN TELSOM has introduced a new category in AICTA namely “Research and Development” category.
 
Once again AICTA is back again in 2014 and from the last 13th TELMIN, Brunei Darussalam is to lead and continue the successful running of the AICTA.
 
*(Ministry of Communications Brunei Darussalam and AITI plays the role as implementing agencies and AICTA secretariat)

 

The official website for more information can be found at http://www.aseanictaward.com