Brunei Darussalam To Compete in APICTA Awards 2022
Brunei Darussalam will compete in a prestigious international ICT competition, the Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) Awards 2022, which will be held in Islamabad, Islamic Republic of Pakistan from 7 to 11 December 2022.
Brunei Darussalam in APICTA 2022 will be represented by four (4) teams comprising winners, runners-up and participants of the Brunei ICT Awards (BICTA) 2022. Ministry of Health with their product ‘BruHealth’ and ‘TechSim’ by Rumine Corporation will be competing in person, whereas Sekolah Menengah Berakas and Sekolah Ugama Arab Menengah Perempuan Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha (SUAMRIPAHS) with their products ‘MidoriSAWI’ and ‘SignSpeak’ respectively will be taking part virtually from Brunei Darussalam.
The Brunei Darussalam delegation to APICTA 2022 is led by Hajah Ismawati Haji Ismail, Senior Manager, Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI), as Brunei Darussalam’s Executive Committee (ExCo) member in APICTA and Judge in this year’s APICTA competition. Pengiran Sarimah Pengiran Haji Abdul Latiff, Chair of InfoCom Federation Brunei (IFB), who is also Brunei Darussalam’s ExCo member, will be joining this event as a Judge as well.
The delegation includes Dr Yong Chee Tuan of Yi Ecomodern Solutions Sdn Bhd as APICTA Advisory Judge and three (3) other Judges, namely Dr Sophiana Chua Abdullah of A Vision A Day Company, Pengiran Khairi Pengiran Haji Metussin of Mindtrex Academy and Reza Faizal Mohd Nor of Folec Communications Sdn Bhd.
Present to send off the delegation were senior officers from MTIC and AITI as well as members of IFB.
Brunei Darussalam’s participation in the APICTA Awards is a continuous initiative by the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications, AITI and IFB, and aims to stimulate innovation and creativity in ICT, as well as develop the nation’s ICT sector by encouraging individuals, students and businesses to compete at the international level. Since 2008, Brunei has achieved two (2) winning awards and twenty-seven (27) merit awards in APICTA.