1. Schoolchildren do nation proud by emerging winners at regional level
  2. Three Winners and 5 Merit Awards secured this year by Malaysian competitors

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 – Malaysia maintained its prolific record by bagging three Winners and five Merit awards at this year’s Asia Pacific Information and Communications Technology Alliance (APICTA) Awards ceremony held in Sri Lanka.

The winners were Chong Hwa Independent High School in the School Project category, BNetworks Sdn Bhd in the Communication category and Green Data Center LLP in the Sustainability and Environment Technology (SUST-17) category.

Aside from the winners, Malaysia also received five merit awards. The recipients were: Jayonik MSC Sdn Bhd (e-learning category), ManagePay Services Sdn Bhd (Financial Industry Application), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (Research & Development), Multimedia University (Tertiary Student Project) and DF Automation & Robotics Sdn Bhd (Industry Application).

“PIKOM would like to congratulate all winners and merit award recipients. It is heartening to note that the Malaysian ICT industry has once again excelled against the region’s best. We look forward to see them scale greater heights as their accomplishments spur them on to take on bigger challenges,” congratulated PIKOM Chairman, CS Chin.

Chong Hwa’s winning entry – was its PasSafe project – a novel online / USB based password that ensure ease of password recall and convenience while ensuring user protection.

BNetworks’ bWave is an end-to-end solution which enables Internet of Things (IoT) applications across various market verticals. The current version supports Surveillance, Energy Management, Security, Automation and Climate Control functions from a single hub via intuitive user Apps.

Green Data Center LLP stood out through the development of its state-of-the art coolant that 1350x more efficient than air. Any OEM server, switch, firewall or router can be submersed in the coolant with resulting significant savings in energy use – 90% reduction in cooling energy required and another 15% saved as fans are no longer required for servers. The coolant is renewable, sustainable and bio-degradable, works indoors or outdoors with only basic flooring and standard fire protection required.

In the past 16 years, APICTA has helped discover the best of the best in the industry and continues to serve as a motivator for Malaysian companies to excel; while instilling a greater sense of confidence in their ability to compete internationally. Held annually, the APICTA Awards is held locally with local winners then competing at regional level. Aside from international exposure from representing Malaysia, companies who participate in APICTA benefit from networking opportunities, access to expanded business networks, exposure to venture capitalists and investors, a platform to benchmark products and services, and much more.

Other benefits of participation include opportunities to go on marketing missions, to attend various Entrepreneurship Development Programmes at renowned institutions such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US and the right to use the prestigious APICTA Awards logo.

PIKOM hopes that the recent wins will spur more local companies to come forward and participate next year.

“We certainly hope to see that more Malaysian companies will accept the challenge and embrace the opportunity that APICTA provides for improvement. It is part of the journey of honing one’s competitive edge and to put yourself to the test at both national and international level,” shared Chin.

 About PIKOM

THE NATIONAL ICT ASSOCIATION OF MALAYSIA (PIKOM) is the association representing the information and communications technology (ICT) industry in Malaysia. Its membership currently stands at over 1,000 comprising companies involved in a whole spectrum of ICT products and services which commands about 80% of the total ICT trade in Malaysia. PIKOM works to improve the business climate in the interests of all its member companies and to promote industry growth in line with national aspirations. PIKOM’s membership is open to all Malaysian companies who supply ICT products and services in the computing and telecommunications industries. However, non-ICT companies are also welcome to join the Association as associate members.