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Hong Kong ICT Awards 2016 invites enrolment (with video)
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     The Hong Kong ICT Awards (HKICTA) 2016 will be open for enrolment on October 26 (Monday). This marks the 10th anniversary of organising the awards. Innovative information and communications technology (ICT) products, applications and solutions developed in Hong Kong are invited to compete for the top accolades in eight categories.

     The HKICTA aims at recognising and promoting outstanding ICT inventions and applications, thereby encouraging constant pursuit of innovation and excellence among Hong Kong's ICT talents and enterprises for better and more creative solutions to meet business and social needs.

     Steered by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, the HKICTA is organised by eight local industry associations and professional bodies selected through a competitive exercise.

     The Government Chief Information Officer and Chairman of the Steering Committee, Mr Allen Yeung, said, "To foster the development of Hong Kong into a financial technology (FinTech) hub, a new award category, the Best FinTech Award, has been introduced this year.

     "Through this award, we seek to encourage the development of FinTech solutions, such as payment solutions or clearing and settlement systems, for enhancing business operations and fostering new modes of business for the financial sector."

     The eight categories of the HKICTA 2016 and their leading organisers are:

Best Business Solution Award - Hong Kong Computer Society
Best Digital Entertainment Award - Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Association
Best FinTech Award - The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers
Best ICT Startup Award - Hong Kong Information Technology Joint Council
Best Lifestyle Award - Hong Kong Information Technology Federation
Best Mobile Apps Award - Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association
Best Smart Hong Kong Award - GS1 Hong Kong
Best Student Invention Award - Hong Kong New Emerging Technology Education Association

     There will be one Grand Award in each category. A Grand Adjudication Panel led by the President of the Open University of Hong Kong, Professor Wong Yuk-shan, will select the Award of the Year from the eight Grand Awards. Enrolment in the HKICTA 2016 will close on January 15, 2016.

     Further information on the HKICTA 2016 is available at www.hkictawards.hk. Enquiries can be made to the Secretariat Office of the HKICTA 2016 by phone (2788 6215) or by email ([email protected]).

Ends/Thursday, October 22, 2015
Issued at HKT 18:08

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