SiTF recognises new disruptive technologies and tech landscape in 2017 Awards

 

Singapore, 11 April 2017 - The Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF) has announced that submission of entries is now open for the 2017 SiTF awards.

 

Recognising the impact of new disruptive technologies and the changing technology landscape, SiTF will introduce for the first time new sub-categories for the Best Innovative Infocomm Product or Solution and a new category for the Peregrine Falcon Investor Award.

 

The Awards are open to all Singapore-registered companies, organisations, and educational institutions.

 

The categories for the Awards include:

 

·         Best Innovative infocomm Product/Solution (Consumer / Enterprise)

This category invites entries from companies that have developed innovative infocomm product, application or solution in the following sub-categories: Artificial Intelligence (AI) / Big Data, CyberSecurity, Digital Services, Immersive Media (Augmented Reality (AR) / Virtual Reality (VR)) and Internet of Things (IoT)

 

·         Best Innovative Use of Infocomm Technology Award

This category looks at the best innovative use of infocomm technology in public sectors, private enterprises and SMEs which have reaped significant improvements in productivity or competitiveness as a result.

 

·         Best ICM (Infocomm, Communications & Media) Student Project Awards

This category looks at innovative use of infocomm technology by a student or group of students in the tertiary sector.

 

·         Peregrine Falcon Investor Award

This category recognises an active investor who has made significant contribution to the ICM start up ecosystem.

 

“The inclusion of the sub-categories in our award categories reflects the dynamism of ICM industry and it also gives relevance and focus to the technologies that are important to Smart Nation Building. The new category, Peregrine Falcon Investor Award, is to recognise the important role that investors play in bringing Singapore’s ICM industry to greater heights,” said Shirley Wong, Chairman, SiTF Awards 2017.

 

The annual SiTF Awards is the only award that is organised by the ICM industry for the industry in Singapore and is supported by government agencies such as IMDA, SPRING and other industry associations such as Singapore Computer Society (SCS) and IT Management Association (ITMA).  The objective of the award is to promote and celebrate local innovations in ICM solutions and products.

 

Preliminary judging will be held from 15 – 17 August 2017. Shortlisted entries from preliminary judging will be informed via email on their successful qualification to the final round of judging by 30 August 2017. Winners of this year’s Awards will also be invited to participate in the Asia-Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) and World Summit Awards later this year. 

 

Participants of this year awards will be invited to Pitching Workshop and finalists will have 1 to 1 coaching on presentations.

 

The nomination period closes at 6 pm, 30 June, 2017.

 

For more information on the SiTF Awards, please visit www.sitfawards.com

 

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About SiTF

Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF) is Singapore's premier infocomm industry association. Our corporate members range from startups, small and medium-sized enterprises and multinational corporations. SiTF advocates for the ICM (information, communications and media) industry, collaborates with our diverse members and partners to champion the transformation of ICM technology and promote innovation. Together with various stakeholders, SiTF promotes emerging and innovative technologies such as Big Data, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Digital Transformation and Fintech.

 

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