Photo - Recipients of PIKOM ICT Leadership Awards together with the Guest of Honour, Dato' Sri Abdul Rahim Mohamad Radzi, the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia; Cheah Kok Hoong, Chairman of PIKOM; Datuk Yasmin Mahmood, CEO of MDeC; Datuk Md. Zubir Ansori Yahaya, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of MDV; and PIKOM Office Bearers.
The National ICT Association of Malaysia, PIKOM, has announced recipients of the 2014 ICT Leadership awards [PILA] 2014 during the industry association's annual gala dinner, which was attended by 600 industry players and policy makers.
PIKOM chairman Cheah Kok Hoong said this year's PILA has a total of five categories - Member Excellence Award, ICT Project of the Year, Technopreneur Excellence award, CIO of the Year, and ICT Personality of the Year.
The Silverlake Group received the Member Excellence Award while CIMB won the ICT Project of the Year award. For the individual category, CIO of AMBANK Charles Tan was named CIO of the Year, while Founder of MyTeksi, Anthony Tan received the Technopreneur Excellence Award. Dato' Mohamed Sharil Tarmizi, Chairman of Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission was conferred the ICT Personality of the Year.
In addition, PIKOM gave due recognition to companies that have broken through into global markets with their products and services: Telekom Malaysia Research and Development, MOL AccessPortal, Galasys Solution and ADV Fusionex.
The awards were presented by Yang Berbahagia, Dato' Sri Abdul Rahim Mohamad Radzi, the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia and Cheah Kok Hoong, Chairman of PIKOM.
After congratulating the winners, Cheah said the industry must prepare for the challenges in 2015, especially with the implementation of the Goods and Service Tax (GST).
"We are also excited to build a good foundation for the individual membership which will ultimately benefit the industry as a whole. It would be a key platform for the over 400,000 ICT professionals in the country to meet and share ideas. Imagine a breeding ground for trend-setting and innovative ideas where discussion on skills in demand will be inevitable," he said.
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