GIS - Dec 17, 2012: The second edition of the ICT Excellence Award, which honours individuals and organisations that have pushed the boundaries of excellence in the field of ICT, was held on 14 December 2012, in Cyber Tower 1, Ebène.
The Awards form part of the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology’s commitment to acknowledge the vital work and outstanding performance as well as exceptional contributions by innovators and organisations of the ICT community through the use of ICT tools and processes that have improved efficiency and effectiveness of business, government service delivery and impacted on the wider community.
Three broad main categories were retained namely: Public Sector Excellence, Private Sector Excellence, and Innovative ICT Solutions by Individuals and organisations from both Government and the Private Sector operating in Mauritius and Rodrigues.
The Awardees are as follows: under the Organisation of the Year Award (Public Sector), the Ministry of Housing and Land wins the first place and the runner-up is the Mauritius Revenue Authority; for the Company of the Year Award, the winner is Emtel and runner-up Digitata Ltd; Accenture wins the ICT-BPO Company Award while Ceridian is the runner-up. The SME of the Year ICT Award goes to Expat Blog and the runner-up is Quick Computer Supplies Ltd. Rose-Hill Transport is the winner under Best Innovative Mobile Applications Award and the runner-up is Insys Ltd. A Special Jury Award was also presented to Multi Carrier Mauritius Ltd (MCML).
In his address, the Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Mr Tassarajen Pillay Chedumbrum, said that while the ICT Excellence Award aims at commending the excellent achievements of the local ICT professionals and the industry, the Award also encourages local practitioners to develop 21st century world class innovative and creative ICT solutions, which will uplift the image of Mauritius’ ICT sector, both locally and internationally towards our goal to be the leader of ICTs on the continent and ultimately in the world.
According to the Minister, the transformational power of ICT in connecting people, improving business efficiency and empowering communities requires the setting up of the right eco-system. This, he observed, will make ICT accessible to all.
Although our policy measures are guided to make this eco-system functional yet we should also need to place much emphasis on our people, who with their ingenuity and innovative approaches are shaping the future, added Mr Pillay Chedumbrum.