19 February 2008 - The biennial National Infocomm Awards (NIA) is now open for nominations. Jointly organised by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and the Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF), the NIA is the definitive award for the infocomm industry in Singapore that recognises the ‘best of breed’.

Singapore, 19 February 2008 | For Immediate Release

New Category For SME Created

The biennial National Infocomm Awards (NIA) is now open for nominations. Jointly organised by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and the Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF), the NIA is the definitive award for the infocomm industry in Singapore that recognises the ‘best of breed’. Since the inaugural NIA in 2002, companies such as XiD and Activate Interactive have won the award for Most Innovative Product or Service. Organisations such as the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority and PSA Corporation have also been recognised for their innovative use of infocomm technology.

The NIA provides a platform for recognising innovative products and services from Infocomm companies in Singapore, and gives recognition to private and public sector organisations which have harnessed Infocomm technology to enhance their business. The Awards serve to establish a brand name for infocomm leaders in Singapore, and inspire industry players to pursue the world-class benchmark set by the winners.

This year, a new sub-category is created to recognise the efforts of small and medium enterprises (SME) in using infocomm innovatively to achieve business gains and economic competitiveness.

“Infocomm innovation has a long history in Singapore and the success stories are many. Organisations that have been at the forefront have been transformed and lifted to greater heights. We want to recognise this excellence in infocomm innovation with the National Infocomm Awards, the industry’s highest accolade. The Awards are a tribute to the innovators and we hope they will inspire others too,” said RADM(NS) Ronnie Tay, Chief Executive Officer, IDA.

Mr Pek Yew Chai, Chairman of SiTF said “For Singapore to maintain its competitive edge and remain relevant, we need to constantly tap on the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurial foresight to compete among the best in the world.  Awards of such nature will further enhance the innovations of the ICT industry. We are very excited with such efforts and will work closely with IDA to create even more new opportunities to grow the industry.”

Award Categories

There are three categories for the Awards, they are:

a) Most Innovative Use of Infocomm Technology (Public Sector)
This category recognises public sector organisations that have invested in innovative deployment of Infocomm technologies and reaped significant improvements in productivity and overall competitiveness.

b) Most Innovative Use of Infocomm Technology: Private Sector - General, Private Sector - SME
This category recognises private sector organisations that have invested in innovative deployed of Infocomm technologies and reaped significant improvements in productivity and overall competitiveness. 

c) Most Innovative Infocomm Product/Service
This category recognises organisations registered in Singapore that have developed innovative Infocomm product(s) or high quality Infocomm service(s) in Singapore. The winning product or service should have conclusively demonstrated an important contribution to improved productivity and/or profitability. 

Former Winners of the National Infocomm Awards

Winners Of The National Infocomm Awards 2006

  • Most Innovative Use of Infocomm Technology (Public Sector)
    - Immigration & Checkpoints Authority

  • Most Innovative Use of Infocomm Technology (Private Sector)
    - PSA Corporation Ltd

  • Most Innovative Infocomm Product/Service
    - Activate Interactive Pte Ltd
    - XID Technologies Pte Ltd

Winners Of The National Infocomm Awards 2004

  • Most Innovative Use of Infocomm Technology (Public Sector)
    - JTC Corporation

  • Most Innovative Use of Infocomm Technology (Private Sector)
    - Sembawang Shipyard

  • Most Innovative Infocomm Product/Service
    - e-Cop Pte Ltd
    - Savi Technology Asia Pte Ltd

Winners Of National Infocomm Awards 2002

  • Most Innovative Use of Infocomm Technology (Public Sector)
    - Supreme Court Singapore

  • Most Innovative Use of Infocomm Technology (Private Sector)
    - Fuji Photo Film (Singapore) Pte Ltd

  • Most Innovative Infocomm Product/Service
    - FairEx International Financial Systems Pte Ltd
    - InfoTalk Technology (Singapore) Pte Ltd
    - muvee Technologies Pte Ltd

Nomination Details

Nomination opens today, 19 February 2008, and will close on 20 May 2008, 12noon. Nominations are to be made online at the Awards website: www.nia.org.sg.  Winners will be honoured at a gala dinner scheduled in October 2008. More information is available on the Awards website.


JOINTLY ISSUED BY THE INFOCOMM DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE AND THE SINGAPORE INFOCOMM TECHNOLOGY FEDERATION

 
About Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore

The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) is committed to growing Singapore into a dynamic global infocomm hub. IDA uses an integrated approach to developing infocommunications in Singapore. This involves nurturing a competitive telecoms market as well as a conducive business environment with programmes and schemes for both local and international companies. For more information, visit https://www.imda.gov.sg/

About Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation

The Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF) is Singapore's premier infocomm trade industry association and was formed from a merger of the Singapore Federation of the Computing Industry (SFCI) and the Microcomputer Trade Association of Singapore (MTAS) in late 1999. SiTF organises some of the industry's most important infocomm events: iX Conference is an annual event on enterprise computing. SITEX is the national IT lifestyle industry event. Other key SiTF initiatives include the SiTF Golf Masters and "Made in Singapore and Proud of IT!". For more information on SiTF, please visit www.sitf.org.sg.

For media clarification, please contact:

Simeon CHEOK (Mr)
Manager, Corporate and Marketing Communication
Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore
Tel: +65 6211 1726
Email: simeon_cheok@imda.gov.sg

TAN Gim Lay (Ms)
Assistant Director, Corporate and Marketing Communication
Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore
Tel: +65 6211 0485
Email: tan_gim_lay@imda.gov.sg

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