NBQSA 2012 to mark its 14th anniversary this October
Posted on 2012-07-30 23:03:22
Creating history each year by recognizing exceptional local ICT innovations and achievements, the National Best Quality ICT Awards (NBQSA) competition will mark its 14th anniversary in October this year. NBQSA is the only National competition of its type in Sri Lanka which has been, since 1998, recognizing individuals and organizations for their outstanding contribution to the development of ICT Industry in Sri Lanka. It has provided a unique platform of opportunity to display and benchmark local ICT products to the business industry and the world. Over the years the event itself has grown in recognition and prestige, both locally and internationally. Today, NBQSA “Seal of Excellence” is regarded as the acknowledged symbol of achievement, and serves as an effective means to gain international recognition for locally developed ICT products, enabling them to successfully compete in the global market.
BCS The Chartered Institute for IT, United Kingdom is the main sponsor of NBQSA. The event is annually organized by the BCS The Chartered Institute for IT Sri Lanka Section (BCSSL). This year too, several organizations have come forward to support this laudable National cause. ICTA has joined hands with NBQSA as the Nat...
Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA)
Posted on 2012-07-30 22:55:47
NBQSA winners who surpass the qualifying threshold marks will be nominated to the Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA), an International Awards Programme initiated to increase ICT awareness in the community and assist in bridging the Digital Divide. Sri Lanka is jointly represented at APICTA by BCS the Chartered Institute for IT Sri Lanka Section and FITIS Software Chapter.
Sri Lanka won the first ever APICTA Gold in 2006 when Nuwan Senaratna from University of Colombo School of computing (UCSC) presented his project on Automatic Music Composition (AMC) beating 78 entries in the Tertiary category In 2007 too Sri Lanka was able to sustain the Gold when students from SLIIT presented their Tripwire Project.
In 2008 creating a milestone in Sri Lankan software industry Sri Lanka won two gold awards in APICTA and the first ever gold award for Sri Lanka in the Financial Category of the competition was won by Epic Lanka (PVT) Ltd for “Dial a Bank” surpassing nations such as Australia, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Pakistan etc. and Ganindu Nanayakkara of Ananda College Colombo brought glamour by winning the Gold award for his Project “The Watch”.
In 2009 Sri Lanka won four Merit Awards,...
ICT Entrepreneur Award at NBQSA 2011 by SLASSCOM and BCSSL
Posted on 2012-07-23 03:19:11
Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services companies (SLASSCOM) and the BCS The Chartered Institute for IT in Sri Lanka Section (BCSSL) entered into a MOU recently to recognize and encourage ICT entrepreneurs at the National Best Quality ICT Awards (NBQSA) to be held in October 2011. NBQSA has been the only National competition of its type in Sri Lanka that recognizes exceptional local ICT achievements.
Nominations from ICT related enterprises for the ICT Entrepreneur Award 2011 are now open from suitable entrepreneurs who have demonstrated outstanding entrepreneurial qualities in growing and developing their own businesses. In addition, to having a minimum of 2 years of entrepreneurial experience in leading an enterprise, he/she should own at least 20% of the company shares or have an endorsement from the Board of Directors on entrepreneurial contributions to grow the revenue and employment opportunities in the enterprise. Selected nominees would be recognized as ‘Preferred Entrepreneurs’ for SLASSCOM ‘Dream to Reality’ program, which is aimed at providing benefits to entrepreneurs that have the potential to build Sri Lanka’s next leading ICT companies.
‘NBQSA is a unique opportunity for ...
Epic won most awards at NBQSA 2011
Posted on 2012-07-23 03:16:00
Showing its dominance as the technology leaders in the banking and information security domains, Epic Lanka once again won the highest number of awards at the National Best Quality software Awards 2011 held at the Galadari Hotel on 7 October 2011.
Epic won the Gold Award in the financial services category for its Branchless Banker solution that evolves from its revolutionary and innovative mobile banking solution which won the first ever Gold Award for Sri Lanka at the Asia Pacific ICT Awards in 2008. Epic Terminal Line Encryption, a solution that combats payment card frauds was selected as the best in the category of Security Solutions.
With core competencies developed in complementary domains of secure electronic payments and information systems security with time tested implementations in local and international banks, Epic Lanka secured the Gold Award in the mobile applications category also at the NBQSA 2011.
“In an era where the focus of most of the software solution providers in various industry segments from logistics to e-governance is towards mobile developments, becoming the best in this emerging field of solutions opened to everyone is ample testimony for our expertise and the p...
Partner government in country’s national development journey
Posted on 2012-07-23 03:14:17
Software industry and awards recognitions should be strategised for national development and all should partner the Government in development, said ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) CEO Reshan Dewapura. Quality software production and motivation for it by awards such as NBQSA should go hand in hand with directing these towards the ultimate goal of national development, Dewapura affirmed.
ICTA CEO thus invited all and in particular the software industry and the best in the field to partner the government in the country’s national development journey. Dewapura extended this invitation at the National Best Quality Software Awards - NBQSA 2011 - partnered by ICTA as national partner for the third consecutive year and held in Colombo recently.
Speaking further on the occasion on behalf of ICTA Dewapura stressed the need to aim at best quality software and making the industry and the best talents serve national development.
“Every year the cream of the local software industry, and the greatest of the local software products are recognized and are motivated to achieve even more. As we do this it is important to look at the bigger picture in our national development plans.
“In all pro...
WSO2 won Six NBQSA 2011 Awards, Including Overall Gold
Posted on 2012-07-23 03:13:21
WSO2 announced today that products from its WSO2 Carbon enterprise middleware platform won six categories of the National Best Quality Software Awards for 2011 (NBQSA 2011). WSO2 Application Server won the NBQSA 2011 Overall Gold Award, as well as the Gold Award in the Tools and Infrastructure Category. WSO2 Governance Registry earned both the NBQSA 2011 Overall Bronze Award and the Silver Award in the Tools and Infrastructure Category. WSO2 Identity Server earned the Gold Award in the Research and Development Category, and the WSO2 Carbon platform received a Merit Award in the Tools and Infrastructure Category.
The NBQSA 2011 awards are organized by BCS The Chartered Institute for IT Sri Lanka (BCSSL) Section. Each year, the awards recognize individuals and organizations in Sri Lanka for their outstanding achievements in contributing to the development of information and communications technology (ICT), creating a window to gain international recognition for locally developed ICT products, and improving the standards and quality of local ICT products and services to compete in the international marketplace.
“We’re honored to earn six NBQSA 2011 Awards, which recognize world-class technology innovat...
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