68 innovative projects receive BASIS National ICT Awards 2022

Published : 01 Nov 2022 08:22 PM

Country’s 68 innovative projects were recognized and awarded with ‘BASIS National ICT Awards 2022’ in a ceremony on Monday. 

Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS), the national trade body of the country's software and information technology services sector, has presented the 'BASIS National ICT Awards' for the fifth time. The award ceremony was held at a hotel in the capital.

A total of 68 awards were distributed in 36 categories this year to recognize innovative products and services projects of the country's information technology sector. 

The best projects will contest in Asia Pacific ICT Alliance Awards (APICTA), which is known as the Oscars of the Asia-Pacific IT sector.

BASIS invited application from interested companies to submit their projects in the beginning of October 2022. 441 companies responded with their projects. After initial scrutiny 292 projects made it to the final list and went to the final judging round. 

At this stage a judging panel was formed under the leadership of a chief judge and a deputy chief judge; a total of 16 head judges were deployed at this stage. To ensure transparency, secrecy and impartiality a cloud based state of the art software with high security features was deployed. 

BASIS President Russell T Ahmed presided over the program while State Minister for ICT Division, Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology, Zunaid Ahmed Palak was the chief guest, Senior Secretary of Information and Communication Technology Division N M Zeaul Alam PAA and Md. Jashim Uddin, President of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) were special guests.  

Speaking as a special guest, FBCCI President Md. Jasim Uddin said, "The more the government offices are digitized, the more the benefits will be for the people and the businessmen will also be benefited. Analog systems should also be used in different ways, so that people from all walks of life get the benefits.”

BASIS president Russell T Ahmed in his speech raised three demands to the government and other concerned authorities. 

He said, "E-Governance projects are delivered by our domestic ICT companies. Concerned BASIS member companies should be recognized for their good works. 

Abdullah H Kafi, chief judge of BASIS National ICT Awards, said, “Winning the Apicta Award is not an easy task. Those of us who have been awarded as champions here today, have to prepare very well for the Apicta Awards in the international arena.