NCR announces 3rd National IT Excellence Awards - 2001
Two New Categories in the Award Recognition Program
Aug 13 - 19, 2001
NCR Corporation unveiled the details of 3rd NCR
National IT Excellence Awards 2001 for recognizing outstanding IT
professionals in eight different categories as it calls for
nominations from all over the country. The announcement was made by
Syed Veqar ul Islam, Country General Manager, NCR Corporation during a
press conference at a local hotel.
Speaking on the occasion, Syed Veqar ul Islam said,
"We look forward to receiving an encouraging response from all
over the country and hope that all the relevant quarters will join in
NCR's endeavours to recognize professionals in this particular field
and infuse national spirit to the cause of Information
"Continuing our efforts to promote IT in the
country, NCR IT Excellence Awards will go a long way towards promoting
the cause of Information Technology in our country and more
importantly encouraging professionals to develop deeper association
with the country, which recognizes their talents & capabilities in
a big way", he added.
The awards will be given in the following eight
1. Software Development 2. Software Export 3.
Networking 4. IT Pioneer 5. IT Educationist 6. IT Research &
Development 7. IT Youth 8. IT Publication
This year NCR has introduced two new categories,
i.e. IT Youth & IT Publication to encourage the youth and the
journalists/writers community. Separate criteria have been set up in
each category as per the requirements of the industry. The categories
have been selected to cover the entire spectrum of IT arena, thus
enabling the specialized effort in each category to stand out and be
The period for consideration for nomination for the
awards is June 2000 to July 2001.
The last date for submission of nomination forms is
September 5, 2001. The nomination forms along with complete details
about the categories and criteria are available at NCR website
www.teradata.com.pk or at NCR offices in Karachi, Lahore and
Islamabad. The forms can also be submitted on-line through our
The NCR IT Excellence Awards 2001 process is being
verified by A.F. Ferguson & Co.; Chartered Accountants, network
firm of Pricewaterhouse Coopers. A panel of judges selected for their
expertise, experience and acumen will be assessing the nominees for
different categories of IT Awards. The results will be announced in
November 2001 at the culmination of the evaluation process through NCR
IT Excellence Awards Ceremony.
NCR IT Excellence Awards are a novel concept of
recognizing people in IT industry at national level who have been
instrumental in introducing, promoting and implementing IT in
Pakistan. First awards of such kind were launched by NCR in 1997 as
part of Pakistan's Golden Jubilee celebrations to recognize
professionals in the Information Technology arena at a national level.
In 2000, NCR held the 2nd IT Excellence Awards at
the Convention Center Islamabad. NCR has decided to hold this as an
annual event and would recognize and acknowledge the achievements of
IT pioneers of the past and present. The awards being associated with
a company of world repute will go a long way towards increasing the
motivation of outstanding individuals in the field of Information
NCR has played a leading role in the past in
spreading the cause of Information Technology in the country. This
effort will go a long way towards creating motivation amongst
different segments of the society to perform well in this ever growing
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About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leader in
providing Relationship Technology™ solutions to customers worldwide
in the retail, financial, communications, manufacturing, travel and
transportation, and insurance markets. NCR's Relationship Technology
solutions include privacy-enabled Teradata® warehouses and customer
relationship management (CRM) applications, store automation and
automated teller machines (ATMs). The company's business solutions are
built on the foundation of its long-established industry knowledge and
consulting expertise, value-adding software, global customer support
services, a complete line of consumable and media products, and
leading edge hardware technology. NCR employs 31,900 in 130 countries,
and is a component stock of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. More
information about NCR and its solutions may be found at www.ncr.com.