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NCR ANNOUNCES 4TH NATIONAL IT EXCELLENCE AWARDS - 2002

 

A special award announced this year-Life Achievement Award

Aug 12 - 18, 2002

 

NCR Corporation unveiled the details of 4th NCR National IT Excellence Awards 2002 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, "The awards have developed into a symbol of prestige and recognition across the country in general and in the IT industry in particular. The important thing at this point in time is for all the stakeholders of the country to come together and work towards enhancing the profile of the IT industry of Pakistan both within and outside Pakistan. This will only be possible if there is enough motivation and recognition amongst the best brains available in the country to perform to their potential."

The awards are in line with many initiatives NCR Corporation has taken to promote the IT industry of Pakistan. The recognition at a national level is both encouraging and motivating for the individuals and also creates a sense of positive competition to perform better. "As we move forward with these awards, year after year, we are confident that the competition will continue to get tougher and tougher and more and more deserving individuals will get recognition through this process. The addition of Life Time Achievement Award this year, will also go a long way in ensuring that people who have devoted their life to the promotion of IT in the country are duly recognized for their outstanding achievement and commitment. While thanking the media for playing a positive role in disseminating information about these awards befittingly over the years, I do indeed look forward to receiving an encouraging response once again on this "Call for Nominations," he added.

The awards will be given in the following eight categories:

1. Software Development
2. Software Export
3. Networking
4. IT Pioneer
5. IT Educationist
6. IT Research & Development
7. IT Youth
8. IT Publication

The individuals can either nominate themselves on their own or companies/ organizations can nominate those employees who they feel have made a remarkable and outstanding contribution in the field of IT. 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 recognized.

The period for consideration for nomination for the awards is August 2001 to July 2002. The last date for submission of nomination is September 20, 2002. All the nomination process is online through the IT Excellence Website: www.ITexcellenceAwards.com Any supporting documents can be submitted to A.F. Ferguson within ten days of submitting the nomination. All the documents should be completed before the designated deadline (Sept 20) for the nominations to be considered by the judges for evaluation.

The forms can only be submitted online through this website. No nominations will be accepted otherwise. The NCR IT Excellence Awards 2002 process is being verified by A.F.Ferguson & Co.; Chartered Accountants, member firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers. 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 at the culmination of the evaluation process through NCR IT Excellence Awards Ceremony to be held in Karachi.

NCR IT Excellence Awards — 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 to recognize professionals in the Information Technology arena at a national level. 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 Technology.

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 field.

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