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
1. Software Development
2. Software Export
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
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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