4 Jan 2012
Wong Tsz Sang accepts the
The APICTA awards recognise the best in innovation in 14 categories from the region's information and communications technology (ICT) industries. Hong Kong’s haul of five grand awards and nine merits at the prestigious awards shows it leads the way in the Asia-Pacific region.
The city’s record 27 entries from 22 local organisations were selected by the Hong Kong Computer Society (HKCS). Stephen Lau, HKCS President, said the result was the best to date, a "very encouraging outcome" for Hong Kong’s ICT industry.
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Michael Gazeley, Managing Director, Network Box Corp, said that Hong Kong took top honours with the greatest winning margin in APICTA's history, doing so in awards that "pit the very best technology from across Asia against each other, including from such IT powerhouses as India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Singapore, China, Korea and Australia."
The win brings to more than 50 the tally of national and international awards Network Box has won for its technology to date. Since the first Network Box systems were sold in Hong Kong in 2000, the company has rapidly expanded its operations across the world. The company provides state-of-the-art cyber security for some of the world's best-known companies and organisations, including BMW, Chow Tai Fook Jewellery, Nintendo and BUPA ND Tradelink, and protects more than 150 banks and financial institutions in the United States alone. Its Hong Kong workforce currently stands at 60.
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Michael Gazeley, Managing Director, Network Box
Mr Gazeley added that local Hong Kong companies have the answers to many of the world’s cyber-security problems. His advice to overseas companies: "Give Hong Kong's local IT products and services a chance, and prepare to be very impressed."
Dr Leonard Chan, founder and Director of Pulse MediaTech Ltd, agreed. "Our record two wins in the APICTA awards is further international recognition for our digital publishing platform and affirms the position of Hong Kong’s IT industry. Pulse MediaTech will continuously develop excellent solutions and applications for our users, and help build Hong Kong into a prosperous, attractive and technologically advanced world-class city."
Dr Leonard Chan and his team at Pulse MediaTech
Other educational institutions from Hong Kong also achieved significant success at the APICTA awards. Hong Kong Education City Ltd and Starwish Little Prince Studio Ltd both received merit awards in the category of e-Learning. In addition, Center of Cyber Logistics, Li & Fung Institute of Supply Chain Management & Logistics of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and NLSI Lui Kwok Pat Fong College, each won merit awards.