ISLAMABAD –Teradata Corporation, the leading data analytic solutions company, has announced the winners for 11th Teradata National Information Technology (IT) Excellence Awards at an awards ceremony held in Islamabad. Twelve Awards were given to the best of the best in the information technology industry.
Mohammad Tariq Malik, chairman National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), and Mr. Robert Ewing, Councellor economic affairs US Embassy were chief guest and guest of honour, at the event, respectively. They recognized Teradata’s efforts in encouraging IT professionals and IT development in Pakistan through the awards. They also congratulated the winners for achieving excellence in their respective fields.
Khuram Rahat, Teradata managing director for Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, “I am very pleased to host the 11th Teradata IT Excellence Awards and to recognize these 12 distinguished people in the IT industry at the national level who have been instrumental in introducing, promoting and implementing IT in Pakistan.”
The winners of the 11th Teradata National IT Excellence Awards in the 12 categories are:
Excellence in IT Business Intelligence – Mr. Umar Afzal
Excellence in Software Development – Mr. Bilal Hashmat
Excellence in Software Export – M/S NetSol Technologies Limited
Excellence in Networking – Mr. Ameen Sharif
Excellence in IT Research & Development – Mr. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani
Excellence in IT Education – Mr. Osman Hasan
Excellence in Project Management – Mr. Gohar Ahmed Khan
Excellence in IT Media & Publication – Mr. Shahrukh Dilshad
Excellence as an IT Student – Mr. Muhammad Usman Shahbaz
Excellence in IT Enabled Service Offering – Mr. Raza Saeed
CIO of the Year – Dr. Sarfaraz Alam
Lifetime Achievement Award – Mr. Nooruddin Baqai
Nominations in the 12 categories were received by independent auditors KPMG Taseer Hadi & Co. Seven judges evaluated the nominations based on the supporting documents – the compiled results were later announced by the auditors. Judges for the 11th Teradata National IT Excellence Awards were:
Mr Javed Yousuf Edhi, CIO Silk Bank, Syed Anees H Naqvi, Iqbal Abdullah, Brig. (Retd) Saleem Ahmed Moeen, CEO SecureTech Consultancy Pvt Ltd, Mr. Shabir Baxamoosa, Mr. Shahid Sarwar Director IT PIAC Computer Center, Prof. Dr. Mohammad Abid Khan, Chairman Computer Science Department, Peshawar University, and Dr. Arshad Ali DG NUST SEECS Islamabad.
Ms. Sofia Shahid and Ms. Nighat were the hosts for the Teradata IT excellence award. Renowned singer Hadiqa Kiani and comedian Hanif Raja also performed in the event.