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Live Blog – National Best Quality ICT Awards (NBQSA) 2013

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NBQSA competition is an annual event organized by the BCS Sri Lanka, The competition is open to sixteen categories of software ranging from Applications and Infrastructure Tools software to Media and Entertainment Applications Software.

 

From Press From Press Oct 17, 201310:28 pm

It is a wrap. Since, the food is served, adios. Good Night guys. diGIT team signing off.

From Press From Press Oct 17, 201310:26 pm

All winners are requested to be present on stage for a group photograph.

From Press From Press Oct 17, 201310:24 pm

With that note, Vajeendra leaves. Business Card Raffle draw will take place now.

Sanjeewa Perera, Madu Rathnayake, Alonzo will give away the prizes. 5 winners will be chosen.

1. Gayan Kuleratne from Infotec International.
2. A. A. Amindha Chinthaka from Sri Lankan Navy.
3. Ajanthan Rajeshwaran from AIA Insurance.
4. Tushara Jayathunga from Sampath Bank.
5. Peterson from Exilesoft.

From Press From Press Oct 17, 201310:15 pm

Vajeendra Thanks all the NBQSA 2013 Partners and doesn’t forgets to thanks participants and the competitors. He also wishes the Fellow participants for the APICTA 2013.

From Press From Press Oct 17, 201310:11 pm

NBQSA 2013 Chairman Vajeendra S Kandegamage will now deliver the vote of Thanks.

From Press From Press Oct 17, 201310:09 pm

Presentation Party : David Clarke, M.G. Tillekeratne and Vajeendra S Kannagamage.

Overall Main Awards.

Bronze – CodeGen International for TravelBox.

Silver – Zone24x7 for B2G.

Gold – UCSC for Siyara Port Management Project.

From Press From Press Oct 17, 20139:46 pm

Presentation Party – Niranjala Jayathilake and Shanaka Rajapakse.

Best Local Language Software Award.

Winner – Bhasha Lanka Pvt LTD.

From Press From Press Oct 17, 20139:43 pm

The Best Product Developed using Open source Technologies Award.

Winner – UoM.

From Press From Press Oct 17, 20139:42 pm

Presentation Party : Madu Ratnayake, M.G. Tillekeratne, Vajeendra S Kannagamage and Ruwindu Peiris.

ICT Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Winner – Omar Fatha Rally.

From Press From Press Oct 17, 20139:35 pm

ICT Lifetime Achiever / Most Outstanding ICT Contribution Award.

David Clarke, Vajeendra S Kannagamage and other dignitaries will give away the award.

Winner – Department of Motor Traffic, Western Province.

From Press From Press Oct 17, 20139:26 pm

Candela Learning, Vdu Nena, Bhasha, Laughfs, Sampath, EyePax, CEB, AHL Businees, Aitken Spence, Exilesoft, JKH, UCSC, Zone24x7, CodeGen, Pyxle and SLIIT are the organizations whowill be going to Honk Kong this year for APICTA 2013 representing Sri Lanka.

Gihan Leaves.

From Press From Press Oct 17, 20139:19 pm

Professor Gihan Wickramanayake – Chairman #NBQSA 2013, will address the gathering now. And he also will reveal that who will be Participating in APICTA 2013 which is supposed to happen in Hong Kong this November.

From Press From Press Oct 17, 20139:13 pm

All 3 Dances were prsented by Prashadhi Dance Academy.

From Press From Press Oct 17, 20139:07 pm

Try not to take your eyes away. Entertainment segment is on its way.

From Press From Press Oct 17, 20139:06 pm

Green IT Category.

Nominees – AIA Insurance Lanka.

No awards tonight for this category.

From Press From Press Oct 17, 20139:03 pm

Tourism & Hospitality Category.

Nominees – DMS Software Technologies, Pyxle and CodeGen.

Silver – Pyxle for Pyxle Res.

Gold – CodeGen for Travel Box.

From Press From Press Oct 17, 20139:00 pm

Tools and Infrastructure Applications Category.

Nominees – 99x Technology.

Merit – 99x Technology LTD for ALMUR.

From Press From Press Oct 17, 20138:57 pm

Muthusami Ashkokan, Alonzo and some other dignitaries will follow to the stage to accompany the Presentation Party.

Research & Development Category

Nominees – Zone24x7, UCSC, Ministry of Defence, OpenArc Systems and 99x Technologies.

Merit – Ministry of Defence for Hi Tech Soldier Total Web Solutions, UCSC for Audio Monitoring Approach for Sinhala Songs and OpenArc Systems for SkyPay.

Bronze – 99x Technology for Wag-Web Accessibility Guide.

Silver – Zone24x7 for B2G.

Gold – UCSC for Siyara Project.

From Press From Press Oct 17, 20138:49 pm

Thanks to the presentation party for being on the stage and giving away awards.

From Press From Press Oct 17, 20138:48 pm

Media & Entertainment Category.

Nominees – Sky Management Systems.

Bronze – Sky Management Systems for eReader.

From Press From Press Oct 17, 20138:45 pm

In-house Application Category.

Nominees – Cenmetrix, Union Assurance, Sampath Bank, Laugfs, Janashakthi Insurance, John Keells Holdings, Ceylon Electricity Board, LK Domain registry, Exilesoft, Sri Lanka Airlines and Science Land Software.

Merit – Janashakthi Insurance PLC for JDMC, Laughfs for ISO Document Management System, Sampath Bank PLC for eReconciliation Statements and Sri Lankan Air Lines for SimNet.

Bronze – Exilesoft for MyTime.
Silver – John Keels Holdings for Enterprise Mobile App Store.
Gold – CEB for Outage Management System.

From Press From Press Oct 17, 20138:33 pm

Back with the proceedings.

Presentation Party : Gamini, Kithsiri, Mahesh Perera and Ruwan Amarasekara.

Industrial Applications Category.

Nominees – A. H. L. Business Solutions, John Keells Computer Services.

Bronze – John Keels Computer Holdings for Quality Management System.
Gold – A.H.L. Business Solutions for Oil Palm Field Operations.

From Press From Press Oct 17, 20138:20 pm

Another dance item will take place now on stage. And again, it is a BnS song.

From Press From Press Oct 17, 20138:02 pm

Communications Applications Category.

Nominees – Laughfs Email.

Sadly no one will be awarded.

From Press From Press Oct 17, 20137:59 pm

The Presenters will remain.

General Applications Categories.

Merit – Cenmetrics Software Solutions.
Bronze – Swiss Advanteges for I-Sol Project.
Silver – CAMM Management Solutions for InterPlan.
Gold – Aitken Spence Solutions.

From Press From Press Oct 17, 20137:52 pm

Financial Applications Category.

Bronze – OpenArc Systems Managements for Sky Micro.
Silver – Sampath Bank PLC for Sampath Bank Mobile Android and iOS App.
Gold – Laughfs Holdings.

From Press From Press Oct 17, 20137:47 pm

Presenters are being thanked for staying patiently and for giving away awards.

New Presentation Party : Lalith Gamage, Jayantha De Silva Kalani Samarawickramage and Cassim Mukhtar.

E-Logistics & Supply Chain Management Category.

Merit – Laughs Holdings Limited for Laughs Gas.
Bronze – Pristine Solutions PVT LTD for TeaOne.

From Press From Press Oct 17, 20137:42 pm

E-Inclusion & E-Community Category.

Merit – hSenid Software for Expense Tracker.
Silver – Bhasha Lanka for Helakuru App.

From Press From Press Oct 17, 20137:38 pm

Health-Care Category.

Bronze – Softlogic for Hospital Management System.

From Press From Press Oct 17, 20137:37 pm

eGovernment and Services Category.

Silver – EyePax IT Consulting Services for OPCH.

From Press From Press Oct 17, 20137:35 pm

Education and Training Category.

Nominees – Knowledge Hub, Pyxle, Vidhu Nena and Candela.

Preseners – Dilipa, Derick Ferdinandez, Sanjeewa Perera and Lakmal Ambuldeniya and some other dignitaries.

Bronze – Pyxle for Pyxle MMS.
Silver – Vidhu Nena.
Gold – Candela Learnings.

From Press From Press Oct 17, 20137:28 pm

Join the conversation on Twitter with the hash-tag #NBQSA13 .

From Press From Press Oct 17, 20137:25 pm

ICT Entrepreneur of the Year Judging Panel Members are too being felicitated with tokens.

From Press From Press Oct 17, 20137:24 pm

Commericial and Tertiary Category Judging Panel and Public Sector Most outstanding ICT Awards Judging Panel is also asked on the stage to give away tokens of Appreciation.

From Press From Press Oct 17, 20137:22 pm

Commercial Judging Panel Members are also will be given away tokens of Appreciation. The presentation party still remains to give away more mementos.

From Press From Press Oct 17, 20137:20 pm

Tokens of Appreciation will be given away to the Judging panel for the Tertiary Category by the following Dignitaries.

M.G. Tilkeratne, Gihan Wickramanayake and Wajindra.

From Press From Press Oct 17, 20137:15 pm

Video by one of their Partners – HNB.

From Press From Press Oct 17, 20137:12 pm

Post Graduate Student Projects Catogory.

Bronze – UoM for Facial Images.

From Press From Press Oct 17, 20137:09 pm

Tertiary Category – Business.

Merit – IIT- Feld Tracker, UCSC and UCSC again.
Bronze- IIT.
Gold – UCSC for FaceID.

From Press From Press Oct 17, 20137:05 pm

Dr. R.B. Ekanayake – 1st Member of BCS Sri Lankan Section will give away the award for the Tertiary Category.

Merit – Sri Lankan Institue of Information & Technolgy, UCSC – Swaraloka, UoM CSITPH and UoM Zanith SB.
Bronze – UCSC.
Silver – SLIIT.
Gold – SLIIT, iHelmet.

From Press From Press Oct 17, 20136:56 pm

By wishing the competitors all the very best, Reshan gets off.

Crowd applause’s.

From Press From Press Oct 17, 20136:53 pm

This year IT sector of Sri Lanka is delighted to partner with BCS Sri Lanka to give away awards to the private sector.

Reshan say that this NBQSA event is taking place in such a significant time. Where World Summit Awards and Infotel, an Local IT Exhibition are about to happen next week.

From Press From Press Oct 17, 20136:49 pm

Reshan Dewapura – COO of ICT Agency of Sri Lanka will take on the stage now.

From Press From Press Oct 17, 20136:46 pm

BCS’s process is better than anything else in the world. We always get a medalist.

By wishing the fellow participants for a pleasant evening and wishing the competitors, David leaves the stage.

From Press From Press Oct 17, 20136:42 pm

Adding those soft skills can make a big difference and we need to get those best kids in this field.

We have the highest number of BCS Diploma students in SL than UK along with the highest passing rates from anywhere else in the world. – David.

From Press From Press Oct 17, 20136:39 pm

He says he is delighted to be in Sri Lanka in general. He talks about how England won the 2003 Rugby World Cup by analyzing some Data. He thought they actually won by playing the game better than their opponents.

From Press From Press Oct 17, 20136:36 pm

Guest of Honor, David Clarke – Group CEO of BCS UK is being welcomed onto the stage to share a few thoughts.

From Press From Press Oct 17, 20136:31 pm

NBQSA have become the flagship event for BCS Section in Sri Lanka, with BCS UK.

Tillekeratne welcomes David Clarke – Group CEO BSC UK, who have joined with us tonight from UK. Tillekeratne also welcomes Sri Lankan Government for helping them to make this event a possible event.
A video clip from BCS is now being shown to the audience. To those not here, here is the video clip

From Press From Press Oct 17, 20136:26 pm

Memories, Sweet memories indeed.

M.G. Tillekeratne – Chairman, BCS The Charted Institute for IT Sri Lankan Sector will now address the gathering and present the welcome speech.

From Press From Press Oct 17, 20136:23 pm

A small recap video of last years 14th NBQSA is being played at the moment. Dwelling among the memory lanes.

From Press From Press Oct 17, 20136:17 pm

Ranjith Siyambalapitiya – Minister of Information Technology and Telecommunication is the Chief Guest for tonight.

A round of applause for each and everyone who were able to come up this far on this Nomination list.

As a celebration, Kandyan dance item will take place now.

From Press From Press Oct 17, 20136:14 pm

All the participants are asked to raise for the Sri Lankan national anthem as it the Lankan tradition.

Dignitaries such as David Clarke, Geetha Thilakarathne, Ruwan Amarasekara, Rajindra and Gihan Wickramanayake are asked to come on to the stage and light up the oil lamp so that the event proceedings can take off.

From Press From Press Oct 17, 20136:05 pm

Video clips from the Event partners are being played at the moment.

From Press From Press Oct 17, 20136:04 pm

Hola. We are live from the event ‘National Best Quality ICT Awards 2013′. Event may kick off in a while the fellow audiences are networking and some are still on the way.

Dignitaries haven’t arrived yet as well.

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