The National Best Quality Software Awards (NBQSA) help to keep Sri Lanka in the forefront of the ICT sphere, says ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) Reshan Dewapura.
Dewapura said so while participating at a press conference held in Colombo recently to mark the 15th National Best Quality Software Awards (NBQSA) 2013 launch.
Referring to the role of the awards in promoting development, Dewapura said: “Year in year out, NBQSA has recognised the cream of the local software industry, and the greatest of the local software products, and felicitated them. This kind of recognition has motivated the industry as well as individuals to continue to innovate and bring-out exceptional products that keep Sri Lanka in the forefront of the ICT sphere.”
Speaking further on the occasion, the ICTA CEO pinpointed the importance of the two awards: “ICTA is happy to be engaged with the event not only as the National Partner, but also with the ‘Lifetime Achiever Award’ and the ‘Outstanding Contributor to ICT’ award. These awards have been great in recognising and paying tribute to exceptional individuals who have contributed to the industry, to the growth of the industry and to the country in general, over the years.”
Elaborating further on the ‘Outstanding Contribution to ICT in the Public Sector’ award, Dewapura said: “This year, the ICT Agency is delighted to partner BCS, to present a new award to the most outstanding contributions to ICT in the public sector. Looking at the various transformation projects and endeavours undertaken by many Government entities and their successes, it is high time that such an award was introduced. Hence in this year’s awards ceremony an outstanding public sector organisation will receive this special award for the contribution it has made to ICT led development.”This is the fifth consecutive year that ICTA is the National Partner of the British Computer Society (BCS) in NBASA, aimed at giving recognition to local software development. The award presentation ceremony of NBQSA 2013 will be held on 17 October 2013. Further information about the relevant competition could be obtained via http://www.nbqsasrilanka.org or telephone number 011-4422490.
While BCS the Chartered Institute for IT, UK is the main sponsor of NBQSA, the event is annually organised by the BCS the Chartered Institute for IT Sri Lanka Section (BCSSL).
The main objectives of NBQSA are to provide recognition for outstanding achievements of individuals and organisations in Sri Lanka who/which have contributed to the development of ICT, to create a window to gain international recognition for locally developed ICT products and to improve standards and the quality of local ICT products and services, to be able to compete in the international marketplace.