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APICTA 2011 Has Resulted in Brunei’s First Winner

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APICTA 2011 Has Resulted in Brunei’s First Winner
11/11/2011

On hand to receive the participants from Brunei was YANG BERHORMAT PEHIN ORANG KAYA HAMZAH PAHLAWAN DATO SERI SETIA AWANG HAJI ABDULLAH BIN BEGAWAN MUDIM DATO PADUKA HAJI BAKAR, Minister of Communications.

 
These 6 teams comprise of the BICTA 2011 winners namely “WaSeven Facilities Reservation” by Jong Chea Soon and Derby Teo from Chung Hwa Middle School, “Brunei Experience Multimedia Project” by: Abdul Rahsid Haji Osman, Dk Siti Syuhaidah Pg Haji Bahruddin, Fatin Liyana bte Suhili, Mohd Rafiee Hj Rahim from Sultan Saiful Rijal Technical College, “Simple Pay” by: Nor Azarinabte Hj Mohsin, Ya-Anenawati bte Hj Md Yusuf, Farrah Koh Yen Swan from Brunei Institute of Technology, “Social Deal Brunei” by: HiroTien from Social Buzz Advertising, “Islamic Brunei Eductors” by: Hajah Salma Bee Haji Abdul Latiff from Crescent Sdn Bhd and lastly “Brunei Lifestyle Mobile Application” by: King Seh Horng from Iplussoft Technology. This is part of a continuous effort and initiative by the Ministry of Communication to develop country ICT industry by encouraging the ICT developers to compete at the international level.

 

Aside from the teams who were sent to APICTA 2011, Brunei delegates from Ministry of Communications, Authority of Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) and Info Com Federation Brunei (IFB) who organized and supported the BICTA events which led to the APICTA 2011. Leading the delegates is DATO PADUKA HAJI AWANG ALAIHUDDIN BIN PEHIN ORANG KAYA DIGADONG SERI LELA DATO SERI UTAMA HAJI AWANG MOHAMAD TAHA, PERMANENT SECRETARY, MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS and the chairman of AITI and at the same time he also chairs the BICTA steering committee. 
 
Each winner of APICTA award from Brunei’s teams will be given a grant of $50,000 by AITI to further develop and enhance their product into a marketable commercial product. The 2nd prize or Merit Award winner will be given a grant of $25,000. Hopefully these grants would provide an excellent incentive for the participating teams to strive their best to compete. 
 
This year the BRUNEI DARUSSALAM participants brought back a winner award and 2 merit awards for their participation in APICTA 2011. The winner award was received by Hajah Salma Bee Haji Abdul Latiff from Crescent Sdn Bhd  under the ICT industry and the 2 merit awards was received by Jong Chea Soon and Derby Teo from Chung Hwa Middle School & Abdul Rahsid Haji Osman, Dk Siti Syuhaidah Pg Haji Bahruddin, Fatin Liyana bte Suhili, Mohd Rafiee Hj Rahim from Sultan Saiful Rijal Technical College for the Secondary Category and the Tertiary Category respectively.