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BICTA Committee Gets Geared Up for Identify, Design and Develop (IDD) Workshop

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BICTA Committee Gets Geared Up for Identify, Design and Develop (IDD) Workshop
The working committee for the Brunei ICT Awards (BICTA) competition has conducted a series of roadshows to both Private and Government Tertiary Education Institutions and Secondary Schools.
The initiative for the roadshow was to give an opportunity for the BICTA committee members to brief directly to respective Tertiary Education Institutions and Secondary Schools on the background of the BICTA 2012, Guidelines and Roadmap on BICTA and APICTA 2012, Information on Identify, Design and Develop (IDD) workshop, and to identify potential ICT projects in the education institutions.
As the last leg of the roadshow has ended the BICTA committee finished the round with Duli Pengiran Muda Al-Muhtadee Billah, St. Margaret's School, Chung Ching Middle School, Jerudong International School, BAG Networks, IGS College and E-Government National Centre (EGNC).
The BICTA committee has called in international speakers from Singapore, India and Australia as well as a representative from Attorney General Chambers of Brunei Darussalam to hold talks during the 2 day workshop which has started today 22nd March 2012 until 23rd March 2012, at Seri Kerna Hall, AITI Building, Anggerek Desa.
In this first part of the workshop, the main focus is to identify ideas of a project or a product, to relook at the project or the product, for unique features that can demonstrate a high degree of innovation and creativity. Participants who haven’t got any product at the moment would also benefit from acquiring an in-depth scanning of new ideas that will inspire them to move on to the next level of design.
Goh Chin Teck from Singapore would be the speaker who would advise the participants on how they can identify their products. Chin Teck manages a portfolio of real estate and private equity investments. He has been contributing actively in several trade bodies such as Singapore Info-comm Technology Federation (SiTF) Singapore Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (SCCCI), and Asia-Pacific ICT Alliance Awards (APICTA).
In the second part of the workshop, the participants will be introduced several practical models and mechanisms to turn these ideas into products through proper product design. Participants will be able to frame a series of commercial and technical questions (such as customer demands, platform, architecture), and make the necessary judgement calls on their assessments of their product design.
The speaker who would bring the participants through the steps of designing their projects is Dr Clarence Tan from Australia. He is the founder of Bond Wireless, an Australian-based award-winning wireless software applications and services company. He is an Adjunct Professor at Bond University and Griffith University. He was selected to be on the panel of International Judges representing Australia for the Asia Pacific ICT Alliance Awards (APICTA) in 2002.
The final workshop will focus on the product development as to help participants to bring out a product to the market that can be commercialised and considered as the "innovative and trend-setting". The product development session covers a range of issues ranging from strategic outsourcing, selection of development tools, user interfaces to piloting and testing.
To present about the development of the product is Dr NK Goyal from India. He is a senior Telecom Consultant and Analyst, with Post Graduate in science with experience of about 38 years in Telecom & IT. He is also the President, Chairman Emiratus at Communications and Manufacturing Association of India (CMAI); Telcom Equipment Manufacturers Associate of India (TEMA). He is a member on the governing board of Telecom Equipment & Services Export Promotion Council (TEPC). TEPC is an official body to promote manufacturing and exports in telecom sector promoted by Ministry of Commerce & Industry and Ministry of Communications & IT.
Anyone who interested to join BICTA may contact the BICTA representatives at 2323232 or via email at or visit the BICTA website at