SiTF Awards 2017
SiTF awards winners with guest-of-honour Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Communications and Information, and SiTF Councillors
Singapore infocomm innovations that are at the forefront of today's digital revolution were honoured at SiTF’s 35th Anniversary celebrations and SiTF Awards prize presentation ceremony on 26 October. The 2017 edition of the Awards covered the different facets of technology - Artificial Intelligence and Big Data, Cyber Security, Digital Services, Immersive Media and Internet of Things.
This year, over 200 submissions was received and 61 finalists were selected based on their superior solutions using leading technologies. A total of six applicants won the prestigious Gold awards in the Best Innovative Infocomm Product sub-categories of AI and Big Data, Cyber Security, Digital Services and Internet of Things, Best Innovative Use of Infocomm Technology (Private Sector) and Best Innovative ICM Student Project (Tertiary).
SiTF Awards is an outstanding accolade for Singapore infocomm innovations which recognizes companies which have developed applications or solutions that applied innovative use of technology.
The judges presiding over this competition were distinguished individuals, amongst them were leaders from the ICM industry, venture capitalists, investors, academia, and government officers. They were impressed with many of the entries.
“Innovation is key – we liked entries with a strong technological or business innovation angle, or a good balance of both. There is not much of a point in developing a very clever deep tech application that does not address a substantial problem or need. It is heartening that beyond the multitude of consumer applications, there are innovative home-grown enterprise and B2B solutions that addressed relatively untapped market segments,” said Lee Han Boon, the head judge of the Cyber Security category and Senior Vice President, Commercialisation (Digital Technologies) at Exploit Technologies Pte Ltd.