OVERVIEW

About Computerworld Hong Kong Awards 2019

A Salute to Hong Kong's IT Leaders

Since 2002, we have identified Hong Kong's leading technology products, services and providers by giving our IT users the opportunity to nominate and vote. Throughout these years, Computerworld Hong Kong Awards have witnessed countless changes within the IT industry. Despite the continuous transformation within the industry, demand for excellence remains constant.

Four years ago,  we strengthen engagement with our all readers--not only IT users--by giving them power to nominate and vote. Being part of the IT industry, we believe every reader is well placed to nominate and vote. Hence, we have made this competition into a bona fide Reader’s Choice Awards. 

Meanwhile, we continue the effort to recognize local innovations and Hong Kong-based technology providers with the Technology Company of the Year Award category. Winners will be determined by a distinguish panel of judges consists of local IT leaders, who will review and assess the nominations based on four major criteria. 

Nominations for Computerworld Hong Kong Awards 2019 is closed. Voting will start soon.

 

Voting details will be announced soon. Please stay tuned!

Submission deadline: April 18, 2019 (Thursday), 6:00pm

 

Awards Ceremony: June 2019

AWARD CATEGORIES

INFRASTRUCTURE
data_center_equipment
INFRASTRUCTURE
networking
INFRASTRUCTURE
storage
SERVICES
services
PLATFORM
applications
PLATFORM
cloud
SECURITY
security
RISING STAR
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Technology Company of the Year

Background of TCoY Award category

The Technology Company of the Year (TCOY) Award was established in 2007 and forms anintegral part of the annual Computerworld Hong Kong Awards. The Award aims to recognize and promote innovation in technology development of Hong Kong-based companies, their contribution to the local and regional enterprise IT market, as well as their excellence in business execution.

  • TCOY - Mature (A profitable and established tech company based in Hong Kong.)
  • TCOY - Startup (A newer business that successfully executes innovative ideas, but may not yet be profitable.)

NOTE: It is the candidate's choice to enter either of the subcategories above.

 

Objectives

  • To promote Hong Kong technology firms for their innovation, business and operational excellence.
  • To recognize Hong Kong technology firms for their roles in representing Hong Kong in the technology market.
  • To award a pair of Hong Kong-based companies for their provision of IT products and/or services to organizations locally and overseas integral to the advancement of the local IT industry.

Entry Requirements

  • The nominating company must be a Hong Kong-headquartered company (overseas MNCs in Hong Kong are not allowed);
  • The nominating company must demonstrate that its technologies and services (i.e., staff, facilities and products) have been developed in Hong Kong;
  • The nominating company must be a technology or service provider for enterprises/business entities (consumer technologies and applications are excluded); and
  • Previous winners of Technology Company of the Year can only submit new nominations THREE years after their most recent win.

Judging Criteria

Submissions are evaluated by a panel of judges from leading industry authorities and our editors. Winners will be chosen based on achievements over the last 12-18 months and the following criteria:

  • Business and technology innovation
  • Business strategy and execution
  • Competitiveness in the global market
  • Business achievements and performance

Note: Mature business candidates are scored more heavily based on international competitiveness and business performance, while product innovation and business strategy will be given more weighting for startup candidates.

Results Announcement

The winning company will be invited to join the Computerworld Hong Kong Awards presentation ceremony in June 2019, when we will announce the winners and present the Awards. A full profile article will also be featured for each winner in the 2019 June edition of Computerworld Hong Kong.

Submission

Submission deadline: April 18, 2019 (Thursday), 6:00pm

Past Winners

2018: PCCW Solutions (Mature category); SenseTime (Startup category)
2017: CITIC Telecom CPC (Mature category); Easyship (Startup category)
2016: Green Tomato (Mature category); actiMirror (Startup category)
2015: SUNeVision (Mature category); WeLab (Startup category)
2014: iAsia Online Systems
2013: Wharf T&T
2012: Cherrypicks
2011: Green Tomato
2010: NetDimensions
2009: Outblaze
2008: PCCW
2007: Network Box

Judges of the 2019 TCoY Award category

TCOY - Mature

Judges

Andy BienVice President (External Engagement), Hong Kong Computer Society

Judges

Suk-Wah KwokRegional Chief Information Officer - Asia Pacific, Lockton Companies (Hong Kong)

Judges

Daniel LaiProgramme Director, CoolThink@JC, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust

Judges

Avneesh SaxenaGroup Vice President, Domain Research Group, IDC Asia/Pacific

TCOY - Startup

Judges

Eric ChanChief Public Mission Officer, Cyberport

Judges

Andy ChunAdjunct Professor, City University of Hong Kong

Judges

Yat SiuFounder & CEO, Outblaze

Judges

Peter YeungHead of Electronics & ICT Clusters, Smart City Platform, Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks (HKSTP)

SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS

CONTACT

FOR NOMINATION AND VOTING ENQUIRIES, PLEASE CONTACT:

CONNIE YIP: CYIP@QUESTEXASIA.COM


 

FOR VOTING AND NOMINATION ENQUIRIES, PLEASE CONTACT:

CWHK_AWARDS@QUESTEXASIA.COM

Voting Campaign Policy - Award nominees are encouraged to promote their nominations subject to the following:

 
  • No CWHK Award materials (including graphics, logos and text) can be used without prior approval
  • All promotion materials must be sent under the Nominee's name
  • All promotion materials must INCLUDE the following statement: Please note that this message is from [NOMINEE VENDOR]