The annual Cambodia ICT Awards (CICTA) saw the final pitches of the nine shortlisted applicants competing in five ICT sectors – Public, Social Corporate Responsibility, Startup, Digital Content, and Private Sector.

The top three winners will now go through to the Echelon Summit 2018 in Singapore and compete for the ASEAN ICT award where they will be up against teams from across the region.

The winners are as follows:

1st prize in Cambodia ICT Awards 2018, and winner of best Private Sector product – Morakot VB (Core Banking System) from Morakot Technology

Morakot is a simple and reliable core banking system platform for microfinance institutions and banks. They provide services such as customer management, deposits, loans, teller functions, accounting, reporting tools, multi-branch functions, multi-currency functions and system administration, all under one platform without any additional installations.

2nd prize, and winner of best Digital product – Soyo (Cambodia) from Soyo Entertainment.

Soyo is the first Cambodian based Video-On-Demand (VOD) platform that produces content focusing solely on the Cambodian market. Partnering with several local producers, Soyo provides exclusive Khmer dubbed content like short films, and movies from Thailand, Korea and the USA.

3rd prize, and winner of best Startup product in Startup, also attained in Cambodia ICT Awards 2018 – Banhji from PCG & Partners Co., Ltd

Banhji is a free and localised industry accounting platform that is specially built for NGOs and SMEs to aid their financial management.

Winner of best Public Sector product – Cambodia Driving Rules from the Ministry of Public Works and Transport

Cambodia Driving Rules is a mobile application coded in both English and Khmer aimed at explaining the country’s road rules and signs to both locals and visitors. It also provides exam preparation for learner drivers.

Winner of best Social Corporate Responsibility product – Open Data Develops Business Opportunities in Cambodia from Open Development Cambodia (ODC)

Open Data is a online hub that compiles freely available data in one place regarding social and economical development in Cambodia. This initiative hopes to facilitate an open and transparent communication between the different sectors such as public companies and the government.

Thank you to the National Institute of Posts, Telecoms & ICT (NIPTICT), and the judging panel of Stephen Paterson, Advisor & Program coordinator for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the National University of Management (NUM); Thomas Hundt, CEO of Smart Axiata; H.E Sok Puthyvuth, Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunication (MPTC); and Oknha Sear Rithy, Chairman of board at Worldbridge Cambodia.

Congratulations to all the teams and winners!

Photo Credits: CICTA

Photo Credits: CICTA

Photo Credits: CICTA

Photo Credits: CICTA