The Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA) is an international awards program which aims to increase ICT awareness in the community and assist in bridging the digital divide. By providing networking and product benchmarking opportunities to ICT innovators and entrepreneurs in the region, the program is designed to stimulate ICT innovation and creativity, promote economic and trade relations, facilitate technology transfer, and offer business matching opportunities via exposure to venture capitalists and investors.

Participants of the awards program comprise of members of the APICTA Alliance. They are guided by the Framework of Cooperation identifying how member-economies can work together in support of the Awards Program as well as other programs that foster development and growth of the ICT industry in the region. APICTA’s 16 member-economies include Australia, Brunei, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam. Entry to the awards program is open to the winners of similar awards programs in each member economy. Companies are nominated by their economy and travel to the awards where they present their solutions to a panel of judges. Judges come from every member-economy which ensures a fair and equitable judging process.

Each year APICTA recognises the best in innovation from across the Asia Pacific ICT community. Past winners have gone on to international business success, formed new partnerships and grown for the benefit of their community.

APICTA MSC Malaysia 2011
Securemetric was awarded the winner for the category, Best of Security in the Malaysian chapter of the competition. As such, Securemetric will be representing Malaysia to  Pattaya, Thailand this year to showcase its SecureToken ST3 in the International round of the APICTA 2011 competition. Securemetric’s SecureToken ST3 won the Malaysian chapter of the competition due to the following feature:

Market acceptance and penetration.

Innovation which makes PKI a more acceptable technology.

Excellent user experience making the use of PKI technology easy even for the layman.

Affordable with ready product localization making it far more superior than its competing product from the US and Europe.