PIKOM’s Unicorn Tech Awards 2019 to recognize changemakers
By Digital News Asia September 12, 2019
- PIKOM changemaker itself, becoming advocate & voice for members
- Will combine for first time with APICTA & Global Business Services Awards
PIKOM, the National Tech Association Of Malaysia, announced that its PIKOM Unicorn Tech Awards Night 2019 will be recognising eight industry changemakers on 3rd Oct 2019 at the KL Convention Centre.
The awards, held for the first time in collaboration with APICTA (Asia Pacific ICT Awards) and the GBS (Global Business Services) Awards, will see more than 1,000 tech players celebrating each other at the most sought-after event of the country’s digital ecosystem.
“Every year, our tables are sold-out and we have had to acquire a bigger venue due to the overwhelming response by our members. This is the night where our members come together to celebrate the award winners and toast them on their successes,” says Ganesh Kumar Bangah.
This is the 31st year PIKOM is hosting the awards and the first time they will include GBS. The following category nominations are open to all members for them to nominate who they think are most deserving:
- ICT Organisation Excellence Award
- Member Excellence Award
- CIO Excellence Award
- Technopreneur Excellence Award
- ICT Personality of the Year
- GBS Company of the Year
- Regional ICT Company of the Year
- Special Recognition Awards
“Echoing what the chairman has mentioned, the awards night gets bigger and bigger every year. We decided to include GBS to reflect synergy in collaboration with our partners. Recognising all the champions on one prominent platform is a practical approach, instead of having them done separately,” says Sean Seah, PIKOM secretary and also organising chair of the awards night.
This year, a leading company in the oil-and-gas industry, Serba Dinamik has come forward to position itself as the Title Sponsor.
“Serba Dinamik values the recognition presented by PIKOM, especially seeing the growth and transformation PIKOM has gone through over the years from a cash & carry association to the true voice of the tech industry,” explains Ganesh on Serba Dinamik’s support for its Unicorn Tech Awards.
Ir. Mohd Abdul Karim Abdullah, group chief executive officer of Serba Dinamik affirms this. “Over the past few years, PIKOM has been playing the changemaker role itself, becoming the advocate and voice for their members. We can definitely resonate with the association and we hope this relationship will spur higher growth for the industry.”
“We have close relations with the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia and its governments agencies, too. In fact, Gobind Singh Deo, minister of communications will be gracing the PIKOM Unicorn Tech Awards Night this year,” said Ganesh. Even more exciting for PIKOM is that Anwar Ibrahim (pic), leader of the Parti Keadilan Rakyat or People’s Justice Party and MP for Port Dickson will be delivering the keynote address.
Also present at the press conference were eminent council members who carry the torch for all members in working together with the government to spearhead the tech industry.