Axiata Digital Labs becomes the Exclusive Innovation Partner for National ICT Awards 2020

Axiata Digital Labs (ADL) entered into a partnership with the local chapter of the UK based Chartered Institute for IT professionals BCS Sri Lanka, to sponsor National ICT Awards (NBQSA) 2020 as the Exclusive Innovation Partner, the company announced today.

“For the last 22 years, NBQSA has bestowed their highest honours on the best and brightest innovators that companies in Sri Lanka have produced and many have gone on to transform the global ICT landscape.ADL is delighted to be a part of this prestigious event and I look forward to congratulating this year’s winners in person,”  said Thushera Kawdawatta, CEO of Axiata Digital Labs.. 

As one of Asia’s fastest growing and most innovative software and IT service providers, Axiata Digital Labs is well suited as a sponsor for the long running awards ceremony.

A subsidiary of Malaysian telecommunication conglomerate Axiata Group Berhard, Axiata Digital Labs provides a range of IT software, solutions and services including IoT, Cloud Computing, API Management & Microservices, Data Analytics & AI, and UI + UX Consultancy. 

The National ICT Awards (NBQSA) 2020 has run annually since 1998 and recognises the outstanding ICT achievements and contributions of individuals and organizations in Sri Lanka. It will take place on the 9th of October at the Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo.

“This competition series is celebrating its 22nd Anniversary this year and is the only National competition of its type in Sri Lanka. As the Chartered Institute for IT Sri Lanka Section, we believe that we are well placed to make our contribution to the Sri Lankan ICT Industry by recognizing exceptional local ICT achievements and creating the right recognition and opportunities globally for Sri Lankan ICT products” said K. V. Kuganathan, Chairman of BCS Chartered Institute for IT Sri Lanka Section.

NBQSA has played a significant role in taking the country’s ICT Industry to the international arena through partnering with the Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA) where NBQSA winners have brought prestige to home for several years.

About Axiata Digital Labs

Founded in 2019, Axiata Digital Labs is an innovative software service provider offering telco focused digital and IT services and solutions that enable individuals, enterprises, associates and society as a whole. With over 800 professionals spread across 7 countries, ADL helps global customers in the space of telecommunications, digital services & financial services. Axiata Digital Labs is the technology hub of Axiata Group Berhad Malaysia, one of the leading telecommunication groups in Asia. 

About BCS and NBQSA

The Sri Lanka Section of the British Computer Society was formed in 1996 and now counts over 5500 members and over 240 CITP professionals. National ICT Awards (NBQSA) was initiated in 1998 by the BCS Sri Lanka Section to benchmark Sri Lankan ICT products with the world’s best. Since inception, the National ICT Awards (NBQSA) has been the only national level event in Sri Lanka of its calibre focused on recognizing innovative and outstanding ICT Products and Organizations, Groups and Individuals for their contributions to the ICT Industry. NBQSA has been supported by the Government of Sri Lanka, BCS and Private Sector Organizations throughout the years. The awards ceremony will see a series of mini events starting from its launch to the Grand Finale and the Awards Ceremony will take place during the latter part of the year.

The competition is open only to Sri Lankan companies, groups and individuals. National ICT Awards (NBQSA) has introduced over 19 product categories to compete in, such as Financial, Industrial, e-Government, Security, Sustainability and Green IT etc., it has also provided the opportunity for University Students to showcase their ICT talent by competing under the Tertiary and Postgraduate Categories.


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