2016 WITSA ICT Global Excellence Awards

2016 WITSA ICT Global Excellence Awards

Σας ενημερώνουμε ότι ο WITSA (World Information Technology and Services Alliance/Παγκόσμιος Σύνδεσμος Πληροφορικής και Υπηρεσιών), στο πλαίσιο των εργασιών του, έχει θεσμοθετήσει τα “WITSA Global ICT Excellence Awards”, τα οποία απονέμονται με στόχο να αναδειχθούν οι καλύτερες επιχειρήσεις και οι καλύτεροι χρήστες του κλάδου Τεχνολογιών Πληροφορικής και Επικοινωνιών, οι οποίοι ξεχωρίζουν για τα επιτεύγματά τους σε ό,τι αφορά τις εφαρμογές ΤΠΕ για το Δημόσιο Τομέα, τον Ιδιωτικό Τομέα, τη Δημιουργία Ψηφιακών Ευκαιριών και την Αειφόρο Ανάπτυξη.

Ο WITSA ιδρύθηκε το 1978 και αποτελεί μια κοινοπραξία 80 συνδέσμων πληροφορικής απ' όλο τον κόσμο, που σήμερα αντιπροσωπεύουν περισσότερο από το 90% της παγκόσμιας αγοράς πληροφορικής.

Ο ΣΕΠΕ, ως μέλος του WITSA (από το 1996), έχει προσκληθεί να υποβάλει την πρόταση του για ελληνικές υποψηφιότητες στο πλαίσιο των “2016 WITSA ICT Global Excellence Awards, τα οποία θα πραγματοποιηθούν στο πλαίσιο του Gala Dinner του Παγκόσμιου Συνεδρίου Πληροφορικής “WCIT 2016”, στις 4 Οκτωβρίου 2016 στη Μπραζίλια, στη Βραζιλία.

Ως εκ τούτου, καλούνται οι επιχειρήσεις – μέλη του ΣΕΠΕ, που ενδιαφέρονται να υποβάλουν υποψηφιότητα, σύμφωνα με τις κατηγορίες και τα  δεδομένα που θέτει ο WITSA, όπως περιγράφονται παρακάτω, να στείλουν την πρόταση τους μέχρι τη Δευτέρα 13 Ιουνίου 2016, στο e-mail: info@sepe.gr

Με δεδομένο ότι μπορούν να υποβληθούν μέχρι και 5 υποψηφιότητες από κάθε μέλος του WITSA, οι προτάσεις, που θα υποβληθούν στον ΣΕΠΕ θα αξιολογηθούν, προκειμένου να γίνει η τελική επιλογή και υποβολή των ελληνικών υποψηφιοτήτων προς τον WITSA. 

Awards will be given to individuals, academics, businesses, NGOs, government branches etc., on the basis of particular programs, web sites, strategies of ICT/Internet deployment; i.e. the awards will not be political but technical, honoring use and implementation of technology in accordance with the criteria described below (i.e. a government per se will not be a “winner”, but one of its integrated web sites or services may be). The winners may not necessarily represent the most advanced technology solutions, but should be excellent examples of ICT deployment which have made a difference for the community of interest (whether providing public services, boosting profits or advancing connectivity):

Government entities and non-profit organizations are eligible to be nominated in the Public Sector Excellence category.

Criteria for Government authorities:
To be nominated, a government entity must, in its delivery of services within or outside the entity, use information and communications technology to 1) improve a national or local government's effectiveness in meeting the needs of its citizens; 2) save time and money in government operations by eliminating inefficient practices and processes; and/or 3) improve access to or the quality of services, communication and information within government.   In addition, the project implemented by the nominee must meet at least one of the following criteria: use ICT to improve the common good, either at the local, national or global level (measuring the social benefit); demonstrate efficient use of current technology; highlight the benefits of latest advances; run pilot projects evaluating the potential of new innovative means of communication and information distribution.

Criteria for Non-profit organizations: To be nominated, non-profit organizations must utilize information and communications technology to achieve the organization's goals, as well to improve the common good through programs with significant social benefits.  Examples of such programs include: medical groups that facilitate remotely assisted surgery via Internet, deployment of informative databases or other technologies that increase citizen participation in communities of interest - uses that bring aid, comfort, information, support or services to target community groups.

All for-profit, high-end information technology users are eligible for this award. This award honors the innovative uses of information technology that directly increase a business' ability to meet its objectives, improve its competitiveness or better serve its customer needs.  A for-profit user of ICT that creates an advantage in the design, development, manufacturing, marketing and/or distribution of products and services would be competitive for this award.

Individuals, academic institutions, corporations, NGOs or government authorities that have made a remarkable and successful effort at providing digital opportunities to those in need are eligible for this award.  Nominees must help facilitate the deployment of information and communications technology and use of the internet among inner city populations, or in towns, rural areas or cities in developing and least-developed countries in order to be considered for this award.  WITSA member associations have autonomy in nominating and selecting the most qualified candidates in their respective country or region.  In order to nominate a candidate, the WITSA member association must demonstrate the effectiveness of the program; approximate the number of people benefiting from the program; describe the degree of intensiveness of the program; and evaluate the level of innovation used in achieving the program’s goals.

Individuals, academic institutions, corporations, NGOs or government authorities that have made a remarkable and successful effort at using ICTs as a tool to promote sustainable economic growth. Sustainable economic growth shall be defined as the ability to improve our financial and social wellbeing without compromising the prosperity or wellbeing of future generations; a sustainable economy is therefore one in which economic growth is decoupled from environmental impacts. The three key challenges are climate change, resource degradation and pollution.  At the heart of all three is energy efficiency and the role that ICTs may have.

This Award will recognize innovators, leaders, change agents and trend-setters spanning the global mobile ecosystem from lifestyle to technology and entertainment. In a world of new technology and innovations, this award will take into consideration the successful application of mobile technology in areas of humanitarianism, health, mobile social awareness and justice, freedom of expression, sustainable growth, business and commerce, effective delivery of public services and transparency.