[12 December 2016] – West Perth-based Optika Solutions competed in the Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) Awards, hosted in Chinese Taipei from 2 – 5 December 2016.
The awards showcase the best of the best in ICT innovation from 24 member economies in the Asia Pacific region.
Having won the 2016 iAwards National Innovation of the Year Award and the iAwards Big Data Innovation of the Year category at this year’s Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) for their data analytics platform, Akumen, Optika Solutions earned the right to represent Australia in the hotly contested category of ‘Applications, Tools & Platforms’.
This year’s APICTA Awards recorded the largest contingent of entrants in the events 15 year history with 62 judges assessing the 17 categories.
It was a clean sweep for the Hong Kong entrants in the category, taking out the win and the two Merit Awards. The winner of the category was Digpro Group, with Merit awards being allocated to Holistic Technology Company Limited and Viewider Limited.
With 19 entrants in the category, Optika Solutions were pleased to have had the opportunity to showcase Akumen to an esteem panel of judges from the Asia Pacific region.
Optika Solutions Managing Director, Matthew Schneider said, “The experience of competing at the APICTA Awards was amazing. Not only did we get the opportunity to showcase Akumen to an international audience of esteemed peers, we got to meet so many creative and inspiring people, also working at the forefront of ICT both in Australia and throughout the Asia Pacific region. Ideas sharing and networking are such an important outcome of events like these, and I cannot wait to share everything with the team at Optika as we continue to strive for excellence.”
Akumen Product Manager, Ro Mathew, said “While Akumen didn’t come away with the win, we came away knowing we had made a big impression with a product that is so revolutionary. The Akumen story is a challenging one to tell, but one that we know resonates with a very diverse audience. What we have effectively done with Akumen is removed the barriers of data science, opening up the world of big data analytics to a broader base of users. Who knows what insight and value we can achieve now we can make the best use of all available data?”
For more information about Optika Solutions and their award winning product Akumen, visit: www.optikasolutions.com