Gitex 2017: Tamkeen and BTech announce 5 winners of Bahrain Tech Award

The launch of the award is aimed at promoting the ICT Sector in Bahrain.

DUBAI- Labour Fund, Tamkeen, and the Bahrain Technology Society, BTech, have announced five winners in the first edition of the Bahrain Tech Award.

The event was held on the sidelines of the Bahrain National Conference at GITEX 2017 in Dubai.

The launch of the award is aimed at promoting the ICT Sector in Bahrain, and drive sustainability through the continuous development of the sector’s products in meeting international standards.

The key criteria of the award cover creativity and innovation aspects as well as relevance of business and social needs, readiness for International Market, the use of best practices and enforcing regulations and their marketing presentation.

The honoured institutions were CTM360, Alnadeem, Etisalcom, CISCO and prince.

Tamkeen Chief Executive, Dr. Ebrahim Mohammed Janahi, said earlier in a statement that this award aims at promoting Bahrain-based technology companies, so they move forward with developing their workforce and products as well as their services in line with the efforts targeting improving the private sector, part of which are the IT and telecommunication fields.

"We in Tamkeen are working in line with the national efforts directed towards developing the Kingdom's economy as well as stimulating the private sector to enable it to become a key driver of development as well as to explore the opportunities of its growth and to encourage companies to improve their services and products," Dr. Janahi said in a statement on the occasion.

Ubaidly Al Ubaidly, President of BTech, said that Tamkeen's launch of the award in collaboration with BTech comes as part of the strategic partnership between both parties which aims at boosting the IT and telecommunication sectors in Bahrain.

"29 nominations were received exclusively from this year’s Bahrain Pavilion at GITEX exhibition companies," Janahi explained.

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