ICT Champion 2016

Recognition for ICT Champion 2016

Objective: To Promote ICT Adoption and Usage in the country through identification and public recognition of outstanding leadership/entrepreneurship in innovation and technology in the application of ICT in Bhutan.

The Department of Information Technology and Telecom/Ministry of Information and Communications calls for nomination from individual(s) and agency(ies) to acknowledge outstanding contribution made in the field of ICT. These outstanding nominees (ICT Champion) will be selected and awarded prizes during the World Telecommunications and Information Society Day on 17th May, 2017 under the two categories as follows:
Category 1: ICT Innovation focused on recognizing innovators in system, applications and hardware development.
Link for nominations: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BBZD3RF
1.1) Recognizing Individual
1.2) Recognizing Teams
i) Novelty: The submitted application/system has to be either completely based on a new idea or it may also be an improved version or a better solution to an already existing application.
ii) Popularity:Submitted application/system/hardware must have minimum of 25 users to be considered popular.
iii) Usability: Submitted application/system/hardware must be intuitive and simple to use.
iv) Development complexity: Submitted application/system/hardware should not be easily reproducible.

Category 2: Positive social Impact through the innovative application of ICT.
2.1) Recognizing Individual
Link for nominations: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B5J5FHR
i) Social Inclusion: Any usage of an ICT platform to generate positive social impact to all groups of people in the society.
ii) Popularity: The application of an ICT platform must have minimum of 50 users base.
iii) Innovativeness: Any usage of an ICT platform in a new way to bring about positive impact on the society.

2.2) Recognizing ICT firms (Top five firms)
Link for nominations: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HK2DC6M
i) Employment: Number of people employed by the firm
ii) Working conditions : Includes but not limited to hours of work, leave and holidays,
maternity arrangements , occupational health and safety. Conditions and requirement as
per and in line with Labour and Employment Act 2007 and regulations on working
conditions 2012
iii) Total Revenue : Revenue generated in a year (2016)

The call for nomination will be open from 24/12/2016 to 24/4/2017.
Any submission of a system/application/hardware in category 1 must be fully developed and not more than one year old.
The products must have been produced above and beyond call of duty.
Candidates must support their submission with documentations according to the evaluation criterias in the Category they have submitted for. Supporting documentations can be submitted to ictChampion@dit.gov.bt

Other Definitions :
Innovations: the process of translating an idea or invention into goods or services that create value for users.
Social impact: Generating positive social impact by taking advantage of any ICT platform.