At the 19th International Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) Awards held in Vietnam, Arimac Digital was the most decorated winner from 16 Asia Pacific (APAC) countries including, Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Macao, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Nepal.
Arimac secured the most number of awards won by a single company in the 19 years of APICTA history. The company represented Sri Lanka in a head to head battle with 16 other countries in multiple categories and rose to the top with highest honours. In fact, Arimac’s success at the event led Sri Lanka to second place in the 2019 APICTA Country Awards Table.
Known as the “Oscar of the IT Arena”, the APICTA Awards is the most influential ICT industry competition in the Asia-Pacific region. The selection of the nominees were based on their uniqueness, market potential, features, quality, and application. Each nominee had to pitch and was rigorously assessed by an international judging panel. The event brings recognition to innovative products and solutions from ICT talents originating from APAC to assist in bridging the digital divide.
Arimac Digital Founder and CEO Chamira Jayasinghe said, “We are truly humbled and proud to have bagged the most number of awards at APICTA 2019. The people of Sri Lanka are endowed with abundant talent and ability. Our solutions were innovated and conceptualized entirely by local talent, proving the advantage of reducing brain drain and retaining local talent. The awards are a testament to their dedication, hard work and passion towards creating disruptive innovations. I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to the organizing committee and jury delegation.”
Arimac’s humanoid robot, Diyazen, was recognized as one of the top three on-going Research and Development projects in the APAC region. The Modular humanoid robot platform utilizes convolutional neural network (CNN) based high-speed semantic analysis technology, simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) based omnidirectional indoor navigation, and 3D dynamic perception enabling face, gesture and emotion identification. Other projects that were recognized included: