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Sin Chew wins coveted award in WCIT

  • ASOCIO Chairman David Wong (R2) congratulating Sin Chew for winning the award. From left: PIKOM Chairman Chin Chee Seong, Keu Tien Siong and Loke Chee Soon. Photo courtesy: Sin Chew Daily
  • The Malaysian delegation posing for photograph after the WCIT dinner cum award presentation ceremony in Taipei. Photo courtesy: Sin Chew Daily

TAIPEI, Sept 14 (Sin Chew Daily) -- The World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) 2017 was recently held in Taipei, Taiwan, from September 10 to 13.

The Malaysian delegation bagged seven awards, including the Outstanding User Organization Award won by Sin Chew Media Corporation Berhad.

It was the second time Taiwan had hosted the WCIT, touted as the "Olympics" of the ICT industry, after a lapse of 17 years. The event drew the participation of more than 3,700 IT industrial leaders from over 80 countries and territories.

The Malaysian delegation, with more than 80 representatives, was among the largest oversea delegations for this year's event.

During the award presentation ceremony held in conjunction with the congress, the Malaysian government and private sectors respectively won three and four awards by World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) and Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organization (ASOCIO), of which Sin Chew Media Corporation won ASOCIO's Outstanding User Organization Award.

The other Malaysian winners of ASOCIO awards were IPAY88, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation Sdn Bhd (MDEC) and Eduspec Holdings Berhad.

Meanwhile, the Malaysian winners of WITSA awards were Bestinet, MDEC eUsahawan and SEMMEL.

Among the VIPs present at the event were Taiwan's Premier William Lai and Economic Minister Shen Jong-chin, WITSA Chairman Yvonne Chiu, ASOCIO Chairman David Wong, National ICT Association of Malaysia (PIKOM) Chairman Chin Chee Seong, MCIL Multimedia Sdn Bhd Chief Executive Officer cum Sin Chew Media Corporation General Manager for IT Keu Tien Siong, and Sin Chew Media Corporation Deputy General Manager for IT Loke Chee Soon.

Very encouraging

Keu told Sin Chew Daily it was very encouraging for Sin Chew Media Corporation to be presented the ASOCIO Outstanding User Organization Award, and that the company was the only Malaysian organization winning in this category.

"Sin Chew Media Corporation has taken proactive initiatives in corporate transformation in recent years, including broader adoption of information technology.

"This explains why we have been able to clinch the award among so many competitors."

Keu said the company put in a lot of effort to help promote the development of the IT industry in Malaysia during the past two years, and had organized countless of forums and talks, including the Logon e-commerce forum, web security forum and Asian digital marketing forum, among others.

Keu said Sin Chew Media Corporation had also worked very closely with IT-related organizations in the country, including PIKOM.

"We'll do our utmost to help promote the IT industrial development in Malaysia," he pledged.


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