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Celebrating innovation in the digital era

Executive Networks Media Staff Writer | March 18, 2016
Every year, the CIO Asia Awards honour companies in the region that demonstrate excellence through creative and innovative IT projects.

Update: The CIO Asia Awards 2017 is currently accepting submissions. For information about how to submit your entry, click here.

Lee Kee Siang, NLB's Chief Information Officer receives the award for Innovation
From left to right : Mark Hobson, CEO of Executive Networks Media (publisher of CIO Asia) and Lee Kee Siang, NLB's Chief Information Officer.

As digital technologies disrupt virtually every industry, organisations are increasingly urged to digitally transform themselves. While digital transformation may seem daunting as it requires a change in the way businesses operate, the benefits of doing so outweigh that concern, as exemplified by the IT projects submitted for the 15th Annual CIO Asia Awards.

The CIO Asia Awards is a prestigious annual listing of the top Asian companies that have deployed information and communications technology to derive the highest strategic value and to yield the greatest returns for their key operations and businesses.

The top five outstanding companies from the 'Roll of Honour' list were also awarded the coveted CIO Asia Awards. Following are the winning projects for this year's awards:

INNOVATION - National Library Board (NLB): Transforming the user experience in physical and digital library spaces
NLB offers a mobile app that features eReads and OneSearch services to enable users to easily find what they need from its resources. Users can also use NLB's reservation lockers to self-collect their reserved items, and turn to NLB's Digital Concierge service for general or borrowing queries. These initiatives have empowered users to access library services and content anytime, anywhere, and on any device. NLB has also improved productivity in its backend operations by deploying AutoSorter to automate the sorting operation of returned items at the library's book drop.

TRANSFORMATION - Manila Water Company: Manila Water Enterprise Asset Management Project- Asset Management Information System (EAMAMIS)
EAM-AMIS transforms the company's capital asset life cycle management, from acquisition to decommissioning, through the integration of several systems and processes. This resulted in improved operational reliability, optimised power consumption, increased manpower productivity, and traceable regulatory compliance.

LEADERSHIP - Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT): Smart Shared Data Plan
The Smart Shared Data Plan initiative enables subscribers of the PLDT HOME DSL service to share a portion of the monthly data allocation to multiple mobile phone lines. The shared data plans offer PLDT opportunities to bundle services and devices into a single value proposition, thus increasing revenue and reducing churn through stickiness as more lines and devices are added. This is particularly relevant in the Philippines where large, closely-linked family units are common.


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