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Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) celebrated outstanding achievements in the information and communication technologies (ICT) industry, to improve the ability of people and firms in the Pacific region, at last night’s PTC Awards 2023 event, which was held during PTC’23 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

“Now in its fifth year, the PTC Awards program continues to excel from the number of entries received to the high caliber work being done in the industry,” commented Joe Weinman, founder and principal, XFORMA and chair of the PTC Awards 2023 Committee. “It was incredible to celebrate the individual and organizational achievements and particularly those that support the non-profit mission of PTC, to advance the ethical development and use of ICT for collaboration, knowledge, and outreach.”

The PTC Awards 2023 recipients are:

Networking and Network-Centric Solutions Awards
Outstanding Satellite or Submarine Company: Southern Cross Cable Network
Outstanding Wireline and/or Wireless Company: TELUS
Outstanding Applications Company: Swarmio Media
Outstanding Cloud/Edge Company: AWS
Outstanding Data Center/Colo/Interconnection Company: Equinix
Outstanding Innovation or Transformation: CITIC Telecom CPC
Outstanding Start-up: AdaniConneX

PTC Vision and Mission Award
Outstanding Support for PTC’s Vision and Mission Award: Pacific Dataport

Leadership Awards
Outstanding C-level Executive: Joe Zhu, CEO, Zenlayer
Outstanding Female Executive: Keri Gilder, CEO, Colt
Outstanding Diversity and Inclusion Champion: Phillip Marangella, Chief Marketing & Product Officer, EdgeConneX
Outstanding Up-and-Coming Leader: Nicky Peshwani, Vice President, Bankai Group

In addition, William “Bill” Barney, chairman of Asian Century Equity, received the Richard J. Barber PTC Distinguished Service Award for his exceptional service to PTC for more than 25 years.

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