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PTC AWARDS 2020

The PTC Awards 2020 are intended to acknowledge the outstanding contributions being made to improve the ability of people and firms in the Pacific region to connect, communicate, collaborate, and experience an enhanced quality of life. The awards also serve to recognize outstanding achievements in the field of information and communications, as well as those aligned with PTC’s mission to connect people and organizations for a better world.

Questions? Email awards@ptc.org.

Eligibility requirements: Any company, organization, institution, or individual (where applicable) that is based in the Pacific region or does business in the Pacific region may submit an entry for consideration. Categories marked with an are open to individuals.

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PTC AWARDS 2020

Entries are now closed. Stay tuned for the shortlist, which will be publicized here on 18 November 2019. All companies that make the shortlist are encouraged to attend.

Winners will be announced at an all new awards event on Monday, 20 January 2020, from 17:00 to 19:00 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village® Waikiki Beach Resort in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The PTC Awards 2020 are intended to acknowledge the outstanding contributions being made to improve the ability of people and firms in the Pacific region to connect, communicate, collaborate, and experience an enhanced quality of life.

Questions? Please review the FAQ sheet provided below. If you have additional inquiries, email awards@ptc.org.

Join us for an elegant evening of local Hawaiian entertainment, delectable cocktails and cuisine, networking, and celebration.

PTC’s signature fundraising event, the Innovation Awards Gala, will honor the individuals and ideas that are moving the needle forward in the way of innovation.

Funds generated from the gala will support PTC’s mission and key community outreach initiatives including PTC Academy, PTC Broadband Reports, PTC Projects, PTC Young Scholar Program, and PTC Research Prize Awards – the Meheroo Jussawalla Research Prize Award and the Yale M. Braunstein Student Prize Award.

The 2019 PTC Innovation Awards Gala will be an exquisite night that showcases the individuals and companies and the excellence they are achieving in the ICT industry.

If you are interested in becoming an Innovation Awards Gala Patron, please review the Gala Patron Package opportunities and contact us at awards@ptc.org.

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Tickets will be available for purchase on Thursday, 15 November 2018.

For information about Patron Packages, contact us.

As patron or guest, your presence makes a difference. Net proceeds from the event will fund our yearlong initiatives and are vital to our common contribution in the transformation and impact of ICT in the lives of the communities we support.

PTC AWARDS 2020 SHORTLIST

Congratulations to the PTC Awards 2020 finalists:

Aligned Energy
Cataleya
China Unicom Global Limited
Connected2Fiber
Global Cloud Xchange
GPX India Pvt Ltd
Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP
Information Communication Network LLC
IX Telecom Sdn Bhd
Kacific Broadband Satellites Group
Mission Microwave
MTA Fiber Holdings, LLC (MTAFH)
NJFX
Pacific Light Data Communication Co., Ltd.
PCCW Global

PLDT Global Corporation
RETN
SK Telecom
Smart Communications
Speedcast
Telco2 Limited
Telin
Telstra
TELUS
Telxius
The University of the South Pacific
TNZI
Verizon
Zenlayer

Joel Abraham, CEO, Fijian Competition & Consumer Commission
Dana Adams, Chief Operations Officer, AirTrunk
Sara Baack, Chief Product Officer, Equinix
Randy Brouckman, CEO, EdgeConneX
Robin Khuda, Founder & CEO, AirTrunk
Katrina Luna-Abelarde, President & CEO, PLDT Global
Simon Masri, President & Chairman, C3NTRO Telecom
Nadya Melic, Global Head of Connectivity & Platforms, Telstra
Mary Ann Rose, VP Strategic Partnerships, Unitas Global

EVENT INFO

The evening will be a casual affair celebrating the finalists and recipients of the PTC Awards 2020. Proceeds from this event will help fund the many community initiatives PTC sets forth to support the ICT needs in the Pacific region.

PTC AWARDS 2020

Monday, 20 January 2020
17:00-19:00
Hilton Hawaiian Village® Waikiki Beach Resort
Tapa Tower, Tapa Ballroom 2

Full Table (10 Guests): USD 2,000
Individual Ticket: USD 200
Academic Individual Ticket: USD 125
Dress Code: Resort Casual*
*No shorts or slippers/flip-flops

PTC AWARDS 2020

Sponsored by
PCCW Global

Monday, 20 January 2020
19:00-21:00
Hilton Hawaiian Village® Waikiki Beach Resort
Tapa Tower, Palace Lounge

WHEN

Tuesday, 23 January 2018
Blue carpet walk starts at 18.30
Gala dinner and entertainment start at 19.30

WHERE

The Tapa Ballrooms at Tapa Tower,
Hilton Hawaiian Village®
Waikiki Beach Resort

ATTIRE

Formal Attire or Hawaiian Formal Encouraged

Interested in supporting this event further?

For questions or to purchase a Patron package, email awards@ptc.org.

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USD 10,000
PLATINUM PATRON

  • Premier recognition as a Platinum Patron on all on-site signage, literature, and special mention at the event
  • Promotional acknowledgment of patronage in all pre-to-post campaign assets and press outreach
  • One full table (10 guests) with company logo and priority seating
  • Top-shelf alcohol at the event for the table guests
  • One full-page, business or congratulatory ad in the program booklet
  • Logo displayed on step-and-repeat
  • Recognition on stage and presentation of award
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USD 7,500
GOLD PATRON

  • Recognition as a Gold Patron on all on-site signage, literature, and special mention at the event
  • Promotional acknowledgment of patronage in all pre-to-post campaign assets and press outreach
  • One full table (10 guests) with company logo and priority seating
  • Premium alcohol at the event for table guests
  • One half-page, business or congratulatory ad in the program booklet
  • Logo displayed on step-and-repeat
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USD 5,000
SILVER PATRON

  • Recognition as a Silver Patron on all on-site signage and literature
  • Promotional acknowledgment of patronage in all pre-to-post campaign assets and press outreach
  • 5 individual tickets for the event
  • House alcohol at the event for table guests
  • One quarter-page, business or congratulatory ad in the program booklet
  • Logo displayed on step-and-repeat
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USD 4,500
RECOGNITION AWARDS PATRON

  • Recognition as the Recognition Awards Patron on all literature and in the program booklet
  • 5 individual tickets for the event
  • Two bottles of house wine
  • Logo displayed on step-and-repeat
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USD 3,000
COCKTAIL RECEPTION PATRON

  • Recognition as the Cocktail Reception Patron on all literature and in the program booklet
  • 2 individual tickets for the event
  • One bottle of house wine
  • Logo displayed on step-and-repeat
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USD 2,500
PROGRAM BOOKLET PATRON

  • Recognition as the Program Booklet Patron on all literature and in the program booklet
  • 2 individual tickets for the event
  • Logo displayed on step-and-repeat

PTC’S COMMUNITY INITIATIVES INCLUDE

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PTC ACADEMY

Providing management training to rising industry leaders. Designed to drive professional advancement seldom addressed by formal education or institutional training.

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PTC BROADBAND REPORTS

Delivering the data to seize micro-market opportunities, understand complex dynamics, and access resources throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

PTC Projects

PTC PROJECTS

Promoting initiatives using telecommunications and ICT to improve the quality of life in the Asia-Pacific region.

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PTC YOUNG SCHOLAR PROGRAM

Fostering up-and-coming scholars in the ICT field by recognizing their research at the PTC Annual Conference.

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PTC RESEARCH AWARDS

Recognizing two scholars with named awards for excellence in research with an invitation to present at the PTC Annual Conference.

CATEGORIES

The awards entry portal is now closed.
Shortlist finalists will be announced 18 November 2019.
For more information about the awards  process read the FAQ

Outstanding Wireline Companysuch as copper, fiber, or cable-based services; core or edge routers; optical add-drop multiplexers; etc.

Outstanding Wireless Companysuch as 4G or 5G services; cellular handsets or IoT devices; base stations; tower providers; etc.

Outstanding Satellite Companysuch as those offering LEO, MEO, or GEO services; launch services; VSAT terminals; etc.

Outstanding Submarine Companysuch as subsea cable providers; cable landing stations; subsea communications components; etc.

Outstanding Applications Companyfor “over-the-top” applications and services built on global networks, such as social media and networking; content management, distribution, or streaming video; messaging; cybersecurity; software or platform as a service; etc.

Outstanding Cloud, Data Center, or Interconnection Companyfor products and services complementary to wireline, wireless, satellite, and subsea networks, such as infrastructure as a service; managed services; data centers, colocation and interconnection; facilities design and construction; etc.

Outstanding Network Intelligence and Management Companyfor software (or hardware) capabilities that ensure the flexibility and reliability of today’s and tomorrow’s networks, such as software-defined networks (SDN); software-defined wide area networks (SD-WAN); network functions virtualization (NFV); network monitoring and management; etc.

Outstanding Customer-Facing Innovationthrough technology innovation or business model innovation, such as handset designs; mobile broadband displays; facilities sharing; user interfaces; pricing plans; contract terms; retail or wholesale customer experience; etc.

Outstanding Internal Transformationsuch as core network consolidation or transformation; migration to the cloud; billing or customer relationship management systems consolidation or implementation; quality initiatives; organization restructuring; process reengineering; etc.

Outstanding Ecosystem Collaborationdeveloping and implementing ICT solutions benefiting the region through joint ventures or partnerships; consortia; non-governmental or multinational organizations; standards organizations; etc.

Outstanding ICT Education or Research Providerhelping our understanding of the information and communications industry, shifting customer needs, or emerging technologies such as a university curriculum or research program; an online course; research, financial, or industry analyst firm; etc.

Outstanding Quality of Life Improvementthe creation and contribution to ICT initiatives that improve the quality of life, such as network-based solutions for healthcare; agriculture and food distribution; improvements to safety, privacy, and security; bridging the digital divide and increasing digital inclusion; etc.

Outstanding Pacific Islands Achievementfor outstanding achievement for any company or individual based specifically in the smaller Pacific islands (e.g., Hawaii, Vanuatu, Tonga, Papua New Guinea), but excluding the larger islands or archipelagos (e.g., Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the Philippines).

Outstanding CEOfor outstanding achievement by a CEO or Chairman in attaining corporate results (market share, revenue and profitability, employee and customer satisfaction, community and sustainability) while also supporting the mission and vision of PTC.

Outstanding Female Executivefor outstanding achievement by a female executive in corporate results while also supporting the mission and vision of PTC.

CATEGORY I: CORE NETWORK PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

The Core Network Products and Services category of awards is for companies offering products and services for networking—across wireline, wireless, satellite, and subsea—such as voice or data services or hardware, software or other network equipment or facilities to enable such networking.

Outstanding Wireline Companysuch as copper, fiber, or cable-based services; core or edge routers; optical add-drop multiplexers; etc.

Outstanding Wireless Companysuch as 4G or 5G services; cellular handsets or IoT devices; base stations; tower providers; etc.

Outstanding Satellite Companysuch as those offering LEO, MEO, or GEO services; launch services; VSAT terminals; etc.

Outstanding Submarine Companysuch as subsea cable providers; cable landing stations; subsea communications components; etc.

CATEGORY II: NETWORK-CENTRIC PRODUCTS, SERVICES, AND INNOVATION

The Network-Centric Products, Services, and Innovation category of awards is for companies offering products or services, driving innovation, or undergoing transformation that enable, complement, or enhance the value of core network products and services.

Outstanding Applications Companyfor “over-the-top” applications and services built on global networks, such as social media and networking; content management, distribution, or streaming video; messaging; cybersecurity; software or platform as a service; etc.

Outstanding Cloud, Data Center, or Interconnection Companyfor products and services complementary to wireline, wireless, satellite, and subsea networks, such as infrastructure as a service; managed services; data centers, colocation and interconnection; facilities design and construction; etc.

Outstanding Network Intelligence and Management Companyfor software (or hardware) capabilities that ensure the flexibility and reliability of today’s and tomorrow’s networks, such as software-defined networks (SDN); software-defined wide area networks (SD-WAN); network functions virtualization (NFV); network monitoring and management; etc.

Outstanding Customer-Facing Innovationthrough technology innovation or business model innovation, such as handset designs; mobile broadband displays; facilities sharing; user interfaces; pricing plans; contract terms; retail or wholesale customer experience; etc.

Outstanding Internal Transformationsuch as core network consolidation or transformation; migration to the cloud; billing or customer relationship management systems consolidation or implementation; quality initiatives; organization restructuring; process reengineering; etc.

CATEGORY III: PTC VISION AND MISSION

PTC’s vision is a better world where people and organizations are connected through the innovative use of information and communication technologies (ICT) and its mission is to advance the ethical development and use of ICT through collaboration, knowledge, and outreach.

Outstanding Ecosystem Collaborationdeveloping and implementing ICT solutions benefiting the region through joint ventures or partnerships; consortia; non-governmental or multinational organizations; standards organizations; etc.

Outstanding ICT Education or Research Providerhelping our understanding of the information and communications industry, shifting customer needs, or emerging technologies such as a university curriculum or research program; an online course; research, financial, or industry analyst firm; etc.

Outstanding Quality of Life Improvementthe creation and contribution to ICT initiatives that improve the quality of life, such as network-based solutions for healthcare; agriculture and food distribution; improvements to safety, privacy, and security; bridging the digital divide and increasing digital inclusion; etc.

CATEGORY IV: MEMBERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

The Members’ Choice Awards category recognizes that individual leadership, diversity, and inclusion is often the fundamental driving force for the development of the industry and the achievement of PTC’s vision and mission, and also the need to recognize achievements not just in the broader Pacific region but particularly in those areas subject to the uniquely complex societal and communications requirements of isolated islands.

Outstanding Pacific Islands Achievementfor outstanding achievement for any company or individual based specifically in the smaller Pacific islands (e.g., Hawaii, Vanuatu, Tonga, Papua New Guinea), but excluding the larger islands or archipelagos (e.g., Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the Philippines).

Outstanding CEOfor outstanding achievement by a CEO or Chairman in attaining corporate results (market share, revenue and profitability, employee and customer satisfaction, community and sustainability) while also supporting the mission and vision of PTC.

Outstanding Female Executivefor outstanding achievement by a female executive in corporate results while also supporting the mission of vision PTC.

AWARD CRITERIA: THE FOLLOWING FOUR CRITERIA APPLY TO EACH OF THE CATEGORIES

Why is this nominated entity deserving of an award?

Describe key aspects of the company, innovation, organization, consortium, ecosystem, or leader; the specific contribution made by the organization or individual; the competitive or market context; the prior art, the nature of the transformation, customer value created, etc.

What quantifiable results have been achieved?

This might be measured in terms of revenues, profits, subscribers, ARPU, EBITDA, monthly average users, number of students or employees trained, cycle time reduction, patents issued, interconnection bandwidth, peak data rates, customer satisfaction metrics, employee satisfaction metrics, churn, sites deployed, market share, etc.

What has the qualitative impact been?

For example, ameliorating the digital divide, reaching the unconnected, increased user / subscriber, wholesale, or other end-customer benefits, customer testimonials, community contributions, workflow or journey reengineering, organization restructuring including internal, mergers or acquisitions, divestitures, etc.

How does the nominated entity’s work conform to PTC’s vision and mission?

PTC’s vision is a better world where people and organizations are connected through the innovative use of information and communication technologies. PTC’s mission is to advance the ethical development and use of information and communication technologies through collaboration, knowledge, and outreach.

PTC Awards 2020 Jury

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PETER COFFEE
Vice President for Strategic Research
Salesforce

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ERIC HANDA
Co-Founder & CEO
APTelecom

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STEPHEN HO
Chief Executive Officer
CITIC TELECOM CPC

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ROSS O’BRIEN
ITC Principal, Partner, and Managing Director
Hong Kong, Intercedent Asia

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DAVID SHARMA
President
TELUS Partner Solutions

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ISABELLE PARADIS
President & Founder
HOT TELECOM

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AGATHA POON
Research Director, Asia-Pacific Services
451 Research

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MELISSA STANISLAW
Director, Marketing Strategy and Sales Enablement
ZenFi Networks

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JAMES STATEN
VP & Principal Analyst – C-Suite
Forrester Research

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JOE WEINMAN
Author
Cloudonomics and Digital Disciplines

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JOE ZHU
Founder & CEO
Zenlayer

AWARD CRITERIA: The following four criteria apply to each of the categories

Why is this nominated entity deserving of an award?
Describe key aspects of the company, innovation, organization, consortium, ecosystem, or leader; the specific contribution made by the organization or individual; the competitive or market context; the prior art, the nature of the transformation, customer value created, etc.

What quantifiable results have been achieved?
This might be measured in terms of revenues, profits, subscribers, ARPU, EBITDA, monthly average users, number of students or employees trained, cycle time reduction, patents issued, interconnection bandwidth, peak data rates, customer satisfaction metrics, employee satisfaction metrics, churn, sites deployed, market share, etc.

What has the qualitative impact been?
For example, ameliorating the digital divide, reaching the unconnected, increased user / subscriber, wholesale, or other end-customer benefits, customer testimonials, community contributions, workflow or journey reengineering, organization restructuring including internal, mergers or acquisitions, divestitures, etc.

How does the nominated entity’s work conform to PTC’s vision and mission?
PTC’s vision is a better world where people and organizations are connected through the innovative use of information and communication technologies. PTC’s mission is to advance the ethical development and use of information and communication technologies through collaboration, knowledge, and outreach.

HOW TO ENTER

PTC will be using Award Force as its online awards platform for the PTC Awards 2020 Call for Entries. There is no fee or sponsorship required to enter.

  • Go to https://ptcawards2020.awardsplatform.com/.
  • Please register to create an Award Force account and follow the steps to complete your user/entrant profile.
  • Before you click on “Start new entry” you will need to go to your email and click on the verification link (in an email from the PTC Awards 2020). You may need to refresh the web page.
  • Once you begin the entry process, you can “Save + close” your entry and go back to edit it later.
  • Once you submit an entry, you can go back into the system at any time to make changes – up until the entry deadline of 4 October 2019 at 23:59 (HST).
Richard J. Barber PTC Distinguished
Service Award

Timothy Logue, Senior Director, Sales and Business Development, Thales Alenia Space

Yale M. Braunstein Student
Prize Award

Yang Bai, Ph.D. Student, Penn State University, Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications

Meheroo Jussawalla Research
Prize Award

Bin Zhang, Professor and Doctoral Supervisor at the School of Economics and Management, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications

PTC Young Scholars

John Robert Bautista, Ph.D. Student, Nanyang Technological University
Paolo Gerli, Ph.D. Student, Northumbria University
Maude Hasbi, Postdoctoral Researcher, Chalmers University of Technology
Jecinta Kamau, Ph.D. Student, Kyushu University
Edward Oughton, Senior Research Associate, University of Oxford
J. Stephanie Rose, Ph.D. Student, University of Pittsburgh

Lifetime Innovation

Best Overall Innovation

Best Networking Innovation

AQUA COMMS
and
PACKETFABRIC
(Team Entry)

Best Application/Service Innovation

Best Regulatory Innovation

Best Quality of Life Improvement

USD 475 INDIVIDUAL TICKET

Price increases to USD 525 after 12.00, 22 Jan 2018.

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