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PTC AWARDS 2023

The PTC Awards 2023 are intended to acknowledge the outstanding contributions being made to improve the ability of people and organizations in the Pacific region to connect, communicate, collaborate, and experience an enhanced quality of life. 

Questions? 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 2022 SHORTLIST

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE PTC AWARDS 2022 FINALISTS:

AB Handshake Corporation
AdaniConneX
AirTrunk
Avaroa Cable Limited
BDx Data Centers
Bulk Fiber Networks
China Telecom Americas
Colt Technology Services
Connected2Fiber
Converge ICT Solutions Inc.
DCConnect Communication Pte. Ltd.
Iron Mountain Data Centers

Kacific Broadband Satellites Ltd.
PLDT Global Corporation
Rogers Communications
Seaborn
Singtel Satellite
Swarmio Media
Telin
Telstra
Verizon Partner Solutions
Wireless Innovation Solution Inc.
Zenlayer

Dana Adams, Chief Operating Officer, AirTrunk
Priyanka Brahmbhatt, Executive Director, Group Strategist, Member of the Board, Bankai Group
Keri Gilder, CEO, Colt Technology Services
Joe Harar, CFO, EdgeConneX
Rebecca Jacob, General Counsel, Southern Cross Cable Network
Mercy Manning, VP of Sales & Sustainability Strategy, Aligned
Nadejda Papernaia, CEO & Co-founder, AB Handshake Corporation
Sonal Patel, Vice President, Marketing, Verizon Partner Solutions
Christian Patouraux, Founder & CEO, Kacific Broadband Satellites Ltd.
Andrew Schaap, CEO, Aligned
Felix Seda, General Manager, NJFX
Jeremy Villalobos, Chief Operating Officer, GoldConnect
Joe Zhu, Founder & CEO, Zenlayer

EVENT INFO

Celebrate the finalists and recipients of the PTC Awards 2023 in an evening under the stars at Hilton’s Kalia Pool. Proceeds from this event will help fund PTC’s Community Outreach Initiatives to support ICT in the Pacific region.

Tuesday, 17 January 2023
19:00-21:00
Hilton Hawaiian Village® Waikiki Beach Resort
Kalia Pool, Kalia Tower, 4th Floor

Individual Tickets: USD 85*
Dress Code: Resort Casual**

*Individual tickets are USD 85 until Tuesday, 3 January 2023. Ticket prices will then increase to USD 120.
**No shorts or slippers/flip-flops

PTC Awards 2023 Patron Packages

Support PTC Awards 2023 and PTC’s Community Outreach Initiatives by becoming a PTC Awards 2023 Patron. To participate as a Patron or for inquiries, email awards@ptc.org.

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USD 8,750
AWARD TROPHY PATRON

  • Recognition as the Award Trophy Patron on literature, in the program booklet, on the PTC website, and PTC’s social media outlets
  • Promotional acknowledgement of patronage in all pre-to-post campaign asset and press outreach
  • On-stage acknowledgement as the award trophy patron
  • One (1) full-page, business or congratulatory ad in the program booklet
  • Six (6) individual tickets for the event
  • Two (2) bottles of bubbly
  • Logo branded floating pool light
  • Logo displayed on step-and-repeat
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USD 5,500
BUBBLY PATRON

  • Recognition as the Bubbly Patron on literature, in the program booklet, on the PTC website, and PTC’s social media outlets
  • Promotional acknowledgement of patronage in all pre-to-post campaign asset and press outreach
  • One (1) half-page, business or congratulatory ad in the program booklet
  • Four (4) individual tickets for the event
  • One (1) bottle of bubbly
  • Logo branded ice bucket, cocktail napkins, or bar signage (choose one)
  • Logo displayed on step-and-repeat
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USD 3,500
PROGRAM BOOKLET PATRON

  • Recognition as the Program Booklet Patron on literature, in the program booklet, on the PTC website, and PTC’s social media outlets
  • Promotional acknowledgement of patronage in all pre-to-post campaign asset and press outreach
  • One (1) quarter-page, business or congratulatory ad in the program booklet
  • Two (2) individual tickets for the event
  • Logo displayed on step-and-repeat
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USD 2,500
PTC COMMUNITY OUTREACH INITIATIVE PATRON
(multiple patrons)

  • Recognition as the PTC Community Outreach Initiative Patron on literature, in the program booklet, on the PTC website, and PTC’s social media outlets
  • Promotional acknowledgement of patronage in all pre-to-post campaign asset and press outreach
  • Logo on the fundraising “thermometer”

PTC AWARDS JURY

Leonardo Antopia

LEONARDO ANTOPIA
Chief Commercial and Marketing Officer
Neutral Networks

Rana Bose

RANA BOSE
CEO
Vodafone Samoa, South Pacific

Dr. Ricky Chau, Chief Strategy Officer, CBC Tech

RICKY CHAU
Chief Strategy Officer
CBC Tech

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PETER COFFEE
Vice President for Strategic Research
Salesforce

Neil Cresswell

NEIL CRESSWELL
CEO
Virtus Data Centres

Adam Gibson

ADAM GIBSON
Global DC Partner Manager
PCCW Global

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ERIC HANDA
Co-Founder & CEO
APTelecom

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RYO KURITA
Vice President, Business Development
Princeton Digital Group

Stacie Loidholt, Director of Product Management, Zayo, USA

STACIE LOIDOLT
Senior Manager of Global Partnerships
Zayo

Heng Lu

HENG LU
Chief Executive Officer
LARUS Limited

Vinay Nagpal

VINAY NAGPAL
President
InterGlobix LLC

Isabelle Paradis

ISABELLE PARADIS
President & Founder
HOT TELECOM

Julian Rawle

JULIAN RAWLE
Principal
Julian Rawle Consulting LLC

Maxie Reynolds, CEO, Subsea Cloud, USA

MAXIE REYNOLDS
Chief Executive Officer
Subsea Cloud

Gil Santaliz

GIL SANTALIZ
CEO
NJFX

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DAN STONE
Regional Manager Defence Engagement
Tesltra

Aaron Tshidzumba

NDIVHONISWANI AARON TSHIDZUMBA PH.D.
Associate Professor, Deputy Dean, Faculty of Humanities, Community Engagement, Business Development and Stakeholder Relations
Northwest University

Anuradha Udunuwara

ANURADHA UDUNUWARA
Senior Enterprise Solutions Architect
Sri Lanka Telecom PLC

Joe Weinman

JOE WEINMAN
Author
Cloudonomics and Digital Disciplines

CATEGORIES

Eligibility Requirements: Any organization or individual (as noted below with “O” or “I”) that is based in the Pacific region or does business in the Pacific region may submit an entry for consideration.

For more information about the awards process read the FAQ.

For companies offering voice or data services or hardware, or software, equipment, or facilities to enable such networking. Entries may address specific offers, offer portfolio, innovation, internal or customer experience transformation, quality or reliability improvement, process/journey engineering, pricing plans, network evolution, cloud migration, network intelligence, etc.

Outstanding Satellite or Submarine Company (O) — such as those offering LEO, MEO, or GEO services; launch services; VSAT terminals; subsea cable providers; cable landing stations; subsea communications components; etc.

Outstanding Wireline and/or Wireless Company (O) — such as copper, fiber, or cable-based services; core or edge routers; optical add-drop multiplexers; 4G or 5G services; cellular handsets or IoT devices; base stations; tower providers; etc.

Outstanding Applications Company (O) — for “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 as a service; etc.

Outstanding Cloud/Edge Company (O)— for infrastructure or platform services in hyperscale cloud, distributed cloud, multi-cloud, edge cloud, or edge computing, storage, networking, and security.

Outstanding Data Center/Colo/Interconnection Company (O) — for managed services or colocation services companies including REITs; facilities and construction services; Internet exchanges; etc.

Outstanding Innovation or Transformation (O) — for any company that has introduced an innovative new product or service; undergone a major internal, customer experience, or other digital or organizational transformation; had a meaningful merger or acquisition; or otherwise had a major impact on industry structure and dynamics.

Outstanding Start-up (O) — for innovative products, services, technology, results, or customer impact.  (Note: This award is only open to companies in the networking or network-centric space that were founded on or after 1 January 2020.)

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

Outstanding Support for PTC’s Vision and Mission Award (O/I) — for creating, developing, and implementing ICT solutions benefiting the Pacific region – preferably the less developed Pacific islands – through research and development; educational initiatives and curricula; financial or strategic insights; joint ventures, partnerships, or other ecosystem development; consortia; regulatory, legal, non-governmental or multinational organizations; standards organizations; or other network-centric solutions for improving the quality of life, such as telemedicine, enhanced privacy and security, and digital inclusion.

The following are Leadership Awards open only to individuals that are PTC Members or in organizations that are PTC Members. They recognize that individual leadership can often be the fundamental driving force for the development of the industry and the achievement of PTC’s vision and mission.

Outstanding C-level Executive (I) — for outstanding achievement by a CEO, CTO, CSO, CFO, CIO, division president, etc. in attaining tangible corporate results across stakeholders – such as customers, shareholders, employees, and partners – while also supporting the mission and vision of PTC.

Outstanding Female Executive (I) — for outstanding achievement by a female executive in achieving tangible corporate results across stakeholders while also supporting the mission and vision of PTC.

Outstanding Diversity and Inclusion Champion (O/I) — for outstanding achievement by a diverse role model individual, or for an organization or individual demonstrably fostering and championing diversity and inclusion in an organization or in the industry while also supporting the mission and vision of PTC.

Outstanding Up-and-Coming Leader (I) — for outstanding achievement by an industry executive, innovator, or thought leader. (Note: This individual must be under 40 years of age as of 1 January 2023.)

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. (Note: Results must be achieved by the nomination deadline, not planned.)

What qualitative results have been achieved?
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. (Note: Results must be achieved by the nomination deadline, not planned.)

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 (ICT). Its mission is to advance the ethical development and use of information and communication technologies through collaboration, knowledge, and outreach. Read more here.

HOW TO ENTER

Entries are now closed. Stay tuned for the shortlist, which will be publicized here on 15 November 2022. All companies that make the shortlist are encouraged to attend the awards event.

Winners will be announced at PTC’23 in January, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village® Waikiki Beach Resort in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The PTC Awards 2023 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. If you have additional inquiries, email awards@ptc.org.

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PTC will be using Award Force as its online awards platform for the PTC Awards 2023 Call for Entries. There is no fee or sponsorship required to enter.

  • Go to https://ptcawards2023.awardsplatform.com/.
  • Please register to create an Award Force account and follow the steps to complete your user/entrant profile. If you’ve submitted an entry in the past, use the same username and password to access the platform. Click “forgot password” should you need to reset your password.
  • 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 2023). 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 28 September 2022 at 23:59 (HST).

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 PROJECTS

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

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PTC EMERGING 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 AWARD

The Meheroo Jussawalla Research Award recognizes a scholar for excellence in research with an invitation to present at the PTC Annual Conference.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE PTC AWARDS 2022 RECIPIENTS

NETWORKING AND NETWORK-CENTRIC SOLUTIONS AWARDS

Outstanding Satellite Company
Kacific Broadband Satellites

Outstanding Submarine Company
Telstra

Outstanding Wireline and/or Wireless Company
Converge ICT Solutions

Outstanding Applications Company
PLDT Global Corporation

Outstanding Cloud, Data Center, or Interconnection Company
Zenlayer

Outstanding Start-up
AB Handshake Corporation

PTC VISION AND MISSION AWARD

Outstanding Support for PTC’s Vision and Mission Award
Kacific Broadband Satellites

MEMBERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

Outstanding C-level Executive
Keri Gilder, CEO, Colt Technology Services


Outstanding Female Executive

Rebecca Jacob, General Counsel, Southern Cross Cable Network

Outstanding Diversity and Inclusion Champion
Telstra

Outstanding Up-and-Coming Leader
Priyanka Brahmbhatt, Executive Director, Group Strategist, Member of the Board, Bankai Group

CALL FOR JUDGES

PTC members and non-members that represent the breadth and depth of the ICT industry, including private, public, institutional, and academic practices, are eligible to apply.

Review the PTC Awards 2023 Judging FAQ and email a statement of interest along with your bio and headshot to awards@ptc.org.

Deadline: 9 August 2022

Sponsored by
PCCW Global

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

To attend the Official After Party, you must have attended the PTC Awards 2020 event or been invited by PCCW Global.

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 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

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.

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

USD 475 INDIVIDUAL TICKET

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

SECURE YOUR PLACE
AS A PTC PATRON

Please contact events@ptc.org to purchase Patron tickets.

MAHALO TO OUR INNOVATION AWARDS GALA PATRONS

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