Five organisations from Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia winners at 2014 CIO Asia Awards

Zafar Anjum

The annual CIO 100 Index and CIO Awards were announced and presented in Singapore on 13 March, at the day-long CIO Asia magazine Conference and Awards ceremony at Singapore's Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre.

The five winners - selected by a panel of independent judges from a 'Roll of Honour' short list, the 2014 CIO 100 2014 - are The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited, Immigration & Checkpoints Authority of Singapore, Integrated Health Information Systems and Singapore General Hospital, MTR Corporation Limited, and Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad.

The annual CIO 100 index, coordinated by leading regional enterprise IT magazine CIO Asia, published by Executive Networks Media, recognises regional enterprises and organisations that have excelled through creative and innovative IT projects in the past 12 months.

Following are the CIO 2014 Award winning projects:

The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited: 'Integrated Cloud Solution'

Following the successful piloting of an integrated cloud solution for several of the company's China joint ventures in the Sichuan region, this IT initiative is being extended to cover more regions and developed as a business opportunity, via "the formation of a new company".

Immigration & Checkpoints Authority of Singapore: 'iCollect'

iCollect is the world's first self-service facility that automates the collection of important government secured documents, through the innovative use of biometrics for identity verification and RFID technology combined with intelligent robotic arm mechanism for document retrieval. It benefits the entire Singapore population - Singapore citizens, permanent and foreign residents.

Integrated Health Information Systems and Singapore General Hospital: Automated Pharmacy Dispensing System'

SGH's Automated Pharmacy Dispensing System incorporates RFID, robotics and LED technology to offer a novel approach to handle high prescription loads safely, in a systematic manner. The streamlined work processes ensure consistent output, reduce reliance on trained manpower, improve accuracy in prescription filling and significantly reduce risks of medication errors.

MTR Corporation Limited: 'MTR Mobile App'

Mobile App, using latest emergent technology on mobile computing and cloud computing, for better engagement of customer for improving customer experiences and satisfaction. The app provides an all-in-one platform to access different MTR Apps, allowing the highest flexibility for users to customize their own user interface.

Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad: 'Capture at Source (C@S)'

Capture at Source (C@S) started with a mission statement from the CIO to design and develop a digital mobile solution which allows our sales team to garner credit card sales anytime and anywhere. C@S is a digital banking application which allows sales team to submit customer's credit card application online by using a tablet connected to a smart card reader. The smart card reader able to read customer's identity card and automatically capture customer's details which then be converted into a PDF format. Along with customer's photo, pay slips and captured data, sales personnel will submit the application online which will go straight to the back end system to process the application. The submission process will take less than 10 minutes.

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