Assessment Process

During the course of evaluation, assessors may require access to relevant information in the applicant’s possession and access to the applicant’s premises. The applicant will be notified in advance if such access is required. Any information supplied by the applicant for the purpose of the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2021 will be treated as confidential, and will not be released by the Leading Organiser and related parties without the applicant’s permission. 

Judging Criteria

1. Innovation and Creativity in ICT (25%)

-First of its kind in Hong Kong, the region, or the world
- The innovation in solving a specific problem with ICT
-Cost-effective deployment and integration of resources or technologies
-The positioning of breakthroughs in market disruption and transformation

2. Functionality (20%)

 - Understanding and effectively addressing user (customers, citizens, stakeholders) requirements;
-Empowering users to accomplish their functions efficiently ( customer-centric, citizen-centric)
-Regulatory compliance, industry/sector best practice compliance
- Ease of implementation
-Providing scalability and interoperability
- Enhancement planning for foreseeable market/sector/community needs

3. Market Potential/Performance, Internal User Buy-in or Public Acceptance (20%)

- Current market share/user base and rolling take-up rate
- Realistic/justifiable market growth projections for local, regional, global
- Future diversification into new industries/sectors/communities

4. Benefits and Impact (20%)

- Creating a new operational model through ICT for business and public sector enterprises
- The extent of new and enhanced revenue/profits and/or tangible cost savings , (monetary, efficiency and productivity)
- Creating impact: industry-impact, sectoral-impact, social-impact, on accessibility and reach, quality and satisfaction, for customers/citizens
- Enhancing public/market/sectoral community awareness of the use and benefits of ICT
- Enhancing branding and visibility of enterprises

5. Quality (15%)

- Reliability and stability
- Easy to set up, learn and use
- Quality standards as reflected by external quality marks/certs; relevant awards

1. Innovation and Creativity in ICT (25%)

- First of its kind in Hong Kong, the region, or the world
- The innovation in solving a specific problem with big data/open data
- Cost-effective deployment and integration of resources or technologies
- The positioning of breakthroughs in open data/big data domain/market disruption and transformation, particularly in
- Algorithmic data analyses
- Insightful combination of datasets
- Creative data visualization
- Creative data anonymization techniques to protect data confidentiality and personal data privacy

2. Functionality (20%)

 - Understanding and effectively addressing user (customers, citizens, stakeholders) requirements 
- Empowering users to accomplish their functions efficiently ( customer-centric, citizen-centric)
- Regulatory compliance, industry/sector best practice compliance
- Ease of implementation
- Providing scalability and interoperability
- Enhancement planning for foreseeable market/sector/community needs

3. Market Potential/Performance, Internal User Buy-in or Public Acceptance (20%)

- Current market share/user base and rolling take-up rate
- Realistic/justifiable market growth projections for local, regional, global
- Future diversification into new industries/sectors/communities

4. Benefits and Impact (20%)

- Creating a new data analytical and application model through ICT for business and public sector enterprises
-Synergistic and effective PPP ( Public-Private-Partnership)
- The extent of new and enhanced revenue/profits and/or tangible cost savings , (monetary, efficiency and productivity)
- Creating impact: industry-impact, sectoral-impact, social-impact, on outcome and reach, quality and satisfaction, for customers/citizens
- Enhancing public/market/sectoral community awareness of the use and benefits of open data/big data
- Enhanced branding and visibility of enterprises

5. Quality (15%)

- Reliability and stability
- Easy to set up, learn and use
- Quality standards as reflected by external quality marks/certs; relevant awards

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Ms. Connie Chan

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ictawards@hkcs.org.hk

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