Assessment Process

During the course of evaluation, assessors may require access to relevant information in the entrant’s possession and access to the entrant’s premises. The entrant will be notified in advance if such access is required. Any information supplied by the entrant for the purpose of the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2018 will be treated as confidential, and will not be released by the Organiser and related parties without the entrant’s permission. 

Judging Panel

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 (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 (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

1. Innovation and Creativity in ICT (25%)

- First of its kind in Hong Kong, the region, or the world
- The innovation in solving a security/authentication problem with ICT
- Cost-effective deployment and integration of resources or technologies
- The positioning of breakthroughs in identity management/authentication, and the prevention/detection/elimination of security risks/breaches

2. Functionality (20%)

 - Understanding and effectively addressing user (customers, citizens, stakeholders) requirements in the prevention/detection/elimination of security risks/breaches;
- 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 (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%)

- An enhanced and effective security and authentication model
- For customers: The tangible and intangible benefits and cost savings from risks minimization and preventing security breaches
- For vendors: the enhanced revenue and profits
- Creating organizational impact with respect to customer satisfaction, and market differentiation
- Enhancing public and corporate awareness of security risks and solutions

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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