Feb

DigiCore gets major award

2015-02-19 09:05
Naledi Pandor, Minister of the Department of Science and Technology, hands the Management of Technology Award in the Large Enterprise category to Ctrack’s Dirk de Beer. Looking on is Barry MacColl (far left), general manager, research, testing and development at Eskom; and Professor Roy Marcus (far right), chairperson of the Da Vinci Institute for Technology Management.

Congratulations to Digicore which, with its Ctrack product range, won the Management of Technology Award in the Large Enterprise category at the recent Technology Top 100 Awards.

The award is seen as one of the foremost programmes in South Africa to recognise technological innovation and excellence. Professor Roy Marcus, chairman of the Da Vinci Institute, explains that an important feature of the adjudication process is for any organisation that strives to be globally competitive to be extremely capable in four critical areas of management.  These are: management of technology, innovation, people and systems in order to derive sustainability and excellence in innovation advancement.

Speaking at the function, Minister of Science & Technology, Naledi Pandor, said it is encouraging to see how, year-on-year, many of these organisations have been able to find innovative ways of sustaining their businesses and, in many cases, have been able to export their products and services in fiercely competitive global markets.

She also used the occasion to further encourage the private sector, government and research institutions to collaborate in elevating the recognition of locally produced technology to service the country’s markets and address local needs.

A delighted Deon du Rand, Ctrack’s CTO, who received the award on behalf of the company, said the programme is an effective vehicle for achieving growth and innovation advancement in South Africa.

In terms of Digicore’s achievement, he said the award demonstrated that “our ability to keep track of new trends and changes in the vehicle tracking industry has put Ctrack at the forefront of our market,” adding that Ctrack’s partnership with large insurance companies also demonstrated the versatility of the company and its ability to accommodate client demands without losing focus on what the organisation is most recognised for.

Programme sponsors for the event were the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Eskom and Hewlett-Packard (HP). Word has it that with Eskom being one of the main sponsors, there were no power outages during the evening. Yay!

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