News and Press Releases

Syed Faraz of TPS is Pakistan’s First Oracle Certified Master for 11g

Syed Faraz Ahmed from TPS becomes Pakistan’s first Oracle Certified Master (OCM) for version 11g. Currently the most dominant version of Oracle used in Pakistan, only 250+ professionals globally hold the master level certification which is the most advanced exam currently offered by Oracle. About 80% of Pakistan’s banking industry use Oracle 11g for their databases. Those still on version 10g will soon need to migrate as the product is scheduled to sunset soon.

Syed Faraz Ahmed is one of the five professionals from Pakistan that held Oracle Master Certification for version 10g. He upgraded to 11g after a grueling exam held in Bangkok, Thailand. A much difficult exam for upgrades compared to new applicants, about 100 scenarios were tested in 9 hours in real-time based on Server Configuration, Disaster Recovery, Warehouse Management and Performance Management. The test was conducted on three different servers (Production Server, Disaster Recovery Server and Grid-Control Server) with examiners generating and altering scenarios in real-time.

The 11g version is significantly different from its predecessor with a more comprehensive partitioning mechanism (such as interval partitioning), backup and recovery, encryption that even applies to table spaces and performance tools for migration testing. Oracle 12c, the latest version which is even more different than all previous versions, doesn’t have an OCM exam yet.

TPS provides Oracle Consultancy Services and is proud to have Syed Faraz Ahmed as a valuable asset in the field of Database Administration.

TPS is a leading provider of cards and payment solutions, serving a delighted customer base of over 120 banks, telecoms, central banks, payment processors, national switches and other institutions spread across 32 countries. TPS offers a combination of technical and business expertise in the area of card management, multi-channel issuing and acquiring, payment processing, alternate delivery channel management, bills payment, remittances, payment gateways and internet and mobile banking.

EfroTech's Winning Streak Continues, Proud Moment for the Team upon Winning at 2nd Consecutive P@SHA ICT Awards

The P@SHA ICT Awards recognize the achievements of home-grown Pakistani innovators. Hence, acknowledging creativity, innovation and excellence in Pakistan’s Information and Communications Technologies sector.

The receipt of an Award in 'Best in Social Media - IT Company' 2nd consecutive year highlights our continuing commitment to excellence at all fronts and stamps EfroTech’s authority in reaching out to the thriving audience on Social Media platforms.

EfroTech, a provider of product-based generic software solutions was declared a WINNER of Two Pakistan Software House Association (P@SHA) ICT awards 2013 last year for its product BizzTrax (Web-based ERP/SCM/POS Software) in the category of " eLogistics & Supply Chain Management" & as "Best in Social Media - IT Company". With that ET was also a Nominee at the APICTA 2013 at Hong Kong in November 2013.

It is a great pride once again accepting another P@SHA ICT Awards 2014. Entire EfroTech team stands humbled in front of Almighty Allah for this phenomenal achievement and would like to thank our respected customers, team P@SHA along with the honorable judges and hopes for greater successes in the future, InShaAllah.

EfroTech was awarded a Runners Up Trophy at the P@SHA ICT Awards 2014 held at Movenpick Hotel, Karachi on November 15, 2014.

APICTA 2014 Jakarta: A young Team Pakistan picks up 2 Golds and 3 Silvers in major regional technology awards

JAKARTA – November 30, 2014 - The Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT & ITES (P@SHA) announced this evening that Team Pakistan won 2 Gold Awards and 3 Silver Awards at the Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA) 2014 ceremony held in Jakarta, Indonesia tonight.

 

Leading the way with the Gold were the teams from Eyedeus Labs for their new product “Ingrain” and Syed Osama Maruf of NUST for his product “Smart Steth”.

 

The Silver Awards were taken by RemoteInterview.io in the Startup Category, EatOye in the Tourism & Hospitality Category and Fawad Ejaz Bhatti of NUST for TRex Tremor Reader in the Tertiary Student Category.

 

The Awards ceremony was graced by Mr. Rudiantara - the Minister of Communications & IT of Republic of Indonesia.

 

This year’s P@SHA delegation comprised of 30 members with 19 technology products competing for the prestigious APICTA Awards. The teams delivered another stunning performance in front of the Who’s Who of the technology industry in the Asia Pacific region with Gold Awards in the Media & Entertainment Technologies and Tertiary Student Categories and Silver Awards in the Startup, Tourism & Hospitality and Tertiary Student Categories – all of which are extremely competitive categories.

 

National teams from each economy are selected after a rigorous ICT Awards competition in 17 economies. The best of the best then compete against each other at a three day regional event judged by industry professionals, technology veterans and thought leaders from the APAC region. The Pakistani delegation was finalized after the announcement of winners at the PASHA ICT Awards earlier in November.

 

International APICTA Judges from 17 economies who evaluated the categories in which Pakistan participated spoke about the consistently high standard of technology products presented by Pakistan year after year. This year Team Pakistan benchmarked its products against 183 products from the region.

 

Over the years the Asia Pacific ICT Awards has become a platform for the best technology companies in the Asia Pacific to meet and form potential partnerships with each other and attract business and possible investment.

 

It is heartening to note that it was young technologists who led the way this year proving that Pakistan has enormous talent and that the technology industry has a brilliant future.

 

Speaking at the APICTA Awards gala event in Jakarta, Jehan Ara President of P@SHA said, “We are absolutely delighted that these dynamic youngsters have once again held the flag high and made us proud. We have always insisted that the technology sector is vibrant and the solution to many of Pakistan’s woes. Accolades to the winners, participants and the mentors who worked hard to guide and coach them – Jawwad A. Farid, Zafar Khan, Badar Khushnood, Dr. Shoab A. Khan and Sultan Hamdani.”

 

Tonight’s Gold & Silver Award winners included:

 

GOLD AWARD

Company: Eyedeus Labs

Product: Ingrain

Website: http://www.eyedeus.com

Category: Media & Entertainment Technologies

Eyedeus Labs is a startup developing Computer Vision technologies for smartphones. Ingrain is their second product – it is a Platform for targeted native advertisement in videos.

 

GOLD AWARD

Innovator: Syed Osama Maruf (and team members Ali Haider, M Daniyal Ashraf and Usama Azhar)
Organization: National University of Science & Technology

Product: Smart Steth
Category: Tertiary Student Category
Dubbed as a portable doctor, Smart Steth will be able to help a trained health worker in early detection of pneumonia as well as in its treatment.

SILVER AWARD
Company: Remote Interview

Product: RemoteInterview.io

Website: http://RemoteInterview.io

Category: Startup Category

An end to end remote hiring solution, from scheduling and filtering, pre-screening to hiring for the greatest technical talent in the world. It saves 10x the cost of recruiting a technical hire and amongst its beta users organizations like Twitter and Salesforce.com.

SILVER AWARD
Company: EatOye

Product: EatOye.

Website: http://EatOye.pk

Category: Tourism & Hospitality Category

EatOye assists thousands of its customers – avid diners and food aficionados – find restaurants, get-to-know the hot eateries, order food and reserve tables for FREE and pay better prices at top restaurants in all leading cities across Pakistan.

 

SILVER AWARD

Innovator: Fawad Ejaz Bhatti CEO (with CMO Kulsoom Rao and CTO Usman Shabbir)

Organization: National University of Science & Technology

Product: TRex Tremor Reader

Category: Tertiary Student Category
It is the world’s first standalone tremor quantifier. It is a small, wearable, ergonomic, aesthetic, low cost and low power device that quantifies the tremors of a patient and is characterized by state-of-the-art sensors and wireless technology, a proprietary algorithm and a purpose built mobile application.

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JAKARTA – November 30, 2014 - The Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT & ITES (P@SHA) announced this evening that Team Pakistan won 2 Gold Awards and 3 Silver Awards at the Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA) 2014 ceremony held in Jakarta, Indonesia tonight.

 

Leading the way with the Gold were the teams from Eyedeus Labs for their new product “Ingrain” and Syed Osama Maruf of NUST for his product “Smart Steth”.

 

The Silver Awards were taken by RemoteInterview.io in the Startup Category, EatOye in the Tourism & Hospitality Category and Fawad Ejaz Bhatti of NUST for TRex Tremor Reader in the Tertiary Student Category.

 

The Awards ceremony was graced by Mr. Rudiantara - the Minister of Communications & IT of Republic of Indonesia.

 

This year’s P@SHA delegation comprised of 30 members with 19 technology products competing for the prestigious APICTA Awards. The teams delivered another stunning performance in front of the Who’s Who of the technology industry in the Asia Pacific region with Gold Awards in the Media & Entertainment Technologies and Tertiary Student Categories and Silver Awards in the Startup, Tourism & Hospitality and Tertiary Student Categories – all of which are extremely competitive categories.

 

National teams from each economy are selected after a rigorous ICT Awards competition in 17 economies. The best of the best then compete against each other at a three day regional event judged by industry professionals, technology veterans and thought leaders from the APAC region. The Pakistani delegation was finalized after the announcement of winners at the PASHA ICT Awards earlier in November.

 

International APICTA Judges from 17 economies who evaluated the categories in which Pakistan participated spoke about the consistently high standard of technology products presented by Pakistan year after year. This year Team Pakistan benchmarked its products against 183 products from the region.

 

Over the years the Asia Pacific ICT Awards has become a platform for the best technology companies in the Asia Pacific to meet and form potential partnerships with each other and attract business and possible investment.

 

It is heartening to note that it was young technologists who led the way this year proving that Pakistan has enormous talent and that the technology industry has a brilliant future.

 

Speaking at the APICTA Awards gala event in Jakarta, Jehan Ara President of P@SHA said, “We are absolutely delighted that these dynamic youngsters have once again held the flag high and made us proud. We have always insisted that the technology sector is vibrant and the solution to many of Pakistan’s woes. Accolades to the winners, participants and the mentors who worked hard to guide and coach them – Jawwad A. Farid, Zafar Khan, Badar Khushnood, Dr. Shoab A. Khan and Sultan Hamdani.”

 

Tonight’s Gold & Silver Award winners included:

 

GOLD AWARD

Company: Eyedeus Labs

Product: Ingrain

Website: http://www.eyedeus.com

Category: Media & Entertainment Technologies

Eyedeus Labs is a startup developing Computer Vision technologies for smartphones. Ingrain is their second product – it is a Platform for targeted native advertisement in videos.

 

GOLD AWARD

Innovator: Syed Osama Maruf (and team members Ali Haider, M Daniyal Ashraf and Usama Azhar)
Organization: National University of Science & Technology

Product: Smart Steth
Category: Tertiary Student Category
Dubbed as a portable doctor, Smart Steth will be able to help a trained health worker in early detection of pneumonia as well as in its treatment.

SILVER AWARD
Company: Remote Interview

Product: RemoteInterview.io

Website: http://RemoteInterview.io

Category: Startup Category

An end to end remote hiring solution, from scheduling and filtering, pre-screening to hiring for the greatest technical talent in the world. It saves 10x the cost of recruiting a technical hire and amongst its beta users organizations like Twitter and Salesforce.com.

SILVER AWARD
Company: EatOye

Product: EatOye.

Website: http://EatOye.pk

Category: Tourism & Hospitality Category

EatOye assists thousands of its customers – avid diners and food aficionados – find restaurants, get-to-know the hot eateries, order food and reserve tables for FREE and pay better prices at top restaurants in all leading cities across Pakistan.

 

SILVER AWARD

Innovator: Fawad Ejaz Bhatti CEO (with CMO Kulsoom Rao and CTO Usman Shabbir)

Organization: National University of Science & Technology

Product: TRex Tremor Reader

Category: Tertiary Student Category
It is the world’s first standalone tremor quantifier. It is a small, wearable, ergonomic, aesthetic, low cost and low power device that quantifies the tremors of a patient and is characterized by state-of-the-art sensors and wireless technology, a proprietary algorithm and a purpose built mobile application.

Placement of Internee(s) with the ICT Companies through PSEB’s National ICT Internship Program

With reference to your online application to PSEB regarding internee(s) demand, please note that Pakistan Software Export Board in collaboration with the National ICT R&D Fund has launched an internship program titled “National ICT Internship program” effectively from 2013 and through this program, PSEB plans to place 800 graduates in the ICT organizations for a period of four months. PSEB is paying the stipend amount to the selected internee(s).

PSEB has successfully placed 400 interns in the ICT Industry so far through this program, whereas placement of remaining 400 is in progress and expected to be finalized by 31st January, 2015.  I shall appreciate, if you may submit your fresh demand for the internee(s) via return email at the earliest possible date but not later than 10th December, 2015. , so that PSEB fulfill codal formalities related to the placement of internee(s) with your company.

Thanks & regards.
Saif-ur-Rehman Korai
Director Projects
Pakistan Software Export Board (G) Ltd.
Ministry of Information Technology
2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex, Aga Khan Road, F/5-1, Islamabad
Telephone: 051-9211094, Fax: 051-9204075

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TPS Receives 3 Awards at P@SHA ICT Awards 2014





Karachi: TPS receives 3 accolades at P@SHA ICT Awards 2014, a prestigious event of Pakistani tech industry held on 15th November. Currently in its 11th year, P@SHA ICT Awards is a premier awards program of Pakistan's IT industry that acknowledges creativity, innovation and excellence of technology institutions.

Pakistan is full of talent and people are coming up with innovative ideas that impact lives. Winning awards at this national level ICT competition in Pakistan recognizes TPS for its continued focus and success in creating positive impact to the economy and general population through innovative and scaling financial technology applications.

After a tough competition TPS was recognized for the following:

Project Management: Winner in Project Management category
Project Management Office of TPS continues to improve its project management methodology to ensure that time, cost, quality and scope are all balanced and all stakeholders are on the same page throughout the project. IRIS migration at Allied Bank Limited (one of the 5 largest banks in Pakistan with 800+ online branches) was one such complex project where 6 legacy solutions were replaced by IRIS Enterprise Switch with minimal downtime and impact, with improved user experience and increased operational efficiency. The matured project management methodology and its immaculate execution covering detailed project planning, project risk management and timely communication helped TPS deliver this huge project on time with customer’s satisfaction.

PayAxis - Payment Gateway: Runners-Up in Financial Application category
PayAxis is a new addition to TPS payments product suite. The product is under implementation as National Payment Gateway in UAE and has already gotten attention of many other entities in the region. PayAxis provides a reliable and secure platform for integrating the merchants with the issuers supporting various payment choices including payment through the bank account. PayAxis allows various government payments, bill payments and money transfer options for customers using a single, easy-to-use interface. The system can support all online banks & merchants, major card and payment processors (VISA, MasterCard), unbranded/local cards, can integrate with branchless banking systems and allow C2B, C2G, B2B and B2G payments.

IRIS 4.0 - Enterprise Switch: Runners-up in Tools & Infrastructure category
IRIS is the flagship product of TPS and the first solution from Pakistan to win both P@SHA and APICTA Awards back in 2008. Much advanced than its earlier version, IRIS 4.0 includes support interfaces with Alternate Delivery Channels like IVR, Call Center, Internet Banking, Mobile Banking, m-commerce and bill payment. EMV compliant and PA DSS validated, IRIS 4.0 has ATM and POS handlers and provides secure financial transaction processing, supports all major ATMs Brands, POS Terminals, Core Banking applications, Regional and International Payment Networks, and interfaces with Credit Card Systems. IRIS has web based built in modules of CRM, Personalization, Monitoring, Reconciliation, Dispute Resolution and Back office operations. The IRIS 4.0 version is under deployment at Central Bank of UAE and Central Bank of Liberia with several existing as well as new IRIS clients taking interest in the latest version.

TPS CEO Shahzad Shahid was part of P@SHA Annual Conference that was held on the morning of 15th November. He was part of two panel discussions titled "Changing Export Landscape" and "How to Scale a Business?". Shahzad was also honored with a memento during the awards ceremony by Chairman P@SHA Dr. Shoab A. Khan.

For further details of TPS solutions visit TPS website