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Recognising Leading Companies In Technological Innovation in the Middle East Region

The greatest celebration of technological innovation in the Middle East region. Find out more and get involved! Click button below to send an inquiry.

The MIDDLE EAST TECHNOLOGY EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Following the success of its counterparts in several countries in Asia and its inauguration in the region last year, the Middle East Technology Excellence Awards is now back in search of outstanding companies that made exceptional contributions in pursuit of technological innovation.

If your company has successful groundbreaking projects, digital services, reimagined strategies, and technological initiatives, nominate now and join the growing list of notable names who are well on their way to becoming regional and global tech champions!

Our previous awardees were lauded for their hard work and dedication that brought tangible contributions to their businesses. Some of them came from the biggest companies and organisations, including Amazon Middle East and North Africa, Bank Muscat, Cloud4CDepartment of Culture and TourismThe Department of Health Abu Dhabi, UASG Group of Companies and many others.

You may view full list of winners here.

Awards Dinner:
Oct 06, 2022

Watch our trailer for Middle East Technology Excellence Awards

TESTIMONIALS

What do our winners have to say about winning the award?

To be recognised this way really validates our solution and its relevance to the market.

Ricky Lim Head of IT, APAC Philips Global IT, Philips Electronics Singapore

We’re always eager to innovate for growth. We believe that enhancing our customer experience is key to stay ahead i...

Keith Chan Financial & Technology Officer, McDonald's Hong Kong

This is an extremely huge boost for the team in our journey of delivering and also digitizing the banking experience. ...

Heather Goh Head of Digital, Wealth and Personal Banking, HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad

Our team is inspired and equipped to tackle tomorrow’s pressing issues.

Yanping Wang General Manager for Public Affairs, Linkedin China

Watch videos from past winners

Amazon Middle East and North Africa

Department of Culture and Tourism

du

Cloud4C

flyadeal

Phoenix Power Company SAOG

Technology Innovation Institute

The Department of Health Abu Dhabi

The ENTERTAINER

United Cooperative Assurance

Yalla Group

Saudi Air Navigation Services

Why should you enter?

SHARE YOUR STORY

Talk about your winning technology projects and initiatives in an interview that you can share with clients, peers, and colleagues to let them know that you are an award-winning company.

AMPLIFY

Reach potential clients as you let your innovations be known and honoured by the region's most prestigious awards for the Technology sector!

EXPOSURE

The Asian Business Review special print awards edition will be produced this year after the individual-exclusive awards presentations that will be held in August. The print magazine will be distributed in newsstands, 5-star hotels and office buildings around Dubai.

MEET THE JUDGES

Fadi Komati

Fadi Komati

Partner Middle East
Technology Consulting Leader
PwC Middle East

Amit Tenglikar

Amit Tenglikar

Associate Director - Technology Advisory Services
BDO UAE

Dr. Swamy Pentyala

Dr. Swamy Pentyala

Partner - CEO - Infotech Solutions &  Technology Practice Leader
Baker Tilly Middle East

Binit Shah

Binit Shah

Partner, Taxation & Technology
Crowe UAE

Fady Kassatly

Fady Kassatly

Partner
Head of Digital & Innovation Solution Group
KPMG Lower Gulf

GUIDELINES AND CRITERIA

GUIDELINES

  • Nominations will be deliberated by a panel of technology industry experts from the top accounting and audit firms in the Middle East region based on the judging criteria.

  • Companies may submit up to three (3) entries.

  • Nomination is free of charge. To receive exclusive entitlements, winners must book any of the winner's package options. Email [email protected] for more information on pricing and inclusions.

  • Deadline for submission of entries: 31 July 2022 

ELIGIBILITY

The awards programme is open to:

  • Technology companies who has pioneered ground-breaking IT products and solutions.

  • Companies across different industries with the most innovative technology initiatives that made an impact to their business and industry.


The technology project, solution, product, service or initiative must either be:

  • Launched, in part or full, over the last 24 calendar months.

  • Launched prior to 24 calendar months and had recent innovations or upgrades.

Note: 

Companies in the following industries are not eligible to join the Awards Programme: cryptocurrency, tobacco, multilevel marketing, and products with claim of health benefits

CATEGORIES

One winning company will be honoured in each technology category in their respective industry.


TECHNOLOGY CATEGORIES

  • AgroTech

  • AI

  • Analytics

  • API

  • AudioTech

  • Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality

  • Automation

  • Battery Technology

  • Big Data

  • Biotechnology

  • Blockchain

  • Clothing Technology

  • Cloud

  • Computing

  • Connectivity

  • Cryptocurrency

  • CSRtech

  • Cybersecurity

  • Data Centre

  • Design Technology

  • Digital

  • E-Commerce

  • E-Wallet

  • Enterprise Software

  • Fintech

  • Gaming

  • Hardware

  • ICT

  • Information Management

  • Infrastructure Technology

  • InsurTech

  • Internet

  • IoT

  • IT Storage

  • Machine

  • Manufacturing Technology

  • Marine Technology

  • Mobile

  • Nanotechnology

  • Network and Broadband

  • Online Services

  • Property Technology

  • Quality Management Technology

  • Robotics

  • Software

  • Startup

  • Storage

  • Travel Technology

  • Virtualisation

  • Web Services


INDUSTRY CATEGORIES

  • Advertising

  • Aerospace

  • Aerospace & Defense

  • Agriculture

  • Airline

  • Apparel

  • Architecture

  • Automotive Services

  • Automotive & Transport Equipment

  • Aviation

  • Banking

  • Beauty & Cosmetics

  • Broadcasting

  • Brokerage

  • Building Services & Facilities

  • Business Insurance

  • Business Services

  • Cargo Handling

  • Chemicals

  • Commercial Building Construction

  • Commercial Real Estate Trust

  • Computer Hardware

  • Computer Services

  • Computer Software

  • Conglomerates

  • Consulting

  • Consumer Products - Durables

  • Consumer Products - Non-Durables

  • Corporate Advisory

  • Data Center

  • Department Stores

  • Dining & Entertainment

  • Diversified Services

  • Education

  • Electronic Manufacturing

  • Electronics

  • Energy

  • Engineering

  • Environmental Services

  • Executive Search

  • Financial Services

  • Financial Technology

  • Food & Beverage

  • Food Manufacturing Solutions

  • Food Safety

  • Fundraising

  • Furniture and Fixture

  • General Insurance

  • Government

  • Health Insurance

  • Health Products & Services

  • Healthcare

  • Healthcare Technology

  • Heavy Civil Construction

  • Hospitality & Leisure

  • Human Resource Technology

  • Human Resources Consulting

  • Industrial Construction

  • Insurance Broker

  • Interior Design

  • Internet/New Media

  • Investment Banking

  • IT Services

  • Life Insurance

  • Legal

  • Logistics

  • Luxury Retail

  • Manufacturing

  • Marine and Offshore Engineering

  • Marine Services

  • Materials & Construction

  • Media & Entertainment

  • Metals & Mining

  • Motion Picture & Video

  • Music

  • Non-Profit Organisations

  • Oil & Gas

  • Outsourcing

  • Payments

  • Personal Insurance

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Printing and Signages

  • Real Estate

  • Remittance

  • Residential Building Construction

  • Residential Product Manufacturing

  • Retail

  • Satellite

  • Security & Safety

  • Shipping

  • Sports

  • Technology

  • Telecommunications

  • Television

  • Training and Development

  • Transportation

  • Travel Services

  • Utilities

  • Venture Capital

  • Wholesale 

CRITERIA FOR JUDGING

The entries will be reviewed by the judges based on the following:

  • Uniqueness & Innovation - Did the project introduce new or cutting-edge innovation?

  • Effectiveness & Impact - Did the project/solution/product/service achieve its objectives and its targets? How was its success assessed? What was the impact it made to your company and industry? If the project is a solution provided for a client, what was the overall feedback of the client?

  • Dynamism - Is the strategy, project, service or product flexible to changes and progressive opportunities?

HOW TO ENTER?

1. Go to the online nomination form.

  • Read the award entry guidelines and eligibility for your reference.
  • Fill out the company information and entrant details fields.
  • Choose the technology category and industry you'd like to enter under.
  • Provide entry information:
    • Entry title
    • 500-word summary of the entry
    • Key achievements
    • Client testimonial/s (if any).
  • Upload your supporting documents and project photos to further strengthen your entry.
  • Choose the winners package that you will take up, should you win an award.

2. You will then receive an email confirmation from the Middle East Technology Excellence Awards organisers after your nomination has been received.

3. Should your supporting documents not be ready yet and were not submitted through the nomination form, you may send them to [email protected] on or before 31 July 2022.

  • Three (3) entry photos are required.
  • Supporting documents are optional, but will highly increase your chances of winning the award.
  • Supporting documents must be in PDF, PowerPoint and/or JPG format. For supporting videos, Youtube.com or Vimeo.com links must be provided.

  

PRICING

The nomination is free of charge. If your company wins, in order to maximise the benefit of winning and be entitled to promotional coverage and other benefits, winners will have to take up one of the winner's package options.

To know more about the winners package entitlements and pricing, please email [email protected].

KEY DATES

Deadline for submission: 31 July 2022, Sunday
Awards dinner: 6 October 2022, Thursday

Past Winners

  • Abu Dhabi Health Services Company - SEHA
    Cloud - Health Products & Services
     
  • Acacia LLC
    AgroTech - Agriculture
     
  • ADGM Academy
    Digital - Education
     
  • Ajman Bank
    Digital - Banking
     
  • Amazon Middle East and North Africa
    E-Commerce - Security & Safety
     
  • Bank Muscat
    E-Wallet - Banking
    Mobile - Banking
     
  • BLOOVO
    AI - Human Resource Technology
     
  • Cloud4C
    Cloud - IT Services
     
  • Connect Mentors
    Startup - Human Resource Technology
     
  • Department of Culture and Tourism
    Cloud - Non-Profit or Government Organizations
     
  • DOTS TECH SYSTEMS
    IoT - Building Services & Facilities
     
  • du
    Blockchain - Telecommunications
    Cloud - Telecommunications
     
  • flyadeal
    E-Commerce - Airline
     
  • KAMSD
    Mobile - Transportation
     
  • Khatoon Sanaat Sarzamin Parsian
    Machine - Energy
     
  • LazyWait
    Cloud - Food & Beverage
     
  • Mariapps Marine Solutions
    Enterprise Software - Marine Services
     
  • Ministry of Education
    AI - Education
     
  • National Gas & Industrialization Co. (GASCO)
    AI - Oil & Gas
     
  • Omnicell
    Robotics - Healthcare Technology
     
  • OmniClouds
    Cloud - Education
     
  • Palmira Software House LLC
    Digital - IT Services
     
  • Phoenix Power Company SAOG
    Hardware - Utilities
     
  • PRIME Healthcare Group
    Big Data - Healthcare
     
  • SANS - Saudi Air Navigation Services
    ICT - Aviation
     
  • Ta3meed Platform
    Fintech - Financial Technology
     
  • Tawreed HORECA General Trading
    E-Commerce - Food & Beverage
     
  • Technology Innovation Institute
    Hardware - Electronics
     
  • The Department of Health Abu Dhabi
    Automation - Non-Profit or Government Organizations
    Information Management - Non-Profit or Government Organizations
     
  • The ENTERTAINER business
    E-Wallet - Retail
     
  • UASG Group of Companies
    Enterprise Software - Conglomerates
     
  • Union Insurance
    Analytics - Health Insurance
     
  • United Arab Bank
    Automation - Banking
     
  • United Cooperative Assurance (UCA)
    Information Management - General Insurance
     
  • Walturn LLC
    Software - Consulting
     
  • WINSOFT SOLUTIONS LLC
    Enterprise Software - Healthcare Technology
     
  • Xebia
    Digital - Banking Technology Provider
     
  • Yalla Group Limited
    Gaming - Media & Entertainment

CONTACT US

For more details, contact:

Danica Avila

+(65) 3158 1386

[email protected]

MEET THE JUDGES

Fadi Komati

Fadi Komati

Partner Middle East
Technology Consulting Leader
PwC Middle East

Amit Tenglikar

Amit Tenglikar

Associate Director - Technology Advisory Services
BDO UAE

Dr. Swamy Pentyala

Dr. Swamy Pentyala

Partner - CEO - Infotech Solutions &  Technology Practice Leader
Baker Tilly Middle East

Binit Shah

Binit Shah

Partner, Taxation & Technology
Crowe UAE

Fady Kassatly

Fady Kassatly

Partner
Head of Digital & Innovation Solution Group
KPMG Lower Gulf

Event Photos

2021

TESTIMONIALS

Check out what past winners have said upon receiving their award.

Amazon Middle East and North Africa

Department of Culture and Tourism

du

Cloud4C

flyadeal

Phoenix Power Company SAOG

Technology Innovation Institute

The Department of Health Abu Dhabi

The ENTERTAINER

United Cooperative Assurance

Yalla Group

Saudi Air Navigation Services

News

Cognitive Government for economic development

Aug 10, 2022
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

Exploring the benefits with Fadi Komati of PwC Middle East.


The concept of Cognitive Government represents a fundamental shift in the way governments around the world are approaching their missions, from setting measurable...

Asian Business Review opens nominations for the Middle East Technology Excellence Awards and International Business Awards

Mar 22, 2022

Entries will be accepted until 03 July 2022.


As the world moves toward the new normal, companies are expected to deliver innovative and valuable solutions in order to provide for their stakeholders. Businesses in the Middle...

ADGM Academy receives accolade from Middle East Technology Excellence Awards 2021

Nov 23, 2021
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

It took home the Digital - Education award for excelling in its online initiatives.


This year, the Middle East Technology Excellence Awards named Abu Dhabi Global Market Academy (ADGMA) winner for its flagship digital approach...

Amazon wins the E-Commerce-Security & Safety trophy at the Middle East Technology Excellence Awards

Nov 15, 2021
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

It was recognised for its efforts in technology that helps keep people safe.


Around the world and within countries, different regulators have different compliance standards. There are also different export and import laws for...

Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism bested other organisations in Middle East Technology Excellence Awards

Nov 11, 2021
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

The DCT is the first government agency in the United Arab Emirates to use cloud data centres.


Migrating to become a cloud-based organization is no easy feat. Still, the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT) took the...

GASCO wins AI - Oil & Gas award at the Middle East Technology Excellence Awards 2021

Nov 08, 2021
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

The Smart Gas Replenishment system enabled seamless and time-saving ordering and replenishment, leading to an enhanced customer experience.


As the national liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) supplier to domestic, industrial...

Telco giant du takes home two awards at the 2021 Middle East Technology Excellence Awards

Nov 08, 2021
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

The company was recognised in both Blockchain - Telecommunications and Cloud - Telecommunications categories.


du, a world-class telecommunications company in the United Arab Emirates, continues its dominance in the market as it...

Yalla Group shines in the Gaming - Media & Entertainment category at Middle East Technology Excellence Awards 2021

Nov 03, 2021
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

The organisation has acclaimed the award for its casual board game, Yalla Ludo & Domino.


Yalla Group, The Social Networking and Entertainment Platform, has won the Middle East Technology Excellence Awards 2021 under the...

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I nominate?

 

You can send an entry via the online nomination form, where you have to fill in details about your company and the technology project or solution that you wish to enter for the awards programme. You will also be required to submit a 500-word write up summarising your entry, and highlighting why it should win an award.

How many winners per category?

There will only be one winner per technology category in their respective industries.

Can I send two or more entries for our company?

You may send a maximum of three (3) entries only. One online nomination form is equivalent to one entry, so if you are submitting multiple entries, please enter each separately.

What can I nominate?

You can nominate any outstanding and innovative technology-related project, solution, product, or service, that has improved your company’s business.

Note that your entry should have been launched, in part or full, over the last 24 calendar months; if it was launched prior to 2 years, there should have been recent innovations and upgrades for improvement to be eligible for the awards.

What is the Asian Business Review?

The Asian Business Review is a regional magazine serving Asia's dynamic business community. Essential coverage includes the economy, investment, manufacturing, technology, travel and trade. It offers fresh perspectives and ideas to guide its readers through the challenges and complexities of their businesses, providing opinion and analysis on all areas of business to improve performance.

Each year, we host a number of awards to recognise the best businesses in Asia.

Will there be an awards dinner this year?

Yes, the awards dinner is tentatively scheduled on 5 October 2022.