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BoardPAC wins Gold at Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards

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  • Recognised as best for ‘Innovation in 
  • Technology Development’ 

 BoardPAC, the Sri Lankan multinational software developer, won the Gold for ‘Innovation in Technology Development’ at the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards for its award-winning iPad-enabled paperless board communication and meetings solution, bringing further recognition to the country’s capabilities in this sphere. 

The prestigious award was accepted by BoardPAC Director and CEO Lakmini Wijesundera, with Chief Operating Officer Rajitha Kuruppumulle at the awards gala held in Hong Kong on 1 June. The Stevie awards recognise innovation in all forms in organisations in the Asia-Pacific region. 

The Gold was awarded to BoardPAC after a stringent assessment by some of the world’s most respected executives, entrepreneurs, innovators, and business educators. Notably, the judging process harnesses the insight and expertise of more than 200 judges annually. They evaluate the quality and usefulness of the innovation of each entry and rate it on a scale of one to 10. The Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners are finally determined on the average scores of the judges.

Commenting on this achievement, Wijesundera said: “The BoardPAC software was developed as an innovative, efficient and highly secure platform that eliminates paper and facilitates decision-making within boardrooms; a tool that transforms how information is shared and used. To be recognised as the best in this category in a huge region is an extremely valuable endorsement for the company and its employees.”

“BoardPAC has competed with giants in ICT in the Asia Pacific region and emerged a winner,” Kuruppumulle added. “To have achieved this recognition for a Sri Lanka-developed software solution brings global attention to the potential for our country to be a major force in innovation, and motivates us to continue to push the boundaries in our field.”

The Stevie Awards are the world’s premier business awards. They were created in 2002 to honour and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organisations and working professionals worldwide. Its Asia-Pacific Awards are open to all organisations in all countries of the region.

BoardPAC is an effective and highly secure method for Board Directors and Management Committee members to access board and committee papers and supplementary information directly from their iPads, thereby eliminating the need for printing multiple copies of each document and couriering such documents to the Directors. It also provides an easy way for Directors to view all documents related to a board paper in a clear manner.

It has been deployed by some of the strongest brands across the world and such as the Axiata group of companies, Deloitte and Maxis among others. BoardPAC clientele span the largest banks and sector leaders in Asia Pacific such as Prudential, Maybank, Hong Leong Group, MSIG, BSN, Bumi Armada, RHB Banking Group, Affin Bank, and Bursa Malaysia, the stock exchange of Malaysia. Leading Indian corporations such as Bombay Stock Exchange, Power Grid Corporation of India, IDBI Bank, Container Corporation of India, and LIC Housing Finance Limited too are users of the product. With over 200,000 users across the world, BoardPAC also services a host of Fortune 500 companies as a preferred choice for board meeting automation. In Sri Lanka over 150 of the top corporate entities including John Keells, MAS Holdings, Bank of Ceylon, Commercial Bank, Hemas, Carsons, Softlogic, Sri Lanka Telecom, Sampath Bank, National Savings Bank, Nations Trust Bank and Merchant Bank of Sri Lanka as well as the SEC and Colombo Stock Exchange use BoardPAC. BoardPAC already has the largest market share for board meeting automation in Sri Lanka, Malaysia and in the Asia Pacific region, and is emerging as a leader across the globe. Its operations have expanded overseas in 20 countries including the USA, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Australia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, South Africa and Sri Lanka.

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