Pets are one of my “Pet Peeves” when it comes to talking about them. I mean they are cute and all but it is a bit too much of a hassle to take care of one when you are always on the go. I mean, they poop, they eat, they need a bath, they need attention, they need affection, its like having a girlfriend to be honest!(Pun-intended). Anyways, for the sake of all mankind and for the betterness of myself, I have mustered all the confidence in me to actually adopt a pet……….*DRUM ROLL*………..
JUST KIDDING! the cat was not for sale so I am “Pet-less”, evidently. Now for some professionalism.
The Standard Chartered ICT (Innovation, Communication, Technology) Competition invites University/College/Polytechnic students and employees of Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia, its subsidiaries and Scope International to submit their ICT related innovative ideas in a form of a business proposal.
The competition focuses to further enhance creativity in innovation and further increasing the immensity of knowledge on ICT as well as to promote entrepreneurship amongst students in Malaysia who are in tertiary institutions. This competition is also one of Standard Chartered initiatives to aid the Government to incline the country’s circle of knowledgable workers and come to senses to the Digital Malaysia agenda.
To discover excellent IT innovations and to help stimulate great minds thus unleashing the innovator potential of the participants.
The Registration and submission began on 13th January 2013. Closing date is 25th March 2013. Pre requisite for a team is a minimum of one (1) Malaysian & all team members should be University/College/Polytechnic students studying in Malaysia.
There are 2 categories enlisted for this competition:- University / College Students (in teams 2 – 5 persons)
- Employees of Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad, its subsidiaries and Scope International (in teams 2 – 5 persons)
The following are competition stages:
STAGE 1:Submissions of the ‘idea’ via online submission form are open from 13 Jan – 25 Mar 2013. The top ten (10) submissions from each category will be selected at the preliminary judging.
The 10 finalist teams from each category will need to attend a half day skills enhancement workshop. The workshop is designed in helping the participants to get acquainted to the practical techniques in order to further enhance their business proposal. Next, teams are required to submit a formal business proposal & present it to the judging committee.
The Judging Committee will then select the best business idea and rank the top three (3) teams from each category. Winning teams will be announced at the Grand Finale.
This Year’s Theme is “IT Matters”
WHY IT MATTERS? Technology has certainly changed the way we live. It has impacted different facets of life and redefined the way we live. Indeed technology plays an important role in every sphere of life. With technology, several mundane manual tasks can be automated. Many complex and critical processes can be carried out with ease and greater efficiency with the help of modern technology. Thanks to the application of technology, life has changed and it has changed for the better. Hence, IT Matters.
FUEL YOUR CREATIVITY! You may submit ANY innovative ideas and digital creativity, provided that it consists of IT elements. Below are some sample topics but not limit to:
- Business System Analysis
- Computer Forensics
- Computer Programming
- Web Applications Development
- Tools / Gadgets for i.e. The Disabled, Aged, mothers, babies etc
- Research & Development Technologies
- Web designing
We are looking for ideas that are fresh, creative, unique, and innovative. You may find out more at (http://www.scictcompetition.com.my/)
Inspire us with your most innovative idea on how IT Matters to your work, personal life and the society. Team up and fuel your creativity to build the most creative technological invention and innovation!
Standard Chartered is also running a Facebook Contest. You can check out their link here:- https://www.facebook.com/ictcompetition
The contest runs for 10 consecutive weeks with 10 different contests from 14th January to 18th March
Last week, on the 21st – 28th week it was the Tech Out Your Pet Photo Contest 1 SCICT were looking for the most creative photo of your favourite pet using your favourite gadgets. The best entries voted by our fans and selected by our judges win prizes!
Take a photo of your pet with your favourite gadget and get your followers, friends to vote for you…
SORRY! But I have no pets to show. But I bet you readers do!
There’s a new contest this week, the 28th – 3rd Feb week. It’s the Guessing Game Contest 1
A photo will be there and zoomed into everyday until someone comes up with the right answerThe weekly contest is open to public of any age, so long as you’re in Malaysia!
Your first object to be guessed: http://tinyurl.com/ICTGuess1Each person can submit unlimited entries per contest but may only win one prize.
Only ONE (1) vote can be performed per day until the contest has expired.
This week’s contest closes at 1800hrs on 3rd Feb 2013.
Winners will be selected based on how many people voted for the entry and then ranked by the Contest Owner. 3 lucky persons will each win a Touch N’ Go card preloaded with RM50 for each week!
Winner’s work will be showcased on our Facebook Page too!
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.
Judges decision is final.
There are also Roadshows by SCICT all around Klang Valley. Just missed one on the 20th January 2013 (Last Wed) at University Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) – Setapak, KL. The Speaker was Mr. Leon Koay. Leon Koay is Country Head of Global Markets, which encompasses Standard Chartered Malaysia’s product suite of Financial Markets, Capital Markets, Corporate Finance & Principal Finance solutions. He is also Co-Head, Wholesale Bank Malaysia, and retains joint responsibility for strategy, development, management and governance of Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia’s wholesale banking business.
Do catch the Roadshows when you can. Do expect FUN ACTIVITIES while you are there!