December, 16, 2018
Top honours were awarded to software product engineering specialist 99X Technology, as it won gold both in the ICT Services Sector category as well as in the Overall Medium category at the National Business Excellence Awards (NBEA) 2018, organized by the National Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka.
The recognitions were a continuing acknowledgement of the company’s strength in doing business and contributions to the Sri Lankan economy through export excellence. The NBEA’s holistic evaluation criteria assessed entities’ all-round performance in areas that included corporate governance, capacity building, performance management, global and local market reach, corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability, and business and financial results.
“This marks the first time we’ve won two Golds, which I believe shows 99X Technology’s dedication towards not just maintaining but constantly improving its business value, operational processes and overall performance among its peers. It is always an honour to be recognized among these esteemed organisations and we look forward to aiming for even better results in years to come,” noted 99X Technology Co-Founder and CEO Mano Sekaram.
Other winners in the ICT Services Sector category included Sri Lanka Telecom as the runners-up and Creative Technology Solutions as second-runners up. This marks the fourth year in which 99X Technology has been awarded Gold in the ICT Services Sector category over the past several years, yet its first time as the top entrant in the Overall Medium category, having won Bronze previously in 2016.
About NBEA: The National Business Excellence Awards is the flagship event of the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka, an annual awards competition which was held for the 15th consecutive year. It prides itself for its well-rounded evaluation criteria, which takes a holistic view of a company and not just parts of it. It comprises of an evaluation of an organisation’s financial stability, reach in global markets, excellence in process innovation, capital investment, institutionalization of corporate social responsibility and more. The awards aim to position Sri Lanka as a country with excellently managed organisations, thereby making it attractive for joint ventures and investments, and as a source for products and services.
About 99X Technology: Headquartered in Sri Lanka with offices in Norway and Australia, 99X Technology has been adjudged one of Asia’s Best Workplaces for 2018 and is a regional leader in Agile software product engineering and technology innovation. Its expertise has been proven through a 150+ portfolio of successful globally serving software products developed since the year 2000, by partnering with leading Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) across Europe, Australasia and USA. 99X Technology has been ranked as a Great Place To Work for in Sri Lanka for six consecutive years, and is among just 10 companies to be listed as one of Sri Lanka’s Most Admired Companies.
Photo captions: (Above) 99X Technology Co-Founder and CEO Mano Sekaram (left) receiving the Gold Award in the Overall Medium category; the 99X Technology team receiving the Gold Award in the ICT Services Sector category. (Below) Associate Technical Lead Namila Perera (far left), PR and Marketing Specialist Cassandra Mascarenhas (second left), Senior Technical Lead Sajeetharan Sinnathurai (second right) and Associate Technical Lead Shamal Perera (far right) and the triumphant 99X Technology Team with their awards at the end of the night