Cambodia Digital Award 2023
digital technologies and innovation in Cambodia.
What are the Cambodia Digital Awards (CDA)?
We aim to promote digital transformation and contribute to the utilization of digital technology and innovation in Cambodia by recognizing institutions, businesses, and entrepreneurs through the Cambodia Digital Awards.
CDA 2023 is one of the most prestigious national awards in the Kingdom of Cambodia, organized by the Cambodia Academy of Digital Technology (CADT) with the support of the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications (MPTC).
Explore 2023 Categories
Software or applications nominated for the award must already be in use, with the exception of the research and development (R&D) category, in which a prototype can be accepted.
Best Digital Innovation Organization
Products, services, or accomplishments of companies/institutions that innovate and use ICT or digital technologies to make their enterprise business become better, faster, and more efficient by bringing new competitive products and services to the market.
Best Digital Content
Products, services, or digital accomplishments of private companies or non-government organizations that use ICT to produce digital content such as videos, games, audio files, etc. which contribute to solving the problems of the people, the public, and the society.
Best Digital Innovation Technology
Products, services, or digital accomplishments of private companies or non-government organizations that use ICT to contribute to solve the problems of the public and society.
Products, services or accomplishments of a newly established companies less than 3 years from the date of official registration. Tech Startup has to be a company that has made a breakthrough with new ideas using ICT.
Best Digital R&D
Products, services, or accomplishments of companies or institutions in the field of ICT or digital research and development, such as discovering new formulas, new methods, new rules, and new innovations.
Promoting Digital Innovation in Cambodia
- The company’s owner must be a Cambodian citizen or have a permanent residence in the Kingdom of Cambodia
- Digital Startups must be no older than 3 years from the date of official business registration.
Final Round Judges
H.E. CHEA Ratha
Secretary of State, Ministry of Commerce
Oknha PECH Polen
President of YEAC
Ms. Alissar Chaker
Representative UNDP Cambodia
Ms. Mila Jivkova Kusheva
Chief Marketing Officer, Smart Axiata
Mr. Wu Ling
Strategy Director, Huawai Asia-Pacific
Strategy and Maketing Department
Final Judges Best Digital R&D
H.E. SAM Sethserey
Director General, General Department of ICT, MPTC
Dr. EN Sovann
Director, Department of Digital Government Transformation, MPTC
Dr. CHAY Sengtha
Digital Economy Advisor to Rector, Supervisor of Digital Economy Lab, NUM
Mr. LAING Moam
Chief Digital Officer, Maybank (Cambodia)
Dr. CHEAB Sovuthy
Director of Digital Makerspace, CADT
Ms. CHEM Srey Oeun
Head of Coporate Affairs, Smart Axiata
1. Who can apply for the award?
Ministries, organizations, local NGOs, private companies, and universities, that are officially registered and licensed in accordance with the laws of the Kingdom of Cambodia. Students can also apply if his or her work is about “Digital R&D”
2. What are the qualifications to apply?
The application or service to be submitted must be owned by the company/institution, and developed using at least 51% of resource (human and financial) in Cambodia.
3. Will information about the applicant be public?
Applicants’ names and details are not shown public, only the names of the winners will be published. All candidates’ details are kept confidential. Only the committee and judges in charge of the case have the right to see the information to study, evaluate and select the winners. Judges may request additional information from the candidate if necessary.
4. What are the benefits of this award?
The winners’ names will be widely disseminated with the opportunity to participate in other regional and global awards through the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications.
5. Who are Judges?
Members of the judging panel are appointed from representatives of ministries, institutions, public sector, educational institutions and civil society who have at least 5 years of ICT knowledge and/or related field experience.
6. What is the evaluation and selection process?
Each judge will review each candidate’s information and then evaluate the selection. Judges have the right to select the winners in accordance with the terms of this national award. The selection of each winner will be based on the overall evaluation results by the judging panel. The judging panel may request a face to face presentation from the candidate if necessary.
7. What are the evaluation and selection criteria?
The evaluation and selection criteria are:
A. Tech Innovation
Innovation is something that comes with a new approach. Bringing innovation into your business can save you time and money and give you a competitive advantage to develop and adapt your business in the market.
B. Problem Solving
Refers to new discoveries using digital technology to solve specific problems more effectively than ever before, saving time, money and other resources.
C. Efficiency of Operation
The ability of an enterprise, company or institution to deliver products or services to its customers effectively, at the least cost possible and still ensure the highest quality of products, services, and support.
D. Marketing Strategy
Any activity that a company or business does to attract customers and to establish a good connection with them, with the aim of linking products and services with customers in order to earn their income and interest.