CDA 2023

Cambodia Digital Award 2023

Driving digital transformation and fostering the adoption of
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.


CDA 2023

Application Process

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.‚Äč

Total Prize


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.

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