An evening celebrating SAP’s excellence in digital transformation in Pakistan
SAP recently hosted the inaugural SAP Awards Gala in Pakistan in collaboration with TMC, marking a significant milestone in the country’s technological landscape. The event, designed to recognize outstanding achievements in technology and also aimed to lay the groundwork for a sustained legacy of excellence in the field. Attended by industry veterans and supported by a distinguished jury, the gala celebrated the brightest stars in the realm of SAP solutions in Pakistan.
The event commenced with Mr. Muhammad Naukhez Arslan launching the event, his extensive expertise and leadership set the tone for the evening’s proceedings. Following his address, Mr. Saquib Ahmed, SAP’s Country Manager for Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iraq, took the stage. With over two decades of industry experience, Mr. Ahmed’s strategic insights have been instrumental in transforming the ERP landscape in Pakistan.
Mr. Abdul Haseeb, Managing Director of TMC, shared his vision for talent growth in Pakistan, emphasizing the importance of nurturing the next generation of tech professionals. Under his tutelage, TMC has solidified its position as Pakistan’s top and largest SAP partner in terms of projects, revenue and consultants, driving digital transformation across various sectors.
he SAP Awards Gala ceremony featured an esteemed jury comprising industry leaders, tasked with evaluating nominees across six distinct categories. The jury consisted of respected figures from SAP along with Mr. Azhar Nawaz, Mr. Fakhar ul Hasan Mahmood, Mr. Mudasser Farooq Mian, Mr. Moin Balkhi and Mr. Arslan Muhammad Naukhez. The jurors played a pivotal role in recognizing excellence across various categories, their collective experience ensured that the most deserving nominees were celebrated for their contributions to technological excellence in the SAP ecosystem. This was evident throughout the gala, making them integral to the event’s success.
The award categories consisted of Cloud Adaptation, Large Enterprise Initiatives, Implementations, Transformation, Team Awards and CIO Recognition, each highlighting innovative uses of SAP solutions in diverse sectors.
In the Cloud Adaptation category, organizations were recognized for their excellence in leveraging SAP Cloud solutions to drive innovation and efficiency. Awards were presented for various SAP solutions, including Analytics Cloud, Ariba, SuccessFactors, and RISE with SAP, acknowledging organizations’ commitment to harnessing the full potential of cloud-based technologies.
Here are the nominees and winners in the Cloud Adaptation Category
- Ahmed Rehmani from Colgate Palmolive Pakistan Pvt. Ltd.,
- Adnan Qazi from Lucky Cement, Winner
- Faisal Shiraz Merchant from Ana & Batla.
- Ghulam Abbas from Ismail Industries,
- Yasir Masood from Ghulam Farooq Group, Winner
- Jahanzaib Riaz Lilla from Shan Foods.
- Hassan Farooq from SECMC, Winner
- Khwaja Tanveer Saleem from United Energy Pakistan,
- Samad Khan from Pakistan Refinery Limited.
- Yasir Masood from Ghulam Farooq Group,
- Muhammad Amir Jameel from Tapal Tea, Winner
- Zain Ahmed Khwaja from Lucky Core Industries.
- Faisal Merchant from Ana & Batla Industries,
- Zahid Mashhood from Genix Pharma, Winner
- Faiq Jilani from Unity Foods.
The Large Enterprise Initiative category celebrated organizations that implemented SAP solutions in transformative ways, showcasing exceptional project management and integration in complex business environments.Here are the nominees and winners in the Large Enterprise Initiative.
- Ammar Naqvi from the Controller General Accounts, Winner
- Kamran Yusuf Shami from OGDCL,
- Muhammad Shaukat Farooq from NTDC.
- Rukhsana Rafique from the Auditor General Pakistan, Winner
- Fatima Aman from Khushali Microfinance Bank.
The Implementation category recognized teams or individuals demonstrating excellence in deploying SAP solutions, emphasizing seamless integration and achieving targeted objectives within projected timelines.
Here are the nominees and winners in the Implementation Category
- Hamid Mehmood from Pakistan Railways, Winner
- Kashif Akram from the University of Agriculture Faisalabad,
- Amin Siddiqui from SEPCO.
- Atif Najam from Gatro-Nova, Winner
- Mohammad Munaf from Artistic Fabric Mills,
- Aaqib Umar from Hilton Pharma.
The Transformation category spotlighted initiatives that used SAP solutions to drive significant business transformation, leading to substantial improvements in performance and value creation.
Here are the nominees and winners in the Transformation Category
- Khalid Mehmood Sheikh from Sindh People’s Housing for Flood Affectees, Winner
- Mohammad Sohail from National Disaster Recovery and Management Fund.
- Kamran Yusuf Shami from OGDCL, Winner
- Muhammad Aamir Jameel from Tapal Tea,
- Shaukat Farooq from NTDC.
- Aqueela from JAZZ, Winner
- Ammar Naqvi from Controller General Accounts,
- Amin Manji from National Bank of Pakistan.
The Team Award category celebrated exceptional teamwork in the implementation or utilization of SAP solutions, fostering a culture of cooperation and shared success.
Here are the nominees and winners in the Team Awards
- Sohail Rana from Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL). [Winner]
- Hamid Mehmood from Pakistan Railways.
- Zeeshan Manzoor from Cnergyico.
- Javed Asghar from Amreli Steel.
- Abdul Hannan from Best Way Cement.
- Noor Us Samad from Thal Limited, House of Habib. [Winner]
- Ayaz Mirza from SJG Group.
- Syed Samiullah from Saima Packaging.
- Hafeez Shah from Sapphire Finishing Mills [Winner]
- Muhammad Kashif from AuVitronics.
Finally, the CIO Recognition category honored Chief Information Officers who exhibited visionary leadership in leveraging SAP technologies, driving digital transformation within their organizations.
Here are the nominees and winners in the CIO Recognition Category
- Shah Abdullah Raza from National Foods Limited, Winner
- Zain Khwaja from Ghulam Farooq Group.
- Faizan Mehmood from Packages Limited, Winner
- Muhammad Rizwan Dalia from K-Electric.
- Faisal Amir from Pak Arab Refinery Company Limited (PARCO), Winner
- Kamran Shami from OGDCL.
- Asher Zahid from Imtiaz Super Market, Winner
- Mobin Karamat from Park View.
- Atif Najam from Gatro-Nova, Winner
- Asher Zahid from Imtiaz Super Market.
- Zaid Umar from Indus Motors
- Waseem Rasheed from IBL, Winner
Each award underscored the relentless pursuit of brilliance in the realm of SAP. As the evening drew to a close, nominees were presented with personalized AI-generated tokens of appreciation, symbolizing their dedication and industry excellence.
The event concluded with a call to continue the celebrations, networking and conversations over a delightful meal, marking a successful and memorable evening in Pakistan’s technology landscape.
The gala provided an opportunity for professionals to connect, collaborate, and forge new partnerships, fostering a sense of unity and excitement for what lies ahead in the realm of innovation for Pakistan.