Altech Netstar has won the prestigious 2007 Technology Top 100 (TT100) Minister’s Award for Overall Excellence.
“This honour is testimony to the company’s ingenuity and success in the systemic management of technology, innovation and people,” says Professor Roy Marcus, Chairman of the Technology Top 100 and The Da Vinci Institute for Technology Management.
Winners in the Established Companies categories were:
* DebTech, for Excellence in the Management of Research;
* Altech Netstar, for Excellence in the Management of Technology;
* Advanced Technologies and Engineering (ATE), for Excellence in the Management of Innovation;
* Accsys, for Excellence in the Management of People;
* Allied Technologies (Altech), for Excellence in the Management of Technology, Innovation and People; and
* PFK Electronics, for Excellence in the Management of Systems.
Winners in the Emerging Companies categories were:
* Water Angel Operations and I-Slices Innovations, joint winners for Excellence in the Management of Technology;
* Altis Biologics, for Excellence in the Management of Systems; and
* Hot Platinum, for Excellence in the Management of Innovation.
The winners were announced during an innovative musical awards ceremony held last night (21 February).
In total, 81 enterprises qualified to carry the 2007 TT100 brand, signifying that they use technology to outperform their peers and achieve success.
“The Technology Top 100 Awards are recognised as the premier business excellence awards in South Africa,” says the Minister of Science & Technology, Mosibudi Mangena. “This celebration of excellence is also a celebration of truly South African innovation.”
Marcus adds: “What distinguishes TT100 winners and qualifiers is their management of technology, innovation and people, as well as their use of systems thinking, to create successful, sustainable businesses
“They demonstrate the ability to effectively manage the human-technology interface, and use technology and innovation to reach the marketplace first. They also ensure that innovation is not a top-down process, but a corporate-wide commitment."