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Teleios wins Microsoft YouthSpark Citizenship award

Thursday, June 5, 2014
(Left to right) Akash Pooransingh, UWI Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Ronald Hinds, CEO, Teleios Systems; Kevin Khelawan, COO Teleios Systems, and Dr. Kim Mallalieu, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, at the prizegiving ceremony for the March 2010 Teleios Code Jam. Photo courtesy: The University of the West Indies.

Caribbean-based software firm Teleios Systems has won the Microsoft 2014 YouthSpark Citizenship Award for its Code Jam programme. 


The local company was honoured among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. 


“Recognition for our Teleios Code Jam (TCJ) programme is particularly special for us since that programme represents the heart of Teleios," said Kevin Khelawan, the company's chief operating officer and co-founder.


“It is a great honour to be recognised and awarded by Microsoft for this. We plan to continue to build Teleios Code Jam and impact as many students and young people in T&T and across the Caribbean as possible.”


Awards were presented in multiple categories, with winners chosen from a set of more than 2,800 entrants from 117 different countries worldwide.  


“Microsoft’s success as a company depends on great partners, and Teleios Systems is a shining example of the kind of innovation our partner ecosystem drives year after year,” said Phil Sorgen, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft Corp. “We are honoured to recognise Teleios as this year’s winner of the 2014 Microsoft YouthSpark Citizenship award, and we applaud Teleios’ dedication to providing innovative solutions that drive results for our mutual customers.” 


The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognise partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during the past year. Teleios Systems, founded in 1997, develops and markets wireless and Internet solutions for a wide range of customers, including governments, corporations and wireless operators. Teleios provides services that help its clients to quickly and effectively deploy business solutions that leverage the power of the Internet and mobile communications technologies. 


Over the last ten years, Teleios has developed expertise in the areas of scalable, distributed systems and today has systems that run 24/7/365 with over 99.99 per cent uptime. Teleios serves a wide range of customers, including the Government of T&T, as well enterprises and wireless operators in the Caribbean.


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