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Asia's top 20 IT-aware enterprises, handpicked by an independent panel of judges from A.T. Kearney, Arthur Andersen, Deloitte Consulting, KPMG Consulting and Magnus Management Consultants, were recently honoured at the inaugural Intelligent20 Awards gala dinner held in Singapore. The winners of the Intelligent20 Awards are: AIA, Adaptec Manufacturing, Asia Capacity Exchange, Asia Travel Network, Citibank, CWT Distribution, Eastman Chemical, First Ecommerce Asia, Hongkong Telecom, Iteru.net, Linbert Travel Exchange, Royal Selangor International, Seagate Technology International, Singapore Engineering Software, Singapore Sports Council, SingTel, The Asia Life Assurance Society, Wacker Siltronic Singapore, Whirlpool Southeast Asia, and Zone Group. The first of its kind in Asia, the inaugural Intelligent20 Awards was open to entries from seven countries: Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. Thirty-two entries made it to the final round. The objective of the Intelligent20 Awards is to recognise the strategic use of IT in Asian corporations and organisations. The Awards measures the business impact of deploying technology across four key performance indicators: customer satisfaction; product/service quality assurance; return on technology investment; and innovation. It also places emphasis on business best practices and strong project management.