The ceremony to honor winners of the 15th Round of His Highness Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah Informatics Award kicked off on Monday, 7th December, 2015, under the patronage of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah at Bayan Palace.
The event was attended by His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim, His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, top Sheikhs and Microsoft founder and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Co-Chairman William Henry Gates.
The ceremony was commenced by a presentation video on prominent stages of the previous sessions of the award, followed by a speech performed by Chairperson of the award's Board of Trustees Sheikha Aida Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah.
It was followed by a speech of the deputy chairman of the award's Supreme Committee Bassam Al-Shamari, and the member of the Supreme Committee Abdullah Al-Shihab.
After the officials' speeches, His Highness the Amir decorated Bill Gates with the "Informatics Medal", while also honoring winners of different sections of the award, including the best NGOs and governmental bodies' website.