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Live Blog – World Summit Awards 2013 (WSA) Day 1

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From Press From Press Oct 24, 20136:52 pm

Official end of the Expert Panel Discussion.

This session will give you an opportunity to know, to whom to talk on tonight at dinner.

That concludes the tonight’s session. See you all tomorrow.
Good Night. diGIT team, signs off.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 20136:38 pm

Crowd will switch now. And this is the final round. The reason for this practice is to let them network with each other and make easier for them tonight at the dinner at Waters Edge. Says Peter.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 20136:29 pm

1st Discussion times up. Now the crowd will circulate in a clockwise manner and the discussion continues.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 20136:15 pm

Now we are live from Business Matching World Cafe, moderated by Peter A. Bruck.

We are waiting till everyone is in the rooms and grabs a seat for themselves.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 20135:55 pm

Winners presentation on e-Culture and Tourism concludes here. Catch you all back downstairs for Peter A. Bruck’s ‘Business Matching World Cafe’.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 20135:52 pm

A quick panel discussion will take place now. And by quick, I mean very quick.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 20135:46 pm

With that demo on Jumièges 3D, we jump onto the QnA session with the ambassador.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 20135:42 pm

3D scanning and 3D reconstructions are the few of the tools which are used to create this service.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 20135:40 pm

Jumièges 3D is a knowledge and interpretation tool for scientists and Historians.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 20135:38 pm

Jumièges 3D – France, Ambassadors are on stage now.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 20135:36 pm

“Long live to mini-patrons revolution. ”

With a QnA session, Verkami ambassadors leave the stage.

Even Raplh Simon asks a question whether they are active out side Barcelona and Madrid or are they bound in?

From Press From Press Oct 24, 20135:27 pm

This powerful tool is about on a 70% of success rate.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 20135:23 pm

Since only one question was asked, enajori.com ambassador leaves.

Verkami App represented from Spain is on the stage and goes on about their project.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 20135:17 pm

najori.com is the first bilingual Unicode magazine based on Assam.

” Content are created for the audience is totally volunteered. And we have volunteers all over the globe. “

From Press From Press Oct 24, 20135:10 pm

Questions are being asked from the presenters. Such a good cause deserves a good attention.

Now we have enajori.com ambassadors on the stage to present their presentation.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 20135:05 pm

Presenter says that most of the Gorilla Highland contributors haven’t even visited Uganda before.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 20135:02 pm

They actually won award for the eBook they have, but not for the handbook they circulated within Uganda.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 20134:57 pm

Gorilla Highlands on the iPad from Uganda on the stage now showcasing their product. They say their Presentation is highly focused on the visuals. So, keep an eye on the VDU.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 20134:48 pm

Represent asks the audience to criticize their site. Suggestions are mostly welcome.

Questions from the Jurors, other Winners and then from the audiences are welcome as well.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 20134:33 pm

We are back with the Winners Presentations ; e-Culture and Tourism Category.

First of all we have SEEcult.org, Serbia, representative talking to the crowd about their product.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 20134:09 pm

Refreshment break, again.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 20134:05 pm

Promotion on this game are already ON in some countries such as China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Questions are being shot at him to be answered.

He leaves.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 20133:57 pm

I-MOVE to Learn, China Ambassador is on the stage now.

Ambassador shows more about the game they have developed, targeted for small children aged in between 4-12 .

From Press From Press Oct 24, 20133:53 pm

Raise awareness, full e-government support and etc are their main aims.

QnA session concluded.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 20133:47 pm

This site includes a section in which you can enter and share “Environmental Information” to notify other readers.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 20133:45 pm

Represent explains the reasons behind the Black UI, which eats less energy from the Monitor.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 20133:42 pm

A representative from Beatona Website, Kuwait is on the stage now and present his presentation.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 20133:40 pm

With that kind note, Stage opens up for QnA session.

“A 40$ phone might be a big thing in Ghana, so how do you tend to continue this?”

“This service is for the nurses, and not for the patience. “

From Press From Press Oct 24, 20133:37 pm

MoTeCH has developed another service for Nurses, which can run in a 40$ Java enabled phone.

This app reminds patients about their appointments and Nurses about due appointments. This also generates monthly reports.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 20133:34 pm

Mobile Technology for Community Health is an initiative to literate Women in Ghana. MoTeCH has created a service called Mobile Wife which enables Dads to take care of their children more carefully in their local language.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 20133:28 pm

QnA session done with UEPAA Company CEO.

Now we have MoTeCH Ghana (Mobile Technology Community Health) from Ghana.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 20133:14 pm

UEPAA, Switzerland is now on. They are presenting their App “Alpine Safety” now.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 20133:10 pm

We are now back with event.

World Summit Youth Awards will take place now. This is happening at 2 different places and we are now at e Culture and Tourism category.

Jasna Matic is moderating this session. And this session is taking place in 10th floor of Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 20131:35 pm

Lunch Break. The conference will resume after the lunch break probably in another hour.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 20131:33 pm

digit IT magazine – We are pleased to cover #WSA Global Congress 2013 via blog/twitter/pics/video. Great event so far!

Tokens of appreciations are given away to the Awesome panel members. Given away by Peter Bruck.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 20131:25 pm

A quick round back on the podium, answering the questions from the audience.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 20131:17 pm

Stage is open for questions from the audience. And International delegates take this chance to share their view about this event and thank the organizing panel.

Its not a competition, when it comes to women working- A delegate from Nigeria.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 20131:14 pm

Effat Al Shooky – Technical Director, Woman Business Development Center, Egypt and Chithrangani Mubarak – Senior Proggramme Head, ICTA concluded their speech.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 201312:55 pm

Eng. Manar Alhashash, SG Kuwait eAward, Kuwai shares her thoughts on ” Woman and ICT”

From Press From Press Oct 24, 201312:51 pm

Janine suggests some books and authors to the audience available here.

” Blink by Malcom Gladwell ” is one of the examples she shared.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 201312:49 pm

More Woman watch Super Bowl than Academy Awards – Janine.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 201312:47 pm

Janine goes on about Woman in Tech.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 201312:44 pm

Janine Warner – Creator Digital Family, USA is on stage now and shares her Short Talk.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 201312:41 pm

“Literacy isn’t an issue, women are constantly being told that ‘this is not for you’ , we have to over come this gap in between men and women.” – Dorothy.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 201312:39 pm

Dorothy shows us some research results and digs up some arguments with Peter Burke.

She concludes her speech.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 201312:38 pm

Woman in Ghana use mobile phones to communicate in their business.

market woman are able to check cross prices of the products of their ware.

- Dorothy.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 201312:34 pm

2nd Session will take place now. Peter will moderate this as well.

Dorothy Gordon, Director General at Kofi Annan Center of Excellence in ICT, Ghana will deliver her short talk now.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 201312:26 pm

Tokens of appreciations will be exchanged over to the panel members.

Reshan and Peter will give away these tokens.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 201312:24 pm

Imran Vilcassim – Director – Enterprise Business at Microsoft Sri Lanka shared some of his ideas on Clod Computing as well.

Imran also talked about early adapters of Clod Computing in Sri Lanka.

1st session is over.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 201312:16 pm

Having a single platform to develop which helps us to save time and to look into the Green aspect in this as well. – Kithithi.

He departs.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 201312:14 pm

Kiththi also talks about PaaS ( platform as a service).

From Press From Press Oct 24, 201312:10 pm

Kithithi shares result of a survey conducted by IBM, which shows how people are adapting cloud based services.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 201312:08 pm

Kithithi Perera – Chief Enterprise Executive at SLT will go though his words on ” Cloud Computing related topics”

From Press From Press Oct 24, 201312:03 pm

Todd spoke about how networking can enhance the GDP and Data is taking over SMS’s and Voice Calls.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 201311:56 am

Todd Ashton President – Ericson Malaysia in Sri Lanka is on stage now and will give a brief info on ” The Networked Society”

From Press From Press Oct 24, 201311:53 am

” For Sri Lankan Telecom, is it vial to have solar powered stations? ”

” For rural areas and for our mobile workstations, this is a very useful method as his is a Green IT initiative.”

From Press From Press Oct 24, 201311:49 am

” Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. ” – Elizabeth shares this quote with and concludes her speech.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 201311:45 am

” If we really care about our Environment around us, around our work place, you should reduce carbon foot prints by optimizing energy and adapting Green IT. ” – Elizabeth

From Press From Press Oct 24, 201311:41 am

Technology is a part of our life. In Hong Kong, for each person, there are 2 mobile phones according to a research. – Elizabeth.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 201311:40 am

Elizabeth Quat – Member of Legislative Council , Hong Kong Sar China will share her short talk on ” Innovation in Green IT”

From Press From Press Oct 24, 201311:39 am

” We need to look at the human aspects too.”

“people may not know what they need, we create opportunities.” – Elzabeth.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 201311:35 am

“One of the guidelines for a new innovation should be, what would people need, what would people use?” – Ralph.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 201311:32 am

For those Men who love to sleep with their cars rather than with their wives, These new innovative Homes in Singapore allows you to bring your cars nest to your apartment in 21 st floor. – Ralph.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 201311:28 am

3D printing is so important that, Raplh guarantees that each everyone of here in this room now, will have a 3D printer right next to them along with their PCs in another 5-7 years.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 201311:25 am

Ralph Simon talks about some examples on New innovations, such as Nike Fuel Band and SnapChat.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 201311:21 am

The 1st Session will be on “The Content Economy – Facts, Visions and Employment”

WSA Global Chairman, Peter A. Bruck will Moderate this session.

Ralph Simon, CEO of Mobilium International UK will have a short talk on “Innovation: eContent and Business Dev”

From Press From Press Oct 24, 201311:07 am

We will start back very soon. Probably in a few minutes.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 201310:25 am

That’s the end of the Opening ceremony. Guests, Participants, Invitees and everyone else is welcome to enjoy the exhibition for now.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 201310:19 am

A series of Videos are being played on the screen right now from the event partners.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 201310:18 am

Reshan Dewapura, CEO of ICTA will share his thoughts with us.

This is a great opportunity to learn new things and to network with each other.

Reshan Thanks ICTA and Lalith Weeratunga, for being supportive to make this event a huge Success.
WSA Global, for giving this opportunity to Sri Lanka to host WSA this time.

He leaves.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 201310:11 am

“What can we do to make our citizens lives better?” That should be the question on everyone’s mind right now.

With that note, Lalith Weeratunga silents. A token of Appreciation will be awarded to hm by Professor EpaSinghe.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 201310:08 am

From the perspective of sri Lanka, this initiative have a great impact on or people. smartphone, th most advanced device now a days is more likely to be used now than ever.

Government also should focus to offer the citizens of Sri Lanka what they need, via Mobile Devices.

- Lalith

From Press From Press Oct 24, 201310:05 am

Our Nenasala was started back in 2005, when tsunami struck sri lanka.

Coupled with the Infrastructure, Government of Sri Lanka thrives to upfront the rural worthy students.

Lalith also talks about a few examples from Down South Weligama, which enables fishermen to detect longitude and warmth of water via a single SMS.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 20139:55 am

Our Keynote speaker, Chief Guest, Lalith Weeratunga – Secretary to His Excellency the President of Sri Lanka will address the gathering now.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 20139:52 am

Peter leaves and wishes everyone for a Great day ahead in this conference.

Now we have a Video from the World Summit Awards Global.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 20139:48 am

The storm of Tecnology is a storm which takes off everything, unless it has an active contribution to the Internet / e-society.

This is a conference, from where you have to take in a lot more what you can take in from your graduation ceremony. For that you have to invest yourself.

- Peter.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 20139:43 am

Digital Tech is hitting us very hard on our hearts and as well as on on our minds. The success of the Commonwealth depends on the routine works in Sri Lanka, India and countries as such. – Peter

From Press From Press Oct 24, 20139:38 am

Peter A. Bruck, WSA Chairman will now address the gathering.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 20139:34 am

With a quote from Marco Polo, Epasinghe leaves. “The finest island of its size, and this is an island to visit in your life time. ”

From Press From Press Oct 24, 20139:33 am

Use of ICT imporoves the efficiency of Government and Serve the Public better.

E-Revenue License Project is a great example of the Sri Lankan Goverment using ICT efficiently which allows the public to fulfill their needs without visiting a simple organization. – Epasinghe.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 20139:27 am

One of the aims of Mahinda Chinthana is to make Sri Lanka 75% Literate of ICT by 2016. – For that, His Excellency Mahinda Rajapakse called ICTA and asked them to come up with a system to achieve that aim. – Epasinghe

From Press From Press Oct 24, 20139:22 am

Welcome Speech will be given by P.E. Epa Singhe, Chairman of ICTA Sri Lanka.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 20139:15 am

Lightning of the Oil Lamp will take place now. Lalith Weeratunga and other present Guests will accompany him. Each Representative from their respective organization will also Light the Oil Lamp.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 20139:13 am

Sri Lankan Traditional Drums are playing, which means our Chief Guest is here. Everyone rises.

Lalith Weeratunga, Secretary to His Excellency the President of Sri Lanka

Peter A. Bruck, WSA Chairman

Reshan Dewapura, CEO ICTA

are the Special Guests for today.

From Press From Press Oct 24, 20138:55 am

The event is about to commence as soon as the all the dignitaries arrive, we will take off.

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