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Manar shares her thoughts on why this category wasn’t added before because it is not easy to choose particular site or a service to award saying it is the best in this particular country.
Out of all the active online users, 60% of are mosrawy readers. – presenters.
QnA session concludes as well.
That was indeed an eye catching video by masrawy.com ambassadors. QnA session follows up now.
The final presentation for tonight is from Egypt and MASRAWY.com it is.
With sharing a quote from Mahathma Gandhi, “be the change you want to see in the world” they conclude.
Only 1 out of 3 blogs continue after a year of publishing it, according to a research. – presenter.
Teckler is a crowd sourcing publishing platform that connects writers readers and advertisers interested in knowledge sharing. – presenter.
Bawsalas main target are the citizens of Tunisia so that they publish the content in local language. – presenter.
Now we have Teckler ambassadors from Brazil on stage talking about their service.
Marsad is the 1st service by Bawsala which lets the citizens to know about the Parliament Members and also to interact with them Digitally.
RVJN ambassador concludes their session.
Observatory of parliament members actions, Tunisia representative will share their thought with us now.
43 journalists have been trained and 13 are females amongst these. All together 510 stories are published by this team altogether. – Presenter.
Rural Visual Journalism Network, Bangladesh presenter will now get on with their presentation.
We connect people with people. We are a job dating site. – presenter.
Presenter shares a video and concludes his speech real quick.
Whatchado Ambassador from Austria will present their presentation.
48% of people aren’t happy about the job they do. – presenter.
e-Media and Journalism category Winners presentations will happen now.
5 nominees will present their presentations.
Jak Boumans will moderate the session.
Winners presentation on Entertainment and Games category concludes here.
After this short break, we will be back with the Media and Journalism Winners presentations.
With the QnA session from the fellow jury members, DeliCode conclude their session.
2nd prototype of the game is currently in development.
This content is planned for 3-6 years old children.
their first concept behind this newness is to combine traditional printed storybook with motion added digital storybooks.
This technology currently is a available on Xbox and kinetic enabled devices.
Kinetic is a Digit Storybook which allows the children to record their movements and make their own storybook. Which helps children to maintain their mental and physical health and to enhance them as well.
From Kinetic Stories, Finland, we have Deli-code company ambassador on stage now.
CCP Game ambassador explains why this game differentiates from other online multilayer game.
Eve-Online is a online multilayer game and have released 2 decades in two years. All the characters you meet in this game are real.
CCP Games – Eve Online, Iceland is on microphone now. They will show a demo on their game and device in a while now.
Aqua Lingua translates to ‘Water Language’ in this particular language. This technology enables you to capture a picture of your own voice through water waves.
Aqua Lingua: See what you hear, Lithuania is on stage now to present their presentation.
We are back Live after Lunch break.
And we are live from 10th Floor of Kingsbury, covering e- Entertaining and Games Winners Presentation.
We had iNaxyz, Italy – Interactive Dance present their presentation and the demonstration on their device.
Tokens of appreciation are being given away at the moment.
Now we are breaking for lunch.
Winners presentations will follow later on.
If you want to start a company with someone, get to know their girlfriends and wives. or else don’t. – Felix
Everyone who have learnt something, is a teacher. This is one of the methods I use at back home. – Felix
A final round on the head panel and then the floor will be open for questions.
“Lets go do something Wonderful” – Indika.
He concludes as well.
Indika De Soyza – Country Manager for Intel Sri Lanka gets the microphone next. He will quickly go through what they have done as a corporation Globally and as well as in Sri Lanka.
Felix explains about the methodology on making students professionals.
If you don’t work on you dream, somebody else will. – Felix.
Felix Lee, Institute of Digital Media Innovation, NUS , Singapore will present his shot talk on “Entrepreneurship: New Ways for University Learning and says he will turn the table upside down on what Ruvan and Adam just spoke about.
Assessment is the curriculum. – Ruvan.
Dr. Ruvan Weerasinghe, Senior Lecturer, University of Colombo School of Computing is on the stage now and will share his thoughts on “Collaborative Research: New Formats for University Teaching”
Adam is also known as the Professor of Play.
He says he and his team play out a game before actually developing it virtually. So that they will think out of the box.
We are back after the tea break. Manmohan Rao will moderate this final shot talk session before lunch and Welcomes Adam onto the stage.
Adam Montandon , E – Concept Ass. Professor , Erhvervsakademiet Lillebælt ,UK / Denmark “Play: New Formats for University Learning”
Now we break for a small refreshment session. See back in few minutes.
“The text book of the 21st century haven’t been written yet. ” – Govind.
“We have to unlearn the old ones and come up with new to learn” – Mano.
At 3M Every employee is encouraged to work 15% on their own projects, if its good, 3M will action/take it forward – Suresh
Stage is open to the audiences to ask questions and clear their doubts.
3M Scientists have access to more that 800 forums per year. So a lot of information/knowledge is exchanged.
customer inspired innovation
braod base for technology
environment for sharing
quantifying the efforts
are the few of the Principles 3M follow.
knowledge is innovation, harnessing it is all about capitalizing the resources. – Suresh
Suresh Anandappa, Head of Marketing at 3M Lanka is on the stage now.
Estonia just was lucky that Skype got invented there. Pure luck and some key ingredients from Estonia such as “Do it yourself attitude”. – Tiit.
Tiit Paananen, Entrepreneur, Investor and former MD Skype Estonia is on the stage now. Gives a brief about Estonia and then picks up about Skype.
Make innovation happen, fund them and give them access to market. That’s what you need to power the start-ups which will create more job opportunities. You need a game changer. – Mano
We we can bring informal economy & the nexus of forces together,one thing that will happen is Viral entrepreneurship. – Mano.
Job creations will be through entrepreneurs.
The private sector provides 9 out of 10 jobs! – Mano
Mano Sekaram, Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder ,99X Technology will speak on “Jobs of the future”
Reshan says that 99X is one of the top IT companies in Sri Lanka to work in.
Panel members of the Second Shot talk session of today.
Developing Countries are catching up, quicker than ever. But unfortunately this will take much more time than we expect. – Govind.
Reshan did not forgot to mention that Sri Lanka won the “Outsourcing Destination of the Year” at the BPO Awards, which happened in London, Yesterday.
Reshan Dewapura will moderate this 2nd session of the Shot Talk since Peter was conducting these until now.
Govindan Nair – President, Hemispheres Solutions LLC (USA) and Adjunct Professor, The George Washington University will take the stage now and talk on “Demographics of the Future”
Signs of appreciation will be exchanged now. Reshan , Epasinghe will accompany Peter to give away the tokens.
David gives a last comment.
Social Impact Startups are in a better positions to collect data and research than larger companies. They are a big asset. Trust is a big asset too. Asian Development Bank provides a platform to you to get exposed and its a mutual benefit act. – David.
Sheila Pimentel, President, Humanitare Institute, Brazil is the person to ask questions regarding Humanitarian actions. Says Peter.
I you don’t have access to the community, its going to be disaster.
Technology is just an enabler, not a solution.
“when you talk about impact and challenge with an young entrepreneur, he is really struggling to find out whats the impact. ” – Vishnu.
Vishnu Swaminathan, Country Director Ashoka Indiaalso gets on to the stage and shares his ideas and answers the questions from the moderator Peter A. Bruck.
Rita talks about how they were able to increase the income by 60% of a particular village of Timber salespersons in Philippines , by getting a mobile handset device to the villagers.
She concludes, she leaves.
We are working with the government to prioritize the resources.
Sri Lanka strongly known for its robust education system. But which is not enough anymore.
Rita O ́Sullivan – Country Director, Asian Development Bank takes on to the microphone now.
A token of appreciation will be awarded to Honorable Minister Professor Tissa Vitharana by Peter Bruck.
Rich and diverse content can create value for viewers. – David.
He concludes and leaves.
benefits of e-Communiy of interests are
-wins their loyalty
are the few of the attributes of a valuable content.
Shot talk session one team on stage now.
David Shelters, Financial Advisor, Author, Blogger, USA/Thailand will present his shot talk now on ” Starting
Up and not closing down in the content business : How do move from an exciting product to success in the marketplace?”
Fighting poverty, hunger and diseases, Education for all are the main objectives of World Summit Awards. – Peter.
Young people are trying to put their hands on the Keyboard and touch screens now, which can change in the near future.
Peter invites the Winners of World Summit Youth Awards, to the stage for the shot talk session.
First shot talk session for today, Social Entrepreneurship, Social Activism, Youth taking action on MDGs – moderated by Peter A. Bruck.
Peter also thanks the Honorable Minister for providing such a emphasis on Technological view.
Sensors are helping in the field of healthcare. the fact that theses ensors remotely monitored, development of mobile platforms, to benefit all.
With a brief note of that, Professor Tissa Vitharana concludes his speech.
Professor Tissa Vitharana is also known as the man who introduced Nano Technology to Sri Lanka.
We have to have equity, we need to take every citizen in this planet of ours in this process of development. – Tissa Vitharana.
Minister of Scientific Affairs of Sri Lanka, Our Keynote speaker for today, Professor Tissa Vitharana will address the gathering now.
Lightning of the Oil Lamp will take place now.
Honorable Minister Tissa Vitharana, P. W. Epasinghe, Peter Bruck, Reshan Dewapura, Miss Janine, Madanmohan Rao, Miss Effet, Alexander, Alfred and Jack (the fellow dignitaries will light the oil lamp)
Chief Guest , The Minister is here. All rise.
Kandyan Dance troop leads.
Chief Guest and Keynote Speaker for today will be our Minister of Scientific Affairs, Professor Tissa Vitharana.
Proceedings will commence as soon as he will arrive.