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That marks the end of the World Summit Awards 2013 Conference.
Thanks a lot for staying with us.
diGIT team signs off.
Its the lunch break now. After the lunch, they will unite back at 5.30 in the evening and have a train ride to Mount Lavinia Beach for a Gala Dinner.
A lot of ideas are being exchanged and suggestions and general comments are on the table.
Fishbowl session seems to be ending in a while.
An ambassador from the University of Jaffna says that they have started a USSD based service same as the Indian delegate just spoke about. And in the future they are willing to work together and to overcome this lack in South Asia.
An ambassador from India shares his story where they developed an app to overcome the lack of Blood in India. Where now they are able to provide blood to the needed within a half an hour.
In India, we use Intranet along with mobile technology to communicate( Peer to Peer tech it is.), but we don’t use Internet. – Osama.
Peter taking in charge and handling the Fishbowl Session.
We are back.
An interactive intellectual game, but not a party game. This is also a pitcher. Says Peter.
We will be breaking for a 15 minutes break and will be back with a Fishbowl session with Professor Peter A. Bruck.
Be right back.
That rounds up the Shot talk session. Certificates of appreciations are being given away.
A quick round of questions from the fellow participants.
Ralph and Effet also asks some questions regarding Gregor’s presentation.
Badr concludes with a note of welcoming all the contributors to their platform.
Gregor Cholewa, CTO, KnowledgeFox, Austria is on stage now and will talk on “Adults love building up knowledge with mobile devices”
We have this very unique way of putting up with ‘Lamsa’ the game. In which we only try to implement pictures less than wordings. Says Badr.
They have 2,5 readers and at some point, we have beaten Toy Story Book in the iBook store.
Badr Ward, CEO, ertica, Saudi Arabia will share his thoughts on “Pre-school kids love learning on mobiles”
Tokens of appreciation are being awarded now to the fellow panelists.
We won’t be breaking for Refreshments break now. Going directly into the 3rs Shot Talk session which will be moderated by Dorothy Gordon.
Kanchana is also done with speech. Moderator will ask some questions and then the floor will be open to the audiences.
George is done with his quick update. Not that very quick we expected him to be.
Kanchana Thudugala , Senior Project Manager – ICTA is on the microphone now.
George Sharkov, Director ESI Center Eastern Europe, Bulgaria will give us a short update on How Bulgaria is using mobile resources to enhance the performance in the region.
We have one of the highest densities of WiFi hotspots in Asia. – Elizabeth.
Sir Rauf concludes his speech.
Hon. Elizabeth Quat, Member of the Legislative Council, Hong Kong, SAR China will address the gathering now.
First of all, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, Governor of the Sate of Osum, Nigeria will speaok on.
Shot talk session 2 on “Mobile Government as facilitator for the market”,
Moderator: Peter Bruck, WSA Chairman
Tokens of appreciation are being given away at the moment.
Suren shares think with us to have a look on.
The floor is now open for questions.
questions are being asked by the audiences.
I don’t think we will ever go back again to carrier centric VAS anymore. That boat has sailed. – Gary
Harsha concludes his session.
Panel members are on the stage for a panel discussion. Moderator – Dinesh Saparamadhu fires the first question at Gary.
IT is loosing control. Most of the new apps aren’t IT centric anymore.
APIs are going to be significant drivers to the app development in the very near future. an API centric economy is emerging.
With that shot note, Suren leaves.
Harsha Purasinghe – Founder & CEO of MicroImage is on the stage now and will talk on “Enterprise Mobiles.”
Growth of smartphone is inevitable. – Suren
Downloads are predicted to go 102 Billion in 2013.
Mobile VAS will grow up to 10% annually until 2018 and then as predicted it will decline. A Global research.
Suren Pinto from Wavenet Group – Founder and CEO will talk on Value Added Services on Mobile Apps.
Go stare at the ocean if you get some time and wonder about when will the next big wave will arrive. – Janine.
Skeuomorphism should be a 20 dollar word, says Janine.
World is adapting this flat surface designs.
Janine gives an example from Intel for putting a Computer on a surfboard and making internet available on the sea. A publicity act from Intel.
Shot talk session continues.
Janine Warner, creator of DigitalFamily.com USA will take the stage now and share her thoughts on ” Mobile Design: What works in the world,will work also locally”
With that note on digital valcro, Gary concludes.
Now we have a token of appreciation presented to Harsha De Silva given away by Professor Epasinghe.
“Man has, as it were, become a kind of prosthetic God. When he puts on all his auxiliary organs, he is truly magnificent; but those organs have not grown on him and they still give him much trouble at times.”
Gary shares this quote from Sigmund Freud.
Apple iPhone wasn’t revolutionary at all. It nailed that Warmth element which made iPhone to become revolutionary.
we have 10 billion connected objects in the world.
Smartphone of today’s is 3000 times more powerful and quick than the computer which made Appolo 11 to land on the Moon. – Gary.
Dinesh Saparamadhu – Mobile Monday Colombo, is on the stage now. He will moderate this session on Mobile Content.
He invites Gary Schwartz from CEO, Impact Mobile USA to take the stage and present his shot talk. Gary will talk on Mobile Marketing.
I am inviting you to take a look at at the gold mine here in Colombo of tea auction place. if you survive here, you will do great in Kenya and other tea auctions in the other places around the world. – Harsha
Harsha says that they tried to build a mobile application for the auction and failed miserably.
It doesn’t sounds right, but that’s the way some people want to work.
A valuable to someone, might not be as valuable to another. – Harsha,
Harsha talks about the Tea Auction place in Colombo. Techies are being using this same technology for 130 years. There is not a single computer in the Tea Auction warehouse in Colombo.
Harsha De Silva, Economist, Consultant and Member of the opposition is addressing the gathering now.
He says, after Friday nights, Saturday morning are always crucial.
He is humbled to be amongst these dignitaries, he says.
Rise and Shine people. We are Live from the Day 3 Conference proceedings. Event is about to start in a while as soon as our Chief Guest and Keynote speaker arrives and Harsha De Silva it is.