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WSA GLOBAL CONGRESS 2019 CASCAIS

A TRANSFORMATIVE LEARNING JOURNEY - TURNING CASCAIS INTO A HUB FOR DIGITAL INNOVATION WITH SOCIAL IMPACT

 

 

Did you ever wonder what happens in terms of Digital Innovation in Pakistan, Rwanda, Lebanon or Finland? Do you want to know how ICTs can improve society?
In March 2019 social entrepreneurs from over 80 countries will come together in Cascais, Portugal, turning the NOVA SBE Campus into a global hub of digital innovation with sustainable impact on society. Join this unique international knowledge melting pot!

 

 

EVOLVING PROGRAM

 

 

 

 

The WSA Global Congress Cascais focusses on the part that digital innovation plays in creating sustainable social change and impact world-wide. Featuring the 40 global winners in the 8 WSA categories and the WSA Young Innovators and will connecting them with international thought-leaders, ICT experts and local stakeholders to enable a sustainable and transformative knowledge transfer, this event offers you a unique learning journey!

 

 

WITH THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF

 

 

10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN!

 

  • Meet and interact with speakers, thought-leaders, start-ups and mentors from all over the world
  • Be inspired by the WSA Innovation pitches by the WSA Global Top 40 and WSA Young Innovators in front of a high level experts jury
  • Inform yourself on the latest trends of innovative digital content on a global scale at the international thought leadership keynotes and innovation shots
  • Learn from other’s experience and work together in an interactive process
  • Renew and enhance your skillset in hands on workshops on topics like entrepreneurship, sustainability, blockchain, creativity, design thinking
  • Engage in new networks & in a high level knowledge transfer between international and local stakeholders
  • Develop new and sustainable partnerships for social franchising & explore a unique global exchange and learn from true leaders
  • Celebrate global innovation with social impact at the festive Gala & experience exciting side tracks by the WSA partner
  • Contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Agenda
  • Face 2 Face meetings for social franchising

 

 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • Thought-Leadership discussions and inspiring keynotes about digital media, technology for social change and solutions for global networks
  • Innovation pitches by the WSA Global Top 40 and WSA Young Innovators
  • Hands-on workshops by international coaches
  • Interactive, hands on inspiration and skills workshops
  • Josef Umdasch Researchprize – pitches and corporate challenge
  • Blockchain for Social Impact
  • WSA Executive Academy
  • Festive award ceremony and gala dinner

 

 

 

LOCATION

 

Nova SBE Campus in beautiful Carcavelos is a Campus built for interaction. The archetype of Portuguese reality: near the metropolis, yet close to the sea; looking onto a broad horizon, where the future is to be discovered, while also being close to places where history and culture live. The newly built Campus benefits from the fantastic Lisbon weather and invites you to go outside and enjoy the fantastic coast view.

 

 

 

 

 

 

VISA INFORMATION

 

If you are planning to travel to Portaugal to the WSA Global Congress, please make sure you have the appropriate visa for your stay and take the necessary steps to obtain it in a timely manner.

Please refer to this site to get all the necessary information: https://www.vistos.mne.pt/en/

 

 

KEY PARTICIPANTS

SHANAY GULUSOY

Leading Specialist on International Projects

E-Gov Development Center Public Entity

Azerbaijan

Andrei Postaru

Lecturer at the Software Engineering and Automatics Department

Technical University of Moldova

Moldova

Gica Trierweiler

Co-founder

Instituto Beaba

Brazil

Alia El Kattan

Assistant Director

O-MUN

Egypt

Babak Fakhamzadeh

IT consultant, designer, developer

Brazil

Abdelsalam Safi

Co-founder

WenakLabs

Chad

Kesego Tumisang

GDG Lead

Google Developer Group Gaborone (GDG Gaborone)

Botswana

Natasa Lazarovska-Trajcheski

Innovation and International Relations Consultant

Fund for Innovation and Technology Development

Macedonia

Neeti Virmani

Start-Up Coach & Mentor

Global Start-up Campus

Republic of Korea

Mariam Kakhidze

Senior Analyst of State Budget and Strategic Analysis Department

State Audit Office of Georgia (SAOG)

Georgia

Moses Acquah

Founder / Brainchild

Afrolynk

Ghana

Samar El Sheikh

Partners Development Unit Manager

ITIDA

Egypt

Ilkka Kurkela

Development Manager

Laurea University of Applied Sciences

Finland

Ahmed M. El-Sobky

Vice CEO

Information Technology Industry Development Agency “ITIDA”

Egypt

Sachi Wickramage

Serial Entrepreneur

i4Tradies

Australia

Osama Manzar

Founder & Director

Digital Empowerment Foundation

India

Witman Hung

President

Internet Professional Association

China

Jóhann Malmquist

Professor and serial entrepreneur

University of Iceland

Iceland

Ieva Žilionienė

Director of Strategy

Communications Regulatory Authority of the Republic of Lithuania

Lithuania

Dmitry Priemov

Head of Mobile

"Rossiya Segodnya" International Information Agency

Russian Federation

Vladimír Burčík

CEO

iLearn Online Learning Centre

Slovakia

Nkemdilim Begho

Managing Director / CEO

Future Software Resources Nigeria Ltd

Nigeria

Mathias Haas

Founder and CEO

SuperSocial

Austria

Nathan Masyuko

Director

After Six Labs Ltd.

Kenya

Shaik Khasim Shareef

Founder & Chairman

Friends2Support.org

India

Ana Pantelić

Director of Business and Partnership Development

Fundación Capital

Serbia / Colombia

Herman van Oorschot

Media enterpreneur

Fullmoon Interactive Solutions

Netherlands

Maninder Bajwa

CEO & Founder

Espranza

India

Micael Gustafsson

Managing Director

Cluster 55

Sweden

Amr Sobhy

CEO

PushBots, Inc.

Egypt

Abbas Adel

Technical Project Owner

smava GmbH

Egypt

Tanja Madžarević

Business Development Manager

Education Development Center Inc.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Dritan Mezini

Senior consultant and Managing Director

DM Consulting Services

Albania

Suny MD Ashraf Khan

CEO and Managing Director

Multimedia Content & Communications (MCC) Ltd.

Bangladesh

Shinta Dhanuwardoyo

CEO

Bubu.com

Indonesia

Ehssan Riazi Esfehani

IT Consultant

Hamsafar eSolutions

Iran

Abdelrahman Noureldien

Dean, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology

University of Science and Technology

Sudan

Nibal Idlebi

Chief of Innovation Section

UN-ESCWA

Syrian Arab Republic

Arturo Lopez Valerio

Director

Cámara Dominicana de Tecnologías de la Información y Comunicación

Dominican Republic

Janine Warner

Co-founder and executive director

SembraMedia

United States of America

Lala Andriamampianina

Professor

University of Antananarivo

Madagascar

Dagmawi Lemma

Head of the Computer Science Department

Addis Ababa University

Ethiopia

Baudouin Schombe

Coordonnateur

Centre Africain d´Echange Culturel (CAFEC)

Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

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