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WSA INNOVATION FORUM AZERBAIJAN

18th September 2015

From 17-20 September 2015 some of the most experienced experts on innovation, interactive content and smart applications from all over the world met in Baku to evaluate the World Summit Award submissions 2015.

 

PROGRAM


 

Togehter with the WSA, the  Asan Innovation Center and its partners leveraged the presence of these experts and organized the first Innovation Forum in Azerbaijan. Local stakeholders discussed with international experts how to introduce the concept of innovation & entrepreneurship in Azerbaijan and how to encourage young people to use ICTs to make a clear impact on their society.

 

The Innovation Forum Azerbaijan featured

  • Thought Leadership Keynotes
  • Interactive Discussions about Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation Pitches by Start-Ups from Azerbaijan
  • Networking Lunch

Points of Discussion:

  • How are governments encouraging innovation & entrepreneurship?
  • What is needed to foster entrepreneurship?
  • How can ICTs and interactive content have an impact on society?

WINNERS 2015

WSA GRAND JURY

Carlos Abler

Global Manager of Online Content Strategy

3M

United States of America

Jordi Pons

Founder of UniversalDoctor

UniversalDoctor

Spain

Felix Lee

Mentor. Connector. AspectSolar. CloudMining.SG.

Singapore

Yvonne Wong

Deputy General Manager

Qianhai International Liaison Services Limited

China

Dana Al Salem

Co-founder Yahoo! Europe; Founder FanFactory.com and Co-founder Clockwork

FanFactory Ltd

France

Darius Bagdziunas

Director GAUMINA JSC Digital Agency

United Kingdom

Jean-Luc Scherer

Start-Up Mentor & Founder

Innoopolis

France

Rudy Laddaga Lopez

Entrepreneur

Gnius Club

Mexico

Marta A. Tomovska

Minister of Information Society and Administration

Ministry of Information Society and Administration

Macedonia

Anne Githuku-Shongwe

CEO and Founder

Afroes

Kenya

Ralph Simon

CEO & Founder

Mobilium International

United Kingdom

Chitranganie Mubarak

Senior Programme Head

ICT Agency of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Osama Manzar

Founder & Director

Digital Empowerment Foundation

India

Catherine Warren

President

FanTrust Entertainment Strategies

Canada

Kamran Agasi

Director of Innovations Center

Innovations Center Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

Jasna Matić

Special Adviser for Competitiveness and Knowledge Economy

Ministry of Finance and Economy

Serbia

Christian Rupp

Spokesperson Federal Platform Digital Austria

Federal Chancellery of the Republic of Austria

Austria

Zawan Al-Sabti

Projects Specialist

Information Technology Authority (ITA)

Oman

Manar Al Hashash

eContent Alchemist & Activist; Advisor to the Minister

Kuwait Council of Ministries

Kuwait

Dorothy Gordon

Director-General

Advanced Information Technology Institute – Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT

Ghana