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WSA GRAND JURY HONG KONG 2011

Hong Kong, April 8th - 14th, 2011

 

The Closing Conference of the WSA Grand Jury in Hong Kong took place at the HKCEC. It served to round up an international-scale event with ICT experts from 32 Jurors ranging from Austria to New Zealand and Ecuador to Tunisia deciding on what is top and flop in ICT in 2011.

 

WSA Chairman Peter A. Bruck pointed out that jurors had the chance to see extremely inspiring content and were hosted in an environment cherishing ICT, i.e. Hong Kong. iProA Founder Elizabeth Quat underlined that iProA as a long-term partner of the WSA in China works together with the WSA to get closer to the common goal to implement the UN agenda for development of information society.

 

“The WSA provides a great opportunity for HK ICT experts to involve in discussion of bridging the content gap by selecting and promoting creative contents and innovative applications. Such discussion is so inspiring and fruitful.” remarked Mr. Alex Hung, Chairman of the WSA Grand Jury 2011 Organising Committee in Hong Kong

 

 

Over 460 products such as websites, apps or digital installations from 105 countries were competing in this years'award. A buzzing topic was the question of digital divide.  Other topics discussed were e.g. how games can help people to develop strategic thinking, since they have to think hard at the same time play hard.

 

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"We are facing the threat of a new digital divide, which will not be a divide between rich and poor, but between introvert and extrovert. A true information society needs to find a way to accept and include those who do not want to be included in all types of social networks and digital trends," told WSA Grand Juror Anya Sverdlov from Russia.

 

While being in Hong Kong, the jurors of the WSA also had the chance to meet with local representatives of companies, institutions and government. The events included a reception at the premises of the Consul General of the Republic of Austria to Hong Kong SAR, Gerhard Maynhardt, where Consuls from several countries met with the 32 jurors, to discuss the implications of ICT and e-Content for their work and home countries.

 

 

 

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WSA GRAND JURY MEMBERS 2011

 

 

Josephine Cacdac

Vice President for Academic Affairs

TRACE College in Los Banos

Philippines

Madanmohan Rao

SPECIAL AMBASSADOR FOR KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT | Chief Researcher

Mobile Monday

India

Jak Boumans

Managing Director

Electronic Media Reporting

Netherlands

Effat El Shooky

Director of Online Distance Learning Program, Cairo Regional Center for Training on Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping in Africa -CCCPA- Cairo

Egypt

Anya Sverdlov

Senior Vice President

Wunderman Health

Russian Federation

Rudy Laddaga

Entrepreneur

Gnius Club

Mexico

Chitranganie Mubarak

Digital Society Development Consultant

ICT Agency of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Witman Hung

Principal Liaison Officer for Hong Kong

Shenzhen Qianhai Authority

China

Catherine Warren

President

FanTrust Entertainment Strategies

Canada

Peter A. Bruck

WSA Chairman

World Summit Awards

Austria

Borka Jerman-Blazic

Head of a Laboratory for open systems and networks

Josef Stefan Institute and Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana

Slovenia

Alfredo Ronchi

Gerneral Secretary

MEDICI Framework

Italy

Alexander Felsenberg

Director Digital Strategy

Capita Customer Services (Germany) GmbH

Germany

George Sharkov

Director

ESI Center Eastern Europe

Bulgaria

Kristian Bruarøy

CEO

Bridj

Norway

Rudi Vansnick

President

Internet Society Belgium

Belgium

Christian Rupp

Chief Innovation Officer

European Joint Innovation Lab eGovernment

Austria

Suleman Bakhsh

Senior ICT Analyst

Telecommunication Regulation Authority (TRA)

United Arab Emirates

Manar Al Hashash

eContent Alchemist & Activist ; Secretary General Arab eContent Award

DotDesign

Kuwait

Ehssan Riazi Esfehani

IT Consultant

Hamsafar eSolutions

Iran

Nibal Idlebi

Chief of Innovation Section

UN-ESCWA

Syrian Arab Republic

Faouzi Zaghbib

General Manager

R2i

Tunisia

Nawaf Abdulrahman

Head of Information Technology

Mohammed bin Khalifa Cardiac Center

Bahrain

Jan Bieringa

Director

BWX Productions

New Zealand

Andrew Gakiria

National Coordinator

KENYA e-LEARNING CENTRE

Kenya

Dorothy Gordon

Consultant

Technology for Development Consultant

Ghana

Hermann Aplogan

Founder, Senior e-Content & Mobile Apps Adviser

MobileTech Consulting

Benin