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WSA MOBILE GLOBAL CONGRESS 2015 ABU DHABI

Connecting smart minds: Mobile Content with knowledge impact

 

The WSA mobile Global congress turned Abu Dhabi into a hub for mobile innovation and creative applications. The congress provided a unique platform for knowledge exchange between creative minds, young entrepreneurs, international thought-leaders and industry experts.

 

420 participants from 67 countries coming together to share and discuss how ICTs can have a positive and sustainable impact on society.

 

The core of the WSA-mobile Global Congress are the 40 winning applications, demonstrating how mobile innovation can have an impact on our society and support. The winners´ exhibition was a showcase of all solutions, demonstrating the richness and diversity of creative solutions word-wide. A great opportunity for hands-on demonstrations and interaction with the winners.

 

PROGRAM

 

 

WSA reveived more than 500 submissions from over 100 countries. 67 international jurors selected the 5 best, creative and most innovative apps per category—the WSA-mobile Winners. In Abu Dhabi the winners pitched their products in front of an experts jury.
After the last pitch, the jury selected 1 Abu Dhabi Global Champion in each of the categories. The winners this year demonstrate the richness and diversity of local content, and prove that mobile solutions are a key enabler for development.

 

THE WSA GLOBAL CONGRESS FEATURED THE FOLLOWING FORMATS:

  • Mobile Innovation Exhibition
  • Innovation Shots by international keynote speakers
  • Innovation pitches by WSA winners
  • Interactive workshop and knowledge transfer sessions
  • Reverse Pitching by Corporates
  • Award Ceremony and Gala
  • Social Networking Events
  • Ibtikari 3.0

EVENT REPORT

 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:

 

REVERSE PITCHING BY CORPORATE INNOVATING THE INNOVATION FRAMEWORK

Large corporations are struggling to keep up with the fast pace of the technological evolution, the smartest ones have realized that they need to cooperate with young innovators and start-ups to keep track. At the WSA-mobile Congress in Abu Dhabi the first Reverse Pitching session took place in the MENA region, and corporate shared what they have to offer, but also what they need from start-ups with the audience.

 

INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS AND KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER SESSIONS

At WSA-mobile Global Congress 2015 the audience worked in an interactive manner, in order to guarantee a knowledge transfer between all stake-holders.Hands-On workshops for creative working, mentoring session or interactive discussions on the development agenda of the United Nations, for each person, there was something to contribute and benefit from.

 

IBTIKARI 3.0 ابتكاري

Transform your innovative idea into a start-up @WSA-mobile
IBTIKARI 3.0 is a tailored program to help cultivate entrepreneurial culture among UAE Nationals and encourage innovation around mobile innovation.
The Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development conducted Ibtikari for the 3rd time in Abu Dhabi, but for the first time within the WSA-mobile Global Congress. A great opportunity to match Emirati entrepreneurs with international mentors and start-ups.

 

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KEY SPEAKERS AND PARTICIPANTS

 

Alaric Tan

Project Director

THE PROJECT CREW

Singapore

Niki Ernst

Co-Founder

Silicon Valley Inspiration Tours

Austria

Josephine Cacdac

Vice President for Academic Affairs

TRACE College in Los Banos

Philippines

Gary Schwartz

Global Director

Location Based Marketing Association

Canada

Paul Hughes

Director

Ten Meters of Thinking

Netherlands

Sallyann Della Casa

Growing Leaders Foundation (GLF)

Trinidad and Tobago

Carlos Abler

Global Manager of Online Content Strategy

3M

United States of America

Felix Lee

Mentor. Connector. AspectSolar. CloudMining.SG.

Singapore

Dana Al Salem

Founder & CEO

FanFactory Ltd

France

Thierry Bouffioux

Head of Partnerships

Belgium

Rima Shaban

Center of Innovation, Abu Dhabi University

Syrian Arab Republic

Jean-Luc Scherer

Founder and CEO

Innoopolis

France

Jak Boumans

Managing Director

Electronic Media Reporting

Netherlands

Mario Franco

Founder

Millennium@EDU

Portugal

Marta A. Tomovska

Former Minister of Information Society and Administration

Digital Transformation Strategist / Business Development Consultant

Macedonia

Anne Githuku-Shongwe

CEO and Founder

Afroes

Kenya

Adam Montandon

Associate Professor for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Factory of Imagination

Denmark

Ralph Simon

Chief Executive & Founder

Mobilium International

United Kingdom

Osama Manzar

Founder & Director

Digital Empowerment Foundation

India

Witman Hung

President

Internet Professional Association

China

Catherine Warren

President

FanTrust Entertainment Strategies

Canada

Rodrigo Assumpção

President

Dataprev

Brazil

Peter A. Bruck

WSA Chairman

World Summit Awards

Austria

Kamran Agasi

Director of Innovations Center

Innovations Center Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

Dmitry Priemov

Head of Mobile

"Rossiya Segodnya" International Information Agency

Russian Federation

Alex Hung

CEO

Crossover International Co. Ltd.

China

Andreu Vea

Founder and Director

WiWiW.org (Who is Who in the Internet World)

Spain

Alfredo Ronchi

Gerneral Secretary

MEDICI Framework

Italy

Mathias Haas

Founder and CEO

SuperSocial

Austria

Alexander Felsenberg

Director Digital Strategy

Capita Customer Services (Germany) GmbH

Germany

Bardhyl Jashari

Director

Foundation Metamorphosis

Macedonia

Jakub Lebuda

Founder and CEO

CLIPATIZE

Poland

Juan de Urraza

CEO

Posibillian Tech

Paraguay

Ashraf Al-Astal

Business Development Expert, Founder of 1plus1.business

1plus1.business

Palestine

Manar Al Hashash

eContent Alchemist & Activist

Dot Design

Kuwait

Ehssan Riazi Esfehani

IT Consultant

Hamsafar eSolutions

Iran

Nawaf Abdulrahman

Head of Information Technology

Mohammed bin Khalifa Cardiac Center

Bahrain

Rapelang Rabana

Founder & CEO

Rekindle Learning

South Africa

Christelle Scharff

Founder

MobileSenegal Hub

Senegal

Emmanuel Amos

Chief Software Architect / Ceo - Founder

mNCS, FIIM, Programos Software Group

Nigeria

Janine Warner

Co-founder and executive director

SembraMedia

United States of America

Dorothy Gordon

Consultant

Technology for Development Consultant

Ghana

Ana Serrano

Director

CFC Media Lab

Canada

Hermann Aplogan

Founder, Senior e-Content & Mobile Apps Adviser

MobileTech Consulting

Benin