Prof. Dr. Peter A. Bruck, WSA Chairman


CONNECTING SMART MINDS :: MOBILE INNOVATION WITH A KNOWLEDGE IMPACT

Mobile everywhere.

Mobile devices are the closest and most critical objects for people in today’s information society. Everyone knows that mobile penetration has already outnumbered the earth’s population. All know the panic when one’ssmartphone is lost or the handset gets stolen.

The mobile revolution has reached all sections of society and also the less developed countries in South East Asia or Africa. Access to mobile networks has become as important as clean water or basic foods.

Connecting smart minds: Mobile Content with impact

Mobile content developers and producers create exciting content and innovative applications that do more than just meet basic needs of communication. They impact the daily lives of millions with mobile content and apps that connect minds.

Smart applications track earthquakes, facilitate banking everywhere for everyone, make governments more transparent and accountable, and save lives.

Mobile content and innovative applications empower people to read or visualise colours when they are blind, find each other where there are no street numbers, overcome motoric and cognitive limitations.

They change the entire experience of tourists be, it in Italy, Saudi Arabia, Mexico or Denmark.  They alter the radio experience in Latvia, local news availability in India, citizen reporting in the Russian Federation.

WSA-mobile: Showcasing the Richness and Diversity of mobile Content

 

The World Summit Award for mobile content (WSA-mobile) provides you with an overview of the best of mobile content and innovative applications in the world.

WSA uses the mechanisms of a contest and an independent jury process to select, demonstrate and promote outstanding content and mobile solutions with global relevance. 

Thanks to great volunteer work of a unique global network of national experts, WSA shows that innovation and excellence come from all regions and cultures and provide truly new forms of knowledge and information exchange. 

The activities of the World Summit Award are conducted within the framework of the United Nations’ World Summit on the Information Society(WSIS), mandated by the WSIS Plan of Action and executed in collaboration with UNESCO, UNIDO and ITU. By building on a global network of national experts, non-governmental groups, government offices and other professional associations, WSA-mobile ensures that it finds quality content in more than 178 UN-member states.

Together with our key partner Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Center (ADSIC), WSA provides a global stage for outstanding mobile content at the World Summit Award Mobile Global Congress in Abu Dhabi.

On a biennial basis, these events bring together renowned experts and business leaders as well as high ranking government representatives to discuss latest innovation in mobile content. The event allows the 40 winners to present their products on a global stage.

I congratulate all those involved in the projects and thank those who have enabled them.