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Newsletter 06/2013

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Estonia: Land of Skype has a Winning Agenda
WSA Grand Jury to meet in Estonian capital city Tallinn to select best e-Content as part of
UN World Summit on the Information Society process
One of the smallest countries in the world is also one of the most innovative when it comes to internet and mobile forms of communication. Tallinn is the birthplace of Skype and this is the place for this year’s Grand Jury event. 18 eminent experts will look at the eight categories of the World Summit Award 2013 to choose the five best from the UN member states. In addition, they will decide on the Arab eContent Award and meet with local companies and innovation leaders to share different perspectives on eContent.

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Who is Who in the Grand Jury: UAE and Macedonia
One week to go before the WSA database closes and already 350 projects from more than 80 countries have been submitted
The Grand Jury for the World Summit Award 2013 gathers a rare selection of distinguished experts from all across the ICT -field. Together they will discuss and appraise numerous projects and select the world’s best eContent. Ahead of the grand event in Tallinn from August 29th-31st the online jury will make a pre-selection, starting August 1st. Meet two of our esteemed jury members now:


Abdulkarim Al Raeesi

Director of Strategy & Planning at Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Centre and Executive Manager for the Abu Dhabi Spatial Data Infrastructure (AD-SDI) program, Mr. Al Raeesi is a specialist for strategic direction. He recently completed the Abu Dhabi Government Top Management Programme.

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Marta Tomovska

Marta A. Tomovska is Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Information Society and Administration in Macedonia. She looks back on 10 years as a CEO for the country's first Internet Service Provider and on 4 years as a Sales and Marketing Executive for Ultra, a leading local IT company.

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Arabian Bytes: Bahrain’s best e-Content 2013
Digital innovation makes the small Arab country look big in ICT
More than 80 projects in nine categories competed for Bahrain’s e-Content Award 2013. Only eight of them will meet the Grand Jury in Tallinn and could subsequently enter the global race to Sri Lanka. Although the final nominees are yet to be decided we present you a first glance on some products that found an outstanding approval.

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Land of Lions awaits international ICT Champions
WSA Chairman pays visit to Sri Lanka and returns with great expectations
Astonishing venues, breathtaking landscapes and a hospitable mentality: Three aspects of Sri Lanka that guarantee a memorable WSA Winners Event 2013. This is at least the impression of WSA Chairman Peter A. Bruck who just returned from a visit to the tropical island where we met our hosting partner ICTA. The world’s best developers of e-Content and ICT-experts are to meet in Colombo from October 23-26. Here is what to expect.

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Fighting Frustration and Foregrounding Fun
WSA Winner’s Success Story
JoyTunes assists music learners of all ages by turning the struggle of learning an instrument into a playful experience. Since the JoyTunes Recorder Master won the World Summit Award 2011 for e-Entertainment & Games, a choice of similar “little helpers” for Piano learners has been released. JoyTunes apps include many songs and melodies from different cultures, allowing people from different places to play together in friendly competition.

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See you in Sri Lanka!
All the best from your WSA Team!

Peter A. Bruck, Nora Wolloch, Manuela Wagner, Johannes Zeller, Christopher Seemann


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