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WSA Newsletter 01/2014

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APP-solutely smart – WSA 2014 calls for world’s best!
You think content counts and apps are not just for killing time? You even have an app developed that you want to present on a global stage? Then it’s high time to get involved with the WSA-mobile! Once more the WSA will turn mobile and award the most innovative and smartest mobile applications worldwide. Be it an app to help the blind read, or one reanimating history, 2014 will turn into another year of praising application extraordinariness! Stay tuned and join the amazing pursuit of a true knowledge society.

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The road to Abu Dhabi - 10 months of contest in three major steps
Step 1) February 2014- Call for Nominations: WSA-mobile will start its call for nominations in February. Get in touch with your national expert.
Step 2) July 2014 – The Grand Jury: An especially selected panel of high level experts will step together to select the winners from over 400 nominations worldwide.
Step 3) December 2014 - WSA-mobile Congress: Together with our hosting partner ADSIC Abu Dhabi will turn again into a global mobile hub in December. Another inspiring three days event finely composed of inspiring keynotes, interactive discussions and showcasing the winners will await you.

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WSA Global Network – Around the globe with the torch of content
WSA-mobile is happy to welcome our new experts from Australia, Latvia and Barbados! As a multi-stakeholder initiative working worldwide in over 170 UN-member countries, the WSA-mobile has built a network of high level ICT experts, representing and nominating the best national mobile content of their countries. WSA-mobile is more than happy to welcome the its new experts, who will join in the search for the smartest and most innovative mobile content worldwide!
AUSTRALIA & UK - Mark Bergin
Mark Bergin is the CEO and founder of design100, a series of market centric awards programs, including the Mobile App Design Awards. Following the success of the Australian Mobile Awards launched in 2009, this year sees the introduction of the UK, US and Asia Mobile App Design Awards. Read more…

LATVIA – Ms. Lilita Sparane
Working for nine years with the large international institution The World Bank, Lilita Sparane has gained strong knowledge and practical expertise in the field of development of competitiveness and innovation policies at local, regional and international levels. Read more…
BARBADOS – Mr. Troy Weekes
Troy Weekes is the CEO of EZLearner Inc, a provider of educational technology solutions for students across the Caribbean. He is a distinguished scholar and futurist on the topics of aviation, e-learning and human centred design. Read more…
Not to forget: It’s all in the contest … but it’s taking part that counts
Of course we could list now all the benefits taking part in the WSA-mobile brings you, from bringing your product onto a global stage to various new business connections… but better to let the ones speak, that have already underwent the WSA experience – the WSA 2013 winners!

Mathias Haussmann - Uepaa! Swiss Alpine Technology: “Uepaa! was delighted to be representing Switzerland on a global stage at the WSA Global Congress. The event was well-organised & lived up to its reputation of being truly global and forward-thinking. The event marked an important milestone for us and…” Read more…

Alaa Sadik - PresentationTube: "Applying for the World Summit Award 2013 was a very challenging but worthwhile experience for me as e-content developer. As a WSA winner, I have met many world class developers and had the chance to share and learn something new from them.” Read more…

Abdullah Alyousef – TAM: "WSA was a great experience that exposed me to talented people from around the world with great minds and souls. I have enjoyed the diversity of the attendees and highly benefited from the experience of the mentors and speakers. As a winner, it has further boosted my confidence and my team as well to accelerate and expand our project to have higher reach and impact."

With regards to our hosting partner 2014: ADSIC - The Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Centre
Your WSA Team 2014

Peter A. Bruck, Birgit Berger, Nora Wolloch & Manuela Wagner

Visit us at: www.wsis-award.org & www.wsa-mobile.org
or follow us at: www.facebook.com/worldsummitaward | twitter.com/wsaoffice

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