UAE to host global award for mobile content

Abu Dhabi is set to host the best producers, developers and designers for mobile content between 3-5 February 2013 at the The Abu Dhabi Systems &'Information Centre (ADSIC) has signed an agreement of cooperation with the World Summit Award (WSA) to bring the world's best to Abu Dhabi.

The Agreement was signed at ADSIC HQ by Rashed Lahej Al Mansouri, ADSIC Director General, and Prof. Dr. Peter A. Bruck, Chairman of the WSA Board of Directors.

The World Summit Award is a follow-up activity of the United Nations World Summit on Information Society which will be reviewed by the UN General Assembly in 2015.

"With more than six billion mobile connections worldwide, content and value added applications are central to the modern functioning of the economy and the transformation to a knowledge society," said Prof. Bruck.

"The World Summit Award demonstrates the importance the UN places on the global level on closing the content gap and narrowing digital divides by promoting best practice in mobile content creation. Abu Dhabi is leading the way with its hosting of the winners of the WSA-mobile Award Conference and Gala."

Al Mansouri said that cooperating with World Summit Award will help promote excellence in content and further support the development of the digital culture in Abu Dhabi, as the foundation for a knowledge-based society.

"ADSIC is eager to host the world's most creative and innovative producers and developers as part of its mandate to coordinate with all governmental institutions, adopt new applications, and ensure that Abu Dhabi keeps pace with rapid technological developments," said Al Mansoori.

"We at ADSIC know that effective and efficient use of e-government services is strongly supported by value-adding content and innovative applications. Mobile content plays a critical role in social progress and the successful implementation of government strategies aimed at building a knowledge-based economy. The support for WSA events reflects the continuing commitment of ADSIC to gather the best experts in the world and to learn with and from them. We support a global network which enables us to make best use of expertise in line with the prudent vision of our leadership," added Al-Mansouri.

"WSA-mobile is the only global award that takes place in the framework of the United Nations and its World Summit on the Information Society. It is unique in its focus on content richness. Hence the WSA-mobile categories reflect all parts of social and cultural life," concluded Prof. Bruck.

An international jury of eminent experts will select the best products and innovative applications from over 100 UN member states on the basis of content depth and creativity.

The best m-Content producers and designers will gather in Abu Dhabi and receive the World Summit Award-Mobile from February 3 to 5, 2013.


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