The first ever South Asian Conference and Workshop on mobile content aimed at widely developing mobile content for introducing content beneficial to the daily lives of people will be held in Colombo on June 10th and 11th respectively.
Coinciding with this the mBillionth award South Asia 2010 jury for selecting the best mobile contents will commence in Colombo, the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) said.
Over 25 high-level speakers around the world will share their views and strategic considerations at this first South Asian event on the fast developing subject of mobile content. The topics dealt with will include Mobile Content Market Trends and Development, Mobile Applications, Enabling Rich Content to Mobile Consumers, Mobile Content Marketing and Revenue Modules in the Mobile Applications.
The Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA), which functions under the Presidential Secretariat, will host this first-ever South Asian Mobile Content Conference and workshop in partnership with Etisalat Pvt. Ltd and hSenid Mobile.
Chief Operating Officer of ICTA functioning under the Presidential Secretariat Reshan Dewapura says that this conference and workshop will provide opportunity for Sri Lankan ICT enthusiasts for developing creative mobile contents as well.
“Creating rich mobile content has become the need of the hour in this sector. It is a huge industry and Sri Lankans with ICT skills have the potentiality for carving out a bright future in South Asia”, Dewapura said.
A large number of ICT experts of South Asia are scheduled to share their experiences at the conference held on 10th next month under a variety of topics.
At this conference extensive discussions will be held on creating new mobile content and the relevant market. While the ICTA will be the hosting organization of the conference Etisalat, a leading mobile Company in Sri Lanka and hSenid Mobile Private Ltd., a world famous Sri Lankan Software Company, will be strategic partners with ICTA in the event.
Etisalat Chief Executive Officer Duminda Ratnayake says that it has now become essential to develop more and more contents that are required for carrying out what is beneficial for the day-to-day life of the individual and society through the mobile phone. He points out that this will open the door of opportunity for indigenous personnel with ICT skills and pave the way for the rise of a strong industry.
hSenid Mobile Pvt. Ltd. CEO Dinesh B. Saparamadu said that it was significant that a conference and workshop of this calibre were being hosted in Colombo at a time when a variety of useful contents were being speedily created world-wide for the mobile phone. He emphasised that his company which always took a keen interest in providing creative technological solutions offered its active contribution to this event because it served an important national and international need.
Those who wish to participate in this conference and workshop can register themselves for the same via www.icta.lk.
Meanwhile the jury for the mBillionth award South Asia 2010 for the best mobile contents in South Asia is scheduled to be held in Colombo from June 10th 12th . Sri Lankans now have the opportunity to submit their mobile contents for this competition as well. The web-site address for this is www.mbillionth.net or www.mbillionth.in. The Indian ICT Ministry and the Digital Empowerment Foundation play a leading role in this regard.
This article appears in The Bottom Line (longer) and The Island (shorter) of today (26.05.2010)