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Major step towards making Sri Lanka become knowledge hub

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Ringing out Mahinda Chintana “Vision for the Future”

The South Asian mobile content conference and workshop  will contribute immensely to Sri Lanka becoming the knowledge hub envisaged in the Mahinda Chintana “Vision for the Future” says ICT Agency of Sri Lanka  (ICTA) COO Reshan Dewapura.  The ICTA Chief Operating Officer said so while participating at a media briefing held in Colombo recently.

Addressing the  media briefing organised by ICTA at Hotel Taj Samudra  Dewapura emphasised the importance of the conference and the workshop: “The South Asian Mobile Content Conference and Workshop that will be held in Colombo on 10th and 11th instant will go a long way in making the benefits of ICT reach all, especially the disadvantaged  in South Asia. ICT has a significant role in taking the development  drive forward, promoting  economic growth,  generating employment, and thus  making Sri Lanka and other South Asian countries be on a par with the ‘developed’ world.  During the past five to 10 years the mobile sector  has developed fast and the different segments in society, whether in the Government or private sector, cannot, on their own, properly meet the  growing needs of accessing information, electronic transactions etc. The ICTA, the Digital Empowerment Foundation  of India, the Ministry of ITC, the Government of India, hSenid Mobile (Pvt.) Ltd. and Etisalat Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd. have joined together to facilitate the Mobile Content development in South Asia.”

Referring to the mBillionth 2010 award jury process that will take place on 11th and 12th instant, ICTA COO said that the current rate of mobile penetration in the region was astounding.  With the current  Indian, Bangladesh and Sri Lankan mobile users being at  the 700th, 57th and 14th million  mark,  South Asia is sure to hit the billionth mark by the end of 2010, Dewapura said. ”Technology savy participants are able to participate in the competition aimed at rich Mobile Content projects under 10 core categories. The awards will be presented in July or early August in India. This will provide an excellent opportunity for the mBillionth award participants  to move forward to take part  in the World Summit Award as well”, Dewapura encouraged.

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300+ sign up for SL workshop at m-Billionth mobile awards

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More than 300 homegrown mobile developers have already signed up to participate at the South Asian Mobile Content Conference and Workshop, which is happening on the sidelines of the inaugural m-Billionth South Asia 2010 awards judging that will occur in Colombo on June 10 and 11.

The workshop, which is particularly geared for local 'garage' developers to learn how to develop applications, or even translate their web-based application, for the mobile medium, has so far exceeded the 100 developers initially anticipated by organisers. 'Garage' developers, or those who develop part time as a hobby, are widely expected by the industry to be the source for the next 'killer', or top-selling, application even more so than the so-called sophisticated mobile development firms. A market in which there are hundreds of mobile based technologies coming out every day.

Additionally, the workshop will introduce hobbyists to a web-based mobile development portal. This will allow mobile developing sans the know-how of the intricacies of the mobile medium. Also provided will be access to developer tools necessary to translate applications into mobile compatible form. This is important since there are hundreds of thousands of web-based applications which have, as yet, not been available for the mobile medium as tools to adapt them had not been easily accessible.

This mobile developer portal, offered by Etisalat and hSenid Mobile, will also give local developers access to a number of markets, not just in Sri Lanka but also through Etisalat's network. Successful applications will also result in 70% of revenues being channeled back to developers.

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Key Speakers at South Asian Mobile Content Conference 2010 in Colombo

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About 25 high-level speakers around the world will share their views and strategic considerations at the South Asian Mobile Content Conference 2010 that will be held at Colombo Taj Samudra Hotel on 10th instant.  The topics dealt with  at this first ever South Asian Mobile Content Conference 2010 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 Chief Guest will be Professor Tissa Vitarana, Hon. Minister of Technology and Research.

The keynote address will be delivered by Mobile Monday  founder Jari Tammisto of Finland who has much to offer including the fund of  experiences  from different Mobile Mondays worldwide. Currently  Tammisto is also the CEO of Mobile Monday Finland. The origin and expansion of Mobile Monday under the able leadership of Tammisto testifies to the keynote speaker’s calibre.   Jari Tammisto led a group of Finnish visionaries in inviting the who’s who of the Finnish mobile industry to a pub for an informal get-together in the autumn of 2000. The meeting was held.After meeting many new faces and discussing the latest in mobility, the group decided to continue meeting on the first Monday of each month — and thus, MobileMonday was born.Towards the end of 2004, Mobile Monday started to spread to other areas of the world and new MoMo chapters were started in Tokyo, Japan, Silicon Valley, UsA as well as Rome and Milan, Italy. Since then, the number of Mobile Monday chapters and members has dramatically increased making Mobile Monday the world’s leading mobile community. Mobile Monday International  launched its first chapter in Sri Lanka, Mobile Monday on  April 23, this year.

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