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Connected World Forum Award Finalists Announced.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 13, 2012 --( du Emirates, Etihad Etisalat, Citibank, Barclays and Safaricom are just some of the pioneering names in mobile money and mobile health that are among the finalists for the third annual Connected World Forum Awards that will be announced at the upcoming event in Dubai in November. More than 1000 industry industry experts and speakers as well as 70 global technology providers will gather for the annual global forum from 20-21 November. For the first time since the inception of the awards, voting is taking place online for these coveted awards for the industry's most successful companies and projects.

Celebrating the very best in mobile lifeline services

"This is the third year that we are celebrating the success of mobile money and mobile health and related technologies and the impact that it is having on the lives of end users around the world," says Stuart Baker, Connected World Forum's programme director. He continues: "we are celebrating the very best in Mobile Lifeline Services, turning the spotlight on excellence in innovation and service delivery. The awards and the ceremony on 20 November during the Connected World Forum in Dubai, recognise the work of individuals and organisations that are driving the mobile lifeline market forward with specific awards for market entrants, established stakeholders and legendary individuals.”

There are overall awards for best mobile VAS services (value add services) - covering health, money, education, agriculture, entertainment - as well as individual awards for mobile money and mobile health services.

The awards and finalists are as follows:

Mobile Lifeline Awards

1. Best Overall Mobile Lifeline Launch

Which organisation has been responsible for launching the most successful Mobile Lifeline service over the past 12 months? Which organisation has been most successful in driving adoption amongst its target community?



2. Praise Consulting


4. YES BANK Limited

5. ZMQ Development

2. Achievement in Social Inclusion Award

Which organisation has made the greatest difference to their community through social inclusion? Which has been most successful in delivering tangible social and economic benefits?


1. Citibank

2. Etisalat Afghanistan

3. Tata Teleservices Ltd

4. Telecomunicaciones de Mexico

5. Unistream Commercial Bank

3. Innovation in Mobile VAS Award

Who has been most innovative in developing a new services, finding new ways to deliver Mobile VAS or has developed an innovative approach to marketing new VAS services?


1. Astute Systems Technology Pvt. Ltd.

2. DataDyne

3. Grameenphone

4. Spectrum Mobile Ltd.

5. Yo Uganda Limited

Mobile Money Awards

4. Best Mobile Money Launch

Which of these financial institutions or operators has executed the best launch of a mobile money services in their operating region?


1. Banamex

2. Barclays bank plc

3. Econet Wireless Zimbabwe

4. ICICI Bank Ltd

5. Warid Telecom Uganda Ltd.

5. Best NFC Deployment

There has been a lot said about NFC, but which of these organisations has been most successful in actually deploying the technology?


1. Digicel Pacific Ltd.

2. Garanti Payment Systems

3. MobiCash Africa

4. O2

5. Turkcell

6. Best Bank-Led Mobile Money Programme

Which of these financial institutions has developed the most customer-facing Mobile Money programme?


1. Bank South Pacific

2. Eko India Financial Services Private Limited

3. Equity Bank Ltd.

4. National Payments Corporation of India

5. Easypaisa

7. Best Operator-Led Mobile Money Programme

From the following list of operators, which operates the most effective and easy to use Mobile Money programme?


1. Airtel Money

2. EcoCash

3. Safaricom Limited

4. Smart Communications, Inc.

5. Vodacom Tanzania

Mobile Health Awards

8. Best Mobile Health Launch

Which of the following mHealth launches has had the greatest impact on the target patients?


1. du Emirates Integrated Communications

2. Etihad Etisalat Mobily

3. Heart Link Online / Diabetes Link Online

4. Mobile HealthCare Connections

5. mPedigree Network

9. Best Development of a Pilot Mobile Health Project

Pilotitus is a common challenge amongst mHealth programmes. Which of the following has been most successful in scaling their pilot into a full-blown service offering?


1. Dimagi

2. Health and Development Foundation

3. Sharmala MFI

4. Smart Communications, Inc.

5. Unit Care

10. Best mHealth Partnership

Which of these partnerships has been most effective in utilising resources and accelerating the delivery of an mHealth project?


1. Cell-Life

2. Dimagi

3. HP

4. Intuitive Health

5. Pulse for Integrated Solutions

The winners will be announced during the gala reception at Connected World Forum on 20th November.

The Connected World Forum consists of three separate streams: Mobile Money, Mobile Health and Mobile Life.

Event dates:

19 November: Pre-conference workshop, Mobile Money and Mobile Health Academy

20-21 November: Mobile Money, Mobile Health and Mobile Life Conference days

22 November: Post-conference workshop: Mobile Money and Mobile Health Academy


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Contact Information:

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+27 21 700 3558

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