The GSM Association (GSMA) announced the Top Innovators for the Americas leg of the 2009 Mobile Innovation Global Award Competition, along with industry speakers, for the upcoming Mobile Innovation Marketplace – Americas, which will be held June 3-4 in Atlanta.
The Mobile Innovation Global Award Competition was created by the GSMA as part of the Mobile Innovation Market, which encourages breakthrough technology, applications and services in the mobile industry by bringing together smaller companies developing innovative mobile products, industry investors from leading VC firms and senior figures from mobile operators and leading global brands.
The Mobile Innovation Marketplace – Americas is a unique platform for top innovators competing for the Mobile Innovation Global Award Champion title. During the event, 15 emerging growth companies from around the world will compete in five categories, reviewed by senior executives from mobile operators and VC organizations. The Top 15 Innovators for the Americas leg of the 2009 Mobile Innovation Global Award Competition are: CooTek, China; Red Bend Software, USA; WiSpry, USA; Ubidyne, Germany; Roundbox, USA; AdaptiveMobile Security, Ireland; GestureTek, USA; Tagattitude, France; Anam Mobile, Ireland; Linguatec, Germany; Sharpcast, USA; Cha Cha Search, USA; Nextivity, USA; Modu, Israel; and MMCast, UK.
Semifinalists will be named and win a trip to Barcelona to compete against the other finalists for the prestigious title of the “2009 GSMA Mobile Innovation Global Award Champion,” to be named during the Mobile World Congress next February.
Speakers at the Atlanta event include: Ralph de la Vega, president & CEO, AT&T Mobility; Bob Berner, executive vice president and CTO, Rogers Wireless, Canada; Ted Matsumoto, CSO, SoftBank Mobile, Japan; and Michael Nash, executive vice president of Digital Strategy & Business Development, Warner Music Group.
For more information, visit www.mobileinnovation.us.