One of the three winners, Centium Software's Blood Request & Receive System (Blood R2 System) enhances requests for blood in emergency scenarios. "The technology expertise and support we have received from Microsoft provides an incredible platform for us to showcase innovative ideas that solve real-world economic and social challenges, more so at an international event. I'm looking forward to the opportunities this will unleash for a local ISV such as us internationally," said Centium Software's chief technology officer, G. Saravanan.
Meanwhile, DreamX's co-founder Tan Jit Ren said AppsForAsia and ADB gave an unprecedented opportunity for ISVs and start-ups. "Not only does it let us leverage the ease and power of the Windows Azure platform, it also gives us a chance to truly test our innovation against the needs of a massive, untapped potential market. DreamX's entry, EPIC Hope, is a collaborative platform that connects and empowers communities in Malaysia to get involved in building sustainable housing for the indigenous people. By leveraging cloud technology, EPIC Hope makes it easy for anyone to contribute and impact the society in a fun and engaging way."
The third winner, Gnowledge's chief technology officer, Choong Chong Yew, said: "The utopian vision for us - and it should be for every company - is to be able to make a difference in the society we live in, through the products and services we provide - to the extent on a regional or global scale. Microsoft's investment in the local IT economy is enabling small and medium businesses to achieve those dreams toward creating a better world. We developed our website www.gnowledge.com with the vision of democratising education by advocating community-generated content and assessment for every conceivable syllabus worldwide. Knowledge is an education platform for teachers, student and parents to create, publish, share and take tests, exercises and assignments. We currently have 7,000+ users from 30+ countries."
The top three applications from each participating country will be shown by their developers to some 4,000 delegates at ADB's AGM in Delhi, including finance ministers and ministers; central bank governors; policy makers; chief executives of corporations; leading academics and heads of think-tanks; leaders of civil society; members of the diplomatic corps; and journalists from international, regional, and local media are expected to attend the meeting.
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