Datawind has been named as one of the finalists in CTIA’s second annual BIG Idea Contest for being the mobile industry’s newest and most innovative concepts focused on improving the way people live, work and play. Almost 10,000 mobile industry professionals voted online to choose the five BIG Idea finalists out of nearly 25 submissions.
The five BIG Idea finalists will present their ideas, visions and concepts to a live voting audience on May 8, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. The top three submissions with the most votes will be the winners of the CTIA WIRELESS BIG Idea Contest.
Robert Mesirow, VP and Show Director, CTIA, said, “The competition for this year’s BIG Idea Contest was tough, with entries that included a range of exciting new concepts and ideas that embody the true transformative power of wireless. We congratulate Suneet Singh Tuli, CEO, Datawind for being selected as one of the five most innovative entries by their peers.”
Suneet Singh Tuli, CEO, Datawind, said, “It is a unique moment for Datawind to be selected as one of the top five contenders of the CTIA Contest. Datawind has a brilliant solution to one of the world's biggest problems today in bridging the digital divide between the developing and developed world. We aim to do this by empowering the developing world with low-cost internet-enabled tablet PC's.”