17 Apr, 2012, 02:22 ET
Winners Announced May 8 in New Orleans at International CTIA WIRELESS® 2012
WASHINGTON, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International CTIA WIRELESS® 2012 today announced the five finalists in its second annual BIG Idea Contest which recognizes the mobile industry's newest and most innovative concepts dedicated to improving the way we live, work and play. The five finalists will share their big ideas on stage at International CTIA WIRELESS, taking place May 8-10, 2012 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.
Nearly 10,000 mobile professionals voted online to choose the five BIG Idea finalists out of almost 25 submissions. The five finalists are:
- BroadSoft – BroadTouch Business Communicator
- Datawind – Bridging the Digital Divide
- MedCash Solutions, Inc. – Community Action for Social Healthcare
- Missing Link – Web-based identification system for mobile devices
- TIP Solutions Inc. – Smart Calls for Smart Phones
CTIA will host the awards ceremony Tuesday, May 8 at 2:00 p.m. CDT from the Exhibit Innovations Stage located in Booth 4575. The five BIG Idea finalists will present their ideas, visions and concepts to a live voting audience. The top three submissions with the most votes will be the winners of the CTIA WIRELESS BIG Idea Contest.
"This year's entries were incredibly innovative and novel so the competition was formidable. We congratulate the BIG Idea Contest finalists for being selected by their peers for creating or conceptualizing the next-generation of mobile products and services that will improve and change lives," said Robert Mesirow, vice president and show director for CTIA.
For more information on the BIG Idea, visit www.ctiashows.com/awards.
For additional details and a comprehensive look at the CTIA conference program, visit: www.ctiawireless.com. Members of the media may pre-register for access to all show events at: www.ctiashows.com/pressreg.
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CTIA Shows bring together all industries advanced by wireless technology for intense business, learning and networking. International CTIA WIRELESS® takes place May 8-10, 2012 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La. CTIA ENTERPRISE & APPLICATIONS™ takes place Oct. 9-11, 2012 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif. Visit www.ctiashows.com.
CTIA–The Wireless Association® (www.ctia.org) is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry's voluntary best practices and initiatives, and sponsors the industry's leading wireless tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.
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