Good Technology Policies as the Foundation for Both Social and Economic Growth
6- Bill Gates
Apps for AsiaMicrosoft in-collaboration withAsian Development Bank
Requirements are based onactual needsMarket exposureADB 67 countries membership with billions of potential technology usersReal opportunities across multiple sectorsGovernments, private sector, NGO and donors, general public
ADB/Microsoft sponsored initiative to drive cloud/software application development across multiple vertical segments(Urban, Education, Government, Water, Youth, etc.) developing apps for 67 member countries of the Asian DevelopmentBank
What’s Been Done in the last 12 MonthsHackathons for 1,500+ ISVs in 6 Countries (AU, ID, KO, MY, PH, IN ) involving Azure training, ADB sector briefings (aboutsector needs/scoping), architecture consultancy, tools and supportAppsForAsiabrandedhackathonsADB / MS appevaluationPrioritized list ofsegment specific appsmade available to2,500+ organizationsPrizes / awards totop ISVs / AppsADB event for ISVs to presenttop and prioritized apps tomember countries andorganiztions• 8 – 10 Azurehackathons (incollaboration withADB) held in 6countries (AU, ID, KO,MY, PH, IN).• Joint evaluation ofapps:• ADB – relevance, easeof use etc.• MS – Architecture,App testing etc.• ISVs with prioritized apps invited to ADB event/s to present/showcase/market theirapps. Meet with end-users/companies/governments etc.• Awards made to top ISVs for their apps.
Structure of HackathonsHalf-day Windows Azure training(with briefing from ADB)Mobile Apps on AzureWindows 8 Apps onAzureIdentity mgmt. andsecurityOpen Source AppDevelopmentIndividualsessionsDay1Mobile Apps on AzureWindows 8 Apps onAzureIdentity mgmt. andsecurityOpen Source AppDevelopmentIndividualsessionsDay21-on-1 consultancyTele-based support toISVsArchitecturalConsultancy to ISVs6-monthdevelopmentperiodTechnical verification of appsMay2013Prizesawarded for‘best-in-classappsISVs showcase their Appsat ADB event