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The First Annual Innovation & Technology Festival [Cambodia]

1st Annual Innovation & Technology Festival in Cambodia 2016

Are you interested in something that is innovative or technology related, and you want to make a change in society using technology? If you say 'yes', here is a chance where you can learn from Inno-Tech Festival Cambodia 2016.

What is Inno-Tech Festival?
Inno-Tech Festival Cambodia 2016 is the 1st annual event to celebrate and showcase social innovations and technology made in Cambodia.

This festival is open for all and will be held over two days from March 18 to 19, 2016 at the Institute of Technology of Cambodia. There will be 50 exhibition booths from  organizations showcase recent and ongoing innovative solutions from Cambodian NGOs, businesses, and government agencies representing the best of innovations for Cambodia.

What the Event Benefits You?
#1 Watch people building innovation: Young professionals, students, and experts participate in INNO TECH-a-THON, collaborating in teams to develop practical solutions for real problems in Cambodia.

#2 Learn about issues, challenges and cutting edge innovations: Open workshop & roundtable discussions on a wide range of topics including lessons learned, reports from innovations tried in the field, using open data, internet security, the technology uses on specific topics, etc.

#3 Meet new people: Connection Cafe is a space for meeting people from different backgrounds and interests, but with the same passion for change and innovations.

You Need to Know the Programs (in Brief)?

Day 1: Friday, 18th March 2016
#Opening Ceremony (8:30 AM  - 9:30 AM @ITC Conference Room) remarks by:

  • Official Opening Speech by H.E Minister Prak Sokhonn Minister of Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications
  • Mr. SOEUNG Saroeun, Executive Director, CCC-Cooperation Committee for Cambodia
  • Mr. Laszlo Barta, Chief Commercial Officer, CellCard
  • Mr. Pring Sina, Representative of Managing Director of ONLINE
  • Mr. Sok Puthyvuth, Chairman of ICT Federation
  • Ms. Julie Chung, ChargĂ© d’Affaires, a.i. at the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh

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#Keynotes (9:25 am – 12:05 pm):

  • “The iLab: Users and Technology Tools in Action” by Ms. Channe Suy Lan, Regional Lead for InSTEDD iLab Southeast Asia
  • “Social Innovation in Cambodia” by Mr. Alberto Cremonesi, Founder of ImpactHub Phnom Penh and Social Enterprise Cambodia
  • “UNICEF Innovation” by Mr. Nelson Rodrigues, Consultant at UNICEF Cambodia
  • A short Skype conversation with Ms. Kounila Keo, a leading Cambodian citizen journalist and blogger, in Singapore
  • “Mekong Business Initiative for Innovation and Entrepreneurship” by Mr. Sak Sambath, Cambodia Country Manager of Mekong Business Initiative (MBI) Funded by Asian Development Bank and Government of Australia
  • “Digital Content and Media Trend in Cambodia” by Mr. Chy Sila, CEO, Sabay Digital Corporation
  • “E-Business in Cambodia to Empower Young Entrepreneurs” by Mr. Valentin Vermesch, Country Director of Kaymu and French Tech Ambassador
  • “Crowdfunding in Cambodia” by Mr. Cedric Jancloes, TosFund

#Exhibition (8:00AM – 5:00PM)
#Open Workshop (12:00PM - 4:15PM)
#INNO TECH-a-THON:

  • 9:45 AM – 10:00 AM: Competition Opening, going over the rules & judging criteria
  • 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Teams start discussing ideas and work on the solutions to create prototypes.
  • 1:30 PM: Updates from the teams.

Day 2: Saturday, 19th March 2016
#Exhibition (8:00AM – 5:00PM)
#Open Workshop (9:00AM - 3:15PM)
#INNO TECH-a-THON

  • 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Teams Working on their prototypes
  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Coaches help teams one-on-one
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Final presentation
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Judging and Awards, Closing Remark by Judge

For more information about this event, please check out the Facebook page and website of InnoTech Festival Cambodia.

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Chamnan Muon is a blogger by passion and an IT deputy manager by profession who has a huge interest in Social Media, Technology, Digital Marketing, Business, Startup, ASEAN, IoT, Google Services, and 360 Photography. He is also a freelance digital marketing consultant and speaker for Google products in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. You can find him on Facebook , Google+ , Twitter .

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