EMERGEOUT Conclave, Delhi
The recently concluded EMERGEOUT (the Chennai edition) was an eye-opener of sorts. "India as a LaunchPad," for the next generation of services has huge potential and needs to be addressed at a NASSCOM Forum. A series of major business, technological, and supplier changes is driving a fundamental transformation in the market for product development services.
With Cloud-based platform these services are being commoditised, necessitating a shift in focus area. As these business and technology trends pan out over the next few years, CTOs will have to overcome their traditional reservations and challenges while engaging with third-party product development services firms. Concomitantly, a top tier of service providers will emerge, with a higher degree of competence and more compelling outsourced offerings. These "new" services provide a fundamentally different value proposition to the typical staff augmentation engagements that currently dominate the market. Forrester has termed these second-generation services as "product development services 2.0 This, is the next BIG wave, which will throw open the floodgates for many organizations and prove to be a game-changer.
Our workshops have always attracted the maximum number of participants and apart from the new models: Ideas like Building a $5 million Services business(limited participation) would be thrown in for good measure. You may also like to have a sneak preview of some of the interesting tracks:
o How Mobile, Web Apps will redefine the software and services landscape
o The new wave - Product Development Services
o How Mobile Phone And Tablet Apps will Unlock New Round Of Innovation And Change
o How do build, list your apps and promote them on the MarketPlace
If you have an exciting story in the services landscape, please do share your experiences here. We will feature it on the web site, and if it can generate a high level of interest, we might even offer you a speaker slot. So please do hurry up...we are looking forward to building the excitement in the SERVICES Landscape.
We are looking for cool mobile apps that surprise and delight mobile users. Do you have a mobile app that is making life of a customer easier, helping them save time and be more productive? Do you have an app which is enabling people to connect them to their family and friends - easily, and in a fun way to help them come closer? If yes, then please apply. We are looking for "rock star mobile apps" that are desirable, usable and consumable. This is the second in the series...you can access the last years AppFAME contest here
To support you in your efforts and provide visibility, NASSCOM EMERGE Forum presents the showcase of the Top 8 mobile applications that are part of the ecosystem as game changers. NASSCOM will provide awards for great mobile apps. This is a good opportunity for mobile developers to create awareness amongst the user community about their apps. The short-listed apps will get an opportunity to showcase their apps at the NASSCOM EMERGEOUT Conclave, 12th August, 2011 at Gurgaon.
If you have developed an App(on the iPhone, Blackberry, Android, Symbian, etc), which you think will create waves in the tech world, then please apply. There will be a jury panel which will evaluate all entries and the Top 8 Apps will be awarded and showcased at the event.
Criterion for selection
The eligible entries which match up to the criteria will be judged by our jury members, constituting of industry experts. An overview of the criteria is appended below:
- Accessibility and Availability: What mobile platforms the application can successfully run?
- Usability/Creativity: The application demonstrates superior user experience (UI, graphics, etc.) e.g. by leveraging the latest technologies.
- Uniqueness/Novelty Value: Display creativity in applications, use established technology in a unique and innovative way, leverage the latest technologies, etc.
- Market Potential: Size of target market for which the app is relevant and accessible. Potential to monetize.
- Traction: Current downloads, revenue generated, partnerships for distribution etc.
Last date for submission is 12th July. Contest judging begins on 15th July. The finalists will be announced by 2nd August 2011.
Submission Requirement & Eligibility:
This Contest is open only to start-ups(Companies set up < 3 years; revenue < Rs.5 crore) & EMERGE companies(Companies set up > 3 years; revenue < Rs.50 crore) headquartered in India only. The decisions of the jury members are final and binding. NASSCOM reserves the right to not award all prizes if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified entries. Entries cannot be revised or altered once submitted. Throughout the Contest Period, NASSCOM specifically reserves the right, exercisable at its sole election, to screen any and all entries and to disqualify from award consideration those entries that NASSCOM determines, in its sole discretion, to be inappropriate, obscene, not in keeping with NASSCOM's image or that otherwise do not comply with the criteria.
NASSCOM reserves the right to, and may or may not; monitor/screen Entries prior to submission. By participating, you acknowledge that NASSCOM has no obligation to use or post any Entry you submit. Submission of an Entry grants NASSCOM an unlimited, worldwide, perpetual, right to publish, edit, use, publicly perform, or display the Entry in any way, worldwide, in any and all media, without limitation, and without consideration to the participant. Finalists will be notified by 2nd August of 2011. NASSCOM, being a not for profit organization, will not be providing any travel and housing grants to cover expenses of the participant and any travel companion.
Finalists will receive notification via telephone, email. If a finalist cannot be contacted; is ineligible; if notification is returned/undeliverable; or if a finalist otherwise fails to fully comply with these Official Rules, he/she will forfeit the potential award and, at NASSCOM's discretion, the finalist slot will be awarded to the next best.