Monday, April 06, 2009

BPN 1329 2009 WSA Grand Jury – Day 6

Today the presentations of the eight nominee winners are presented. This is the finest part of the Grand Jury. Discussions about the products are held. Each panel of the eight panels makes a presentation with their nominee winners. And you can see the skills of the various jury members. Some presentations are matter of fact, but some have been embellished on a template and with pictures of the nominated sites. After every presentation there is time again for chatting with the jurors.

Shinta Dhanuwardoyo from Indonesia is the founder and CEO of She acquired her Bachelor degree in Architecture form the University of Oregon and her MBA from Portland State University. As the Chief Execuitve Officer (CEO), with her artistic talents and business know how to spur business growth at Bubu Internet. Active in contributing to the IT industry in the country, she is now considered an “IT icon” and one of the successful women entrepreneurs in Indonesia. is a digital/interactive media company, which focuses its service in designing websites, intranet solutions, e-commerce, multimedia, Internet marketing, etc. The company is considered as the pioneer and the leading in the web development business in Indonesia. is representing major clients such as Telkom, Gudang Garam Surya 16, Kalbe Nutrition, Hutchinson Three, Total Indonesie and British Petroleum.

Another new lady in the Grand Jury was Beatriz Alonso Becerra from Cuba. Graduated in 1980 in Industrial Engineering; she took Graduate degree courses on Specialization in Automated Systems of Management and in Information Technologies, in Cuba and abroad. She is Master of Management Science since 1997. Ms Alonso has been working in the sector of Science since 1980 and has accumulated a wide professional experience in the field of ICTs. with 28 working years. She was Head of the Department of Systems Design at the Center of Automated Systems Design -CEDISAC (1984 at 1988) and later Director General of said institution (1988 at 1999); and since 1999 she has been Director General of Information Technologies and Advanced Telematic Services (CITMATEL) and member of the Council of Management of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment for many years. Beatriz has been member of Organizing Committees for National and International events associated to Information Technologies. She is a member of national commissions in ICT-related topics, such as the National Editorial Council. Ms Alonso represents Cuba in the Country Code Top Level Domain of Latin America (LACTLD). She has participated in and organized numerous events as well as national and international seminars and participated as a member of the Cuban delegation in the 1er and 2nd phases of the World Summit of the Information Society in Geneva in 2003 and in Tunisia in 2005. She has written and published more than 25 articles and manuals on topics related to Information and Communication Technologies. She leads The Program “Developing the Cuban Science Network”, a digital network of contents, products and services resulting from Science and Technological Innovation.

Today four categories were presented. Tomorrow the last four will be presented and final decisions taken.

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