About the Summit
The M-Enabling Summit 2013 is a joint initiative of the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (G3ict) and E.J. Krause & Associates (EJK) to promote mobile accessible and assistive applications and services for senior citizens and persons with disabilities leveraging the latest operating systems, handsets and tablets based technologies. The second edition of the M-Enabling Summit will be held on June 6-7, 2013 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, DC.
The international visitors program of M-Enabling 2013 is being developed in cooperation with the Federal Communications Commission, international organizations, mobile service providers, industry, apps developers, rehabilitation professionals, special educators and organizations of seniors and persons with disabilities. The conference and showcase attracts decision makers participating in the mobile industry and expert users and professionals from around the world.
M-Enabling Summit 2013 provides a unique source of information and exchanges of experience among service providers, community organizations, health and private sector professionals. The Summit will showcase cutting-edge solutions leveraging mobile phones and tablets to better serve senior citizens and persons with disabilities.
“With the increased processing power of mobile devices and expanded network bandwidth many more innovative solutions are now possible. The versatility of handsets, tablets and operating systems, cloud-based applications and global economies of scale of the mobile industry all point towards a growing opportunity for developers to bring life-enhancing solutions for hundreds of millions of seniors and persons with disabilities around the world,” said Axel Leblois, Executive Director of G3ict.
Major mobile service providers and their distributors are active participants in the Summit and are essential intermediaries in promoting and making those applications and services available to those who need them.
“Bringing the core mobile industry eco-system to adopt and promote these accessible and assistive solutions is essential to their success,” said Ned Krause, CEO of E.J. Krause & Associates. “We contribute our many years of experience in the mobile industry to ensure that developers, service providers, handset manufacturers, assistive and accessible technology experts from all horizons can further expand their opportunities by interacting with a global audience of motivated decision makers. We are very pleased that G3ict decided to partner with our firm for this very significant opportunity to promote mobile solutions for senior citizens and persons with disabilities.”