News/Events – 2007

December 11-13, 2007. GKP Event on the Future, Third Global Knowledge Conference, GK3, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

InfoCon has successfully demonstrated Moodle SMS module developed within framework of PANdora project during GK3 conference which is a gathering of over 1,700 global visionaries, innovators, practitioners and policy makers over 3 days to debate on the development and human dimension of ICT. GK3 successfully engaged participants in intensive discussions on how the threads of emerging people, markets and technologies will intertwine to deliver the future.
For more information about the conference please visit: http://www.gkpeventsonthefuture.org/gk3

October 3-6, 2007. Innovation: The Role of Business Incubation, Hanoi, Viet Nam.

The Asia Regional Workshop is a platform for sharing experiences and best practices on developing local innovation, incubation and entrepreneurship, and for strengthening the linkages among business incubators across the Asia region. It brought together policy makers, donors, incubation and technology managers, and other stakeholders from countries from across Asia. Some of the key themes for discussion include the development of national innovation policies, the role of business incubation in national innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives, and strengthening regional networks of business incubators, as well as issues faced by business incubators, including technology transfer, working with universities, internationalization of firms, and developing a supportive business environment for innovation. Three delegates from Mongolia, Ms. Oyunchimeg/National Chamber of Commerce & Industry/, Mr. Amartuvshin /InfoCon LLC/ and Ms Oyundari /Mongolian Development Gateway/ have successfully participated in this activity. Mongolian delegates actively involved in working group sessions, which continuing afterwards of the regional workshop.

September 16-20, 2007. “Eastern Europe and Central Asia” Regional Incubators Network workshop held in Yerevan, Armenia.

Under the theme of “Advancing Innovation in ECA 2007” regional conference held in Yerevan, September 17-20, 2007. The creation of effective innovation clusters is a key success factor in strengthening the competitiveness of the countries in the ECA region, and business incubators and technology parks can play a crucial role in this process. The conference succeeded in raising awareness of this reality and in engaging partners and stakeholders to support innovation-driven enterprises in the region. Indeed, one of the main conclusions of the first two days is that networking and mutual learning can substantially increase the effectiveness of business incubators. Project manager at InfoCon, Mr. Amartuvshin participated for the conference as a Mongolian delegate representing business incubation initiative. As result of the participation, Mongolia’s incubator initiative is agreed to enroll ECAbit network and started to contribute for its activities.

September 16-20, 2007. “Eastern Europe and Central Asia” Regional Incubators Network workshop held in Yerevan, Armenia.

Under the theme of “Advancing Innovation in ECA 2007” regional conference held in Yerevan, September 17-20, 2007. The creation of effective innovation clusters is a key success factor in strengthening the competitiveness of the countries in the ECA region, and business incubators and technology parks can play a crucial role in this process. The conference succeeded in raising awareness of this reality and in engaging partners and stakeholders to support innovation-driven enterprises in the region. Indeed, one of the main conclusions of the first two days is that networking and mutual learning can substantially increase the effectiveness of business incubators. Project manager at InfoCon, Mr. Amartuvshin participated for the conference as a Mongolian delegate representing business incubation initiative. As result of the participation, Mongolia’s incubator initiative is agreed to enroll ECAbit network and started to contribute for its activities.

July 28-August 4,2007. Technical Assistance on “NewPath” Technology Business Incubator Project.

Dr. Julian Webb, Asia Regional Facilitator for the InfoDev Incubator projects, independent consultant to World Bank, visited Mongolia to give onsite technical assistance at the “NewPath” Technology Business Incubator project. InfoCon LLC has been implementing this project in partnership with National Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Academy of Science and Mongolian Development Gateway NGO since 2004. During his technical assistance, Dr. Julian Webb met project team, stakeholder organizations and worked on to upgrade incubator’s business plan.

June – 2007, “The World-Wide Inaccessible Web” technical evaluation report

Two study reports published online on /International Review of research in Open & Distance Learning 8/(2)//, compares the browser loading times of webpages created using common Web development techniques. The loading speeds were estimated in 12 Asian countries by members of the /PANdora/ network, funded by the International Development Research Centre ( IDRC) to conduct collaborative research in the development of effective distance education (DE) practices. An online survey tool with stopwatch-type counter was used. Responses were obtained from Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Mongolia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. In most of the survey conditions, browser loading times were noted up to four times slower than commonly prescribed as acceptable. Failure of pages to load at all was frequent. ….. BAGGALEY, J., BATPUREV, B. & KLAAS, J. (2007) The World-Wide Inaccessible Web. /International Review of research in Open & Distance Learning 8/(2). Part 1: Browsing , and Part 2: Internet routes .

April 18, 2007 “E-Business and SME” discussion seminar

“E-Business and SME” seminar organised by Information Technology Council of MNCCI in collaboration with ICTA. The seminar focused on E-Business concepts in Mongolia, its usage in SME sector, the major obstacles facing to development of e-business. The opening presentation was made by InfoCon delegates with an appealing lecture on E-business concepts, IT enabled business. InfoCon LLC is member of MNNCI since 2000 and member of Information Technology Council of MNCCI since 2003. For more information visit www.mongolchamber.mn

April 19-20, 2007. InfoSec2007. International Information and Technology Communication conference, Chinggis Khaan Hotel, Ulaanbaatar

During this conference representative from InfoCon has successfully demonstrated the results and findings of “Evaluation and adaptation of Open Source Software (OSS) for Distance Learning in Asia” project. InfoSec is an annual information technology and communication seminar and conference, since 2005. More than 200 participants from Government organizations, Mongolian and international leading companies have participated in the Infosec2007. More

 

Feb 21-23, 2007.  Regional Learning Forum on Pan Asia ICT R&D Grants Program, Singapore

First largest Learning Forum organized by Asian Media Information and Communication Centre(AMIC) in partnership with International Development Research Centre(IDRC) was held from February 21-23, 2007 in Singapore at the Le Meridien Hotel. Mr. B.Batpurev CEO of InfoCon has attended this forum representing Mongolian text to speech convertor tool polit project. Over 50 participants from about 15 countries attended this event which facilitated them to share and learn from each other.

 

January 24 – 27, 2007. PAN Localization Project Phase II Meeting, Thimphu, Bhutan

In order to discuss and formalize the team structure of PAN Localization project in its Phase II, the project held a meeting of the existing and prospective project partners at Thimphu, Bhutan in conjunction with Regional Consultation on Local Language Computing Policy in Developing Asia from January 24th – 27th , 2007. Through this meeting it was aimed to introduce and specify the expectations of the country project teams, the regional teams and IDRC. Mongolia is officially joining IDRC’s PAN localization project at its II phase from April 2007. Mongolian team consists of InfoCon (country lead), School of IT, National University of Mongolia (country partner) and Telecommunications school of Mongolian University of Science and Technology (country partner). Representatives from Mongolia were Prof. Dadmdinsuren from MUST, Dr. Purev from NUM, Mr. Nyamkhuu from ICTA, and Mr. Batpurev from InfoCon.
For more information about PAN localization phase II visit www.panl10n.net.

 

 Jan 2 – Jan 21, 2007.  PAN Localization Open Source Training Workshop

Software developers from InfoCon Co., Ltd Mr. Mendbayar and Mr. Khadbaatar participated in the “Open Source Training Workshop” in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. This event is financially supported by PAN Localization project of International Development Research Centre (IDRC) project.