Selected Winners to be Announced Live on Mobile World Live TV at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona
The GSMA today announced the nominees for the 2016 Glomo Awards. Winners of this year’s Glomo Awards will be honoured throughout Mobile World Congress, which takes place on 22-25 February in Barcelona. In total, 285 nominees have been shortlisted for more than 40 awards over eight categories; the full list of nominees can be found at globalmobileawards.com/nominees2016.
“Congratulations to all of the nominees for the 2016 Glomo Awards,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. “With more than 930 entries this year – a new record – the competition is greater than ever, reflecting the tremendous diversity and pace of innovation across the mobile world. We are particularly excited to be celebrating the 21st year of the awards with a dynamic new format that will recognise and honour achievement throughout Mobile World Congress.”
New for 2016, winners in the “The Connected Life Awards”, “Best Mobile Apps” and “Best Mobile Handsets and Devices” categories will be presented on Mobile World Live TV, broadcast directly from Mobile World Congress to a global audience via mobileworldlive.com, with selected awards announced live. In addition, the broadcast is beamed to more than 60 screens in prominent locations across the venue, as well as 24,000 rooms in 180 hotels in Barcelona.
The Glomo Awards ceremony will begin at 1.30pm on Tuesday, 23 February in Hall 4, Auditorium 2, and include presentations for awards in the “Best Mobile Technology”, “Best Mobile Services” and “Social and Economic Development” categories. Nominees for the “Best New Handset, Tablet or Device at Mobile World Congress 2016” will be identified from products on show at the event, with the shortlist announced on both Mobile World Live TV and the Global Mobile Awards website on 24 February. The winner will be honoured in a live presentation on Mobile World Live TV the following day. Full information about the awards ceremony and Mobile World Live TV presentations can be found at globalmobileawards.com/ceremony.
This year’s Glomo Awards will be presented by Suzi Perry, the face of BBC One’s Formula 1 programming for the past two years. As the first ever permanent female anchor, Suzi was the “Queen of the Pit Lane” for Formula One, MotoGP, Superbikes and Speedway. Her love of technology has seen her present “The Gadget Show”, a consumer-based tech show, for eight years. As a keen photographer, she fronted the popular “How to Take Stunning Photos” programme on Channel 5 in the UK. Suzi has numerous TV credits as both host and guest and enjoys radio broadcasting, often appearing on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Live. She has also written for many publications over the years including The Daily Telegraph and The Times, as well as on MSN.
Suzi will present awards on Mobile World Live TV and host the Glomo Awards ceremony, being joined at the Tuesday event by Ortis Deley. As well as fronting Channel 5’s flagship programme, “The Gadget Show”, Ortis spent 10 years at CBBC hosting shows such as “Live & Kicking”, “Shortchange” and “Best of Friends” and had his own Sunday Breakfast radio show on London’s Choice FM.
Also announced in separate ceremonies at Mobile World Congress will be winners of the “Government Excellence Awards”, which recognise governments from around the world for their innovation and leadership in use of mobile technologies in the public sector, and the “Outstanding Achievement” awards that include the “Chairman’s Award” and an award for “Connected Women Leadership in the Industry”.
The Glomo Awards are judged by independent experts, analysts, journalists, academics and, in some cases, mobile operator representatives. The winner of the “Outstanding Overall Mobile Technology – the CTOs’ Choice” award is selected by a panel of industry-leading CTOs from the worldwide operator community.
2016 Glomo Awards Sponsors
The 2016 Glomo Awards sponsors and partners include: Blancco Technology Group, Category Sponsor for “Best Mobile Technology”; Softonic, Category Sponsor for “Best Mobile Apps”; and Techradar, Official Media Partner.
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The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with more than 250 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and Internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Shanghai and the Mobile 360 Series conferences.
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