HACK THE GAPS – DIGITAL SOLUTIONS FOR THE UN SDGS: THE WSA NOMINEES OF 2020
BLUERING RETAIL IS SELECTED AS BEST NATIONAL DIGITAL SOLUTION FOR INTERNATIONAL AWARD IN THE CATEGORY BUSINESS AND COMMERCE
Beirut/Salzburg, November 2020
Smart content combined with optimized utilization of state-of-the-art technology offers immense opportunities to close global and local divides and the achievement of the UN SDGs. Bluering Retail was nominated as best national digital solution for Lebanon for the international Award WSA, selecting digital innovation with impact on society. With this nomination in the Category Business and Commerce, Bluering Retail qualifies for evaluation by the WSA Online Jury 2020 among over 340 international nominations – a global diameter of digital innovation, from Canada to Indonesia, from Finland to Mozambique.
The WSA nominees 2020 show the richness, diversity, future, and innovation of digital solutions on a global scale and prove how digital technology can improve society on each corner of the world.
Bluering Retail was nominated as best national digital solution for Lebanon for the international WSA.
Bluering Retail empowers banks and financial institutions with comprehensive and flexible Digital Lending and Credit Risk Solutions. The platform allows banks to automate their entire loan origination and lending process. Bluering Retail covers it all, from omni-channel loan origination to the final accounts opening and money disbursement and everything which comes in between. Bluering Retail has a dynamic structure that enables banks to remain ahead of a highly demanding and competitive market. The Bank is able to setup major aspects of the system to translate its vision into modern products that are controlled and monitored by a set of tools which were not available before implementing Bluering Retail.
The WSA 2020 nominees will be evaluated based on seven fundamentals criteria: Content, Functionality, Design, Technology, Innovation, Impact and Value.
“WSA combines two major perspectives in its initiative – first the commitment on the UN SDGs, and how to use ICTs to development. And second the development of a global knowledge society. The UN SDGs must be our measurement – in terms of what to look at and where to look. Today we are living in a completely different environment – through the mobile revolution, through the emergence of the algorithmic age – data has become a capital as much as labour, land money and machinery. Hence, it is more important than ever to evaluate what is excellent content that really offers solutions and impact. Qualitative, local content has become the key and permanent issue. WSA presents innovation that uses ICT for social connectivity. To connect for impact.“ WSA Chairman Peter A. Bruck states.
The WSA nominees are selected carefully and highly competitive by the WSA National Experts from more than 184 UN member states. The WSA National Experts nominate up to eight projects for each country – one for every WSA category.
A nomination to the WSA hence is already and award in itself – the qualification to compete and compare on an international level and being the best practice in Business and Commerce nationally.
About the WSA
The WSA is a global initiative within the framework of the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). WSA is the only ICT event worldwide, that reaches digital driven social impact community in over 180 countries. WSA highlights digital content improving society and focusses on local content with global relevance.