The idea of mBillionth Award emerged because we have been running Manthan Award for the past 9 years, which recognizes best ICT for Development (ICTD) initiatives and how digital inclusion impacts people across diverse communities and in remote areas. Three years ago, we realized that the mobile has had an accelerator impact on the general mass of the country. Digital tools and applications were emerging as next-best empowering devices and platforms in right usage and context. This became an encouraging thought to ideate about: how the mobile can change lives, impact masses, be used as an innovative tool to reach many, many more. Ours is an oral society, and mobile is oral in technical nature…even more reason to focus on this emergence. And so came about the mBillionth Award in 2010. mBillionthAward 2012 is the third edition. The journey since inception hasbeen extraordinary, overwhelming.