Int@j to hold 9th ICT Forum in November

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AMMAN — The Information and CommunicationTechnology Association of Jordan (int@j) will hold the ninth edition of the premier ICT industry event of the Middle East and North Africa in the fall, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.اضافة اعلان

The November 16–17 MENA ICT Forum 2022, to be convened in the Dead Sea, was announced in a meeting Saturday attended by Samira Al-Zoubi , secretary-general of the Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship, western diplomats, and Int@j members.

“Holding the forum comes at the end of the COVID–19 pandemic,” said Eid Amjad Al-Sweis, Int@j’s chairman. He explained that since its inception, int@j is keen to hold the forum once every two years.

Sweis asserted that the upcoming meeting will highlight the role of Jordan’s ICT sector and entrepreneurship to regional and international decision makers from the public and private sectors, while also promoting Jordan as a regional digital hub.
Key topics to be discussed include artificial intelligence, FinTech, smart industries, blockchain, and Metaverse
An exhibition with pavilions for local, Arab, and international companies will be held on the sidelines of the forum, Sweis said.

He said the gathering will pave the way for networking between foreign firms and Jordanians, who will showcase their products and business solutions offered for various sectors.

Sweis pointed out that the forum will address the role of technology in solving pressing global challenges facing several nations, especially in the aftermath of COVID-19.

Key topics to be discussed include artificial intelligence, FinTech, smart industries, blockchain, and Metaverse, he said. The forum will feature interactive and inspirational workshops, constituting a space for regional and international entrepreneurs and start-ups on a wide range of business skills needed to accelerate business growth, he added.

Int@j Board Member Ruba Darwish said the forum will host several international speakers, most notably Professor Renée Mauborgne, co-author of Blue Ocean Strategy, and Omar Al-Hatamleh, co-author of and former Chief Innovation Officer of Engineering at NASA.

She said a diverse crowd is expected to attend, including investors, representatives of investment funds, governments and other policy makers, entrepreneurs, start-ups, ICT specialists, academics, researchers, and capital owners.

Int@j CEO Nidal Al-Bitar said the forum will discuss industrial developments and how they can be leveraged at individual and institutional levels. Bitar said the forum is also an opportunity to engage in social networking to expand and foster business relations, ultimately widening the perception of how technology is affecting businesses, societies, and our lives in general.

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