About the Forum:
The MENA ICT Forum is the MENA region’s premier biennial ICT industry event, held in Jordan, under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II. Previously organized with great success, in 2002; 2004; and 2006 as “Jordan ICT Forum”, and in 2010 and 2013 as “MENA ICT Forum, the Forum showcases the entire MENA region’s ICT success stories, and discusses latest trends, opportunities and future outlook.
The MENA ICT Forum features content-rich agenda that covers vital current and future issues related to regional investment climates, legislative supportive systems, infrastructure & communications, emerging technologies, as well as education & human capital development. In particular, the MENA ICT Forum addresses these issues in a context that is highly relevant to the MENA region, thus providing the business community, decision makers and stakeholders with a holistic overview of the region’s current position, opportunities on hand and recommended approach for leveraging its potential.
Furthermore, ICT globally has been taking a deeper sectorial focus such as ICT in Education, Health, Banking, Insurance, CleanTech, Fashion, and other sectors, hence the MENA ICT Forum addresses main vertical sectors and ICT integration/diffusion in those as key areas to increase productivity and accelerate economic development.
Moreover, the Forum provides a platform for renowned keynote speakers to offer their global perspectives about the MENA region and provide valuable advice and insight. Keynote speakers included H.M. King Abdullah II, Intel’s CEO Dr. Craig Barrett, Cisco’s Chairman, Mr. John Chambers, 3Com’s CEO, Mr. Edgar Masri, Devoteam Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Mr. Stanislas de Bentzmann, Amazon CTO & VP, Dr. Werner Vogels, Sun Microsystems’ Chief Researcher, Mr. John Gage, Mrs. Catherine Rodgers, IBM SVP, Mr. Fadi Ghandour, Founder and Vice Chairman Aramex, Mr. Kieth Teare, Co-founder TechCrunch, among others.
Organized by: int@j
The Information and Communications Technology Association of Jordan, int@j (www.intaj.net). Int@j was established in 2000 as an industry-support association for Jordan’s ICT sector, a recommendation articulated in the REACH Initiative (2000–2005).
Building on the nation’s core asset of highly educated and skilled human resources, int@j envisages Jordan’s ICT sector to establish the position of a leading regional ICT hub and an internationally recognized exporter of ICT products and services.
The Association’s mission is to advance and promote its constituents in both the local and global markets.
int@j realizes its mission through positively influencing policy and legislation, offering capacity- building programs, carrying out local and regional marketing activities and providing members with value-added services that help them grow and prosper.
Who is Nami Zarringhalam?
Nami Zarringhalam is the Chief Strategy Officer and co-founder of Truecaller, the world’s largest verified mobile phone community with over 70 million users globally. Nami oversees long-term partnerships and the development of product road maps to bolster Truecaller’s growth. Previously, Nami co-founded two startups in Sweden along with his business partner and co-founder of Truecaller, Alan Mamedi. The two companies, Möbeljakt and Jobbigt.se, became the largest search engine for home interiors, and the largest network for employee reviews, respectively.