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P.O. Box 2383
Amman – 11953, Jordan
Tel +962 (6) 581-2013
Fax +962 (6) 581-2016
The MENA region’s premier ICT industry event
About the Forum
The MENA ICT Forum™ (www.menaictforum.com)
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 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.
ASIA PACIFIC 6%
JUNIOR LEVEL EMPLOYEES
SENIOR LEVEL EMPLOYEES
TOP MANAGMENT BUSINESS OWNERS
Lifetime total likes 6,612
Total likes 46,534
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Timeline Deliveries 2,326
Craig R. Barrett
Former CEO Intel
Founder and Vice Chairman Aramex
FORUM CONTENT & EVENTS
The Forum is an excellent networking platform for public and private sectors’ leaders to forging
partnerships for the future.The structure of the Forum will focus on shaping the MENA region’s ICT
Vision, addressing global business and investment endeavors highlighting recommendations and
lessons learned, and identifying opportunities based on regional and global trends.
The technology scene has been exploding in every aspect of life and business, from connected
devices, social applications, to mobile applications and enterprise apps.
Disruptive technologies is used to address how and why changes in the market lead to fundamental
reform or shakeup to the overall ecosystem, technology, service, and product marketplace, in a relatively
short time. However, not every technological advancement or innovation will disrupt the status
quo or create a viral wave. It is therefore critical that business and policy leaders understand which
technologies will matter to them and prepare accordingly.
In the MENA ICT FORUM, we will explore our own back yard by presenting speculative scenarios of
disruptions to provoke innovative thought that may lead to environments offering new products,
services, and new business models. Noting that it is critical for business and policy leaders of our
region to understand the dynamics behind market disruptions and prepare for it.
In addition to the forum well known & successful panel discussion format, there will be many
additional Events & Activities that will add value to the Forum & Maximize the Participants benefit &
Outcomes, Events Included in the Forum are:
Registration & Networking
Opening Ceremony & Keynote
Disruptive technologies:Advances that will
change the status quo
by Oasis 500
The Internet of Things
ICT in Health
ICT in Education
Mix n' Mentor
Socila MediaNext Generation Mobile Networks
Smart Machines (Smart Cars)
Hyper Growth of Online Business in the MENA Region
Main Auditorium Breakout Room 1 Breakout Room 2 Breakout Room 3
by Oasis 500
From To Main Auditorium Breakout Room 1 Breakout Room 2 Breakout Room 3
Registration & Networking
Coffee Break Entrepreneurship Café
by Oasis 500
Endeavor Power Breakfast
New Investment Instruments
Globalization of Technology Companies
16:15 PM 16:45 PM
16:45 PM 17:30 PM Closing Ceremony
by Oasis 500
App Challenge Awarding Ceremony
Share your ideas and experiences at Oasis 500 Social Café.
Launching a social café for sharing technology ideas and experiences,
Oasis is aiming to create an interactively live business environment for
entities to share their inspirational success stories on stage and on
screen. Speakers will present their thoughts share practices, and
chit-chat with the audience.Tweet on or join our polls, and win a
Come and join us, and enjoy some munchies from our ‘thoughts kiosk’,
and connect with the experts tête-à-tête.
Uniquely structured, Mix N’ Mentor, brings together industry experts,
investors, and promising entrepreneurs in a zestful community event
targeted at discussing speciﬁc ‘head-to-head’ challenges facing startups,
especially in the MENA region.
Mix N’ Mentor role far exceeds the community event, as it aids in
establishing profoundly long-term business relations joining
entrepreneurs and mentors
IP/ IT Clinic, a concept brought to life, and to the MENA, by iPARK.
Aiming to comprehensively increase ICT Sector awareness on
Intellectual Property (IP), iPARK IP/IT Clinic is tailored to diagnose
the rational of entrepreneurs, startups, and SMEs business plans from
an IP perspective. iPARK experts will be there, ready to interact and
validate the feasibility of proposed ideas along the lines of intellectual
If you are interested in testing the sanity of your startup or SMEs
future plans, visit iPARK IT Clinic and talk to an expert.
Initiated by HM King Abdullah II and managed by the King Abdullah II
Fund for Development,The App Challenge is a school student
centered competition that invites young Jordanians to explore and
engage in new emerging technologies
A zone specially designed and designated for Gaming Companies to
present & demonstrate their Prototypes, demos with hands on
gaming consoles and stations.
A Platform to Showcase & Exhibit latest Products & Services in the
MENA Region, connect between Jordanian & Regional Companies
with Potential clients from all over the world.
Welcome to endeavor Power Breakfast,
Seeking to ‘Understand the Culture of Success,’ and the difﬁculties and
risks behind starting a business, then come and join endeavor exclusive,
invitees-only power breakfast where thoughts will be jamming the air.
Celebrated experts will be sharing valuable experiences at our tent at
King Abdullah II Business Park.
Next Generation Mobile Networks
Mobile computing is all around us, not only when we use smartphones to connect with friends and family across
countries, but also in ticketing systems on buses and trains, purchase food from mobile vendors, watch videos, and
listen to music on phones and portable music playing devices. As a result, mobile computing systems must rise to the
demand; the needs of mobile customers can outstrip the infrastructure's capacities and result in degraded performance.
Researchers must develop tools, middleware, and applications that can help with these quality-of-service issues.
Smart Machines (Smart Cars)
Smart machine era will blossom with a proliferation of contextually aware, intelligent personal assistants, smart
advisors (such as IBM Watson), advanced global industrial systems and public availability of early examples of
autonomous smart vehicles, and air drones.The smart machine era will be the most disruptive in the history of IT. New
systems that begin to fulfill some of the earliest visions for what information technologies might accomplish — doing
what we thought only people could do and machines could not —are now finally emerging.
The internet of things
The Internet is expanding beyond PCs and mobile devices into enterprise assets such as field equipment, and consumer
items such as cars and televisions. Identifiable objects are seamlessly integrated into the information network, the Web
of Things takes advantage of mobile devices' and sensors' ability to observe and monitor environments, increasing the
coordination between things in the real world and their counterparts on the Web. Intelligent solutions are required to
enable connectivity, inter-networking, and relevance between the physical world and the corresponding digital world
Bring Your Own Device to Wear Your Own Device
Over the past few years, Bring Your Own Device caught many IT departments by surprise; it’s now time to get in front
of this predictable hard trend and turn it into an advantage.Wearable technology is going mainstream, with big players
launching smartwatches, smart glasses and more
e-Health to Connected Healthcare
Individual health is encouraged with the development of intelligent systems, apps, gadgets, and mobile systems that
focus on diet, exercise, and information provision. Medication, surgery, and assistive devices rely on intelligent systems
to analyze data and human responses, guiding the implementation and management of therapies and interventions. In
addition to work that focuses on individuals, there is a proliferation in use of intelligent systems for large-scale analysis
of biomedical data, socially relevant data, and metadata, such as the spread of disease or certain health-habits in
e-Government to Smart Government (Maybe Open Data in Government)
Moving e-Government services through a set of business processes and underlying information technology
capabilities that enable information to flow seamlessly across government agencies and programs to become intuitive
in providing high quality citizen services across all government programs and activity domains
Cities performance currently depends not only on the city's endowment of hard infrastructure, but also, and
increasingly so, on the availability and quality of knowledge communication and social infrastructure. Smarter cities of
the future will drive sustainable economic growth. Their leaders have the tools to analyze data for better decisions,
anticipate problems to resolve them proactively and coordinate resources to operate effectively. How is the MENA
region reacting to this?
Energy Efficiency using ICT
ICT equipment does use a lot of energy. But it can be used to reduce it in other ways as well: Building management
(controlling temperature and automatic window openers and sun screens to control the effect of sunlight and cool
down the building, Solar panels to reduce the amount of electricity from the national grid, Energy monitoring displays
to help staff know what is using up the power), Smart meters (track energy use minute by minute and adjust
equipment utilization of energy).
e-Commerce to M-Commerce, S-Commerce, and F-Commerce
Electronic Commerce might be witnessing the biggest development in the MENA region, with less time to spend
shopping and arising demand, outlets are more and more going online and paying attention to customer experience,
how new technology tools have been pushing this in the Arab World, from e-Commerce to M/S/F-Commerce.
Crowdfunding (alternately crowd financing, equity crowdfunding, crowd equity, crowd-sourced fundraising) is the
collective effort of individuals who network and pool their money, usually via the Internet, to support efforts initiated
by other people or organizations. Crowdfunding is used in support of a wide variety of activities, including disaster
relief, citizen journalism, support of artists by fans, political campaigns, startup company funding, motion picture
promotion, free software development, inventions development, scientific research, and civic projects. How does
Crowdfunding fit with the current financial eco-system?
Exporting in the Connected World
Client vendor relationship between ICT companies and clients are going borderless with cloud and mobile
technologies, remote deployment of systems and applications, how the connected world has been affecting companies
New Investment Instruments
From seed funding, early stage investment, SMEs financing and investment, to VCs and PE, what are the new investment
tools globally, regionally and locally and how these are serving companies’ needs, are new instruments emerging?
P.O. Box 2383 Amman, 11953 Jordan
Tel +962 (6) 581-2013 . Fax +962 (6) 581-2016