Industry leaders & senior executives from across the region are set to attend Arab Advisors Group’s revamped annual conference, The Technology Convergence Conference 2016, on May 30 & 31. 40 local and regional industry leaders will shed light on ongoing and upcoming trends in the hyper connectivity era and the emerging disruptive models across the globe. Speakers and attendees will discuss key developments taking place in areas of Mobility, IoT/Big Data, Cloud Computing and Social Platforms
Amman, May 22nd, 2016 - Under the Royal Patronage of HRH Princess Sumaya Bint El Hassan, President of the Royal Scientific Society, the Technology Convergence Conference 2016 will take place in Amman on the 30th & 31st of May 2016 at the Four Seasons Hotel.
The conference comes in line with the ongoing advancements taking place across the region’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) markets. Arab Advisors Group's revamped annual conference sheds light on the TMT growth drivers, disruptive business models and, the impact of “Digitization” on business and society.
The conference will bring together knowledgeable industry professionals representing key stakeholders of the TMT industries in the Arab World. Discussions will focus on the opportunities and challenges of the “digital” transformation and the redefining of businesses and societies in the era of hyper connectivity.
This year’s event will see realignment in content and format, where the conference will be focusing on a number of key themes that include Mobility, IoT/Big Data, Cloud Computing and Social Platforms. The conference will introduce a number of format changes and features that will make the event more engaging for the audience.
“Arab Advisors Group is proud to introduce its revamped Technology Convergence Conference 2016. Building on the success of our annual conference for the past 13 years, the trust of the industry leaders, and the continued trust of the sponsors, the conference is a premier event on technology convergence dynamics in the region.” Faisal Hakki, General Manager of Arab Advisors Group said.
The 2016 Technology Convergence Conference is sponsored by Orange, Zain, Madfooatcom, Optimiza and the Arab Jordan Investment Bank.
The conference is supported by the Association of Banks in Jordan, Aramex, UBER and Int@j.
Deputizing the CEO of Orange Jordan Jérôme Hénique, Rana Dababneh, PR, CSR and Corporate Communications Director at Orange Jordan said, “We are very proud to support such a prestigious conference under the patronage of HRH Princess Sumaya Bint El Hassan. As part of our responsibility as the lead internet provider, we reconfirm our commitment to transform the kingdom into a leading regional hub for ICT, contributing to sustainable development in the ICT sector, which falls directly in line with our updated corporate strategy “Essentials 2020” connecting people to all that is essential to them, whether it be a private or enterprise customer.”
For his part, Zain Jordan Chief Executive Officer Ahmad Hanandeh commented: “Zain’s sponsorship for the Technology Convergence 2016 stems from the company’s aim at contributing in transforming Jordan to become a platform where telecom experts, operators and content developers can meet and discuss the future of convergence, as the telecom sector witnesses an era of increasing dependability on data and broadband internet, whereas Zain is keen to provide “Value Added” services in the realms of e-education, e-health, smart houses and Internet of Things, in addition to partnering with developers and entrepreneurs to provide these services and contribute in promoting Arabic content on internet.
Hanandeh added: “Throughout the conference, we are looking forward to come out with collaborative solutions to further uplift the telecom sector, via discussing the importance of investing in the Internet of Things, cloud computing and the operators’ intention towards providing a package of integrated services to users.”
On his part, CEO of Madfooatcom, Mr. Nasser Saleh, said that “as the operator of eFAWATEERcom for the central bank of Jordan, the 2016 Technology Convergence Conference enables us to tie eFaWATEERcom into other payment solutions bringing an important use case to convergence & innovations like mobile wallets allowing the customers to pay their bills using all digital channels which will help us to continue to add value to the Jordanian market.
Mr. Majed Sifri; CEO of Optimiza Company said the Technology Convergence Conference 2016 is a good chance for Optimiza -one of the leading IT and system integrator companies in the region with- to present their latest IT solutions comprising the IT infrastructure, Business Solutions and Integration in Jordan and the region. Through its 250+ professionals, Optimiza has a proven ability to provide comprehensive Systems Integration and product development to match the requirements of steady growth in highly competitive environments.
During the Health Tech panel, Optimiza will demonstrate the healthcare offerings that are specialty designed to help all healthcare facilities to manage their daily operations and deliver quality health services to their customers while complying with the international standards and best practices.
During the conference, delegates will interact with an impressive array of speakers that include: (alphabetically by last name) Mr. Jawad Abbassi (Head of MENA, GSMA), Mr. Rami Adwan (CEO, Jordan Air Ambulance Center), Mr. Wael Attili (Chief Creative Officer, Kharabeesh) Mr. Samer Bazyan (Regional Director - MENA, Yahsat), Mr. Emile Cubeisi (Managing Partner, Silicon Badia),Ms. Mais Daoud (Director of ICT Sector Component, JCP), Mr. Imad Deir (General Manager, Healthcare Solutions), Mr. Ra'ed Hajarat (Jordan Managing Director & Technology Director - Oracle ECEMEA), Ahmad Al Hanandeh (CEO, Zain Jordan), Mr. Jerome Henique, (CEO, Orange Jordan), Mr. Marwan Juma (Founder and Chairman, Kinz for Information Technology), Ambassador Karim Kawar (President, Kawar Group), Mr. Noel Kirkaldy (Head of Vertical Solutions MENA, Nokia Networks), Mr. Kıvanc Onan (Regional Director, PayPal Turkey, Middle East and North Africa) , Mr. Sanjay Raina (General Manager, Fox Middle East),Mr. Fares Sayegh (General Manager, Roya TV), Mr. Ahmad Tijani (CEO, Nat Health), Mr. Irfan Verjee (Principal for the Service Provider Transformation Group, Cisco), Yousef Wadi (Chief Weather Technologist, ArabiaWeather), Mr. Sebastien Wakim (General Manager for Lebanon and Jordan, Uber) and many others.
As part of its vision to advance the knowledge and technology industries in the Arab World, the Arab Advisors Group offers free registration for telecom operators and media broadcasters. Also press members can attend the conference at no charge.
The 2016 Technology Convergence Conference will take place at the Four Seasons Hotel in Amman on May 30 & 31, 2016.
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