HARNESSING TECHNOLOGY

FOR JORDAN’S FUTURE

DIGITAL ECONOMY

14 – 15 March 2022, Kempinski Convention Center
Amman, Jordan

Under the patronage of

H.E. Mr. Ahmad Al Hanandeh, Minister of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship

EVENT

OVERVIEW

Following the huge success of the first edition, Digital Transformation Jordan returns in physical form on the 14 – 15 March 2022!

With the newly approved National Strategy for Digital Transformation, Jordan aims to improve the transparency, flexibility, reliability, and sustainability of digital services, as well as reduce digital services’ time and costs, all consistent with Royal directives, and all consistent with global trends and national policies.

The 2nd edition Digital Transformation Jordan will focus on the legislative and regulatory framework needed to keep pace with the rapid development of digital platforms, as well as the strategy to be put in place to drive innovation forward. It will bring together the country’s digital experts and game changers, as well as leading international solution providers, to set Jordan on the path to digital evolution.

Endorsed by

MEET THE 2022

ADVISORY BOARD

His Excellency Belal Hafnawi

Commissioner & Board Member, Jordan Telecommunication Regulatory Commission – TRC

Abdelkader Al Batayneh

Director of Policy and Strategy Department, Policy and Strategy Directorate, Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship

Mohammad J Sear

Digital Government & Public Sector Consulting Leader, Middle East and Africa (MENA), EY

Andrea Faggiano

Partner, Head of Middle East TMT Practice, Arthur D. Little

MEET THE 2022

SPEAKERS

His Excellency Belal Hafnawi

Commissioner & Board Member, Jordan Telecommunication Regulatory Commission – TRC

Abdelkader Al Batayneh

Director of Policy and Strategy Department, Policy and Strategy Directorate, Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship

Nada Khater

Head of Digital Transformation Policies and Strategies, Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship

Lama Arabiat

Head of Artificial Intelligence, Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship

Dr. Nisreen Al Sayyed

Director of National Information System, Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship

Mohammad J Sear

Digital Government & Public Sector Consulting Leader, Middle East and Africa (MENA), EY

Andrea Faggiano

Partner, Head of Middle East TMT Practice, Arthur D. Little

Nicola Fanous

Digital Products & Transformation Director, Digital, Data, Innovation & Orange Money Unit, Orange Jordan

Suleiman Barada

Sr. Advisor & Head of UABdigital, Union of Arab Banks

Sinan Kamal

Data & AI Director, Orange Jordan

Tamer Al-Ajrami

Head of Cyber and Information Security, Housing Bank for Trade and Finance

Ahmad Al Kurdi

Independent Expert, Banking Sector

Muhana AlMarahleh

Technology & Cyber Security Director, KPMG

Mohammad Daoud

Acting-Dean of Faculty of Information Technology, Chairperson of Data Science and Artificial intelligence Department, Chairperson of Computer Science Department, American University of Madaba

Waseem Al-Rousan

IT Director, Airport International Group

Raed Abu-Qura

VP of Transformation and Project Management, Cairo Amman Bank

Fuad Nsour

Digital Transformation Lead, Aramex

Ghaith Abdelmajid Khza’i

Digital Transformation, JEPCO Digital, Jordanian Electric Power Co

Dr. Yahia M. Al-Smadi

Technology Transfer Officer, Jordan University of Science and Technology

AGENDA

TIME CONFERENCE PROGRAM
08:00 Registration and refreshments
09:00 Opening ministerial keynote
H.E. Mr. Ahmad Al Hanandeh, Minister of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship
09:10 Keynote presentation
09:25 Panel discussion – Jordan’s digital transformation strategy

  • Creating new government services and eGovernment practices through digital adoption
  • Understanding which parts of digital infrastructure are to make the biggest impact on Jordan’s economy
  • Moving towards a 21st century government workforce
  • Developing legislation to drive change, innovation, and economic advantage

 

  • Abdelkader Al Batayneh, Director of Policy and Strategy Department, Policy and Strategy Directorate, Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship
  • Mohammad J Sear, Digital Government & Public Sector Consulting Leader, Middle East and Africa (MENA), EY
  • Nicola Fanous, Digital Products & Transformation Director, Digital, Data, Innovation & Orange Money Unit, Orange Jordan
10:15 Digital Government

  • Mohammad J Sear, Digital Government & Public Sector Consulting Leader, Middle East and Africa (MENA), EY
10:30 Panel discussion – Data: A key pillar for digital transformation

  • Building a strategy to harness the true power of data
  • Understanding customer behaviour and industry benchmarks through data capture
  • From data to analytics – creating real time, actionable insights
  • Rethinking business operating models for the data-centric future

 

  • Dr. Nisreen Al Sayyed, Director of the National Information System, Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship
  • Waseem Al-Rousan, IT Director, Airport International Group
  • Fuad Nsour, Digital Transformation Lead, Aramex

Moderator

  • Mohammad Daoud, Acting-Dean of Faculty of Information Technology, Chairperson of Data Science and Artificial intelligence Department, Chairperson of Computer Science Department, American University of Madaba
11:20 Coffee break and networking
11:50 Keynote presentation
12:05 Panel discussion – Introducing the 5G network to Jordan – why connectivity is essential to economic growth

  • Removing obstacles to the successful implementation of 5G technology
  • Outlining how 5G technology will facilitate greater partnership between the public and private sectors
  • Bringing advanced services to the forefront through greater connectivity
  • Planning for Smart Cities through enhanced connectivity and IoT

 

  • His Excellency Belal Hafnawi, Commissioner & Board Member, Jordan Telecommunication Regulatory Commission – TRC
12:55 JEPCO Digital Stories of Success

  • Ghaith Abdelmajid Khza’i, Digital Transformation, JEPCO Digital, Jordanian Electric Power Co
13:25 Panel discussion – Preparing for widespread cloud adoption and integration

  • Identifying the hurdles needed to be overcome for cloud success in Jordan
  • How does the cloud enable greater flexibility and innovation?
  • Supporting the growth of SMEs through cloud technology

 

  • Nada Khater, Head of Digital Transformation Policies and Strategies, Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship
14:15 Chairman’s closing remarks and networking lunch
15:00 End of Day One
TIME CONFERENCE PROGRAM
08:00 Registration and refreshments
09:00 Day Two opening keynote
09:10 Keynote presentation

  • Suleiman Barada, Sr. Advisor & Head of UABdigital, Union of Arab Banks
09:25 Panel discussion – Reimagining banking and finance with digital transformation

  • Positioning the customer at the centre of operations through new technology
  • Creating innovative applications for the current and future finance industry
  • Which technologies hold the most potential for BFSI in Jordan?
  • Risk management, changing business models, regulations – what is the biggest challenge facing the digital finance services sector?

 

  • Suleiman Barada, Sr. Advisor & Head of UABdigital, Union of Arab Banks
  • Raed Abu-Qura, VP of Transformation and Project Management, Cairo Amman Bank
  • Ahmad Al Kurdi, Independent Expert, Banking Sector
10:15 Panel discussion – Identifying where and how AI & Machine Learning will benefit Jordan the most

  • Employing AI for achievable and sustainable business growth Creating legislative framework to foster AI growth and application
  • Developing an open-source data environment to encourage AI uptake
  • How can AI accelerate economic development and create an environment to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship?

 

  • Lama Arabiat, Head of Artificial Intelligence, Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship Sinan Kamal, Data & AI Director, Orange Jordan

Moderator

  • Mohammad Daoud, Acting-Dean of Faculty of Information Technology, Chairperson of Data Science and Artificial intelligence Department, Chairperson of Computer Science Department, American University of Madaba
11:05 Keynote presentation
11:20 Coffee and networking break
11:50 Keynote presentation
12:05 Panel discussion – Securing future digital infrastructure against ever-changing cyber threats

  • Utilising new technologies to stay ahead of cyber threats and hackers
  • Identifying how and where attacks are most likely to originate from
  • Integrating new security technologies into legacy IT systems
  • Enhancing skills and raising awareness of cyber threats in the workforce and wider population

 

  • Tamer Al-Ajrami, Head of Cyber and Information Security, Housing Bank for Trade and Finance
  • Muhana AlMarahleh, Technology & Cyber Security Director, KPMG
12:55 Keynote presentation
13:10 Panel discussion – Building for the future: enhancing digital skills of the workforce and youth of Jordan

  • The role and importance of youth digital skill development in Jordan’s future economy
  • Identifying knowledge gaps to build a digital curriculum
  • Supporting private sector led digital skill development initiatives to meet future economic demands
  • Combating the brain drain – keeping talented and innovative Jordanian digital leaders in the economy

 

  • Dr. Yahia M. Al-Smadi, Technology Transfer Officer, Jordan University of Science and Technology

Moderator

  • Mohammad Daoud, Acting-Dean of Faculty of Information Technology, Chairperson of Data Science and Artificial intelligence Department, Chairperson of Computer Science Department, American University of Madaba
14:00 Chairman’s closing remarks and networking lunch
15:00 End of conference

WHO WILL ATTEND

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION JORDAN?

CEOs, Chiefs, VPs, Directors, Heads and Specialists from the following departments:

  • Digital Transformation
  • Data Management
  • Information Technology
  • Data Science
  • Data Analytics
  • Data Management
  • Corporate planning
  • Strategy planning
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Intelligence
  • Information Technology
  • Innovation
  • New Technology
  • Smart Services
  • Customer Service
  • Cyber Security
  • Cloud
  • Smart Services

Industries

  • Government
  • Banking
  • Retail
  • Telecom
  • Transport and Logistics
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Utilities

WHY GET INVOLVED

The only event in Jordan to cover the entire digital ecosystem

From implementing new technologies, to understanding the top-down strategy, this is the only event in the country to explore the challenges and opportunities in Jordan’s digital transformation journey

Get in front of your target market

Get access to key digital transformation stakeholders involved with ongoing and upcoming projects in Jordan and get insight into their plans to invest in new technologies and spot opportunities.

Raise your brand awareness

Opportunity to position your brand as one of the leading companies in the sector to help stakeholders and project owners achieve their targets.

Increase your competitiveness

Learn about the challenges faced by Jordan’s key organisations and identify how you can provide them with customised solutions to help them overcome them.

Generate strong leads

Learn about digitalisation requirements of key government entities and large companies and influence decision makers and stand a chance of being shortlisted for upcoming projects.

2021 PARTNERS

2021 SPONSORS & PARTNERS

OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTICIPATE

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WHO SHOULD SPONSOR

Solution Providers offering the following

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Digital authentication platforms
  • App development
  • Blockchain
  • Omnichannel and CX solutions
  • ERP
  • e-Payment
  • Cloud and digital services
  • Data analytics
  • System Integration
  • Cyber and Information Security
  • Enterprise architecture

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Sponsorship Opportunities

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