HARNESSING TECHNOLOGY

FOR JORDAN’S FUTURE

DIGITAL ECONOMY

March 2023
Amman, Jordan

2022 Under the patronage of

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

2022

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EVENT
OVERVIEW

Under the endorsement of the Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship, the 2nd Digital Transformation Jordan Conference was successfully hosted in Amman and received great acclaim from the participants. Building on the productive discussions and technical sessions presented by senior government decision makers, digitalisation experts, and leading international technology consultants, the 3rd Digital Transformation Jordan will be held on 6-7 March 2023 in Amman, Jordan.

The Conference is an annual meeting point for Jordan’s key public officials, industry leaders, national and international digitalization decision makers to meet and share their experience and knowledge and drive the digital transformation forward.
The next edition will focus on the integration of advanced and emerging technologies in Jordan, including artificial intelligence, advanced analytics, blockchain and the key role of cyber security in ensuring a successful digitalization in the country. The Conference will also highlight the importance of machine learning and automation adoption in digital services.

Join us in the 2023 edition to meet and hear directly from over 400 key senior government officials, digitalisation leaders, project owners and emerging technologies experts and discuss with your local and international peers the future of digital transformation and the global trends.

EVENT IN
NUMBERS

334

ATTENDEES

38

SPEAKERS

8

SUPPORTING PARTNERS AND ASSOCIATIONS

18

SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS

7

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

9

PRESENTATIONS

13

MEDIA PARTNERS

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ADVISORY BOARD

H.E. 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

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SPEAKERS

H.E. 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

Colin Gleichmann

Project Manager of the Inclusive and User-Centred e-Services in Jordan Project, GIZ Jordan

Alaa Ensheiwat

CEO, Mobile Payment Service Provider Entity, UWallet, Umniah

Raed Abu-Qura

VP of Transformation and Project Management, Cairo Amman Bank

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

Dean of the Faculty of IT, Chairperson of Data Science and AI, American University of Madaba

Waseem Al-Rousan

IT Director, Airport International Group

Fuad Nsour

Digital Transformation Lead, Aramex

Najeeb Al-Shorbaji

President, eHealth Development Association

Mohammed W. AlDuwaik

Head of Digital financial services development and innovation division, Central bank of Jordan

Hussam E. Istatieh

Digital Transformation Manager, King Hussein Cancer Foundation

Ali Safieh

Data Scientist & AI Team Leader – Business Analytics & AI, Zain Jordan

Ghaith Khza’i

Director, Smart Systems JEPCO

Prof. Anas Ratib ALSoud

Assistant President for Foreign Affairs, Director, Global Engagement Center, Director, Center of Innovation and Excellence, Professor of Informatics (E-Business), AL-Ahliyya Amman University

Mohammad Al-Jallad

CTO UK, Ireland, Middle East & Africa, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Mohammad Khater

Levant Country Manager, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Loai Madanat

Managing Partner, Jordan, Iraq & Oman, Jordan Data Systems

Osama Gheishan

Managing Director, Scientific & Medical Supplies

Shadi Alkhatib

Territory Sales Manager, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Aruba, LEVAN

Kamal Othman

Regional Senior Director, Dell Technologies

Rahaf Mahmmud Saleh Ali

Edtech trainer, Cypher Learning

Maher Abu Ghattas

CEO, Polaris

Mohamed Afifi

Sales leader, Amazon Web Services

Hussein Jundi

Account Manager Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), ProgressSoft Corporation

Ali Shabdar

Regional Director, Zoho Middle East & Africa

Ayman Hamed

Cloud Architect – Nutanix Middle East

Karthik Ananda Rao

Chief Technical Evangelist, ManageEngine

Ramy Ghazy

Territory Manager Egypt & Levant, Veeam

Ashraf Serag

Country Manager, North Africa, and Levant, Trend Micro

AGENDA

TIME CONFERENCE PROGRAM
08:30 Registration and refreshments
09:30 Great Minds opening remarks
09:35 Chairman opening remarks
Mohammad Daoud, Dean of the Faculty of IT, Chairperson of Data Science and AI, American University of Madaba
09.40 Opening ministerial keynote
H.E. Mr. Ahmad Al Hanandeh, Minister of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship
09.55

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

Panelists:

  • 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
  • Colin Gleichmann, Project Manager of the Inclusive and User-Centred e-Services in Jordan Project, GIZ Jordan

Moderator:

  • Andrea Faggiano, Partner, Head of Middle East TMT Practice, Arthur D. Little
10:35 Fast-Forward with Data-First Modernization
Mohammad Al-Jallad, CTO UK, Ireland, Middle East & Africa, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
10.50

Presentation – Digital government – implementing an efficient transformation in the public sector

  • Mohammad J Sear, Digital Government & Public Sector Consulting Leader, Middle East and Africa (MENA), EY
11:05

Build Your Breakthrough

  • Kamal Othman, Regional Senior Director, Dell Technologies
11.20

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
  • Mohammad Khater, Levant Country Manager, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
  • Ali Shabdar, Regional Director, Zoho Middle East & Africa
  • Fuad Nsour, Digital Transformation Lead, Aramex

Moderator

  • Mohammad Daoud, Dean of the Faculty of IT, Chairperson of Data Science and AI, American University of Madaba
12:05 Driving Jordan’s Digital Transformation with Low-Code Development
Maher Abu Ghattas, CEO, Polaris
12.20 Coffee break and networking
12.50

Presentation – Introducing the 5G network to Jordan – why connectivity is essential to economic growth

  • H.E. Belal Hafnawi, Commissioner & Board Member, Jordan Telecommunication Regulatory Commission – TRC
13:20 Digital Transformation, Future Digital Leaders
Rahaf Mahmmud Saleh Ali, Edtech trainer, Cypher Learning
13:35

Presentation – JEPCO digital stories of success

  • Ghaith Abdelmajid Khza’i , Director, Smart Systems JEPCO
14:05

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
  • Nutanix, One Platform for the Hybrid/Multi Cloud Era

 

  • Nada Khater, Head of Digital Transformation Policies and Strategies, Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship
  • Prof. Anas Ratib ALSoud, Assistant President for Foreign Affairs, Director, Global Engagement Center, Director, Center of Innovation and Excellence, Professor of Informatics (E-Business), AL-Ahliyya Amman University
  • Ayman Hamed, Cloud Architect, Nutanix Middle East
  • Karthik Ananda Rao, Regional Technical Head, ManageEngine

Moderator:
Najeeb Al-Shorbaji, President, eHealth Development Association

14:50 Chairman’s closing remarks and networking lunch
15:45 End of day one

TIME CONFERENCE PROGRAM
08:00 Registration and refreshments
09:00 Chairman opening remarks
Mohammad Daoud, Dean of the Faculty of IT, Chairperson of Data Science and AI, merican University of Madaba
09:10

Panel discussion – Reimagining banking and finance with digital transformation

  • Positioning the customer at the center 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?

Panelists :

  • 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
  • Alaa Ensheiwat, CEO, Mobile Payment Service Provider Entity, UWallet, Umniah

Moderator: Mohammed W. AlDuwaik, Head of Digital financial services development and innovation division, Central bank of Jordan

09:55

Presentation – Enabling the digital economy through open data

  • Suleiman Barada, Sr. Advisor & Head of UABdigital, Union of Arab Banks
10:10

Machine learning for digital transformation in government

  • Mohamed Afifi, Sales leader, Amazon Web Services
10:25

Panel discussion – Identifying where and how AI and 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?

Panelists

  • Lama Arabiat, Head of Artificial Intelligence, Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship
  • Sinan Kamal, Data & AI Director, Orange Jordan
  • Ali Safieh, Data Scientist & AI Team Leader – Business Analytics & AI, Zain Jordan
  • Loai Madanat, Managing Partner, Jordan, Iraq,Oman, Jordan Data Systems
  • Shadi Alkhatib, Territory Sales Manager – LEVANT Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Aruba

Moderator

  • Mohammad Daoud, Dean of the Faculty of IT, Chairperson of Data Science and AI, American University of Madaba
11:10 Why CBDC?
Hussein Jundi, Account Manager Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)ProgressSoft Corporation
11:25 Coffee and networking break
11:55

Panel discussion – Securing future digital infrastructure against ever-changing cyber threats

  • Utilizing 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

Panelists

  • Alaa Mokhtar, Advisor to the Deputy Minister for Institutional Development, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Egypt
  • Tamer Al-Ajrami, President, ISACA Amman Chapter
  • Muhana AlMarahleh, Technology & Cyber Security Director, KPMG
  • Ashraf Serag Country Manager, North Africa, and Levant, Trend Micro
  • Ramy Ghazy, Territory Manager Egypt & Levant, Veeam
  • Osama Gheishan, Managing Director, Scientific & Medical Supplies

Moderator

  • H.E. Belal Hafnawi, Commissioner & Board Member, Jordan Telecommunication Regulatory Commission – TRC
12:40

Closing 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
  • · The role of change management in overcoming resistance to healthcare digitalization and developing digital skills

 

  • Najeeb Al-Shorbaji, President, eHealth Development Association
  • Hussam E. Istatieh, Digital Transformation Manager, King Hussein Cancer Foundation
  • Rahaf Mahmmud Saleh Ali, Edtech Trainer, Cypher Learning
  • Ali Shabdar Regional Director, Zoho Middle East & Africa

Moderator

  • Mohammad Daoud, Dean of the Faculty of IT, Chairperson of Data Science and AI, American University of Madaba
13:25 Chairman’s closing remarks and networking lunch
14:30 End of conference

WHO ATTENDED THE

2nd 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 organizations and identify how you can provide them with customized solutions to help them overcome them.

Generate strong leads

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

2022 SPONSORS & PARTNERS

2021 PARTNERS

2021 SPONSORS & PARTNERS

OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTICIPATE

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2023 SPONSORSHIPOPPORTUNITIES

We have a diverse range of sponsorship opportunities available. A member of the sponsorship team will work with you to create a bespoke package to suit your business objectives. For more information, email partnerships@gmevents.ae or call +971 4 568 7800.

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

2022 MEDIA PARTNERS

Sponsorship Opportunities

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