Jordan hosts high level comms conference

Under the patronage of King Abdullah II, Jordan is playing host to a one day conference on voice and data convergence.

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By  Rob Corder Published  January 25, 2001

Jordan will highlight its desire to become a centre of excellence for Internet and IT players next month when it plays host to the Convergence 2001 conference.

The conference, which is being held under the Patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II, will bring together local and international technology and communications leaders including Jordan Telecom, France Telecom, the Ministry of Post and Communications and Int@j.

Int@j is the organisation driving the REACH 2.0 IT initiative that seeks to promote and develop technology within the Kingdom.

The half day conference, which takes place on February 8 will bring together a star-studded list of speakers.

On the agenda are: Michel Bon, president of France Telecom; Pierre Mattei, CEO of Jordan Telecom; Dr. Fawaz Zu’bi, Minister of Post & Communication; Karim Kawar, Chairman, Int@j; Dr. Henry Azzam, chairman, MobileCom; Philippe Rixhon, partner, Accenture; Reza Mahdavi, VP of developing and emerging markets, EMEA, Cisco Systems; Jean-Louis Vareille, CTO, Jordan Telecom; Gerard Dega, area president for EMEA, Alcatel; Thamer Obeidat, partner, Obeidat, Freihat and Hadidi Law Firm; Ra'ed Bilbessi, CEO, Int@j; Eyad Shokairy, senior regional manager, Arab Bank; Fred Kamperman, director of Enterprise Customer Unit, Microsoft MENA; Mahmoud Khasawneh, chief information officer, Ministry of Telecom; Imad K. Malhas, CEO, IdealSoft; Dr. Shabib Ammari, Chairman, Jordan Telecom.

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