Jordan ICT Forum 2004 ropes in John Chambers

Int@j, the Information Technology Association of Jordan and the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology have announced that John Chambers, president and CEO of the US$20.8 billion Cisco Systems will make the keynote presentation at the Jordan ICT Forum III 2004 on September 14.

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By  Maddy Reddy Published  August 1, 2004

Int@j, the Information Technology Association of Jordan, has announced that John Chambers, President and CEO of Cisco Systems will make the keynote presentation at the Jordan ICT Forum 2004. The two-day event in September is being organised by Int@j and by MoICT, the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, will see the participation of prominent international, regional and local ICT companies. “It is an honor and a privilege to address such an esteemed audience as the Jordan ICT Forum. The ICT market in this region is a dynamic and growing area, and I believe international enterprises recognise the value of the potential technology opportunities available,” says Chambers. “I truly believe the Jordan ICT Forum can play a key role in shaping the region’s critical technology infrastructure to create unprecedented growth, education, and productivity opportunities.” The CEO of the US$20.8 billion networking major will kick off the opening session of the forum on 14th September. A longtime supporter of ICT development efforts in the region, Chambers has been responsible for key Cisco Systems investments in the region, including a significant contribution to ICT development in Jordan says Int@j. Jordan ICT Forum III 2004 is held under the patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II, it was originally launched in 2000 at the Dead Sea to define and launch the Jordanian national ICT initiative, REACH 1.0. The third forum is the first to focus on a regional, rather than purely Jordanian agenda. “The participation of a global key player like John Chambers in the Jordan ICT Forum is an honor for us. His expertise and commitment toward the Kingdom and the region has played a key role in enhancing and driving the development in the regional ICT sector,” says Marwan Juma, chairman of Int@j. “The forum will enable us to define the roadmap of the regional ICT sector by sharing our expertise, success stories and challenges.” Earlier forums were addressed by Intel’s CEO & Chairman Dr. Craig Barret, Sun Microsystems’ chief scientist Dr. John Gage and others.

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