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Amman, Manama, Jordan, 2010/02/13 - The Jordan Computer Society participated in the Informatics and Telecommunication week organized by the Union of Arab ICT Association (iJMA3) in the MENA region, between the 26th and 28th of Jan. 2010 in Bahrain.
In a statement, the society said that their participation in the most prominent event in the region stands-out in confirmation to their role in supporting informatics and telecommunication markets in Jordan and the region. It also represents the positive results the JCS has achieved in along their career.
The event included honoring the annual Golden Chip Award winners. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, Chairman of the UN Global Alliance for ICT and Development, won the Arab ICT Personality of the Year 2010 in the MENA region. In the meanwhile, Alec Ross, Senior Advisor to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a key advisor to President Barack Obama in the fields of ICT and innovation won the International ICT Personality of the Year 2010 on the same region.
Head of the administrative body at JCS Ghazi Al-Qarout commented “We are devoted to participating in related regional and international events, mainly because of the real cooperation and experience-sharing opportunities they carry. Additionally, we welcome the opportunity to participate in outlining the regions upcoming strategies, especially when it comes to its development.”
It is worth mentioning that MENA Informatics and Telecommunication week conducted under the patronage of H.E. Shaikh Ahmed Bin Atiyatalla Al Khalifa, Minister of Cabinet Affairs, Kingdom of Bahrain, is considered an annual tribune, gathering prominent figures with extensive experiences in this field. They discuss pan-Arab strategies that aim at continuous development for information technology and telecommunications in general.
Al-Qarout added: “this participation reflects our undivided attention to the region’s activities and events. Such participations enrich the base we build on, heading for the future.”
Jordan Computers Society was established in 1986 as a professional non-profit society representing both individuals and companies specialized in computer and information technology. It is the first such an organization in the Middle East and the Arab region to specialize in the field.
JCS seeks to develop the ICT sector in Jordan and serve and support companies operating in the field through upgrading the operation techniques at the concerned companies and the efficiency of employees hired by the industry.
The society also contributes to planning and developing educational programs and training in the various sub-fields in the ICT sphere, in addition to the extension of consultation for state agencies and private establishments, holding seminars, lectures and training courses aimed to take the sector to a new level.
In addition, JCS builds and foster ties with peer organizations at the Arab and international levels. The society organizes METS on an annual basis and this year, it will hold the 20th edition of the show.