Jordan’s ICT Industry

 The Information Technology
Association of Jordan - (int@j)
Agenda


 Brief about Jordan

 Our Region

 Jordan’s ICT Sector

 Achievements

 Opportunities
Jordan

 Oasis of stability and tranquility

 Leadership with vision

 Rich Human Capital

 High number ICT graduates ...
Our Region
 Viewed as one market
 Over 300 million potential customers
 Common language, culture and heritage
 Almost ...
Jordan’s ICT Sector

 Driven by His Majesty’s vision
 Started back in 1999 (REACH Initiative)
 5 year National ICT Stra...
Jordan’s ICT Sector

 Fastest growing sector in Jordan's economy (Average 30% growth
  rate)
 Contribution of 10% to 12%...
National ICT Strategy 2007-2011
 Vision Statement
                                                             Strategic ...
High-level milestones

 50% internet
                               $3b Revenues                         35k Jobs
 Penetra...
Jordan’s IT Exports
 Complete Software
  Development                                  Exports (M$)
 Quality Control Test...
Achievements
Achievements
 New laws enacted
   – Labor, Telecom, Private Shareholding, IP, e-Transactions,
     Investment
 Telecom s...
Achievements

 Private and public sector partnership
 National Broadband Network
 Focus on Human Capital
 National Pri...
Achievements & Targets

                ICT Employment                                Internet Penetration (%)

35,000    ...
Sector Revenue - 2007
    Value Added     Non Value
    328,212,570      Added
        48%       357,850,493
        SW   ...
Opportunities
Opportunities
E Learning:


 Jordan Education Initiative
 ICT as a tool in education reform
 Local firms delivering wor...
Opportunities
Telecommunications:


 Liberalized Telecom Sector
    – Liberalized mobile telephone subsector
    – Libera...
Opportunities
Business Process Outsourcing:


 9th globally in AT. Kearny Global Services Location Index (2009)
 Availab...
Opportunities

Available Intellectual Property (IP):


 Built substantial IP
 Successful in penetrating US Market
 Outs...
Opportunities

Jordanian Diaspora


 Linkage with Jordanians
  abroad
 Create demand for Jordanian
  ICT services and pr...
Opportunities

Regional Gateway:


 Arab World as one country
 Common language and culture
 Two thirds of our exports g...
Opportunities

Access to International and Bi-lateral Agreements:


 Jordan acceded to the World Trade Organization (WTO)...
Opportunities

Internet Business


 Content in the region is served through Jordanian content engines
  (Maktoop, Jeeran,...
Opportunities

Associations and Business Councils:


 Match making for companies in the two countries
 Cross representat...
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Jordan Ict Sector June 2009

  1. 1. Jordan’s ICT Industry The Information Technology Association of Jordan - (int@j)
  2. 2. Agenda  Brief about Jordan  Our Region  Jordan’s ICT Sector  Achievements  Opportunities
  3. 3. Jordan  Oasis of stability and tranquility  Leadership with vision  Rich Human Capital  High number ICT graduates yearly  High literacy and enrolment rates (Over 90%)  Commitment to ICT as an engine of growth  Partnerships with leading firms including Cisco and Microsoft
  4. 4. Our Region  Viewed as one market  Over 300 million potential customers  Common language, culture and heritage  Almost 50% under age of 18  Underserved in terms of ICT  Large Jordanian ICT Diaspora  Jordanians are sought after professional workforce in the region and in the world  High business growth rate due to excess liquidity
  5. 5. Jordan’s ICT Sector  Driven by His Majesty’s vision  Started back in 1999 (REACH Initiative)  5 year National ICT Strategy for a strong industry  Relatively young, yet quite successful  Harnesses our human resources potential  Private sector led with government support
  6. 6. Jordan’s ICT Sector  Fastest growing sector in Jordan's economy (Average 30% growth rate)  Contribution of 10% to 12% to GDP  More than 16000 employee (directly in the ICT firms or in ICT divisions in firms)  World-class and redundant infrastructure by 2009  Strong business enabling environment
  7. 7. National ICT Strategy 2007-2011  Vision Statement Strategic Pillars For Jordan to become a major regional ICT leader and an internationally recognized Regulation & Investment Climate exporter of ICT products & services, Research & Development capitalizing on its core human capital Labor & Education advantage Connectivity  Strategic goals 1. Internet penetration from 11% to 50% 2. Sector’s revenues from $1.7b to $3b 3. Sector’s employment to 35k
  8. 8. High-level milestones 50% internet $3b Revenues 35k Jobs Penetration Competitive fixed-line Leverage high mobile phone penetration broadband Ability of universities Outsourcing destination for to supply ICT contact centers Competitive wireless graduates with broadband Focus on development of needed skills niche IT solutions Affordable internet & access Increase R&D spending to PCs Improve Jordan’s Increase capacity in ICT firms ability to attract ICT Interest & capability to use Internet Improve the business investments and climate skilled ICT Increased demand through Promote importance of IT to professionals to e-Gov & e-Commerce businesses return to Jordan
  9. 9. Jordan’s IT Exports  Complete Software Development Exports (M$)  Quality Control Testing 700 600  IT Training, Application 500 Support Services 400 300  Interactive Media and 200 animation 100 0  Graphic and Web Design 2000 2007 2011  Majority to the Gulf region  10% to the United States, 20% to KSA, 10% to UAE
  10. 10. Achievements
  11. 11. Achievements  New laws enacted – Labor, Telecom, Private Shareholding, IP, e-Transactions, Investment  Telecom sector liberalized – Two major international gateways – Reliable Fixed Line Infrastructure – Competitive Mobile Market – Advanced ISP Market – Licensed WiMAX Operators  Independent Telecom Regulator - TRC
  12. 12. Achievements  Private and public sector partnership  National Broadband Network  Focus on Human Capital  National Prioritization of ICT as a growth engine  Sustainable ICT Sector growth  Graduates Internship Program Subsidies
  13. 13. Achievements & Targets ICT Employment Internet Penetration (%) 35,000 50 30,000 45 40 25,000 35 20,000 30 15,000 25 20 10,000 15 5,000 10 5 0 0 2000 2007 2011 2000 2007 2011 ICT Revenues ($M) 3000000 2500000 2000000 1500000 1000000 500000 0 2000 2007 2011
  14. 14. Sector Revenue - 2007 Value Added Non Value 328,212,570 Added 48% 357,850,493 SW 52% Development HW Provision Telecom Off the Shelf Services ICT Prof… SW re-Sale ISPs Business Domestic USD 686m Non Value Added Value Added 28,512,234 168,395,458 14% 86% HW Provision SW Off the Shelf Development SW Re-Sale Exports USD 197m Telecom ISPs Business Services ICT Prof…
  15. 15. Opportunities
  16. 16. Opportunities E Learning:  Jordan Education Initiative  ICT as a tool in education reform  Local firms delivering world-class products – ITG - EduWave Platform, World Summit Award Winner – Rubicon, Math Curricula with Cisco – Menhaj, IT Curricula with Microsoft  Model that can be replicated
  17. 17. Opportunities Telecommunications:  Liberalized Telecom Sector – Liberalized mobile telephone subsector – Liberalized fixed line subsector  Independent regulator – TRC  Licensed WiMAX Infrastructure  7.5 million mobile phone subscribers
  18. 18. Opportunities Business Process Outsourcing:  9th globally in AT. Kearny Global Services Location Index (2009)  Availability of necessary ingredients – Manpower and human talent – The “right” Arabic and English dialect – An alternative destination – The right telecom infrastructure – The investment climate – The political and economic stability
  19. 19. Opportunities Available Intellectual Property (IP):  Built substantial IP  Successful in penetrating US Market  Outsourced work to major industry leaders  Companies with strong record and potential to become industry leaders  Perfect partnership opportunity
  20. 20. Opportunities Jordanian Diaspora  Linkage with Jordanians abroad  Create demand for Jordanian ICT services and products  Increase Jordanian exports  Promote Investments in Jordan
  21. 21. Opportunities Regional Gateway:  Arab World as one country  Common language and culture  Two thirds of our exports go to Gulf region  Lucrative and virgin market  Jordanians reputation is soaring
  22. 22. Opportunities Access to International and Bi-lateral Agreements:  Jordan acceded to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in April 2000  The fourth country to sign the Free Trade Area Agreement with the United States.  The European Partnership Agreement  Several bilateral free trade agreements with a host of Arab countries
  23. 23. Opportunities Internet Business  Content in the region is served through Jordanian content engines (Maktoop, Jeeran, D1G)  Neutral Arabic speaking community  Very close to the region culturally and politically
  24. 24. Opportunities Associations and Business Councils:  Match making for companies in the two countries  Cross representation between associations and companies  Market intelligence and identifying opportunities  Trade missions and technology promotion  Investment facilitation and consultation
  25. 25. Thank You
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