Jordan: The Land of TechOpportunity

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By: His Excellency Mr. Karim Kawar (Kawar Group). resented at Amman Tech Tuesdays Anniversary Edition event May 3rd 2011

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Jordan: The Land of TechOpportunity

  1. 1. Jordan: The Land of TechOpportunity #AmmanTT May 3, 2011
  2. 2. 1975 ATARI PONG
  3. 3. 1979 IBM 5100 Portable
  4. 5. 1983 Apple IIe w/ apps
  5. 6. 1983 Spring National Orthodox School
  6. 7. 1983 Fall Boston College
  7. 8. 1984
  8. 9. 1984 Graphical User Interface
  9. 10. 1987 1990 1993 1995 1997 1998 2001 2007
  10. 11. <ul><li>Global Application </li></ul><ul><li>Homeland Security </li></ul><ul><li>Banking </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Services </li></ul><ul><li>Online Security </li></ul><ul><li>Identity Protection </li></ul><ul><li>eGov Services </li></ul>IrisGuard A Killer App!
  11. 12. Investments <ul><li>Successes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rubicon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MenaITech </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MarkaVIP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wheels Express </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Failures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LCG </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ideal Dimensions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>XPress </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. 1994 1999 2000 2002 2003 2005 2008 2010 Economic Consultative Council REACH Initiative REACH 2.0 -> Jordan ICT Forum GLT Ambassador of Jordan to US YGL KAFD Oasis 500
  13. 14. 2008 2009 2010 Clean, Green and Sustainable Energy, Water and Environment
  14. 15. Lessons Learned <ul><li>Dream & dream big </li></ul><ul><li>Take initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize and accept failure </li></ul><ul><li>Hire smart people </li></ul><ul><li>Invest in your team </li></ul><ul><li>Share the benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Serve your country and community </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurship is an attitude </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe to lifelong learning </li></ul>
  15. 16. “ Intelligence is to learn from own mistakes, Thank You! wisdom is to learn from the mistakes of others!”

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