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Jordan’s ICT Industry
ICT Association of Jordan – int@j
May 2014
int@j Background
 Driven by His Majesty’s vision for a strong private ICT Sector
 Established in 2000 as the ICT industr...
Sector Vision
Jordan to become a major regional
ICT leader and an internationally
recognized exporter of ICT products
& se...
Jordan’s ICT Sector
 Started back in 1999 (REACH Initiative) and followed with the
National ICT Strategy for a strong ind...
 Strong ICT Sector accomplishment (12% to 14% of GDP)
 ICT Average salaries is JD 800 to JD 900 (upper middle class)
 I...
$12m
$227m
$210m $202m
$231m
$300m
6,000
15,574 17,090
14,597
15,835
15,956
50
375 442
456
490
495
2000 2008 2009 2010 201...
Amman is the
10th
best place to start
a technology company
in the world
4th Oasis500 Angel Network 11
References:
- Bloomb...
Some Bad News
$686m $736m
$685m
$530m $508m $317m
$883m $962m
$895m
$732m $738m
$617m
$1,538m
$1,637m
$1,721m $1,691m
$2,4...
ICT Sector Landscape
IT Export
Revenue
IT Domestic
Revenue
IT Total
Revenue
Telecom
Revenue
ICT Sector
Revenue
$12 $48 $60...
• Exporting to more than 50 countries
• Major Export Markets
– Saudi Arabia $72m (24%)
– USA $62m (20%)
– Iraq $37m (12%)
...
Segments and Companies
Sector Segments
• Operators
• ISPs/ASPs
Telecom
• Hardware
• Networking
IT Infrastructure
• Enterprise Solutions
• Emergin...
Sample Companies
 Banking: CCS, Progress Soft, ManafSoft, EastNets, Focus Solutions
 Payment: STS, Gate2Play, Jabbar, Ac...
Opportunities
More Opportunities
E-Learning:
 Jordan Education Initiative
 Local firms delivering world-class products
– ITG - EduWave...
More Opportunities
E-Health:
 Electronic Health Solutions Royal Initiative Based
on VistA with pilot in 3 Public Hospital...
Opportunities
Telecommunications:
 Liberalized Telecom Sector
– Liberalized mobile telephone subsector
– Liberalized fixe...
Opportunities
Business Process Outsourcing:
 9th globally in AT. Kearny Global Services Location Index (2009)
 Availabil...
Online/Mobile Content and Gaming
 3% Arabic content in the world – Jordan is the largest contributor
 Neutral Arabic spe...
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Jordan ICT Sector Presentation - May 2014

  1. 1. Jordan’s ICT Industry ICT Association of Jordan – int@j May 2014
  2. 2. int@j Background  Driven by His Majesty’s vision for a strong private ICT Sector  Established in 2000 as the ICT industry-support association under the REACH Initiative  Lead with MoICT implementation of the REACH Initiative (2000- 2006) and the National ICT Strategy (2007-2011) and (2013 – 2017) • Includes more than 200 companies in IT, Telecom, Outsourcing, Content, Internet and Mobile businesses, membership is open to all ICT companies • Focuses on advocacy, promotion and marketing, capacity building, research and publications, and ICT Clusters
  3. 3. Sector Vision Jordan to become a major regional ICT leader and an internationally recognized exporter of ICT products & services, capitalizing on its core human capital advantage
  4. 4. Jordan’s ICT Sector  Started back in 1999 (REACH Initiative) and followed with the National ICT Strategy for a strong industry (2007-2011)  Fastest growing sector in Jordan's economy (Avg. 25% growth)  More than 84,000 jobs in total (direct/indirect/induced)  Contribution of 12% to GDP (10% direct, 4% indirect)  On the ground international companies (Cisco, Microsoft, Oracle, HP, Yahoo, Intel, Ericsson)
  5. 5.  Strong ICT Sector accomplishment (12% to 14% of GDP)  ICT Average salaries is JD 800 to JD 900 (upper middle class)  ICT is an enabler of the whole economy and creator of wealth ICT is a pillar of Jordan’s Economy Source: - Manufacturing, Construction, and Agriculture GDP and Employment: Department of Statistics - ICT: int@j Industry Classification and Statistics 2012 - Tourism: Ministry of Tourism Manufacturing Tourism ICT Construction Agriculture 17.70% 14.30% 12.00% 4.30% 2.30% 10.60% 3.28% 1.23% 4.50% 2.80% GDP Contribution Direct Employment
  6. 6. $12m $227m $210m $202m $231m $300m 6,000 15,574 17,090 14,597 15,835 15,956 50 375 442 456 490 495 2000 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 IT Export Revenue Total ICT Employment Number of Companies Good News – Growing Sector Increasing Companies Increasing Exports Stable Employment CAGR +7.2% CAGR +8.8%
  7. 7. Amman is the 10th best place to start a technology company in the world 4th Oasis500 Angel Network 11 References: - Bloomberg.com - Sindibad Business Report for Wamda.com Good News – Int’l Recognition
  8. 8. Some Bad News $686m $736m $685m $530m $508m $317m $883m $962m $895m $732m $738m $617m $1,538m $1,637m $1,721m $1,691m $2,433m $2,369m $2,459m $2,308m 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 IT Domestic Revenue IT Total Revenue Telecom Revenue ICT Revenue Declining Telecom Revenue Overall ICT Revenue at a hold Overall Declining IT Revenue Declining Domestic IT Revenue 52 Companies closed in 2011, and 48 closed in 2012 CAGR +3.2% CAGR -14.3% CAGR -6.9% CAGR -1.3%
  9. 9. ICT Sector Landscape IT Export Revenue IT Domestic Revenue IT Total Revenue Telecom Revenue ICT Sector Revenue $12 $48 $60 $500 $560 $300 $317 $617 $1,691 $2,308 2000 2012Sources: - Telecom: Telecommunications Regulatory Commission - IT: int@j Industry Classification and Statistics 2012 • 500 Companies in Telecom, IT, Online and Mobile Content, Outsourcing, and Games • All Number in USD million
  10. 10. • Exporting to more than 50 countries • Major Export Markets – Saudi Arabia $72m (24%) – USA $62m (20%) – Iraq $37m (12%) – UAE $31m (10%) – UK $18m (6%)  Regional Opportunities – Saudi Arabia (Over $4b IT spending) 50% of GCC – UAE (Over $1b IT spending Annually) – Qatar (Over $500mn IT spending Annually) ICT Sector Exports
  11. 11. Segments and Companies
  12. 12. Sector Segments • Operators • ISPs/ASPs Telecom • Hardware • Networking IT Infrastructure • Enterprise Solutions • Emerging Applications IT – Software • Content • Applications Online and Mobile • IT Outsourcing • Business Process Outsourcing • Knowledge Process Outsourcing Outsourcing • Online and Mobile • Console Games
  13. 13. Sample Companies  Banking: CCS, Progress Soft, ManafSoft, EastNets, Focus Solutions  Payment: STS, Gate2Play, Jabbar, Access2Arabia, MEPS, Madfo3at  Insurance: Eskadenia, TechnoSys, KeySoft, NatHealth  Health: EHS, ATS, Optimiza, NatHealth, N2V, AlTibbi, Eskadenia  Education: ITG, Rubicon, Al-Hudhod, Eskadenia  Telecom: Globitel, Eskadenia  Gov: Estarta, Savvytek, Optimiza, SSS Process, Offtec, Primus, ITG  HR: MenaITech  ERP: Sermon, Savvytek, Intracom  CRM: Eskadenia, MenaITech  VAS: Info2Cell, MIT, BeeCell, Access2Arabia, PACT, Javna  Web: Dot.Jo, Primus, Imagine  Online: D1G, Jeeran, Maktoob, Jabbar  Games: Quirkat, Maysalward, Beladcom, Mixed Dimension  Animation: Rubicon, Kharabeesh, CurleStone, Media Plus  Outsourcing: Aspire, Extensya, CrysTelCall, Primus, KeySoft, 4th Dimension
  14. 14. Opportunities
  15. 15. More Opportunities E-Learning:  Jordan Education Initiative  Local firms delivering world-class products – ITG - EduWave Platform, World Summit Award Winner – Rubicon, Math Curricula with Cisco  New models: Al-Hudhud, Nibras, Darebni  Recently established Jordan’s ICT for Education Cluster to promote Jordan’s ICT capabilities in Education
  16. 16. More Opportunities E-Health:  Electronic Health Solutions Royal Initiative Based on VistA with pilot in 3 Public Hospitals and to build on and replicate in other countries  Opportunity to build health applications (Cloud, Mobile, Infrastructure)  Established Jordan’s Healthcare ICT Taskforce as an open group to develop Health ICT
  17. 17. Opportunities Telecommunications:  Liberalized Telecom Sector – Liberalized mobile telephone subsector – Liberalized fixed line subsector  Independent regulator – TRC  Licensed WiMAX & 3G Infrastructure  More than 9 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. Online/Mobile Content and Gaming  3% Arabic content in the world – Jordan is the largest contributor  Neutral Arabic speaking community  Mobile: – Applications, Games, and Content • Multiplatform applications, content, and games (including iPhone and Blackberry)  Online – Applications and Gaming Solutions (example online payment) – Communities (example web forums, football sites) – Media and Content (example Online Newspapers, social media, and directories)
  20. 20. Thank You

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