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Jordan’s ICT Industry ICT Association of Jordan – int@j October 2011. 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
Jordan’s ICT IndustryICT Association of Jordan – int@jOctober 2011
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 the implementation of the REACH Initiative (2000-2006) and the National ICT Strategy (2007-2011) in partnership with MoICT • Includes 200 companies in IT, Telecom, Outsourcing, Internet and Mobile businesses, membership is open for all ICT companies • int@j focuses on advocacy, promotion and marketing, capacity building, research and publications.
Sector VisionJordan to become a major regional ICT leader and an internationally recognized exporter of ICT products & services, capitalizing on its core human capital advantage
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 14% to GDP (10% direct, 4% indirect) • On the ground international companies (Cisco, Microsoft, Oracle, HP, Yahoo, Intel, Motorola, Ericsson)
ICT Sector Landscape • With more than 400 companies in Telecom, IT, Online and Mobile Content, Outsourcing, and Games Development • Source: • Telecom: Arab Advisors Group • IT: int@j Industry Classification and Statistics 2009
Contribution to Jordanian Economy • Source: • Manufacturing, Construction, and Agriculture GDP and Employment: Department of Statistics • ICT: int@j Industry Classification and Statistics 2009 • Tourism: Ministry of Tourism
ICT Sector Exports • Exporting to more than 45 countries • Major Export Markets • Saudi Arabia $70m (34%) • Iraq $28m (13%) • UAE $27m (13%) • USA $13m (7%) • Oman $10m (5%) • Regional Opportunities • Saudi Arabia (Annual $4b total IT spending) 50% of GCC Spending • UAE (Over $1b IT spending Annually) • Kuwait (Over $700mn IT spending Annually) • Qatar (Over $400mn IT spending Annually)
ICT Impact on Jordan Overall Economy • ICT Impact on Employment is 84,000 Jobs • ICT Impact on GDP is 14.1% GDP Contribution from ICT in other sectors: 4.6% Source: 2009/2010 ICT Economic Impact Assessment - MoICT
Sample Companies • Banking: CCS, Progress Soft, ManafSoft, EastNets, Focus Solutions • Payment: STS, Gate2Play, Jabbar, Access2Arabia • Insurance: Eskadenia, TechnoSys, KeySoft, NatHealth • Telecom: Globitel, Eskadenia • Gov: Estarta, Savvytek, Optimiza, SSS Process • HR: MenaITech, ISS, Glotech • ERP: Sermon, Savvytek, Intracom • CRM: UBA, Eskadenia • Mobile: Info2Cell, MIT, BeeCell, Access2Arabia, PACT, Spring Field • Web: Dot.Jo, Primus, ITP, Imagine • Online: D1G, Jeeran, Maktoob, Akhtaboot, Souq • Games: Quirkat, Maysalward, Wizards, Taktek, Aranim • Animation: Rubicon, Kharabeesh • Outsourcing: Aspire, Extensya, CrysTelCall, Primus, KeySoft, 4th Dimension
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 • And other companies • Model to be replicated
Opportunities E-Health: • Electronic Health Solutions Royal Initiative • Based on VistA with pilot in 3 Public Hospitals • Model to build on and replicate in other countries • Opportunity to build health applications (Cloud, Mobile, Infrastructure)
Opportunities Telecommunications: • Liberalized Telecom Sector • Liberalized mobile telephone subsector • Liberalized fixed line subsector • Independent regulator – TRC • Licensed WiMAX & 3G Infrastructure • More than 6 million mobile phone subscribers
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
Online/Mobile Content and Gaming • 1% 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)