May 30, 2023 Jordan Source Hosts Webinar in Partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Jordan
Amman, Jordan – May 30, 2023 – Jordan Source, a
program operating under the Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship,
recently hosted its latest webinar, titled, “The Power of Partnership:
Expanding U.S. Business Operations into Jordan.” Held on Tuesday, May 30, in
partnership with the Embassy of the United States in Jordan, the webinar
provided attendees from across the globe with rich insights into how Jordan
provides fertile ground for companies looking to pursue strategic
growth—especially through ICT investment and outsourcing opportunities.
The webinar began with a brief introduction about Jordan’s
flourishing ICT sector—including the many achievements and milestones of the
Jordan Source program—followed by keynote addresses from three highly esteemed
guests: His Excellency Ahmad Hanandeh, the Jordanian Minister of Digital
Economy and Entrepreneurship; His Excellency Henry T. Wooster, U.S. Ambassador
to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan; and Her Excellency Dina Kawar, Jordanian
Ambassador the United States. All three speakers underscored the incredible
potential for partnership between American and Jordanian entities and
highlighted how Jordan has become an ideal destination for businesses looking
to tap into a wellspring of talent, opportunity, and diverse market access.
After the keynote speeches, attendees were treated to an
engaging panel discussion, which invited several notable ICT and business
leaders to share their experiences and insights into why Jordan has become such
a remarkable hub for innovation and talent—and how the Kingdom’s various assets
and attributes are helping multinational companies achieve unrivaled success
through their operations in the country. The panel discussion was led by Dr.
Nida Davis, Director of Security Architecture at Microsoft and a member of the
ministry’s Jordan Changemakers program, and included the participation of Samer
Judeh, Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Jordan; Michael Orfaly,
Country Senior Partner at PwC Jordan; Rasha Manna, General Manager of
Flat6Labs; and Bashir Bseirani, CEO and CTO of Avertra. The diverse array of
speakers and panelists served to underscore the incredible synergy among
various public- and private-sector stakeholders, all of whom have been
tirelessly advocating for the exceptional potential and promise of the
Kingdom’s ICT sector.
Attendees were also invited to take part in a Q&A
session, allowing them to gain even further insights into Jordan’s
extraordinary potential as an ICT outsourcing and investment destination. The
session was also an opportunity for participants to learn more about how the
Jordan Source program is playing an active role in facilitating and supporting
business’ ICT outsourcing opportunities in the Kingdom—and working to elevate
the country’s ICT sector as a whole.
Commenting on the occasion, the Ministry of Digital Economy
and Entrepreneurship, His Excellency Ahmad Hanandeh, said, “For U.S.-based
businesses, Jordan has become a strategic and ideal gateway to sustainable
growth and opportunity, and we are eager to enrich our partnerships with U.S.
companies and entrepreneurs so that we can continue to attract new investments
to the Kingdom. Following the incredible success of our ICT Roadshow across the
United States back in March, this webinar is part of our ongoing efforts to
facilitate and strengthen ties with the American business and tech communities.
Through ministry programs like Jordan Source, we are actively working to
further elevate Jordan’s ICT ecosystem on all fronts—by serving as a supportive
and like-minded partner to all stakeholders.”
The Jordan Source program’s recent webinar comes on the
heels of its highly successful ICT Roadshow across the United States, conducted
in March. During the roadshow, Jordan Source headed up a delegation of
Jordanian tech leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs on a strategic trip
across the United States, which included a history-making participation in the
2023 SXSW Creative Industries Expo in Austin, Texas—marking the first time ever
that an Arab nation has officially participated in the globally renowned event.
The delegation also attended a series of strategic meetings and events in
Silicon Valley, California, and Washington, D.C.