The Jordanian-Iraqi Forum on digital transformation in the financial sector, organized as part of the partnership between The Information and Communications Technology Association (int@j), the Jordanian-Iraqi Economic Association, the Iraq Private Banks League, and the International Finance Corporation, is set to commence on Wednesday of this week and will witness the participation of 30 Jordanian IT companies. Through the forum, int@j aims to assist Jordanian IT companies enter the Iraqi market.

Jordan’s Minister of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship, Mothanna Gharaibeh, will take part in the forum, alongside Minister of Communications in Iraq Naim Al-Rubaye, Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq Ali Al-Alaq, and Jordanian ambassador to Iraq Montaser Oklah Alzou’bi . int@j hopes, through the forum, to explore new investment opportunities between Jordanian companies operating in the field of information technology and the Iraqi financial sector. The forum will also discuss exchanging expertise in digital transformation through networking between Jordanian companies, and Iraqi Banks and companies operating in the financial sector.

The Chairman of the Board of Directors at int@j, Dr. Bashar Hawamdeh, said that the company’s role in organizing the forum is part of their efforts to bolster networking among Jordanian companies and Iraqi banks and others operating in the financial sector. int@j’s role in organizing the forum comes as well amidst efforts to enable Jordanian companies to offer their expertise in digital transformation and technology to Iraqi sectors more broadly, particularly considering there exists an urgent need on the Iraqi side to implement digital transformation projects.

Dr. Hawamdeh noted that the Iraqi market is an important market to Jordanian companies, as those companies possess significant expertise in systems building and management. He added that Jordanian companies have been instrumental in developing e-governance for states in the region and have assisted in building systems that serve digital transformation.

He added that the forum is an opportune time for Jordanian companies to explore opportunities related to cooperation and sharing of expertise, especially considering the faith the Iraqi market has in Jordanian expertise in all areas.

The following Jordanian companies are taking part in the forum: Access 2 Arabia, Bridges PR and Events, Globitel, Green Circle Co., Hayyan Horizons, MenalTech, HyperPay, MadfooatCom, Jordan Payments and Clearing Company (JoPACC), Middle East Payment Services (MEPS), and Quality Business Solutions.

Also participating in the conference are: Real Soft Advanced Applications, Sidra Electronic Payment Software, Synaptic Technologies, Trismart, VTEL Holdings, dot.Jo, Jordan Data Systems, Takamol, ProgressSoft, Al Bayanat Al-Raqamiah for Information Technology, Image Technologies (ITECJ), OPTIMIZA, Oracle, Jordan Systems Consulting Co, OFFTEC, Dell, KPMG Jordan, Virtual/Al-Nayi for Informational and Communications Consulting, and