Oracle confirmed as key sponsor of Iraq ICT & Education Summit
Oracle Middle East has confirmed its keynote sponsorship of the forthcoming Iraq Information Communication Technology & Education Summit (ICTE) in Sharjah, UAE on 27-28 February 2007.
The summit, which is organised to facilitate the Government of Iraq’s strategy for forming and strengthening relationships with leading international operators to bring best-in-breed technology, training and management skills to the country, will welcome a delegation of senior level officials from the Iraqi Ministries of Communications, Science & Technology and Higher Education & Scientific Research.
The official Iraqi delegation will be led by Minister of Communications HE Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi, Minister of Science & Technology HE Raed Fahmi and Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research HE Abed Theyab. It will also host a delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), to be led by HE Dr Idris Hadi Salih, Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research.
Ministerial objectives include the establishment of computer and electronic communication standards, secure communications networks, developing mobile telecommunications infrastructure and equipment, modernisation of information technology infrastructure, IT procurement, provision of computer training for government employees and planning for Iraq's IT programmes.
Oracle is ideally suited to its role as a key sponsor of the summit. It is the world's largest enterprise software company and the only vendor to offer solutions for every tier of business-database, middleware, business intelligence, business applications and collaboration.
“Oracle is pleased to be associated with this event,” said Ali El Tahtawi, Communication Manager for Oracle MEA. “The new Iraq is demanding the best in IT infrastructure to support its growth. By our involvement, we have clearly demonstrated our commitment to support the growth of Iraq through technology.”
The summit will also be attended by relevant officials from the Iraq Reconstruction Management Office (IRMO), as well as a number of leading global education institutions.
All attending Iraqi Ministries will be looking to work with public and private industry, governmental agencies and educational institutions to lead scientific and technological development for the purpose of fostering the restoration and improvement of Iraq's infrastructure and industrial base.
All Iraqi officials will be attending to speak about their ministries' requirements for their relevant sectors in front of an audience of senior corporate executives, before holding private consultations with some of the pre-eminent operators in the ICT and education sectors.