Dr Hessa Al-Jaber is to launch the opening session of a major international internet conference being
held in Education City on 27th November 2012.
iNET Qatar: ‘The Rise of the Arab Information Society’ is being organized by ISOC Qatar in partnership
with the Internet Society (ISOC), ictQATAR and Carnegie Mellon Qatar, who will host the event.
This is the first iNET conference that ISOC have run in the region, and is a real coup for Qatar.
The one day event will bring together a range of stakeholders and Internet communities from across
the Arab region, providing a platform for discussion around a number of shared concerns and issues
- Arab business on the Internet
- Development of Online Arabic content
- Internet Governance in the Arab World
Other high profile regional speakers at the conference include Qusai Al-Shatti, Deputy Chairman of
Kuwait Information Technology, Dr. Imad Hoballah, Chairman and CEO of the Telecommunication
Regulatory Authority in Lebanon and Khaled Koubaa, Policy Manager for Google in North Africa, as well
as ictQATAR’s Mohamed El Bashir and Mina Nagy.
They will be joined by a number of international experts who are also participating in the event,
including Professor William Dutton from Oxford University, Taylor Reynolds, Senior Economist at the
OECD and Dr. Robert Pepper, Vice President, Global Technology Policy, Cisco.
The iNET promises to be is a great opportunity to network and learn from some of the key people
driving the development of the Internet across our region and in Qatar.
For more information please visit: www.internetsociety.org/events/inet-qatar and to register to
attend visit: http://www.internetsociety.org/inet-qatar-form
Arab business on the Internet
Development of Online Arabic content
Internet Governance in the Arab World
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