ICT giant Huawei Wednesday launched the fourth edition of the Information and Communication Technology Competition in Jordan to stimulate innovative thought among university students, accelerate their integration with advanced technology and upgrade their skills to support the digitization drive in the Kingdom.
In a statement, a copy of which was obtained by Petra, the company said the competition is launched in cooperation with the Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship, and the Chinese Embassy in Amman.
This year’s edition comes in light of the growing role of the ICT sector, which has proven effective in building smart societies in Jordan and finding developmental and business solutions, especially in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
The competition focuses on enhancing the capabilities of students and teachers to enable them to use innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing and big data to provide society with innovations that contribute to supporting development plans.
Huawei has invited universities and educational institutions in the Middle East to participate in the competition, where ten teams will be selected to participate in the regional finals.
“We are committed to developing the technology sector in Jordan by nurturing young talents and building an open and cooperative ecosystem for the ICT sector,” said Feng Nan Paul, CEO of Huawei in the Levant.
He added that Huawei believes in open cooperation to achieve mutual success and exerts utmost efforts to support sustainable development in ambitious countries such as Jordan, and spares no effort to promote innovative talents in various disciplines by providing more opportunities for exchanging knowledge, experiences, learning and training via the Internet.
Source: Jordan News Agency