Jul 12, 2014, 12:45 PM
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Tehran to host ICT Week, Internet confab

Tehran, July 12, IRNA - The First Persian Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Week and an international confab themed “High-Speed Internet of Economic Development” will be held in Tehran during August 30-31.

Vinton Gray Cerf, an American pioneer of Internet recognized as one of the fathers of Internet, will attend both events, according to 'Iran Daily' published Saturday.

About 110 foreign guests will attend the conference from Latin American, North American, European, Persian Gulf and Middle East countries.

Kazem Ayatollahi, the head of Iranian ICT Guild Organization, said IIGO will hold the conference in collaboration with the Arab ICT Organization.

“Holding such conferences help boost the information technology (IT) expertise of Iranians,” he told the English-language paper in an exclusive interview.

“The event will focus on private sector potential in ICT, the role of Internet in economic development, broadband Internet and developing national information network.”

Ayatollahi hoped that the conference will attract foreign investment, stressing that President Hassan Rouhani’s government pays attention to ICT.

“The First ECO ICT Providers Association Conference will also be held in Tehran on the same day,” he said.

He further said an exhibition on the latest ICT achievements and a competition named “Innovative Challenges” will also be held on the sidelines of the event.

Ayatollahi explained that those who are active in the field of IT have sent new ideas to the secretariat of the event, adding that the best ideas will be awarded by a jury.

Azadeh Danandeh, the deputy head of IIGO, said meetings will be held on the sidelines of the conference on Internet and beneficiaries, Internet and bandwidth infrastructures, protecting content on Internet and investigating the Persian content on Internet.

Other subjects on the agenda of these meetings include the role of government in Internet development, regional cooperation in the field of Internet and youth expectations from the Internet.

Soheil Mazloum-Vajari, secretary of the event, said the Persian ICT Week will promote Persian language effectiveness on the Internet.