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Jordan: Focus on... TMT Annual Event

  • Jordan
  • Technology, Media and Telecoms - General

07-06-2012

 On June 22, we will be holding our second annual TMT Conference in London. The Conference is aimed at managers, director and in-house lawyers working within TMT organisations.   This free seminar will look at key legal issues facing the industry with a particular focus on global challenges.

With the event just round the corner we have asked some of presenters to comment on why their sessions are essential for anyone within the TMT sector:

Charlotte Walker–Osborn, TMT Sector Head:

Outsourcing and off-shoring remain buoyant. I hope our break-out session will bring a chance to look at and discuss the latest market trends, cases of relevance and the most pragmatic and effective dispute resolution mechanisms, whether you are acting as supplier or customer. In our panellist discussion, I really hope we can focus on some of the key hot topics and trends facing TMT companies for 2012 and over the coming years and to answer any particular questions you might like to pose us.”

Michael Arnold – International Panellist (Japan):

The functionality and low cost of some cloud solutions are making customers more likely to take risks on legal compliance. I hope to open up a discussion around these issues during the panel looking at it from an international perceptive.”

Lana Habash- International Panellist (Middle East)

There is a lot of interest in the TMT sector in the region, particularly in companies that develop web content; there is a huge pool of talent in the Middle East, and Jordan alone contributes to more than 70% of the Arabic content on the Internet; such talent has invited the interest of global players such as Intel and Yahoo. Also, Social media has immerged as a vital tool for expression and played a key role in the Arab Spring.

Government is seen to support entrepreneurial activities in the sector as they create a lot of employment opportunities and usually ensure high return on investment. Examples of government initiatives include TwoFour54 Media Zone in Abu Dhabi and Dubai Media City (both in the UAE), the Business Park in Amman, Jordan, and Qatar Science & Technology Park in Doha, Qatar. With all of these developments in the middle east alone, the international panel debate looks set to open up and explore the global challenges facing TMT organisations today. ”

Audrey Elliot – Breakout Session: Employment Law:

As human capital  is a significant major asset for companies in the sector, the HR strategies and methods deployed to manage, motivate and retain employees is pivotal to success.  Employers must define HR strategies in the context of a fluid and changing legislative environment.   My session looks at some legislative, case law and practical developments in a number of key areas.”

Paula Barrett – Data Protection: All you’ll need to know:

“Keeping up with all the changes in data protection and related legislation can be challenging.  This session will help to bring you back up to speed with the topical issues being debated enabling you to engage with your business about the strategy you want to adopt in response.”

Nicola Holmes – Breakout Session: Competition refresher and update:

“Working within the TMT sector you may find yourself coming into increasing contact with competition law. My session will be a reminder of the principles and will give you some practical tips on how you can effectively manage key competition issues.”

James Walsh – Breakout Session: Telecoms

“Increasing demand for content and applications is making wireless spectrum an ever more valuable commodity.  The first part of this session will examine the developments that have occurred over the past 12 months, including the digital switchover, the controversial plans for the auction of the 800MHz and 2.6GHz frequency bands, the proposed variation of Everything Everywhere’s 1800MHz spectrum licence to allow it to deploy 4G ahead of other mobile network operators, and the new consultation on the future of the 700 MHz frequency band which is currently being used for digital terrestrial television.”

“The second half of the session will provide an overview of regulatory changes in the communications sector over the past 12 months, with an examination of developments concerning net neutrality, EU roaming charges and proposed changes to the UK’s numbering regime.”

Its shaping up to be a diverse but focused event and if this little taster has tickled the taste buds and you haven’t signed up to attend yet, please click here to book your place. We’d love to see you there.

For further details, please contact:

Charlotte Walker-Osborn
T: 44 845 497 1220
Charlottewalker-osborn@eversheds.com

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