The Tech table is lead by Mr Mohamed Khudairi of Khudairi group, and supported by Mr Botan Osman of Restrata in the UK, Mr Ali Al-Dahwi in Iraq and Mr Ali Al Zahid, CEO of Zain. The table aims to meet three times a year at the main conferences and to include as many members in this new initiative as possible. The group is coordinated by IBBC in London, and there is a linkedIn tech group that members can engage in.
The world is modernising through tech and the UK is one of the leading protagonists in the world for start-ups via tech city, tech companies (almost 9% of GDP), inward investment (twice that of Germany), not to mention the recent siting of Google, Facebook, Fintech and Spotify regional HQs in London.
Iraq can build a leapfrog economy that overcomes perceptions of conflict and to create a new infrastructure and community based on Technology that gives the young people of Iraq a focus for prosperity, education and livelihoods, and enables the natural entrepreneurial skills of the people to trade and transact in and beyond the country.
Objectives of IBBC tech group:
To build a technology group for IBBC members.
Attract technology companies to join IBBC from UK and International community
Share best Tech practice, collaboration and business between members.
Support the development of Tech economy and ecosystem in Iraq- to include start up incubators, E Government and inward investment from Angels, VC’s, corporations and share best practice with Iraq.
Tasks of the tech group:
To share best tech practice and encourage exchange of services and expertise among members.
Enable opportunities to work with Iraqi ministries, businesses, entrepreneurs and groups to spread and share best practice tech
Introduce and engage UK / International tech companies and investment to Iraq.
Develop Tech events and platform for UK and Iraqi/Middle East audiences in UK, Dubai and Iraq.
To encourage as many members as possible to engage with new technology, and enjoy a strong transversal sector appeal across the membership.
Chairperson: to provide tech oversight, advice and motivational management of the group.
Mr Mohammed Khudairi has agreed to be chair with support from Mr Al Dahwi in Iraq, Botan Osman in UK and IBBC team in London.
Associate members : We want to encourage non-members who bring expertise and investment, to attend the informal tech events, and as paying guests to conferences, in the expectation they will become members and will help to build capacity in Iraq.
At least 3 informal meetings/ events a year in Dubai , Iraq and UK, with two formal events at the Conferences in Dubai ( November) and London Mansion House ( April)
Regular bulletins to the members via IBBC news and interaction via Linked in closed group.
- Government tech (government by tech!)
- Start up and new sector tech
- Existingsectors’ tech enhancement