The schedule of the Electronic Commerce Conference (e-commerce) due to
be held here from May 1st to 6th, as well as the names of the
conference's key speakers representing the world’s renowned
conglomerates specializing in information technology, were today
announced by the Conference's organizing information committee.
According to the statement, the first day of the Conference,
co-organized by King Abdul Aziz City for Sciences and Technology and
the Ministry of Commerce, will witness an inaugural ceremony and three
sessions of discussions.
The statement explained that the sessions would deal with current
situations and world developments in e-commerce. Peter Point, the Vice
President of Microsoft, will also deliver a speech on these subjects,
it was reported.
The committee added that the conferees will over the next days
focus on electronic governmental services and discuss the initiative
of electronic government. Key speakers on these issues include Richard
Barenton, the Director of Industrial Affairs at the British Government
Bureau for activating electronic dealing, Dr. Mohammed Rayes
Abdulkareem, the Director General of Malaysian Bureau for Development
and Administrative Planning and Paul Christie, the Director of
Information Systems Office of the Commercial Services Bureau at the
U.S. Department of Commerc.
The committee said the sessions would also deal with electronic
experiments in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, citing two lectures to be
delivered by Undersecretary of the Ministry of Commerce for Technical
Affairs Dr. Fawaz Al-Alami and President of Saudi Telecommunications
Company Abdulrahman Al-Yami.
On Saudi initiatives and local experiments in e-commerce, the floor
is going to listen to Vice President of Aramco for Information
Technology Affairs Dr. Ibrahim Al-Mishari, Vice President of King
Abdul Aziz City for Sciences and Technology for Research Institutes
Dr. Mohammed Al-Suwayel and Vice Governor of Saudi Arabian Monetary
Agency Dr. Mohammed bin Sulaiman Al-Jassir, the statement concluded.