People working with Walid Tahabsem distinguish him by his “unrelenting focus on quality and efficiency combined with a genuine concern and commitment for all who work with him”. These attributes have been hallmarks of Walid Tahabsem’s career. Representing a true Jordanian entrepreneurship and success in the IT sector; Mr. Tahabsem is a wellrounded business leader equipped and driven to turn challenges into opportunities.
After receiving his B.Sc. in Computer Science from the Yarmouk University in Jordan, he founded Integrated Technology Group back in 1989. Today, as ITG President & CEO, Mr. Tahabsem leads one of the most successful IT companies offering quality end-to-end products and services for the education and public sectors in more than 20 countries worldwide.
Through the combination of his passion for technology and vision, he was able to grow ITG not only by size, geographic representation, and revenue, but also in technological innovation and in the application of the technology in various fields. His innovations include the development of the first Arabic artificial intelligent parser, and the creation of an Electronic Data Interchange solution, implemented in many large European institutions, in addition to one of the top education solutions; EduWave® which currently holds the largest base of countrywide deployments and users worldwide.
Over the years, Mr. Tahabsem has been an active member of a number of key national boards, councils, and associations including; Jordan’s National Agenda, Jordan’s Board of Education, Jordan University for Science and Technology (JUST) Advisory Council, German Jordan University (GJU) Advisory Council, Information Technology Association of Jordan (INT@J) Board, and Jordan’s Youth Development Program INJAZ. Mr. Tahabsem currently serves on the Prince Hamzah Bin Al Hussein School Board and Jordan’s ICT Advisory Council, and is also a member of the Jordan Strategy Forum (JSF). He also serves on the “Endeavor” Board of Directors, due to his belief in the active role they play in enhancing the country’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. He is also a co-founder and a board member of the Oasis500, the region’s premier education and counsellor driven seed investment program. In addition, he is an active member of Saudi Al-Aghar Thinktank, a nonprofit and independent Think-Tank aiming to transform Saudi Arabia to a Knowledge Society.
Recently, and in recognition for his outstanding efforts and leadership in the improvement of information technology and education sector in Jordan, he was awarded by His Majesty King Abdullah II Bin Al Hussein with the Order of Independence to become the first Jordanian honoured in this category.