The annual Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) Day was a success this year in Lebanon. A group of 16 young women, within the ages of 15-16 years, from the International College in Lebanon met to learn about the significance of ICT jobs.
Cisco holds the event on an annual basis to inspire women to join in careers related to the field of innovative technologies.
This year’s Girls in ICT Day event focused on the overall crucial part the “Internet of Everything (IoE)” is playing nowadays and the effect it will have on future employability.
The IoE is basically the connection between people, things, data, and process in a network. According to Cisco’s estimate, the Internet will connect 50 billion objects by 2020. It will affect all global industries to the point of increasing career opportunities that will be directly relevant to ICT.
The Chief of the ICT Applications Section at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, Dr. Nidal Idlebi, conducted an interactive seminar for the girls to take part in, along with other guests.
“Lebanon has the high quality of education and supportive entrepreneurial environment that can fuel women’s participation in the country’s bright ICT future, especially with the country’s telecommunications sector facing a turning point in boosting speeds and unlocking the knowledge-based economy,” said Yasmine Nsouli, Communication Manager, Integrated Marketing, Global Corporate Communication, Cisco Lebanon.
Cisco has been taking part in ICT Day ever since it was established in 2010.