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Ramallah tech expo highlights Palestinian IT industry

Employees work on computers at Exalt Technologies, a company that deals in research and development outsourcing from Cisco and French-American group Lucent-Alcatel, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, April 7, 2013. (photo by REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman)
Author: Daoud Kuttab Posted November 10, 2014
The opening ceremony of Expotech 2014 at the Ramallah Cultural Palace on Nov. 9 was a sellout. 
Under the theme "intelligent cities," a week of technological-related events are taking place in Ramallah and Gaza — via video conference — with the aim of discussing, planning and networking one of Palestine's most ambitious information technology projects.
Summary⎙ Print Expotech 2014 is being held in Ramallah, showcasing the Palestinian IT industry, as IT activists urge the Palestinian government to invest more in the sector.

Ramallah Mayor Musa Hadid promised the attendees a city that will be totally covered by a Wi-Fi network as a direct response to the Israelis refusin…