Azzam Sleit is the Former Minister of Information and Communications Technology (2013-2015). He is currently working as a Professor of Computer Science, King Abdulla II School for Information Technology, University of Jordan, where he functioned as the Dean (2015-2016) and the Assistant President/Director of the Computer Center (2007-2009). In April 2016, Prof. Sleit competed for the presidency of the University of Jordan and made it to the final top three candidates.

 

Before joining the University of Jordan in 2005, Dr. Sleit was the Chief Information Officer at Hamad Medical/ Ministry of Public Health, Qatar. Dr. Sleit has over twenty five years of experience and leadership working at all levels of government, private and international sectors. Before joining Hamad Medical, Dr. Sleit was the Vice President of Strategic Group & Director of Professional Services of Triada, USA, where he introduced the NGram Technology and Associative Memory Structures. The application of NGram technology helped Ford Motor Company to identify patterns of auto-parts failure and State of Michigan to recognize patterns of child abuse. Dr. Sleit served as the Regional Manager of Professional Services with Information Builders, USA.  He oversaw six branches in the Midwest region of the United States with responsibility for program design and oversight of all projects in the region. From 1993 to 1996, Dr. Sleit was in charge of MetSource, a strategic unit of Metlife responsible for providing outsourced IT health insurance services for large companies such as AT&T, ABB.

 

Dr. Sleit has participated in numerous research activities related to Cloud Computing, Imaging Databases, Data Mining, Health and Management Information Systems and Software Engineering.  He authored more than one hundred refereed research papers published in reputable journals and conferences. Since 1987, Dr. Sleit has taught Computer Science courses at various universities in the United States and Middle East maintaining high teaching standards.

Dr. Sleit holds B.Sc, M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Computer Science. He received his Ph.D. in 1995 from Wayne State University, Michigan.​