Mahmoud Khasawneh


Mahmoud has over 20 years of experience in technology and technology management. Mahmoud Khasawneh is the founder of Quirkat, a Jordan based interactive entertainment services company focused on the development and distribution of cross platform games and entertainment solutions catered for the Arab speaking Middle Eastern market.
Prior to forming Quirkat, Mahmoud, in his capacity as the CIO of Government, founded and led Jordan’s e-Government Program for four years. Other highlights of his career include the positions of CTO at an Interactive TV Services startup in the UK, and Chief Technical Architect with EDS for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.
Mahmoud’s in-depth knowledge of the regional video games publishing landscape culminated in the successful release of multiple titles developed by Quirkat and its international partners within the Middle East territory; including the hit PC strategy game Arabian Lords.
Mahmoud is the IGDA Middle East Chapter Leader, and has spoken in many international conferences, representing the industry in the Middle East. His latest talk is at the GDC in San Francisco.