Dr. Salah Alnajem is the founder and CEO of Information Age for I.T. consultations (www.information-age-consulting.com). He is also an associate professor of Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing at Kuwait University (from 1998 until present). He received his Master’s and PhD degrees in Computational Linguistics from Essex University in England. He worked as a consultant in the Ministry of Information (From 2016 until 2018). Dr. Salah also worked as a producer and host of Information Technology shows at Kuwait TV (from 2004 until present). He worked as a Consultant in the Office of Consultative Studies and Research at the Amiri Diwan (Royal Court) (from 2000 until 2015). He worked also as a Consultant in the Central Agency for Information Technology (from 2006 until 2015). Dr. Salah also worked as a consultant at the National Assembly (Kuwaiti Parliament) (From 2015 till 2017). He also worked as a consultant for the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Kuwait University (from2004 till 2016and from 2013 till 2015). He is a consultant for the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (from 2013 until present).


Dr. Salah Al-Najem won the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Prize 2017 in the E-Learning Category for his project (E-Learning and Virtual Classroom). The award is offered by the United Nations through the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Dr. Alnajem received the prize on the 13th of June 2017 from the International Telecommunication Union Secretary General in the award ceremony held in Geneva during the WSIS forum organized by the ITU in collaboration with the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the UN Development Program (UNDP).


During his work in the Central Agency for Information Technology, he worked as a member in a number of committees supervising a number of Information Technology and E-Government projects. These committees include: Steering Committee for Designing and Developing the Official Portal of Kuwait (e.gov.kw), Committee for Establishing and Administrating Comprehensive and Self Service Centers in Kuwait Governates, Committee for Refurbishing Personal Computers used in the Governmental Sector, and the Committee for Media Awareness and National Human Capacity Building in the Field of Information Technology.


He also worked as a member in a number of committees supervising the implementation of projects related to E-Learning. These committees include, Committee for Using Information and Communication Technology in Education (Ministry of Education), Academic Committee for E-Learning (Kuwait University) and the Committee for Establishing Smart Classes used in Applying E-Learning (Kuwait University).


His scientific interests and research papers are focused on the following main areas: Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing, Text Processing, Text Mining, Information Retrieval, E-Government, and E-Learning. One of his academic publications is a chapter in book about Arabic language processing: