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QITCOM 2019

October 29 - November 1

QITCOM

This is the biggest Information and Communication Technology (ICT) showcase and event in Qatar featuring over 90 speakers, 300 technology exhibitors, 100 startups and 300 innovators and entrepreneur. QITCOM 2019 will be a one-stop-shop for participants to showcase disruptive smart technologies and for the exchange of next-generation knowledge. This year’s theme is ‘Safe, Smart Cities’.

Everything you need to know about this year’s biggest ICT event is available here: QITCOM 2019 Fact Sheet

QITCOM 2019 Round Up: Launchings, Partnerships and More Innovation

Digital Transformation Workshop
30 – 31 October 

The Qatar Digital Government Training Programme (QDGTP), an initiative of MOTC, is organising a workshop on Digital Transformation for government entities. The workshop is in partnership with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for West Asia (ESCWA).

The workshop is ESCWA’s first in Qatar and will focus on the concept of digital transformation, its challenges and potential socio-economic impact. It will discuss best regional and international practices on implementing this transformation, highlight key international and regional indicators, and measure methodologies and mechanisms used to gauge the progress in digital transformation.  

One of the major highlights of the event is the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Hackfest held in conjunction with Microsoft. Participants from seven government entities will be presenting 10 use cases that they have worked on before the event, with the audience voting to select the best ones. Prizes will be awarded on the last day of the workshop.

TumuhaTEC Digital Youth Festival
29 October – 1 November

TumuhaTEC is another initiative under the MOTC.

TumuhaTEC promotes digital technology as a dynamic, exciting career choice for young people in Qatar. Now on its second edition, the Digital Youth Festival provides a space for students to explore digital skills and opportunities through various technologies and tools. At this year’s event, students will have the opportunity to enjoy a series of educational and fun-filled activities at four zones – Creative, Coding, Safe and Tech zones – designed to empower the youth to be part of Qatar’s digital transformation.

Building on the success of the 2017 event where more than 1,600 students from 52 schools in Qatar participated, TumuhaTEC hopes to attract 2,500 students at this year’s edition. In addition to participation from educational institutions, TumuhaTEC is also calling volunteers to join them during the festival. Schools and volunteers interested to participate can send an email to digitalyouth@motc.gov.qa.

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