The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) has announced its participation in the Web Summit Qatar 2024, marking the first time the State of Qatar hosts this globally renowned technology event in the Middle East.

Scheduled to take place at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) from 26 to 29 February, the summit anticipates over 12,000 attendees, including 400 investors and 1,100 startups from 80 countries.

The MCIT will showcase advancements in Qatar’s ICT sector, facilitate digital transformation across industries, foster technology innovation, and outline strategies for the soon-to-be-launched Digital Agenda 2030.

The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology will be showcasing initiatives of 20 startups through the Digital Incubation Centre (DIC) and TASMU Smart Qatar, within the Invest Qatar pavilion. This serves the premise to gain exposure and visibility, investor engagement, funding facilitation, and networking and collaboration, through technology, digital inclusion and economic opportunities.

Masterclasses in Innovative Technology

As part of the Summit’s agenda, MCIT, in collaboration with Microsoft, Cisco and the UNESCO, will organise three masterclasses in innovative technology on 28 and 29 February 2024. The masterclasses will feature renowned speakers from international companies who will be sharing their expertise on how to benefit from the tech industry and contribute to the digital transformation journey, as part of Qatar’s ongoing efforts to support entrepreneurs and startups and boost the performance and outcomes of local businesses, in line with the Third National Development Strategy 2024-2030.

Minister of Communications and Information Technology Panel Discussion

His Excellency Mohammed bin Ali Al Mannai, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, will also take part in a panel discussion, scheduled to take place on the closing day of the Summit: 29 February 2024.

It will focus on the key developments and gains in the ICT sector, and the role of the Digital Agenda 2030 in promoting knowledge-based digital economy and supporting digital transformation across the different sectors, in addition to highlighting the role of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the success of the summit and the importance of the private sector in supporting the national digital economy.

Digital Transformation Maturity Index Model for Government Entities

MCIT is one of the lead partners in Web Summit Qatar 2024, with a drive to foster innovation and lead Qatar’s digital transformation. As part of its endeavours in this regard, MCIT has recently launched the Digital Transformation Maturity Index Model for Government Entities to evaluate the commitment of government bodies to fundamental digital transformation standards, offering an assessment of their status and ongoing progress in adhering to best practices and established benchmarks on the digital transformation journey.

The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology envisions a tech-forward future, outlining strategic goals and initiatives to achieve digital prosperity and enhance regional stakeholder engagement by emphasising partnerships with global tech giants.

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