The TASMU Smart Qatar initiative, a flagship programme by the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC), is gearing up to take part and connect with local and international innovators at QITCOM 2019.
Held under the patronage of The Amir of Qatar, HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, QITCOM is the largest Information and Communication Technology event in Qatar. The four-day event, which will be held from 29 October to 1 November at the Qatar National Convention Centre will follow the theme ‘Safe Smart Cities’.
During QITCOM, TASMU will not only showcase developments and milestones, but will also connect with various entities and align them to work together to bring the Smart Qatar vision to life.
The TASMU Smart Qatar Program is designed to accelerate the achievement of all the pillars of the Qatar National Vision (QNV) 2030. As the main driver of Qatar’s transformation into a sustainable and technology-driven country, TASMU oversees the development and implementation of smart technologies in five priority sectors across the nation: Transportation, Healthcare, Logistics, Environment, and Sports.
TASMU Smart Qatar Program is developing a central platform that will serve as foundation for Qatar’s transformation into a smart country and which will empower cross-sector collaboration, as well as data sharing to encourage innovation. The central platform will be the main foundation of the Smart Qatar Program, connecting all sectors to activate smart solutions.
TASMU is developing over 100 use-cases that will address national challenges. The first and second wave of these use-cases will be implemented in 2020. These includes real-time crowd and transportation management, intelligent road signage, national food security analytics, digital shipping guide, virtual physician consultation services, mobile clinics, active living index, and more.
MOTC Assistant Undersecretary of Digital Society Development Reem Al Mansoori said this year’s QITCOM will feature more than 300 technology exhibitors, 100 startups and 300 innovators and entrepreneurs.
QITCOM’s theme this year aims to showcase how sustainable and digitised experiences will contribute to a better living environment for current and future generations. Participants will have the chance to explore technologies, insights and trends shaping the future of urban living.
For updates and more information about QITCOM 2019, visit qitcom.qa.