Qatar’s milestones in driving smart projects in various sectors are set to be showcased in the upcoming ‘Qatar Information Technology and Communication Conference and Exhibition’ (Qitcom 2019), organised by the Ministry of Transport and Communications from October 29 to November 1 at the Qatar National Convention Centre.
This year’s theme, ‘Safe Smart Cities’ will demonstrate how sustainable, digitised environments will contribute to enhanced experiences for current and future generations.
It will feature an exclusive zone showcasing the MoTC and its flagship smart living initiative – Tasmu, an ICT ecosystem bringing smart solutions to life for the citizens, residents and visitors in Qatar.
Tasmu aims to enhance the delivery of public services in Qatar across five priority sectors: transport, logistics, environment, healthcare, and sports.
Created as a digital response to Qatar National Vision 2030, Tasmu is a platform that thrives on collaboration and co-creation and helps bring together several local entities to work together to deliver the national goals.
Tasmu, along with other digital enterprises, aims to generate around QR40bn for the national economy over the next five years, while also creating a robust job market in the ICT sector.
Qitcom 2019 is a catalyst for the development of safe smart city solutions in Qatar and around the globe.
It aims to bring together consumers and global experts enabling them to understand, envision, and build a safe and better digital future.
Positioning Qatar as a regional leader in creating a smart city ecosystem through an integrated approach, the event will contribute to creating connections across the smart cities ecosystem at a national, regional, and global level.
With over 90 speakers, 300 technology exhibitors, 100 startups, and 300 innovators invited, Qitcom 2019 aims to be a one-stop-shop for participants to showcase disruptive smart technologies and exchange next-generation knowledge.
Qatar has been working relentlessly over the past few years to provide smart solutions to enhance the quality of life for its citizens, residents, and visitors.
Based on the latest UN estimates, the current population of Qatar is 2,744,854, of which 91.3% is urban with most people in the age range of 30-40 years.
Qatar’s population has grown by 54% in the past decade and is looking to grow at a rapid rate in the coming years as well.
To address this urbanisation, the MoTC decided to steer Qatar in the ‘smart’ direction.
With the MoTC team at the helm, Qatar has been investing heavily in digital innovation and disruptive technologies across sectors, to take the country’s 2030 national vision forward.
MoTC assistant undersecretary of Digital Society Development Reem al-Mansoori said, “Qatar has been at the front lines of a global transformation towards safe smart cities to become more efficient, more sustainable, and more connected.
The nation has been pioneering smart living solutions by driving world-class research and innovation, as well as massive investments in smart infrastructure.
“Smart solutions being implemented across sectors reflect the country’s willingness to build a better future for its current and future generations.
From the launch of smart security robots at the airport to 3D printers and super computers in hospitals, our nation is emerging as one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world.”
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