The Ministry of Transport and Communications is organizing a virtual forum on “New Technologies and Digital Transformation” in cooperation with the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) this Dec. 29.
The one-day virtual forum will highlight the role of the new technologies, particularly AI, in accelerating the digital transformation. It will also discuss digital transformation’s concepts, challenges, socioeconomic impact and best regional and global practices on developing relevant plans and policies with an overview of global and regional indicators measuring national progress in digital transformation.
The event features three sessions revolving around digital transformation and AI, AI application cases in Qatar and the digitizing of SMEs in the Arab region. The forum features some renowned local and international speakers with the experience in the domain.
Additionally, the forum aims to educate the participants about the new initiatives developed by ESCWA and its Center of Entrepreneurship for digitizing SMEs, in addition to raising local companies’ awareness of relevant regional initiatives.
Forum speakers include the Regional Advisor on Technology for Development at UN-ESCWA Dr. Nawar Al-Awa, the Executive Director, ESCWA Technology Center, Mr. Kareem Hassan and representatives from MOTC and TASMU Smart Qatar Program of MOTC.
Source: Ministry of Transport & Communications