MCIT & IPA collaborate with Amazon Web Services to develop Qatari tech sector

By Arya M Nair, Intern Reporter
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Mr. Faisal Mian, Ms. Reem Mohammed Al Mansoori & Sheikh Ali Alwaleed Al-Thani at the MoU signing ceremony

The Qatari Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and the Investment Promotion Agency (IPA) Qatar have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Amazon Web Services (AWS), a world leader in cloud computing services, on the sidelines of the Qatar Economic Forum 2022, Powered by Bloomberg held in Doha.

The MoU was signed by MCIT’s Assistant Undersecretary of Digital Society Development Ms. Reem Mohammed Al Mansoori, IPA Qatar’s CEO Sheikh Ali Alwaleed Al-Thani, and AWS’s Head of Public Sector for the Middle East Mr. Faisal Mian.

The MoU signed between the three parties aims to support the rapid development of the Qatari technology sector by cultivating technological talent in the country through the AWS Academy, which provides free ready-made cloud computing programs and skills development programs focusing on machine learning, artificial intelligence, and cloud computing.

Sheikh Ali Alwaleed Al Thani
Sheikh Ali Alwaleed Al Thani
CEO – IPA Qatar

“We are pleased to be part of this strategic cooperation, which represents a major stepping stone in our journey to bolster the digital transformation in Qatar and unlock the untapped growth potential of the technology and AI sectors. I am confident that this collaboration will nurture new tech talents and further develop the start-up ecosystem in Qatar. We are excited to work with the MCIT and IPA in Qatar to support Qatar’s digital transformation goal.”

The three entities will also collaborate to launch initiatives to develop the startup ecosystem through AWS’s programs and share best practices. Ms. Al Mansoori said that MCIT is pleased to lead the efforts of the State of Qatar towards digitalization and rapid technological development.

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