Qatar allies with Palantir Technologies to expedite its digital transformation

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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Qatar’s Investment Promotion Agency (IPA Qatar) will partner with world-renowned American big data analytics specialist Palantir Technologies to assist in Qatar’s big-data transformation.

Qatar will utilize Palantir Technologies’s extensive experience covering aerospace, energy, automobiles, pharmaceuticals and financial services along with its data-driven decision-making platforms and best practices for its big-data transformation initiatives.

The US-based firm will work closely with IPA Qatar to support the country in its digital transformation mission across various sectors and will also strive for expansion of its presence and activities in the country.

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

“Digital transformation has been a cornerstone in Qatar’s economic development agenda and national vision. With its track record in big-data innovations and Silicon Valley expertise, Palantir Technologies’ contributions can be of significant value when developing transformative strategies for the Qatari economy. We believe that our collaboration will bring progress to our joint vision for the digital sector in Qatar.”

Palantir Technologies’ Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Shyam Sankar said, “We are delighted to further our collaborative relationship with Qatar through the signing of this agreement. Palantir Technologies builds the world’s leading software platforms for data-driven operations and decision-making. We are excited to utilise our world-class platforms to drive digital transformation across Qatar and address the unique infrastructure and logistical challenges set out in the Qatar National Vision 2030. With the FIFA World Cup in 2022 and a potential Summer Olympics bid fast approaching, Palantir’s technologies can help accelerate emerging capability initiatives across the public and private sector.”