Qatar’s Tawteen & Microsoft to hasten digital transformation in energy sector

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Officials from QatarEnergy and Microsoft during the partnership signing ceremony.

Tawteen, the supply chain localization program for the energy sector led by QatarEnergy, has entered into a strategic partnership with the global tech company, Microsoft to accelerate digital transformation in the energy sector in Qatar.

Tawteen aims to support the growth and diversification of Qatar’s economy, attract companies engaged in knowledge- and technology-based businesses, and create sustainable and competitive in-country suppliers to meet the requirements of Qatar’s energy sector.

As part of their collaboration, Tawteen and Microsoft will work together to develop skills, accelerate digital transformation, build an innovative partner ecosystem and achieve sustainable impact.

Under the MoU, Tawteen and Microsoft will focus their efforts on four main areas;

  • Skills Development: Conduct programs to upskill the workforce to stay relevant in the digital era and sustain their digital transformation agendas such as the National Skilling Program for Energy Sector Employees, the Future Digital Leaders Skilling Program, and Erada Internship program.
  • Digital Transformation: Leverage Microsoft Cloud Adoption framework to better align business and technical strategies to cloud adoption with objectives to increase productivity, drive innovation and run more efficient and sustainable operations.
  • Innovative partner ecosystem: Use Microsoft programs to empower local SMEs and startups with competencies to join other established local and global energy partners that lead responsible innovation across the energy sector to build groundbreaking energy solutions to serve the region and the world.
  • Sustainable Impact: Pursue innovative solutions to solve the energy industry’s most pressing issues focusing on energy management and emissions reduction contributing to safety and environment sustainability.

According to the statement, this collaboration between Tawteen and Microsoft comes following the launch of the Microsoft Cloud Datacenter Region in Qatar, which delivers a comprehensive set of enterprise-grade cloud services for developers and businesses of all sizes to create new customer experiences, transform their business and operations and accelerate the pace of innovation.

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