Doha- The final day of Qatar’s information and communication technology exhibition and conference (QITCOM 2017) saw the signing of a number of memoranda of understanding and the launch of a set of new services as part of supporting the implementation of the Qatar Smart Program (Tasmu) that aims to provide smart services and solutions, improve services offered to citizens, and enhance economy diversification efforts.

The Ministry of Transport and Communications signed a memorandum of understanding with New York Stock Exchange in developing innovation management through digital and social technological solutions. According to the agreement, NYSE will provide innovative digital solutions to support the ministry in developing its capacities in the field of innovation management.

As part of the Qatar Smart Program, the ministry also signed a memorandum of understanding with Ericsson to help in the execution of the Smart Nation initiative. Ericsson will provide support for the Qatar Smart Program, which was announced during the opening of QITCOM 2017 and will work with the ministry in several fields by using the Internet of things through a platform that depends on the company’s cloud computing technology.

In addition, the ministry signed a memorandum of understanding with Siemens in the field of developing the sector of communications and information technology with the aim of boosting cooperation in the development of creative, innovative and research capacities in the Qatari society. It also aims to facilitate the success of local small- and medium-sized enterprises and start-ups so as to achieve the goals of Tasmu program.

As for new services that were launched in the last day of the event, the Ministry of Transport and Communications’ National Center for Information Security (QCert) launched a service to enhance the capacities of national institutions in assessing and improving security levels of data.

QCert also announced it is about to launch and activate a framework on national cybersecurity during the fourth quarter of 2017. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency