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MCIT and HEC Paris team up to boost Qatar’s digital transformation

Both will work to develop the digital sector, initiatives, and methodologies to enhance the quality of life

MCIT and HEC Paris team up to boost Qatar’s digital transformation
[Source photo: Venkat Reddy/Fast Company Middle East]

To strengthen Qatar’s digital transformation, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and HEC Paris in Qatar have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU). Both parties will support strategic and national plans for developing the digital sector, initiatives, and methodologies, including the Smart Qatar Program (Tasmu) and the Qatar Digital Government.

Additionally, the MoU covers certain areas of focus related to innovation and research through sharing knowledge among stakeholders.

“We are pleased to sign this MoU with HEC Paris, one of the world’s leading business schools, which comes within the framework of MCIT’s mechanisms and efforts aimed at developing and enhancing the competitiveness of the digital and technological industry sector in Qatar, in general, by supporting the fields of entrepreneurship, research, and innovation,” said Reem Mohammed Al Mansoori, Assistant Undersecretary of Digital Society Development at the MCIT.

“MCIT is committed to supporting and inspiring a strong and smart ICT sector as one of the main pillars in the transformation of a knowledge-based economy, and today’s note is an important step on the way to benefiting from HEC Paris’ great experience and clear interest in supporting Qatar’s digital and technology industry agenda,” she added.

The development of an innovation and entrepreneurial culture, especially in areas connected to Qatar’s technological and economic development, according to Al-Mansoori, will all be impacted by cooperation between MCIT and HEC Paris.

Speaking on the same, the Dean of HEC Paris in Qatar, Dr Pablo Martin de Holan, said, “HEC Paris in Qatar helps develop the leaders of tomorrow. By training the next generation of leaders in Qatar and the region, we are able to shape the talents that contribute to the development and transformation of the organizations, companies, and the economy of Qatar.”

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