Roadshow 2021 – Qatar
Qatar has not only devised detailed plans for the country’s development, but has also consistently reviewed, measured, and, in turn, improved on the results of its ambitions. With an ICT market that is likely to reach $4.4bn in 20211 with software, IT services and Infrastructure markets reaching $420m, $270m & $216m respectively, Qatar has managed to carefully navigate its way towards becoming a digitally transformed nation. The Qatar National Vision 2030 (QNV 2030) – aims at transforming Qatar into an advanced country – is the overarching initiative providing a framework for national development strategies. Following the design and implementation of Qatar’s first National Development Strategy (NDS-1), its 2nd National Development Strategy 2018-2020 (NDS-2) is focused on – among other things – establishing a Cloud technology infrastructure focused on scaling up and creating new shared services including government cloud services. The launch of a government cloud-based Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) utilizing a dedicated government network is an example of how Qatar is turning those ideas into reality.
Qatar topped our 2019 Index when it comes to Cloud regulation. Part of this success had to do with being the first nation among the GCC to introduce a European- style Data Protection Law back in 2016. Qatar is also a high-achiever on the Intellectual Property front (27th worldwide).
While the overall focus of these virtual events will be on common concerns such as security, and regulation, the Alliance will focus on country-specific cloud adoption hurdles based on findings from our upcoming Cloud Competitiveness Index 2022.
Country Official opening remarks
MENA Cloud Alliance CCI 2022 Findings
Cloud regulatory landscape review: Global, regional and national
Cloud talent gap: opportunities and threats
Connecting to the cloud: Pain points, recommendations and alternatives
Governments: Digital transformation and cloud
Security in the cloud
Women leading the cloud
Convergence: IoT, Blockchain, AI/ML, Automation & innovation at scale)
(all panels are followed by a time extension of 30 minutes to receive feedback from the audiences)
SaaS elevating your DX
Government cloud procurement
Believing that constructive conversations can only occur in an inclusive environment where different stakeholders can have their say, MENACA will invite senior representatives from:
– Regulatory Bodies
– Public Sector end-users
– Enterprise End-users
– Cloud Service Providers