The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and the Investment Promotion Agency (IPA) Qatar signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Wednesday with Amazon Web Services, a world leader in cloud computing services, on the sidelines of the Qatar Economic Forum 2022, Powered by Bloomberg held in Doha.
The MoU was signed by MCIT’s Assistant Undersecretary of Digital Society Development Reem Mohammed Al Mansoori, IPA Qatar’s CEO Sheikh Ali Alwaleed Al-Thani, and Amazon Web Services’ Head of Public Sector for the Middle East Faisal Mian.
The MoU signed between the three parties aims to support the rapid development of the Qatari technology sector by cultivating technological talent in the country through the Amazon Web Services Academy, which provides free ready-made cloud computing programs and skills development programs focusing on machine learning, artificial intelligence, and cloud computing.
The three entities will also work together to launch initiatives to develop the startup ecosystem through Amazon Web Services’ programs and share best practices.
Commenting on the MoU, Reem Mohammed Al Mansoori said, MCIT is pleased to lead the efforts of the State of Qatar towards digitalization and rapid technological development.
Sheikh Ali bin Alwaleed Al Thani, CEO of IPA Qatar, said, “We are pleased to be part of this strategic cooperation, which represents a major stepping stone in our journey to bolster the digital transformation in Qatar and unlock the untapped growth potential of the technology and AI sectors. I am confident that this collaboration will nurture new tech talents and further develop the start-up ecosystem in Qatar.” “We are excited to work with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and Investment Promotion Agency in Qatar to support Qatar’s digital transformation goal.